Project X film "Chiaroscuro" Taking Film Festivals by Storm

Animated Short Film Chiaroscuro produced by the Cogswell College Project X team continues to make waves at film festivals around the world.

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 31, 2019 — (PRNewswire) —

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 31, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Project X at Cogswell Polytechnical College took every component of animated film production and turned it into a capstone learning experience for college students. This year, the Project X animated short film "Chiaroscuro" has been accepted into four film festivals spanning from Denver, Colorado to London, England.

Chiaroscuro is the story of a lonely widow who mourns for her lost love and gets color back in her life by a quirky painter. Watch the Chiaroscuro short film here.

All concept, character design, modeling, texturing, effects, rigging, lighting, rendering, animation, compositing, and production management were created by teams of students in collaboration with faculty and professional industry advisors.

Project X is an exclusive opportunity for students to integrate their coursework skills and experiences in an industry standard, rigorous production pipeline. The hours are long and the work is grueling, but this total immersion experience creates an animation studio environment conducive to quality, camaraderie, and high production value. "We believe it's the best hands-on way to learn, says Monica Cappielo.

About Cogswell Polytechnical College
Founded in 1887, Cogswell Polytechnical College (Cogswell) has taken a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to the learning space for over 130 years. Cogswell prepares students for success in the creative-technology industries by providing an extraordinary, real-world education inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of our Silicon Valley location. Cogswell is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Visit to learn more about our award-winning programs. For more information regarding completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please see visit our website at


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