Cogswell 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