Brooklyn’s Biggest Animation Film Festival

The 2011 Animation Block Party is coming up and as one of my favorite annual Brooklyn events, I can’t wait to see the new animation shorts.  Each year, ABP shows off some of the best animation shorts from around the world, including professional and student work.  It’s 3 days long and chock-full of good stuff.  This year, ABP will also include a filmmaker brunch and gallery exhibition — which MSophia PR will be in attendance!

Here’s the rundown:

Presenting over 100 short animation films in six individual programs of all themes and styles, Animation Block Party 2011 will run July 29 th to 31 st at Rooftop films and BAM Cinematek.   Programs held at BAM will screen twice followed by after-parties featuring free beer with purchase of movie ticket.

Friday, July 29th – will open with live music at Rooftop Films (Brooklyn) at 8pm followed by outdoor simulcast screenings of world premieres, international cartoons, exceptional student films and fan-friendly shorts.   Tickets are $10 dollars.

Saturday, July 30th – ABP will present their first animation trade show, animation art exhibition, and filmmaker/media brunch at Bam Cinematek (Brooklyn), plus a special program screening: The Animation for Kids.   The trade show and gallery exhibition will run from 12pm-8pm. Program One (2pm and 6:50pm) will feature experimental animation, fresh music videos, and subversive design works.   Program Two (4:30pm and 9:15pm) will showcase signature student films, professional content and narrative shorts. Tickets are $11 dollars and cheaper for matinees.

Sunday, July 31st – Program Three (2pm and 6:50pm) will feature award-winning independent shorts, studio animation and other standout works.   Program Four (4:30pm and 9:15pm) will mix global films with New York premieres and local animations.

and if that doesn’t get you – then this definitely will (one of my favorites):

“Spacious Thoughts” NASA feat. Kool Keith & Tom Waits from Fluorescent Hill on Vimeo.

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