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 3rd Annual Strasbourg International Film Festival (SiFF). The festival takes place from August 20 to 27, 2010 in beautiful Strasbourg France.
The festival’s mission is to show the works of new and emerging filmmakers. SiFF will showcase creative, edgy, out-of-the-box and maverick filmmakers in all genres including experimental and avant-garde as well as more traditional dramas, thrillers, romantic comedies, daring documentaries and wild ride animation. SiFF will show approximately 25 feature films and 60+ shorts – in all genres.
The festival also includes a roaming element called, “Nomadic Tendencies,” where films from the festival will travel to St. Petersburg, Florida. The St. Petersburg screenings will take place from September 3 to 12. The Offering will screen in one or both of these locations.
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