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 to screen at the Animation Attack! Festival in Atlanta. Filmgoers can catch the film on August 7 during the Animation Attack Program Two at the Plaza Theater.
The festival takes place from August 6 to 8, 2010 and is part of the Independent Film Month Atlanta produced by the Festival League – an umbrella for several specialty festivals including: Atlanta Underground Film Festival, Atlanta Shortfest, Atlanta Horror Film Festival, Animation Attack! And DocuFest Atlanta.
The Festival League began in 2002 when a group of eager filmmakers, musicians and artists decided to create multi-media events to showcase and promote work which transcends the typical Hollywood productions, the radio hits and the high-priced art market. We constantly searched for work that brings audiences something fresh and alive.
In 2007, Festival League created an annual film festival in Costa Rica. The Montezuma International Film Festival is held every year in November and has proven to be one of the largest events the Festival League produces. The successful film festival in Montezuma has grown into an eight day, two city festival held in Manuel Antonio and Montezuma, Costa Rica.
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