Worlds Apart Set to Screen at the Irvine International Film Festival

Cogswell College is pleased to announce that Worlds Apart, an animated, short film produced under the umbrella of the Project X class, is an Official Selection of the Irvine International Film Festival. The festival takes place from January 12 to 15, 2012.

The Irvine Film Festival (IIFF) celebrates the power of individual expression and diverse points of views. IIFF is dedicated to bringing to Orange County the finest films from around the world. Our objective for this competition is to promote and encourage screenwriters, directors, editors, cinematographers, producers, actors and all artists who use the language of film to express themselves. IIFF will offer a unique opportunity to view films that are rarely seen, to become familiar with global issues, enhancing public awareness and participation. IIFF is dedicated to bringing stories to our communities that challenge people in every part of the world, because films have the power to reach across cultures, languages, to influence millions of people in the language that everyone can understand.

Project X is a one-of-a-kind, project-based class at Cogswell College that is run like a professional animation production studio using teams of skilled artists and sound designers. 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 two short animations produced thus far have won awards around the globe.

"The hours are grueling, aesthetics standards are very demanding and we treat the artists like professionals and not students," said Michael Huber, Director of the Project X course. "This total immersion creates an environment conducive to quality, camaraderie and the highest production value. We believe it's the best way to learn."

Click here to visit the Irvine Film Festival website.

November 22, 2011