Academy Award qualifying film festival, LA Shorts Fest, has invited Worlds Apart to be an official selection for its upcoming July 21 to July 29, 2011 event. This prestigious festival boasts an outstanding past record of 37 Academy Award-nominated films, including 12 Oscar winners. This will be the festival’s 15th season.
“After reviewing the many films submitted, we found your short represents the caliber of work we want participating in our festival,” said Drea Garcia in the official invitation email.
Worlds Apart, produced under the umbrella of the Project X class, is the culmination of eighteen months of collaboration between Cogswell College students, faculty and industry advisors under the leadership of Animation Professor, Michael Zachary Huber. One of the secrets of Project X is that it does not run like a regular class but rather a working film production company – using teams of skilled artists, engineers and sound designers.
“The hours are grueling, aesthetics standards are very demanding and we treat the artists like professionals and not students,” said Michael Huber, Director of the Project X course. “This total immersion creates an environment conducive to quality, camaraderie and the highest production value. We believe it is the best way to learn.”
The festival will host all screenings at the historic Laemmle Sunset 5 Theaters located at the start of the famous Sunset Strip at the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Crescent Heights.
All of us at Cogswell are incredibly proud of the Project X team! We hope all the film festivals the movie screens at gets high praise and high ranking awards!