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Cogswell College Film, Worlds Apart, Wins Best Animation at Miami Short Film Festival

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Best Animation - Worlds Apart

The 10th Annual Miami Short Film Festival honored 12 films during its November 19 Red Carpet Award Ceremony. Worlds Apart received the nod for Best Animation. Cogswell College faculty, David Perry, was on hand to receive the trophy and extend thanks for this recognition of the hard work that went into creating the film.

Part science fiction and part cautionary fairytale, Worlds Apart explores the universal themes of stewardship of nature and the fate of humanity. Worlds Apart asks the question, “Can humanity change its ways and save itself?” The film is a production of the Project X class at Cogswell College. Watch the trailer.

The Miami Short Film Festival award recipients are determined by a jury of 28 influential personalities from the world of film and art. This year’s Festival welcomed more than 80 films from 39 different countries. Each film was judged on originality, cinematography, storytelling, use of the medium, production value, editing and film as art.

Past award winners have achieved significant success, including Grisen, nominated for an Oscar in 2009; Frankie, which won the European Film Award for Best Short; Down In Number 5 which won a Student Academy Award in 2010 and most recently God of Love an Oscar-winning short.

Project X is a one-of-a-kind, project-based class at Cogswell College that is run like a professional animation production studio using teams of skilled artists and sound designers. Students work tirelessly for three semesters to produce a studio-quality, short film. During production they are supported by a massive collaborative effort from faculty, staff, visiting artists, industry professionals and alumni.

LINKS

Miami Film Festival http://www.miamishortfilmfestival.com/

Worlds Apart Set to Screen at the Miami Short Film Festival

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Miami Short Film Festival

Cogswell College is pleased to announce that Worlds Apart, an animated, short film produced under the umbrella of the Project X class, is an Official Selection of the 10th Annual Miami Short Film Festival. The festival takes place from November 14 to 20, 2011.

The Miami Short Film Festival (MsFF) is celebrating 10 continuous years of bringing excellent cinema to South Florida. MsFF is ready to have the 2011 festival become one of the biggest events of the year! In keeping true to its mission and philosophy that today’s short films lead to tomorrow’s world-renowned filmmakers, the 2010 MsFF lived up to its promise to continue to support local and international filmmakers.

This year the festival received over 800 submissions from all over the world including Japan, Australia, Iran, Sweden, South Korea, Mexico, Germany and Venezuela to name a few. Just under 70 films were selected for screening.

Project X is a one-of-a-kind, project-based class at Cogswell College that is run like a professional animation production studio using teams of skilled artists and sound designers. Students worked tirelessly for three semesters to produce a studio-quality short film. During production they are supported by a massive collaborative effort from faculty, staff, visiting artists, industry professionals and alumni.

“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’s the best way to learn.”

LINKS:
Miami Short Film Festival http://www.miamishortfilmfestival.com/