Animation Block Party 2016

The thirteenth annual Animation Block Party is July 28 - July 31, 2016 at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek. Tickets are on sale at doors to each event, but you can also buy in advance at links below. Weekend Passes can be picked up at ABP merchandise tables at all venues.

To vote for the ABP 2016 Audience Award, please tweet us your favorite at @animationblock or email the film title to abp2016@animationblock.com.


2016 Winners:

Best In Show
Perfect Houseguest / Tiny Inventions / Baltimore
Original Design
Scapegoat / Shulamit Tager and Gal Haklay / Israel
Computer Animation Borrowed Time / Lou Hamou-Lhadj and Andrew Coats / California
Experimental Film Slow Wave / Andy Kennedy / Brooklyn
Music Video Weather The Storm / Peter Baynton / UK
Narrative Short Filthy but Fine / Arthur Metcalf / NYC
Student Film Fulfilament / Rhiannon Evans / NFTS
Minute Movie Synapse / Super 77 / Ohio
Animation For Kids Hey Deer / Örs Bárczy / Hungary
Audience Award White Horses / Abraham Dieckman / San Francisco

  THURSDAY   |   FRIDAY   |   SATURDAY   |   SUNDAY


FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING

THURSDAY JULY 28, 2016

Animation Block Party Opening Night at Rooftop Films is Presented by Arts Brookfield. The ABP 2016 festival begins on Thursday, July 28th at Brookfield Place (formerly the World Financial Center) ground level, along the water between West Street and the Hudson River - 220 Vesey Street, NY, NY, 10281. Doors at 6:30pm. Live Music at 7:45pm. Films begin at 8:45pm. Screening is free and open to the public. In the event of rain, show will be indoors at same location.

Animation Block Party presents a diverse compilation of extraordinary animated shorts from all over the world.

  • Animation Block 2016 Signal Film (Dana Sink/Harrisburg, PA / 1:00 min)
  • Perfect Houseguest (Tiny Inventions / Baltimore / 1:40 min)
  • Rolling (Matt Christensen / NYC / 2:46 min)
  • The Leak and the Clog (Alayna Cabral / Mass Art / 6:43 min)
  • Jeannie’s Tablet (Alex Cline / Los Angeles / 1:39 min)
  • Ignite (Cailey Tervo / CCAD / 3:30 min)
  • Arrival (Alex Myung / NYC / 22:42 min)
  • The Troubadour’s Green Room (Bryan Brinkman / NYC / 3:28 min)
  • The Unnatural (Marco Sanchez / Chile / 5:07 min)
  • Bathroom Boarder (Katie Nash / UK / 52 seconds)
  • Tombes & Manèges (ISART DIGITAL / 7:01 min)
  • Sisters (David Chontos / Psyop / 4:21 min)
  • Chez Moi (Phuong Mai Nguyen / Paris / 11:54 min)
  • Floovy (Ben Meinhardt / Canada / 1 min)
  • Vocabulary (Becky James / Brooklyn / 3:51 min)

FRIDAY full program

JULY 29, 2016

Animation Block Party continues on Friday, July 29th at BAMcinématek located at the Peter Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY 11217.

ABP Friday at BAMcinématek features four animation programs. The 2pm slot offers a screening of NY Animated Ads. At 430pm, there will be a screening of Narrative Works, Studio Shorts and Local Films. 7pm show features Student Films and Independent Animators. At 9pm, there will be a 30th Anniversary screening of The Transformers : The Movie in 35mm.


Program 1  -  2:00pm

NY Animated Ads

Curated by J.J. Sedelmaier

Rare cartoon advertisements from 1929 through present day that were animated in NYC. Classic ads include Maypo campaign from Hubley studios, Tootsie Roll from Terrytoons and Crest from Jack Zanders.

*A panel discussion after the screening will include Joe Burrascano, Howard Beckerman, Emily Hubley and Doug Crane.

Notable animated ads include:

  • Western Electric, Fleischer, (1929)
  • Borden’s, Van Beuren, (1935)
  • Ajax, Culhane, (1949)
  • Piels, Deitch, (1957)
  • Country Corn Flakes, Stars & Stripes (1963)
  • Safety Shoes, Len Glasser (1965)
  • Burlington, Ferro (1968)

Program 2  -  4:30 pm

Narrative Works, Studio Shorts and Local Films

A brand new eclectic program of narrative, studio, and local shorts from Animation Block Party.

  • I’m Scared (Pete Levin / Los Angeles / 4:59 min)
  • Killer Recipe (Chadwick Whitehead / Brooklyn / 3:38 min)
  • There’s Too Many Of These Crows (Morgan Miller / NYC / 3:40 min)
  • Roadkill (Nicholas Zweig / RIT / 2:32 min)
  • Pangs (Wendy Cong Zhao / NYC / 1:43 min)
  • Fired On Mars (Nate Sherman & Nick Vokey / New England / 6:33 min)
  • Full ANL (Joe Burrascano / NYC / 2:25 min)
  • Que Dalle (Hugo de Faucompret, Eva Lusbaronian, Caroline Cherrier, Johan Ravit et Arthus Pilorget / Gobelins / 2:46 min)
  • By The Horns (Brenna Powers / SCAD / 3:48 min)
  • Oh Possum! (Justin Hilden / Burbank / 3:50 min)
  • Gorillaville - Who Dun It? (Ron Yanvieli / Los Angeles / 3:35 min)
  • Jailbreak (Aaron Sorenson / Oregon / 1:20 min)
  • Swimming Into Darkness (Keith Boynton / Brooklyn / 3:54 min)
  • Slow Wave (Andy Kennedy / Brooklyn / 3:33 min)
  • It’s a Date (Zachary Zezima / California / 7:12 min)
  • Ziggy Giggleman - Squeegee Boys (Charlie Judkins and Owen Kline / Los Angeles / 3:05 min)
  • Filthy but Fine (Arthur Metcalf / NYC / 5:04 min)
  • Sunny and Steve Meet Sally (Ty Coyle and Bill Dorais / New York / 3:04 min)
  • Bewilderness (Philip Andrews / NYC / 3:35 min)
  • Look-See (Daniel Savage / Brooklyn / 1:08 min)
  • The Massage (Alex Cline / Los Angeles / 2:43 min)

Program 3  -  7:00pm

Student Films and Independent Animators

Animation Block Party presents an imaginative collection of the latest films by students and independent animators.

  • Roommates (Jamie Wolfe / CalArts / 3:16 min)
  • Peaceful Reflections (Tom Hunt / Brooklyn / 2:30 min)
  • Red Line Rage (Jennifer Stachovic / DePaul / 2:42 min)
  • Une Noce en Enfer (Yannick Boireau, Pierre Butet, Magali Garnier and Clémence Maret / Gobelins / 2:52 min)
  • Super Science Friends (Brett Jubinville / Canada / 15:17 min)
  • Player Two (Zachary Antell / Syracuse University / 3:40 min)
  • Menagerie (Julian Gallese / VFS / 3:28 min) 
  • To Your Liking (Lauren Filnner / CalArts / 1:15 min)
  • Talking Cure (Felipe Di Poi Tamargo / RISD / 4:22 min)
  • Makeshift Satellite (Cody Waizel / Los Angeles / 4:32 min)
  • Blind Eyes (Yifan Hu / Pratt / 3:11 min)
  • Viva Lucha (Anne Fong and JD Gardner / SVA / 3:49 min)
  • Toy Ride (Will Heff / SCAD / 3:29 min)
  • The Moon And The Sun (Sam Sohn / LCAD / 2:00 min)
  • In The Forest (Xia Li / USC / 3:47 min)
  • Borrowed Time (Lou Hamou-Lhadj and Andrew Coats / California / 6:45 min)
  • Work (Cooper Haskell / NYC / 3:08 min)
  • Last Judgment (Junyi Xiao / USC / 2:59 min) 


Program 4  -  9:00pm

The Transformers: The Movie in 35mm

30-year anniversary screening of the classic 1980’s animated feature, Transformers: The Movie. Directed by Nelson Shin. The film marked the final roles for both Orson Welles and Scatman Crothers. Also starring the voices of Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy and Robert Stack.


Friday Night After Party

Die StammKneipe(DSK)
710 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY 11217
9:30pm-11:30pm - ABP Party and Drink Specials


SATURDAY full program

july 30, 2016

Animation Block Party continues on Saturday, August 30th at BAMcinématek located at the Peter Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217. ABP Saturday at BAMcinématek four animation programs. ABP Saturday at BAMcinématek four animation programs. The 2pm slot is a special Animation for Kids screening (also on Sunday). At 4:30pm, there will be a Cartoon Restoration screening. The 7pm show features International Shorts. At 9pm, there will be a 15th anniversary screening of Cowboy Bebop.


Program 5  -  2:00pm

Animation for KidS

A fresh collection of the year's best family-friendly animated shorts gathered from festivals and the major studios.

  • Hip Hop Barnyard (JibJab / Venice, CA / 1:13 min)
  • Bound For Glory (David Chai / San Jose State / 3:37 min)
  • Junction (Nathan Jurevicius / Australia/Canada/Lithuania / 7:07 min)
  • Wake Up - Songs About Behaviors (JibJab / Venice, CA / 1:08 min)
  • Red Kite (Andrew Chalmers / Australia / 3:44 min)
  • B is for Build (Daniel Weinkauf and Eric Kreidler / Sesame Street / 1:07 min)
  • Jibi (Gregory Chen / UCLA / 6:08 min)
  • Toot The Tugboat - Green Trouble (Matthew Hood / UK / 11:00 min)
  • D is for Dinosaur (Jeremy Galante and David Cowles / Sesame Street / 1:20 min)
  • Jumpin’ Jack (Grant Whitsitt / SCAD / 3:23 min)
  • Some Days Are Bug Days (Mary C. Taylor / Kansas City / 2:14 min)
  • Dust Buddies (Sam Wade and Beth Tomashek / Ringling / 4:05 min)
  • Farmer - Songs About Professions (JibJab / Venice, CA / 1:06 min)
  • Flight (Kyle Samuels / NYC / 2:01 min)
  • Hey Deer (Örs Bárczy / Hungary / 6:17 min)
  • A Bumpy Ride (Chang Shu / Ringling / 2:09 min)
  • G is for Games (Brad Pattullo / Sesame Street / 1:07 min)
  • Buffalo Song (Cecilia Aranovich / Los Angeles / 3:09 min)
  • Like Dad (Jiyeon Jung / Academy of Art / 3:42 min)
  • Teacher - Songs About Professions (JibJab / Venice, CA / 1:00 min)


Program 6  -  4:30pm

Cartoon Restoration with Jerry Beck and Tommy Stathes

A look at the film preservation process with two of America’s most renowned cartoon historians, the program includes exclusive new digital restorations of films from Max Fleischer and Bray Studios. Q&A with Jerry Beck and Tommy Stathes.

  • How Animated Cartoons Are Made (Wallace Carlson, 1919) 7:00
  • Col. Heeza Liar's African Hunt (J.R. Bray, 1914) 6:00
  • Diplodocus (J.R. Bray, 1915) 8:00
  • The Police Dog on the Wire (C.T. Anderson, 1916) 8:00
  • Bobby Bumps' Pup Gets Flea-Enza (Earl Hurd, 1919) 5:00
  • The Tantalizing Fly (Max Fleischer, 1919) 5:00
  • The Tale of a Wag (Bray Studios, 1920) 3:00
  • The Best Mouse Loses (Bray Studios, 1920) 3:00
  • Dinky Doodle in The Pied Piper (Walter Lantz, 1924) 8:00
  • The Lunch Hound (Walter Lantz, 1927) 9:00

*Film restorations by Joel Esquite, Eric Grayson, Thad Komorowski, and Steve Stanchfield.


Program 7  -  7:00pm 

International Shorts
Program One

The best animated shorts from around the world from Animation Block Party. The first of two entirely unique programs of acclaimed international animated films.

  • The Treehouse (Adan Díaz de León R / Mexico / 5:23 min)
  • Blue Honey (Constance Joliff / France / 4:45 min)
  • Christmas Dinnersaurus (Kamil Kuklo / Poland / 2:01 min)
  • The Lighthouse (Simon Scheiber / Austria/Netherlands / 11:20 min)
  • Mael’s Secret (Franck Hérouard / France / 4:56 min)
  • Wildfire (Hugues Opter, Pierre Pinon, Nicole Stafford, Valentin Stoll, Arnaud Tribout and Shang Zhang / Gobelins / 4:04 min)
  • The Man is Big (Anna Bergmann / Germany / 9:30 min)
  • Femme Enfant (Bonnie Forsyth / Australia / 4:14 min)
  • Weather The Storm (Peter Baynton / UK / 4:54 min)
  • Lilou (Rawan Rahim / France/Lebanon / 8:46 min)
  • Robo-Therapy (Manuel Ferrante, Fabien Julvecourt, Pierre Pappalardo and Antoine Petitgand / ArtFX / 5:21 min)
  • Old Man (Alicia Eisen / Canada / 4:17 min)
  • The Hole (BongSu Choi / South Korea / 5:40 min)

Program 8  -  9:00pm

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Fifteenth anniversary of the iconic animated space Western film based on the anime series Cowboy Bebop created by Hajime Yatate. A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.

 


Saturday Night afterParty

Animation Block Presents Picture This at 9:30pm followed by a Dance Party with DJ Pumpkin Patch starting at 11:30pm.

**FREE EVENT INFO**


sunday full program

july 31, 2016

Animation Block Party concludes on Sunday, July 31st at BAMcinématek, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217. At 2pm, there will be a replay Animation for Kids (from Saturday's program). The 4:30pm show features The Pink Panther Collection. The 7pm show is a second original program of International Shorts. At 9pm, there will be a screening of Experimental Films, Graphic Design and Music Videos.


Program 9  -  2:00pm

Animation for Kids

Animation Block Party presents fresh collection of the year's best family-friendly animated shorts gathered from festivals and the major studios.

  • Hip Hop Barnyard (JibJab / Venice, CA / 1:13 min)
  • Bound For Glory (David Chai / San Jose State / 3:37 min)
  • Junction (Nathan Jurevicius / Australia/Canada/Lithuania / 7:07 min)
  • Wake Up - Songs About Behaviors (JibJab / Venice, CA / 1:08 min)
  • Red Kite (Andrew Chalmers / Australia / 3:44 min)
  • B is for Build (Daniel Weinkauf and Eric Kreidler / Sesame Street / 1:07 min)
  • Jibi (Gregory Chen / UCLA / 6:08 min)
  • Toot The Tugboat - Green Trouble (Matthew Hood / UK / 11:00 min)
  • D is for Dinosaur (Jeremy Galante and David Cowles / Sesame Street / 1:20 min)
  • Jumpin’ Jack (Grant Whitsitt / SCAD / 3:23 min)
  • Some Days Are Bug Days (Mary C. Taylor / Kansas City / 2:14 min)
  • Dust Buddies (Sam Wade and Beth Tomashek / Ringling / 4:05 min)
  • Farmer - Songs About Professions (JibJab / Venice, CA / 1:06 min)
  • Flight (Kyle Samuels / NYC / 2:01 min)
  • Hey Deer (Örs Bárczy / Hungary / 6:17 min)
  • A Bumpy Ride (Chang Su / Ringling / 2:09 min)
  • G is for Games (Brad Pattullo / Sesame Street / 1:07 min)
  • Buffalo Song (Cecilia Aranovich / Los Angeles / 3:09 min)
  • Like Dad (Jiyeon Jung / Academy of Art / 3:42 min)
  • Teacher - Songs About Professions (JibJab / Venice, CA / 1:00 min)


Program 10  -  4:30pm

The Pink Panther Collection

A selection of classic Pink Panther cartoons spanning two decades of feline animation from Friz Freleng and Hawley Pratt. The screening will include a special introduction from Jerry Beck, the author of Pink Panther: The Ultimate Guide to the Coolest Cat in Town.

Featured shorts include:

  • Dial M for P
  • Hand Eye
  • Phink Pink
  • Pink Finger
  • Pink Ice
  • Pink Plunk
  • P-Stamps
  • Super Pink

 


Program 11  -  7:00pm

International Shorts
Program Two

Animation Block Party presents a second collection of stellar international animation shorts.