Posts Tagged ‘the offering’

Strasbourg International Film Festival Set to Screen The Offering

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Strasbourg

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

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 Wins Best Animation Award at Route 66 Film Festival

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Route66Cogswell Polytechnical College is pleased to announce that The Offering, the first animated, short film produced under the umbrella of the Project X class, has received the Best Animation Award at the upcoming Route 66 Film Festival. The Festival takes place from September 17 to 19, 2010 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, Illinois.

The mission of the Route 66 Film Festival is to support and recognize independent filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds. The general theme of the festival is journey, whether emotional, physical, spiritual or personal. Moviemaker magazine listed the Route 66 Film Festival as one of the 25 festivals worth the entry fee in the spring 2008 issue, citing the low fees and the opportunity to have short films and interviews aired on the cable-access show “Watch My Shorts.” The Route 66 Film Festival began in 2002 as a part of the Mother Road Festival celebrating the vehicles and history of the famous highway.

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 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

The Offering Selected For the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival Audience Choice Screening

Monday, June 7th, 2010

NYCFilmFestLogoCogswell 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 one of the 7th Annual New York City Downtown Short Film Festival Audience Choice Screenings. The Offering will appear in the June 25th block of films at the Duo Theater beginning at 8:00pm. Tickets and additional details are available at SmartTix.

During the Audience Choice screenings viewers watch 4 to 5 films and then vote on their favorite. The top vote getters are invited to participate in the 2011 NYC Downtown Short Film Festival (NYCDSFF) next April.

The NYCDSFF began 6 years ago with 12 submissions. Last year, 1,000′s of films were submitted — so many that the Festival Committee began holding monthly Audience Choice Screenings. Every year is a sell-out, so the 2011 festival is being expanded to night. Showcasing some of the best short films being produced in America and internationally, the festival’s line-up includes provocative dramas, clever comedies, edgy animation and intriguing documentaries.

-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

Upcoming Screenings of The Offering at Film Festivals

Monday, April 19th, 2010

If you are in the area of any of the upcoming screenings for The Offering I hope you will take this opportunity to see the first film produced by Cogswell College’s Project X class on the big screen. Following is a list of Film Festivals in which The Offering was an Official Selection.

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11th Lake Arrowhead Film Festival
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Festival Dates: April 22 to 25, 2010
Screening Dates: April 23

52nd Rochester International Film Festival
Rochester, NY
Festival Dates: April 22 to 24, 2010
Screening Dates: April 24

11th Newport Beach Film Festival
Newport Beach, CA
Festival Dates: April 22 to 29, 2010
Screening Dates: April 25

2nd River Bend Film Festival
South Bend, IN
Festival Dates: April 30 to May 1, 2010
Screening Dates: April 30

7th Tupelo Film Festival
Tupelo, MS
Festival Dates: May 13 to 15, 2010
Screening Dates: May 15

Project X is a one-of-a-kind, project-based class at Cogswell Polytechnical College – unparalleled in its scope and study as it incorporates every component of animation film production for the big and small screen. 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 Offering Selected For Screening at the River Bend Film Festival

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

RiverBendCogswell 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 River Bend Film Festival.

The Offering will screen on April 30 in the Bendix Theater in the Century Center during the 9:30PM Block B program.

The Second Annual River Bend Film Festival will be held Friday, April 30 & Saturday, May 1 at the Century Center, and is sponsored by Mid America Filmmakers and Downtown South Bend. A free kickoff screening will take place Thursday, April 29 at Indiana University South Bend with space provided by the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. Over 70 films in a wide variety of genres, cultures and topics from students to industry professionals will be shown throughout the festival weekend.

Founded in 2002, the festival was originally called The Indiana University South Bend Independent Video & Filmmakers Festival and ran for seven years on the college campus, showing hundreds of films during those years. 2009 was the start of our new look and venue as The River Bend Film Festival in the heart of downtown South Bend in the Century Center. The only independent film festival of its kind in Northern Indiana, this festival is open to anyone who makes shorts or features, on video or film, including high school and college students.

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.

The Offering Selected For Screening at the Rochester International Film Festival

Monday, April 5th, 2010

RochesterCogswell 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 52nd Annual Rochester International Film Festival. The festival takes place from April 22 to 24, 2010. All films selected to screen at the festival receive the prestigious “Shoestring Trophy.”

The Offering will screen on April 24 in the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography during the 4PM program. Film Production Manager, Lilly Vogelesang, will attend the screening and participate in the Q&A session following the screening.

The Rochester International Film Festival – the world’s oldest continuously-held short film festival – has been produced each year since 1959 by Movies on a Shoestring, Inc. Each festival includes a wide variety of narrative films, documentaries, and animations submitted by independent filmmakers from all parts of the world. By 1971 Movies on a Shoestring had firmly established itself among the world’s leading amateur festivals and changed its name to the Rochester International Amateur Film Festival. The worldwide growth of film schools and of the film industry in general led to a great increase in the number of professional quality short films being produced and competing for spots in the festival, so in 1996 ‘amateur’ was dropped and the festival became known as the Rochester International Film Festival.

To provide independent filmmakers even greater public exposure, beginning in 1972, selected films from each year’s festival have been assembled into a traveling show called “The Best of the Fest.” The traveling show is loaned, free of charge, to organizations around the state.

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