Cogswell College in Silicon Valley Hosts 16th Annual "Animation Show of Shows" Event


Last Updated: September 29, 2014 6:08 am GMT
(Sunnyvale, California--September 29, 2014) Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique, project-based curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, hosted the 16th Annual Animation “Show of Shows” event at its campus on Sept. 25th.

Pixar's LAVA

Over 90 students filled Cogswell College’s “Dragon’s Den Theatre” to attend the Annual Animation Show of Shows. This exciting show featured a diverse array of both studio and independent animated films culled from the U.S., Canada, Norway, France, Great Britain, Poland and Russia. Included in the two-hour program were showings of Disney's short animated film “Feast” and Pixar's short animated film “Lava.” Cogswell students were also able to purchase DVDs of the animated content following the screening.

Ron Diamond, left; Jerome Solomon, right.

Ron Diamond, the Curator of the Animation Show of Shows, said, “We drew a strong crowd of students who were eager to see some amazing animations from all over the world! What could be better than that?” Diamond appears at left in accompanying photo along with Jerome Solomon, the Dean of Cogswell College (right) during the Show of Shows event.

Disney's FEAST


Designed as a “fiercely collaborative, living laboratory,” Cogswell College is located in the heart of the legendary Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, California. The school is a WASC accredited, four-year institution of higher education with a specialized curriculum that fuses digital arts, audio technology, game design, engineering and entrepreneurship.
With a distinguished history of more than 125 years, Cogswell’s unique academic approach prepares students to move quickly into the converging global digital media industries, as well as into professions that are changing almost daily. Cogswell students are exposed to a collaborative, project-based, learning experience which integrates multi-disciplinary teams to take original projects from concept to production to implementation.

Numerous alumni of Cogswell College have secured prominent positions within the entertainment, videogame, technology, computer, animation, and motion graphics industries throughout California and beyond. Several of these alumni have established careers with such high profile companies as Activision, DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Electronic Arts, Pixar, and Microsoft Game Studio. Many other alumni have launched their own creative ventures.
Recent Cogswell alumni were members of the Academy Award-winning production teams which worked on the blockbuster films “Frozen” and “Life of Pi.” Some of the other well-known consumer projects to which Cogswell alumni have contributed include the feature films “Madagascar,” and “The Avengers,” and the popular videogames “Modern Warfare 3,” “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” and,” Gears of War 3.”

Additionally, animated short films conceived and produced by Cogswell students have gone on to win prestigious awards, including those presented by the California International Animation Festival, the Colorado Film Festival, the Oregon Film Festival, the Miami Film Festival, the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival, the San Jose Short Film Festival, and Canada’s International Film Festival.

Cogswell College is located at 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, California, 94089. For more information, please call 1-800-264-7955 or visit:


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