Animation Invades Brooklyn

Animation Block Party
Credit: Animation Block
ANNUAL ANIMATION EXTRAVAGANZA INVADES NYCWITH THE SEVENTH ANNUAL ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY

It’s time to get animated NY!  Back for its 7th year, the largest animation exposé in the North East invades Brooklyn once again for its 3-day celebration of all things animated.  Animation Block Party (ABP) 2010 kicks off with new categories, new animations and new up-and-coming animators, it’s an event you won’t want to miss!

The award categories this year are: Minute Movie; Best in Show; Original Design; Music Video; Narrative Short; Audience Award; Student Film; Computer Animation; Experimental and Documentary Short.  Rounding up this year’s ABP festival prize jury are: Amid Amidi of Cartoon Brew, Rachel Simon of World Leaders Entertainment, Dave Schlafman of CloudKid and Ramin Zahed of Animation Magazine.

Beginning on Friday July 30th, Animation Block Party will open at Rooftop Films, Brooklyn, with world premieres, international cartoons, fan friendly blips, accompanied by live music and killer after party at Matchless (featuring free beer, courtesy of Raderberger and spicey rum from Sailor Jerry).

On Saturday, July 31st, the festivities continue at BAMcinematek featuring two programs: Program One (2:00pm; 6:50pm) presents experimental animation, fresh music videos and subersive design work; Program Two (4:30pm; 9:15pm) presents exceptional student films, professional content and narrative shorts.  The afterparty will follow at the Fourth Ave Pub (featuring free beer, courtesy of Budweiser).

On closing day, Sunday, August 1st ABP goes back to BAMcinematek with Program Three (2:00pm; 6:50pm) presenting award-winning independent shorts, studio animation and other standout works; Program Four (4:30pm; 9:15pm) presents mix global films with NY Premieres and local animations.  The closing after party will be held at Habana Outpost (featuring free Six Point Ale and renowned Habana corn).

Check out their site to see the full lineup, video shorts, and more at: www.animationblock.com

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