Posts Tagged ‘New York City Film Festival’

NY City International Film Festival Set to Screen “Worlds Apart”

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

For the second year in a row a Cogswell College Production is an Official Selection of the NY City International Film Festival. The most recent Project X film, Worlds Apart, will follow its predecessor onto the big screens of Times Square in addition to being shown in one of the nearby theaters.

The NYCIFF takes place from August 11 to August 21 and will host 300 films from 46 countries. The Red Carpet Gala will be held at the historic Hudson Theater on August 18.

The film was produced under the auspices of Project X, a unique curriculum design that delivers the learning experience based on a professional studio model. Under the direction of Animation faculty member and long-time professional animator, Michael Huber, students take the film from concept to post production. The class is only available at Cogswell College. Students, selected through a portfolio review and interview process, 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.

This is the second film festival that has announced its showing of Worlds Apart! Here’s to many more!

The Offering Selected For Screening at the NYC International Film Festival

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

GOLD_LAUREL_2Cogswell 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 1st Annual New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF). The festival takes place from August 12 to 19, 2010.

The NYCIFF was created to promote the new generation of talented filmmakers from around the world. The Offering will be showcased at the Premier event and will precede Lovely, Still a film starring Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn. After the theater screening, the film will be shown to the public in Times Square.

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