Posts Tagged ‘Animated Student Film’

Ojai Film Festival to Screen The Offering

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

OjaiCogswell Polytechnical College is pleased to announce that The Offering, the first animated, short film produced under the umbrella of the Project X class, has been selected for screening at the 11th Annual Ojai Film Festival. The festival takes place from November 4 to 7, 2010.

The Ojai Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the art of the motion picture through the presentation of an annual multi day festival in which films and videos submitted by filmmakers throughout the world are publicly exhibited at several venues in and around the city of Ojai, California.

The Ojai Film Festival, like the new millennium, was launched in 2000 with with two goals in mind: To provide audiences with opportunities to see groundbreaking work that would otherwise be inaccessible and to provide filmmakers with an enthusiastic audience including film industry professionals.

For the past sixteen years, the Ojai Valley has been home to the Ojai Film Society, a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural life of Ventura County through a variety of motion picture-related events presented throughout the year. The Film Society’s primary activity is an annual series of 36 distinguished films shown at The Ojai Playhouse Movie Theater on Sunday afternoons.

Project X is a one-of-a-kind, project-based class – unparalleled in its scope and study as it incorporates every component of animation film production for the big and small screen. This class, under the direction of Animation faculty member and long-time professional animator Michael Huber, is only available at Cogswell. Students worked tirelessly for three semesters to produce this studio-quality short film. They were supported by a massive collaborative effort from faculty, staff, visiting artists, industry professionals and alumni.

-Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement

Dragon*Con Film Festival Set to Screen The Offering

Friday, August 20th, 2010

DragonconCogswell Polytechnical College is pleased to announce that The Offering, the first animated, short film produced under the umbrella of the Project X class, has been selected for screening at the Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival. The festival takes place from September 3 to 6, 2010. The Offering will screen on Sunday, September 5, at 10:00AM in the Hyatt Learning Center in Atlanta.

The Dragon*Con Film Festival is a combination of short and geature independent film screenings, celebrity guest panel discussions, concerts, contests and seminars. Each year the festival focuses on showcasing the finest independent short films of the fantastic. It welcomes not only Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror films, but Mysteries, Thrillers, Film Noirs, Erotica, Alternate lifestyle, Comedies and any other films of the imagination that step out of the slice-of-life category including short animated films of all types.

Dragon*Con 2009 attracted 35,000+ attendees, including over 400 entertainment industry professionals. Located in downtown Atlanta within the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis complex, Dragon*Con has received extensive media coverage on CNN (based four blocks from the event), NPR, all major network news affiliates, over 60 international on-line news feeds and nearly all radio and print media in the Atlanta area.

Project X is a one-of-a-kind, project-based class – unparalleled in its scope and study as it incorporates every component of animation film production for the big and small screen. This class, under the direction of Animation faculty member and long-time professional animator Michael Huber, is only available at Cogswell. Students worked tirelessly for three semesters to produce this studio-quality short film. They were supported by a massive collaborative effort from faculty, staff, visiting artists, industry professionals and alumni.

-Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement

The Offering Wins Best Animated Short!

Monday, March 29th, 2010

TiburonFTWAt the recent Tiburon International Film Festival The Offering received a Golden Reel Award for the Best Short Animation. The film was selected from a field of more than 20 short animated films chosen by the committee to screen at the Festival.

The Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF) seeks to provide a greater understanding of the world and its many cultures through the artistic medium of film. The festival featured more than 200 top quality films from around the world. Its goal is one of cultural enrichment and heightened cultural awareness and to create a platform for independent filmmakers to express their talent and vision from any nation.

Congratulations to everyone on who worked so hard to create this amazing film!