Animation Block Party 2009 Summerfest

Here is the official program information for Animation Block Party's Sixth Annual Festival. Tickets will be on sale at the doors to each event, but you can also buy them in advance and the links below to ensure a seat. Please check back for updates. In the event of rain, all outdoor events will take place indoors at the same location.

ABP July 24th:

BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE FOR ABP JULY 24, 2009

Animation Block Party opens on Friday, July 24 at Rooftop Films, located at the Automotive High School on 50 Bedford Avenue, between North 12th and Lorimer, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The evening will feature live music from Teengirl Fantasy, followed by a diverse screening of world premieres, international cartoons and fan friendly blips. Doors to Rooftop Films on July 24th will open around 8pm for live-music and the ABP screenings will start between 9-930pm. There will be a short ten-minute intermission after 'Hazed.'

ABP Rooftop, Opening Night Program:

  • Rethink Happiness: Directed by Choom, Canada
  • ABP 2009 Intro: Directed by Ben Meinhardt, Canada
  • Mother’s Day: Directed by David Lobser, NYC
  • Puffer Girl: Directed by Joan C. Gratz, Portland
  • Replacement Dog: Directed by Garrett Koeppicus, NYC
  • Juxtaposed Directed by Alex Wager, School of Visual Arts
  • Milbe: Directed by Karl Tebbe, Germany
  • Pigeon Interlude
  • Red Rabbit Directed by Egmont Mayer, Germany
  • Notebook Babies: Directed by Tony Dusko, PA
  • Southern Exposure: Directed by Susan Chien, Massachusetts College of Art
  • Armadillo Interlude
  • Ergo: Directed by Geza M. Toth, Hungary
  • Hazed: Directed by Matt Hammill, Guru Studio
  • Enter the Dragon: Directed by Robert DeJesus, NYC
  • Lotions 12: Directed by Matt Lee, NYC
  • Craig T. Squirrel: Directed by Mike Hollingsworth, CA
  • Cooking 420 with Chef Barry: Directed by Chelsea Manifold, NYC
  • Mutt: Directed by Glen Hunwick, Australia
  • Horn Dog: Directed by Bill Plympton, NYC
  • MFA Show: Directed by Rob Bohn, NYC
  • Jeremy! Directed by Mooshe Nickerson, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • La Nostalgia del Sr. Alambre: Directed by Jonathan Ostos Yaber, Mexico City

Opening night animation screenings will be followed by an after party at Matchless, located at 557 Manhattan Avenue at Driggs, also in Williamsburg Brooklyn. The after party will feature free beer courtesy of Radeberger and is only for those with ABP-Rooftop Tickets.


ABP July 25th:

BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE FOR ABP JULY 25, 2009

Animation Block Party continues on Saturday, July 25 at BAMcinématek located at the Peter Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Program One will feature experimental animation, fresh music videos and subversive design works, while Program Two will showcase exceptional student films, professional content and narrative shorts.

ABP Bam Cinématek, Program One (2pm and 6:50pm)

  • X-Mess Detritus: Directed by Voltaire, NYC
  • The Dragon’s Claw: Directed by Robert Bruce, NYC
  • The Sylpphid: Directed by Dorte Bengtson, National Film School of Denmark
  • Alice’s Attic: Directed by Robyn Yannoukos, UCLA
  • Here Come The Guns: Directed by Greg Condon
  • Let Me Out: Directed by Martine Chapuis, Concordia University
  • Moving Reality: Directed by Daniel Alfaro, UArts
  • Take Care: Directed by Scott Marvel, Chicago
  • WSIM: Directed by Jennifer Hardy, Ontario College of Art and Design
  • Parasol: Directed by Webster Crowell, Seattle
  • Strangers Poem: Directed by Geer Dubois, University of Southern California
  • Sugarcube: Directed by Sara Gunnarsdottir, Cal Arts
  • Shaman: Luc Perez, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Die Kinder im Mond: Ursula Ulmi, HSLU, Switzerland
  • Bird in my House, Angel in my Heart: Directed by Jimmy Calhoun, NYC
  • Wall Pets: Directed by Eunice Kim, RISD
  • A Men’s Life As It Should Be: Directed by Wojtkek Skowron, Germany
  • 2008 People: Directed by AVDJ, NYC
  • The Idiot Stinks: Directed by Helder Sun, CA
  • The Ornament: Directed by Patrick Dorian, NYC
  • Hunt: Directed by Yohei Ito and Kyoko Kitamura, Tokyo-NYC

ABP Bam Cinématek, Program Two (4:30pm and 9:15pm)

  • Butterface: Directed by Bob Ray, Texas
  • You’re Outa Here: Directed by George Griffin, NYC
  • Singles: Directed by Rebecca Sugar, School of Visual Arts
  • Amber: David Essman, Chicago
  • A Night with Nixon: Directed by Alex Cormack, Boston
  • Gym Lesson: Directed by Hannes Rall, Germany
  • Chicken Cowboy: Directed by Stephen Neary, NYU
  • Pigeon Pilfer: Directed by Michael Stevenson: San Francisco University
  • Tin Can Heart: Directed by Rod March, Australia
  • No Naked: Directed by Caroline Foley, Cal Arts
  • Devil Horns: Directed by Monica Garrison, Massachusetts College of Art
  • Sweet Dreams: Directed by Kirsten Lepore, MICA
  • Backwards: Directed by Aaron Hughes, NYC
  • Fridge Tales: Directed by Tamar Feinkind and Ari Rubin, CA
  • Bird Strike: Johannes Schiehsl, Film Akademie Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Attention to Detail: directed by Steve Madden, MA
  • This Way Up: Smith and Foulkes, United Kingdom

Starting around 9:30 - 10pm will be a special Saturday night after party at the Fourth Avenue Pub located at 76 4th Avenue between featuring free Budweiser and is only for those with ABP-BAM Tickets.


ABP July 26th:

BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE FOR ABP JULY 26, 2009:

Animation Block Party closes on Sunday, July 26 at also at BAMcinématek, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn. Program Three will feature award winning independent shorts, studio animation and other standout works, while Program Four will mix global films with New York premieres and local animations.

ABP Bam Cinématek, Program Three (2pm and 6:50pm)

  • Enter The Sandbox: directed by Kevin R. Adams, Starz Animation
  • Factoid Slapstick: directed by Doug Bayne and David Ritchie, Australia
  • Flight Lessons: directed by Neil Helm, SCAD
  • FOT: The Next Big Thing: directed by Alex Dron, New Zealand
  • Eleven Roses: Pedram Goshtasbpour, Canada
  • My Girlfriend Sleeps Like Superman: Steve Gentile, Boston
  • Inner Tubes: Tim Beckhardt, RISD
  • Douchey The Douchebag PSA: Steve Stark, Canada
  • I’m So Proud of You: Don Hertzfeldt, CA
  • Down to the Bone: Peter Ahern, Pratt
  • Ruby Rocket: The Big Wind Up: Stacey Hallal and Sam Niemann, Portland
  • Cat’s Meow: directed by Jorge Garcia, Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Life on a Limb: David Chai, CA
  • Duck Heart Teslacoil: directed by Tyler J. Kupferer, SCAD
  • Reach: directed by Luke Randall, Australia

ABP Bam Cinématek, Program Four (4:30pm and 9:15pm)

  • The Peasant and the Root: directed by Brock Gallagher, Sheridan
  • Randomosity: Jelisa Samuel, Mass Art
  • Hold The Mustard: directed by Tammy Dubinsky, Vancouver Film School
  • Oral Report: Daniella Urdinlaiz, Pratt
  • Cod Swallop: The Brothers McLeod, United Kingdom
  • The Lost Tribes of New York City: London Squared, NYC
  • The Terrible Thing of Alpha 9: Jake Armstrong, School of Visual Arts
  • Lui Lui in Amelica: Vera Lui, Uarts
  • Topi: directed by Arjun Rihan, USC
  • The Heart of Amos Klein: Uri Kranot and Michal Pfeffer, Israel
  • Boris: directed by Dan Lundquist, Minnesota
  • Crew 54: Nedelcho Bogdanov, Bulgaria
  • Portrait: Irra Verbitsky, NYC
  • Catharsis: Anders Michael Nielsen, National Film School of Denmark

The closing evening after party is at Habana Outpost at 757 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, featuring streaming videos, free Six Point Ale and delicious Habana corn and is only for those with ABP-BAM Tickets.


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ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY 2009

JULY 24, 2009 - ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY AT ROOFTOP FILMS

Rethink Happiness - Directed by Choom, Canada

http://choomus.blogspot.com/
ABP commissioned "green" PSA from the winner of best student film at the 2008 festival.

ABP 2009 Intro - Directed by Ben Meinhardt, Canada

http://www.crazydeathmonkey.com/
This summer's intro bumper.

Mother's Day

Mother's Day - Directed by David Lobser, NYC

http://www.dlobser.com/
Birth, love, betrayal, redemption, deception and rebirth.

Puffer Girl - Directed by Joan C. Gratz, Portland

http://gratzfilm.com
The perplexing adventures of a puffer fish who pushes the boundaries of her world.

Replacement Dog - Directed by Garrett Koeppicus, NYC

http://nombre5.blogspot.com/
A girl in the big city realizes it's all happening.

Juxtaposed

Juxtaposed - Directed by Alex Wager, School of Visual Arts

http://thelemonfish.blogspot.com/
A light bulb searches for his true Mom.

Milbe - Directed by Karl Tebbe, Germany

http://www.karltebbe.de/
Gigantic house dust mites that threaten to destroy grandma Oma Grete's world.

Pigeon Interlude - Directed by Mike Hollingsworth, CA

Red Rabbit - Directed by Egmont Mayer, Film Akademie Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Red Rabbit

http://www.egmontmayer.com/
A short about the horrible double life one leads while owning a giant rabbit.

Notebook Babies - Directed by Tony Dusko, PA

http://www.notebookbabies.com/about.htm
Rumors hurt.

Southern Exposure - Directed by Susan Chien, Massachusetts College of Art

http://susanchien.blogspot.com/
A young Chinese-American woman moves to a small rural town in the South.

Armadillo Interlude- Directed by Mike Hollingsworth, CA

Ergo

Ergo - Directed by Geza M. Toth, Hungary

http://www.kedd.net/
Two people search for harmony in different ways, tragic and uplifting.

Hazed - Directed by Matt Hammill, Guru Studio

http://www.matthammill.com
A smoke-spewing factory discovers the toxic side effects of his existence.

Enter the Dragon - Directed by Robert DeJesus, NYC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pov6SAuK0R8
A quickie Bruce Lee animation spoof.

Lotions 12 - Directed by Matt Lee, NYC

http://mattleetoons.com/
The gang returns for a Hollywood heist sequel with Clooney, Pitt and friends.

Craig T. Squirrel

Craig T. Squirrel - Directed by Mike Hollingsworth, CA

http://www.youtube.com/chipchipley
Meet a squirrel that hates getting mistaken for famous actor Craig T. Nelson.

Cooking 420 with Chef Barry - Directed by Chelsea Manifold, NYC

http://animationblock.com/films.html
In this brand new culinary cartoon, Chef Barry loses his oregano.

Mutt - Directed by Glen Hunwick, Australia

http://www.glenart.com.au/
This is a tale about a dog and his owner Mac.

La Nostalgia

Horn Dog - Directed by Bill Plympton, NYC

http://www.plymptoons.com/
A lonely pooch falls victim to a bad case of puppy love.

MFA Show - Directed by Rob Bohn, NYC

http://www.theamigounit.com
And it's just another university art show at the Soho gallery.

Jeremy! - Directed by Mooshe Nickerson, Savannah College of Art and Design

http://www.mooshe.net/
A short documentary about gender politics, marking the idiosyncrasies of tween girls.

La Nostalgia del Sr. Alambre - Directed by Jonathan Ostos Yaber, Mexico City

http://sralambre.com/blog/
A shadow puppet artist will find out what fame is all about.


JULY 25, 2009 - ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY AT BAM – PROGRAM ONE

The Sylpphid

X-Mess Detritus – Directed by Voltaire, NYC

http://voltaire.net/
A dark look at gift-giving and the negative effect it has on the Earth in this parable.

The Dragon's Claw – Directed by Robert Bruce, NYC

http://robbruce.blogspot.com/
Justice of the Unicorns exposes the horror behind the world's gadgetry in this music vid.

The Sylpphid – Directed by Dorte Bengtson, National Film School of Denmark

http://www.sylfidden.blogspot.com/
A quirky family fable where everything must fit in with social norms or behaviors.

Let Me Out

Alice's Attic – Directed by Robyn Yannoukos, UCLA

http://www.robynyannoukos.com/
A character is forced to submit to change through suffering and pain.

Here Come The Guns – Directed by Greg Condon, NYC

http://hiddenjunk.blogspot.com/
Flipbook style animation eye candy.

Let Me Out – Directed by Martine Chapuis, Concordia University

http://martinechapuis.blogspot.com/
A selfish girl is trap in the trunk of a particular tree.

Take Care

Moving Reality – Directed by Daniel Alfaro, UArts

http://www.uarts.edu/newsevent/4667.html
A splash sets off a chain of diverse animation, expressing different forms of imagination.

Take Care – Directed by Scott Marvel, Chicago

http://www.dailyplanetltd.com/
A bean is featured in this surreal day in the life.

WSIM – Directed by Jennifer Hardy, Ontario College of Art and Design

http://cktwinbee.deviantart.com/
What suffered inside me… hidden depression can be invisible to others.

Parasol

Parasol – Directed by Webster Crowell, Seattle

http://panicbuttonpictures.com
A short film about bikes, dancing and speed, drawn on a few thousand-paper parasols.

Strangers Poem – Directed by Geer Dubois, University of Southern California

http://geerdubois.com
Do we know each other?

Sugarcube – Directed by Sara Gunnarsdottir, Cal Arts

http://www.vimeo.com/user1833463
Sugarcube is a small story about growing up, facing the complications of adulthood.

Shaman

Shaman – Directed by Luc Perez, Copenhagen, Denmark

http://www.lupefilms.com/
A playful tale of the magic forces of nature in Inuit culture.

Die Kinder im Mond – Directed by Ursula Ulmi, HSLU, Switzerland

http://www.hslu.ch/
A couple children sleep cosily inside the Moon. One day they awake…

Bird in my House, Angel in my Heart – Directed by Jimmy Calhoun, NYC

http://www.vimeo.com/thisisntjimmy
The lovely flight of a bird through my home and my heart.

Die Kinder

Wall Pets – Directed by Eunice Kim, Rhode Island School of Design

http://kimeunice.com/
"blob + tail = goldfish."

A Man's Life As It Should Be – Directed by Wojtkek Skowron, Germany

http://www.wojtexkowron.de/
A surreal short satire.

2008 People – Directed by AVDJ, NYC

http://funnyhilarious.com/
Trippy music video 8-bit collaboration between AVDJ and Jess Bottles.

A Man's Life As It Should Be

The Idiot Stinks – Directed by Helder Sun, CA

http://helderksun.com/
Animation Angst. Media, Martians and Miscommunication.

The Ornament – Directed by Patrick Dorian, NYC

http://www.patrickdorian.com/
A strange ornament is designed in this dark stop motion short.

Hunt – Directed by Yohei Ito and Kyoko Kitamura, Tokyo-Brooklyn

http://www.myspace.com/okokmusic
A unique animation collaboration featuring experimental avant/pop music.


JULY 25, 2009 - ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY AT BAM – PROGRAM TWO:

You're Outta Here

Butterface – Directed by Bob Ray, Texas

http://www.crashcamfilms.com/
The definition of the word from an ape and his pals.

You're Outta Here – Directed by George Griffin, NYC

http://www.lorrainefeather.com/YOH
A spunky descendant of Betty Boop tells her no-good boyfriend to hit the road.

Singles – Directed by Rebecca Sugar, School of Visual Arts

http://www.sugarboukas.com/sugar
A good sandwich always needs American cheese.

Amber

Amber – Directed by David Essman, Chicago

http://davidessman.com
Amber's parents finally say no when she asks for a life sized robotic unicorn.

A Night with Nixon – Directed by Alex Cormack, Boston

http://alexcormack.com/
A lovely date with the famed ex-president.

Gym Lesson – Directed by Hannes Rall, Germany

http://www.hannesrall.com/
A chubby little boy faces the nightmare of his life: The gym lesson!

Gym Lesson

Chicken Cowboy – Directed by Stephen Neary, New York University

http://stephenneary.blogspot.com/
Shelly the chicken wasn't looking for a fight, but he found one.

Pigeon Pilfer – Directed by Michael Stevenson – San Francisco University

http://pigeonpilfer.com/about
The stares of pigeons torment a man as he attempts to enjoy a corndog.

Tin Can Heart – Directed by Rod March, Australia

http://www.ozzywood.com.au/
A lonely tin Puppy is looking for a master to love and serve, but is it worth the cost?

Tin Can Heart

No Naked – Directed by Caroline Foley, Cal Arts

http://thebarebearlair.blogspot.com/
Getting naked is fun! ... That is, until the No Naked Horse shows up...

Devil Horns – Directed by Monica Garrison, Massachusetts College of Art

http://www.youtube.com/mngarrison
A personal narrative of childhood stories and memories.

Sweet Dreams – Directed by Kirsten Lepore, Maryland Institute College of Art

http://www.kirstenlepore.com/
Cupcake adventures.

Backwards

Backwards – Directed by Aaron Hughes, NYC

http://www.shortfilmcentral.com/film/1621/
A love story so backwards it has to be told in reverse.

Fridge Tales – Directed by Tamar Feinkind and Ari Rubin, CA

http://www.tamarfeinkind.com/
When a nervous juice carton reaches his expiration date.

Bird Strike – Johannes Schiehsl, Film Akademie Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

http://www.pibyte.net/
A mid-air collision of airplanes and birds, who gets the smaller end of the stick?

Attention to Detail – Directed by Steve Madden, MA

http://smaddenanimation.blogspot.com/
A few friends talk about what to wear.

This Way Up – Directed by Smith and Foulkes, United Kingdom

http://www.thiswayupmovie.com/
Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble.


JULY 26, 2009 - ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY AT BAM – PROGRAM THREE

Factoid Slapstick

Enter The Sandbox – Directed by Kevin R. Adams, Toronto

http://www.starzanimation.com/home/
An argument between two toddlers spirals into an over the top kung fu dispute.

Factoid Slapstick – Directed by Doug Bayne and David Ritchie, Australia

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1682585/
If it's on the internet, it must be true, especially if it's history.

Flight Lessons – Directed by Neil Helm, Savannah College of Art and Design

http://www.neilhelm.com/
An airline captain describes the intricacy of modern aviation to an unexpected listener.

FOTL The Next Big Thing

FOT: The Next Big Thing – Directed by Alex Dron, New Zealand

http://megadron.blogspot.com/
Following the 'Big game', FOT reinforces his awesomeness to all concerned.

E1even Roses – Directed by Pedram Goshtasbpour, Canada

http://e1evenroses.com/
October 1929, a small town love triangle propels passionate activities.

My Girlfriend Sleeps Like Superman – Directed by Steve Gentile, Boston

www.stevegentile.com
Where romance and insomnia intersect.

Eleven Roses

Inner Tubes – Tim Beckhardt, Rhode Island School of Design

http://timbeckhardt.com/
A frank look at tube-hole relationships.

Douchey The Douchebag PSA – Steve Stark, Canada

http://www.starktoons.com
Douchey teaches children all about the dangers of J-walking.

I'm So Proud of You – Don Hertzfeldt, CA

http://www.bitterfilms.com/
Dark family secrets cast a shadow over Bill's recovery.

Inner Tubes

Down to the Bone – Peter Ahern, Pratt

http://www.youtube.com/JakSkellington58
Little Michael has vicious allergy attacks thanks to his babysitter Meredith.

Ruby Rocket: The Big Wind Up – Stacey Hallal and Sam Niemann, Portland

http://niemannworks.com/
Unsolved mysteries are just part of this sleuth's day.

Cat's Meow – directed by Jorge Garcia, Ringling College of Art and Design

http://animatorjay.blogspot.com/
Struggling over a hat, a cat and her owner try to show each other who is really the boss.

Down to the Bone

Life on a Limb – David Chai, CA

http://www.houseofchai.net/
Irreconcilable enemies, a tree and a lumberjack, are stuck in a waiting room together.

Duck Heart Teslacoil – Directed by Tyler J. Kupferer, SCAD

http://www.tylerkupferer.com/
A duck deals with a bus stop bully through the use of high voltage weaponry.

Reach – directed by Luke Randall, Australia

http://lukerandall.com/
A tiny robot is given the gift of life with only one limitation, the length of his power cable.


JULY 26, 2009 - ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY AT BAM – PROGRAM FOUR:

Oral Report

The Peasant and the Root – directed by Brock Gallagher, Sheridan College

http://brockorama.blogspot.com/
A peasant discovers the amazing power granted by the Mandrake Root.

Randomosity – Jelisa Samuel, Mass Art

http://jelisasamuel.blogspot.com/
Random connections through art and montage.

Hold The Mustard – directed by Tammy Dubinsky, Vancouver Film School

http://www.tammydubinsky.blogspot.com/
When a bear's hot dog is stolen, he engages in a chase through the city to get it back.

The Terrible Thing of Alpha 9

Oral Report – Daniella Urdinlaiz, Pratt

http://www.youtube.com/daniellaurdinlaiz
A gay redneck falls in love with his Mexican gardener.

Cod Swallop – The Brothers McLeod, United Kingdom

http://www.brothersmcleod.co.uk/
A a collection of surreal characters at crucial moments in their postcard stories.

The Lost Tribes of New York City – London Squared, NYC

http://www.londonsquared.net/
Urban Anthropologists, interview some of New York City's more overlooked citizens.

Lui Lui in America

The Terrible Thing of Alpha 9 – Jake Armstrong, School of Visual Arts

http://jakehatesyou.blogspot.com/
A sci-fi comedy about a space beast and the astronaut that wants to kill it.

Lui Lui in America – Vera Lui, UArts

http://luiluiinamelica.blogspot.com/
A panda explores Amelica where polar, brown and black bears reside.

Topi – directed by Arjun Rihan, University of Southern California

http://www.arjunrihan.com/
India circa 1947, a young Hindu boy has a chance encounter with a stranger.

Topi

The Heart of Amos Klein – Uri Kranot and Michal Pfeffer, Israel

http://www.tindrumanimation.com/
Amos Klein's past unfolds, using historic landmarks in Israeli culture.

Boris – directed by Dan Lundquist, Minnesota

http://www.uglyanimations.com/
Boris is a story about a man who overcomes extreme odds to do what he loves… drum.

Crew 54 – Nedelcho Bogdanov, Bulgaria

http://vbox7.com/play:ebe24a04
Four friends go to war in this story of the power behind real friendship.

Catharsis

Portrait – Irra Verbitsky, NYC

http://www.thedeeparchives.com/featured_artist_bio.php4?id=24
A retelling of how a Stalin purge in the Ukraine saved the life of the filmmaker's father.

Catharsis – Anders Michael Nielsen, National Film School of Denmark

http://www.filmskolen.dk/
In a purgatory world, a little girl embarks on a fateful journey to find her mother.

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