Worlds Apart Set to Screen at Cinequest in San Jose

worlds Apart screening at Cinequest in San Jose

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 22nd Annual Cinequest Film Festival. The festival takes place from February 28 to March 11, 2012.

Worlds Apart will screen at the Camera 12 Theater on Wednesday, February 29 at 3:45PM; Friday, March 2 at 9:15PM and Sunday, March 4 at 1:15PM. Cinequest is an Academy Award Nomination qualifying festival in the Best Short Animation Category.

Cinequest remains one of the last big festival bastions for the discovery of new and emerging film artists. Cinequest Film Festival (CQFF) presents a dynamic 13-day event of featuring 155 international films with over 600 film artists, technologists and professionals from 40 countries in attendance. Audiences for the thirteen-day fest are expected to surpass 100,000.

Exhibiting unique social and artistic visions from around the globe, Cinequest's dynamic festival engages audiences in thought-provoking dialogue, giving film artists and film lovers alike an opportunity to connect. Furthermore, Cinequest provides cutting edge technology and movie-making forums to empower professionals and students. The four-block proximity of its state-of-the-art venues along with Cinequest's renowned hospitality, makes the festival experience as warm and personal as it is electrifying.

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 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."

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December 23, 2011