Posts Tagged ‘Student Animated Film’

Yosemite Film Festival Set to Screen The Offering

Friday, September 24th, 2010

YosemiteCogswell 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 2nd Annual Yosemite Film Festival. The festival takes place from October 29 to 30, 2010.

Founded by environmentally-aware, eco-friendly filmmakers, the festival’s mission is to bring all genres of progressive, eye-opening, independent cinema to Yosemite and to foster an appreciation and understanding toward the preservation and majesty of our natural world. Between screening amazing films and exploring some of the most famous landscapes in the world, your time spent with us at the Yosemite International Film Festival will be an experience to remember.

Highlights of the festival include an opening night party and filmmaker reception, screenings of Official Selections and award-winning films, exclusive Yosemite premieres, a screenplay competition, and the official closing day awards ceremony and filmmaker lunch. The 2010 festival will showcase feature films, shorts, foreign films, documentaries, animation, music videos, television pilots, an Environmental Filmmakers Showcase, experimental Films, a screenplay competition and more.

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

Great Lakes International Film Festival to Screen The Offering

Friday, September 17th, 2010

GreatLakesCogswell 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 9th Annual Great Lakes International Film Festival. Considered among the top 100 most popular film festivals in the world, The 2010 Great Lakes Independent Film Festival takes place from September 22 to 29.

The Festival is dedicated to showcasing independent films in the digital medium and to presenting the works of independent filmmakers and outstanding achievements in cinema. The film festival began reaching a global audience once it launched its festival interactively online. This allows independent filmmakers and fans worldwide to not only enjoy the films, but communicate with each other in real time as though they were together in the same room via online chat and web cams. Unlike other festivals streaming films online, films in this festival cannot be downloaded. The only time and place they can be viewed is through the festival.

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

The Offering Invited to Screen at SIGGRAPH Asia 2010

Friday, August 27th, 2010

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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 SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival. The festival takes place in Seoul Korea from December 15 to 18, 2010.

The SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival strives to present a challenging array of the latest connections between art and technology and broaden new horizons in animation and its related fields. The Festival Committee received hundreds of entries and invited those that represented the highest quality, interest and impact on the SIGGRAPH Asia community. This year promises to offer an exciting display of cutting edge and innovative works that demonstrate the transition in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

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. 

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

The Offering Selected to Screen at the Animation Attack! Festival

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

AnimationAttack!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

The Offering Awarded the Prestigious Indie

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

IndieFestCogswell 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 awarded an Indie with an Award of Merit in the Animation category from The Indie Fest.

The Indie Fest recognizes film professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film industry. The Indie is also about helping independent filmmakers secure distribution, the Holy Grail of filmmaking. Indie awards go to those filmmakers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. The Indie is a showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices.

The Indie is a virtual festival. It does not have physical screenings. Rather, winners are promoted via targeted press releases to media outlets and The Indie’s email database of more than 25,000 filmmakers and industry insiders.

In winning an Indie, The Offering joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award. Thomas Baker, Ph.D., who chairs The Indie Fest, had this to say about the latest winners, “The Indie is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world. The Indie helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptionally high quality of entries. The goal of The Indie is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

-Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement

The Offering Selected For Screening at the Jersey Shore Film Festival

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

JerseyShoreCogswell 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 5th Annual Jersey Shore Film Festival. The festival takes place from July 8 to 18, 2010.

The Jersey Shore Film Festival is a genuine filmmakers’ festival, known for maximizing potential for the filmmaker in their pursuit to make valuable industry contacts with fellow filmmakers, actors, cinematic professionals, producers, directors, investors and the general audience. This event, takes place in New Jersey along the Jersey Shore, with the central venues situated in Asbury Park and Deal Park N.J. The JSFF showcases the talents of up and coming filmmakers, actors and industry leaders from far and wide, with a receptive, anxious audience and an enormous opportunity to Network. JSFF looks to promote works which attain a professional artistic integrity without compromising the need to entertain.

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