Animation Block Party 2017

The fourteenth annual Animation Block Party is July 27 - July 30, 2017 at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek. Tickets are on sale at doors to each event, but you can also buy in advance at links below.

To vote for the ABP 2017 Audience Award, please tweet us your favorite at @animationblock or email the film title to abp2017@animationblock.com.


2017 Winners

Best In Show
My Man : Octopus / Stephanie Cadoret / France
Original Design
Running Lights / Gediminas Siaulys / Lithuania
Experimental Film NSFWhale / Nathan Campbell and Alec Cummings / San Francisco
Narrative Short Outside Hearing In / Dylan Reitz and Savannah Winchester / NYC
Student Film Nueva Vida / Jonathan Seligson / CalArts
Minute Movie disillusionment of 10 point font / Greg Condon / NYC
Animation For Kids DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver / Kjell Boersma / Toronto
Audience Award Bluehilda / James Sugrue / Titmouse

  THURSDAY   |   FRIDAY   |   SATURDAY   |   SUNDAY


opening night at rooftop films

THURSDAY JULY 27, 2017

Animation Block Party Opening Night at Rooftop Films begins on Thursday, July 27th at Courtyard 5-6 of Industry City 51 35th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232. Doors at 8pm. Live Music at 8:30pm. Films begin at 9pm. In the event of rain, show will be indoors at same location. After party sponsored by Corona, Tanqueray, Freixenet and Fever-Tree Tonic starts at 11pm.

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

  • Animation Block 2017 Signal Film (Super 77/ Columbus, Ohio / 1:00 min)
  • Kool Keith X MF Doom - Super Hero (Kris Merc/ Aardman Nathan Love / 3:37 min)
  • Gorillaville - The Quinoa Song (Ron Yavnieli / Los Angeles / 3:27 min)
  • Cavity (Andrea Reyes / CalArts / 1:30 min)
  • Pittari (Patrick Smith / New York / 4:01 min)
  • Birdlime (Evan DeRushie / Canada / 10:52 min)
  • Cococo (Julian Gallese / Costa Rica / 7:07 min)
  • My Man : Octopus (Stephanie Cadoret / France / 8:49 min)
  • Summer Camp Island (Julia Pott / Cartoon Network / 8:43)
  • Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon (Tomer Eshed / Germany / 3:33)
  • Jonas and the Sea (Marlies van der Wel / Netherlands / 11:35)
  • Sloof’s Supershop (Ryan Mauskopf / NYC / 6 min)
  • Double King (Felix Colgrave / Melbourne, Australia / 9:47 min)
  • In A Nutshell (YK Animation / Switzerland / 5:34 min)

FRIDAY full program

JULY 28, 2017

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 Student Films and Independent Animators. At 430pm, there will be a screening of Narrative Works, Studio Shorts and Local Films. 7pm features the NYC premiere of Late Night Work Club - Strangers. At 9pm, there will be a special showcase of the Netflix hit series BoJack.


Program 1  -  2:00pm

Student Films and Independent Animators

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

  • Meema (Sammi Arman / SCAD / 3:08 min)
  • National Gymnastics (Gyuri Lee / RISD / 4:21 min)
  • Behind Your Eyes (Vanessa King / MICA / 2:33 min)
  • The Blue Butterfly (Mei Li / Pratt / 5:32 min)
  • MAK (Natalya Serebrennikova / CalArts / 3:59 min)
  • Dear Death (Kate Isenberg / UCLA / 6:51 min)
  • Power (Dana Sink / Harrisburg, Pennsylvania / 2:22 min)
  • Made for More (Yoojin Seol / USC / 3:56 min)
  • P.E- Physical Embarrassment (Rosa Fisher / Kingston University / 3:17 min)
  • Nose Hair (Louis Morton / USC / 10:03 min)
  • Traps Trapped (Mike Hollingsworth / Los Angeles / 1:18 min)
  • Creep (Kagan Marks & Rebeca Jervis/ Bennington College / 6:18 min)
  • Invisible (William Rowe / UCLA / 4:52 min)
  • Dog Clog (Maggie Miller / RIT / 3:46 min)
  • sweetdreams (Lara Reyes / CalArts / 41 secs)
  • Out On Limb (Kenneth Chou / VanArts / 1:17 min)
  • Nueva Vida (Jonathan Seligson / CalArts 6:58 min)'
  • Nana (Alexandra Kellner / Sheridan / 5:06 min)

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.

  • Galactic Blastin' Space Berries (Julian Kauffmann / NYC / 3:37 min)
  • Bluehilda (James Sugrue / NYC / 8:12 min)
  • Superperson (Philip Watts / Australia / 1:21 min)
  • Nil: No Blood for Coffee (James Turner / Canada / 2:38 min)
  • Lo (Ted Wiggin / Brooklyn / 3:10 min)
  • Outside Hearing In (Dylan Reitz & Savannah Winchester / NYC / 7:06 min)
  • How To Be Confident (Steve West / United Kingdom / 4:41 min)
  • Life After College in 4 Minutes (Caroline Torres / NYC / 3:54 min)
  • Knife Fight (Krystal Downs & Alex Krokus / Brooklyn / 3:16 min)
  • An Alien Affair (Tyler Landis / NYC / 2:49 min)
  • Boobs & More: A Very Short Guide to Female Puberty (Rachel Gitlevich / NYC / 3:07min)
  • Fritter (Fabian Corona / Canada / 2:16 min)
  • Bartleby (Laura Naylor & Kristen Kee / Brooklyn / 11:24 min)
  • Floating Archives (Jacob Rivkin / Philadelphia / 43 secs)
  • Molly Blooms (Elena Megalos / Brooklyn / 6:19 min)
  • Just (Kyle Samuels / NYC / 3:49 min)
  • The Snow Girl (Mixtape Club / NYC / 4:18 min)
  • From Here to Pisces Park (Rebecca Moy / SVA / 4:40 min)

Program 3  -  7:00pm

Late Night Work Club - Strangers (NYC Premiere)

“Strangers” is the second anthology from the Late Night Work Club collective, including new films from Loup Blaster, Jeanette Bonds, Sean Buckelew, Alex Grigg, Kirsten Lepore, Nicolas Ménard & Caleb Wood with interstitial animation by Charles Huettner and original music by Skillbard, David Kamp, SCNTFC & more. Late Night Work Club is a loose, rotating collective of indie animators. Their first collection of films “Ghost Stories” was presented at a special ABP screening at BAMcinématek in December of 2013.

  • Six God Alphabet - Peter Millard
  • Ship of Fools - Josh Shaffner
  • Tough - Jennifer Zheng
  • The Future - Greg Sharp
  • jji - Sonnye Lim
  • Scavengers - Joseph Bennett & Charles Huettner
  • Born in a Void - Alex Grigg
  • Freedom - Liberté - Loup Blaster
  • Anonmation - Caleb Wood
  • Lovestreams - Sean Buckelew
  • Departures - Jeanette Bonds
  • Wednesday with Goddard - Nicolas Menard
  • Hi Stranger - Kirsten Lepore

Q&A with Sean Buckelew and Joe Bennett.


Program 4  -  9:00pm

An evening with boJack

Animation Block Party presents select new highlights and classic clips from Netflix’s hit program, BoJack. Come meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the 90’s hit TV show "Horsin' Around.” Twenty years later, he’s washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters. Q&A after the screening with production designer and producer, Lisa Hanawalt and supervising director, Mike Hollingsworth.

Q&A with Lisa Hanawalt and Mike Hollingsworth.


Friday Night After Party

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


SATURDAY full program

july 29, 2017

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 offers four animation programs. The 2pm slot is a excellent Animation for Kids screening. At 4:30pm, there will be a rare screening of Raggedy Ann and Andy : A Musical Adventure in 35mm. The 7pm show features International Shorts. At 9pm, is the NYC premiere of Birdboy: The Forgotten Children.

Saturday morning and early afternoon will feature round one of the ABP 2017 panel discussion series at the Brooklyn Downtown Holiday Inn from 10:30am-1:30pm, just two blocks from BAMcinématek. The Brooklyn Downtown Holiday Inn is located at 300 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11217.


SATURDAY PANEL DISCUSSIONS

10:30AM - 1:30PM

*Free event at the Brooklyn Downtown Holiday Inn, located at 300 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

  • 1030am - Doors open to public...
  • 1045am - Taylor Armstrong hosts conversation w/animators: James Sugrue, Louis Morton, Rebecca Moy, Dylan Reitz & Savannah Winchester.
  • 1115am - software demo with Jamie Caliri from Dragonframe.
  • 12pm - Tommy Stathes talks early animation studio history with David Gerstein, Charlie Judkins, Thad Komorowski and Steve Stanchfield.
  • 1230pm - Animation in modern advertising with Joe Burrascano from Aardman Nathan Love, Tom Brown from Psyop, Barbara Benas from Exit 73 Studios & Sarah Schmidt from Malt Adult hosted by Leah Shore.
  • 115pm - head to BAM for 2pm show!

 

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.

  • Wishing Box (Wenli Zhang / Academy of Art University San Francisco / 5:27 min)
  • How Krishna Stole The Moon (Urvashi Lele / UCLA / 3:02 min)
  • CORKY (Ty Primosch / NYC / 5:44 min)
  • New Toy (Rogerio Boechat / Brazil / 6:26 min)
  • Playing House (Cenk Köksal & Özgül Gürbüz / Turkey / 3:21 min)
  • Potatoes for Pado (Noelle Melody & Joy Buran / New York / 4:10 min)
  • Flight of the Bumblebee (Eti Rozen & Michael Mack / New York / 1:55 min)
  • The 12 Doctors of Christmas (Alisa Stern / NYC / 2:06 min)
  • Celebrate Lunar New Year (Lizzi Akana / Sesame Studios / 1:06 min)
  • Socks (Tristan Weis / Germany / 3:23 min)
  • When Comes the Rain (Brian Giovanni / Los Angeles / 1:47 min)
  • DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver (Kjell Boersma / Toronto / 12:09 min)
  • Fred (left channel / Columbus, Ohio / 1:14 min)
  • It Happened During Recess (Cherry Zong / Canada / 5:38 min)
  • Streetlight (Jing Huang / USC / 2:09 min)
  • Journey to the Moon (Tom Rasky & Chris Monson / Canada / 2:18 min)
  • Squatch (Eric Farrar / UT Dallas / 5:44 min)
  • Out Of The Box (Marcel Saleta / RIT / 6:15 min)


Program 6  -  4:30pm

Raggedy Ann and Andy : A Musical Adventure (35mm restored print)

Forty year anniversary! Raggedy Ann and Andy leave their playroom to rescue Babette, a beautiful French doll kidnapped by a pirate. Directed by Richard Williams. Famed animation historian, Jerry Beck will host a post-screening Q&A with animators Dan Haskett and Doug Crane. Film print restored by Steve Stanchfield.

Q&A with Jerry Beck, Dan Haskett, Doug Crane 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.

  • Revelation - the City of Haze (Qichao Mao / China / 13:49 min)
  • The Shark In The Park (Fabian Pross / Germany / 3:03 min)
  • Last summer, in the garden (bekky O’Neil / Concordia / 4:14 min)
  • And The Moon Stands Still (Yulia Ruditskaya / Belarus, Germany / 10:43 min)
  • Perfect Town (Anaïs Voirol / Switzerland / 4:25 min)
  • Homegrown (Quentin Haberham / National Film and Television School / 9:21 min)
  • The Dinner Party (Jacob Stålhammar / Sweden / 5:52 min)
  • Between Sand and Tides (Rui Fan Wang / Royal College of Art / 4:17 min)
  • The Best Customer (Serghei Chiviriga / Romania / 12:10 min)
  • 24 Days of Torture (Vik & Nes Collective / Stuttgart and London / 2:07 min)
  • Tornado (Sun-Min Lee, Richard Chhoa & Victoria Dinh / Australia / 3:38 min)

Program 8  -  9:00pm

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (NYC Premiere)

Directed by Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero. An ecological event has devastated an island. Birdboy hides himself, his inner turmoil gnawing at him while he avoids the island's scavenging inhabitants and the local police, who suspect he is dealing drugs. With her religious foster parents driving her to despair, Dinky has decided that escape is her only option. Her animal friends join her in a journey to find Birdboy and make their getaway. This feature length film stems from an amazing Birdboy short animation that screened at Animation Block Party 2011. Based on the graphic novel "Psiconautas" by Alberto Vázquez.

 


sunday full program

july 30, 2017

Animation Block Party concludes on Sunday, July 30th at BAMcinématek, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217. At 2pm, there will be a screening of Bee Movie, 10th Anniversary. The 4:30pm show features Cartoon Network Shorts. 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.

Sunday morning and early afternoon will feature round two of the ABP 2017 panel discussion series at the Brooklyn Downtown Holiday Inn from 10:30am-1:30pm, just two blocks from BAMcinématek. The Brooklyn Downtown Holiday Inn is located at 300 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11217.


SUNDAY PANEL DISCUSSIONS

10:30AM - 1:30PM

*Free event at the Brooklyn Downtown Holiday Inn, located at 300 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

  • 1030am - doors open to public...
  • 1045am - conversation with animators: Ty Primosch, K-J Mathieson, Rogerio Boechat, Brian Giovanni and Alisa Stern.
  • 1115am - conversation with animators: Marcel Saleta, Caroline Torres and Emily Friend Roberts.
  • 12pm - conversation with animators: James Turner, Tess Martin, Steve West and Julian Glander.
  • 1230pm - Live "Rubber Onion Podcast" with Lizzi Akana, Noelle Melody & Joy Buran.
  • 115pm - head to BAM for 2pm show!

Program 9  -  2:00pm

Bee movie


Ten year anniversary! Barry B. Benson, a bee just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them. Starring and co-written by Jerry Seinfeld!

Screening will include a special introduction from Jerry Beck, who wrote the book The Art of Bee Movie.


Program 10  -  4:30pm

cartoon network shorts

Get a taste of Cartoon Network’s prolific shorts program in a special screening of recently completed films: Legendary Place, Infinity Train, Victor & Valentino and the award winning Welcome To My Life. This program will also feature the NYC premiere of The Fancies, directed by the winner of the Animation Block Party 2009 Audience Award, Stephen Neary!

Established as an artist driven, multi-platform production model, Cartoon Network Studios attracts next-generation animation talent, and actively cultivates a diverse array of auteur voices to produce films through their vibrant artists development program.

Featured shorts include:

  • Legendary Place - Calvin Wong
  • Infinity Train - Owen Dennis
  • Victor & Valentino - Diego Molano
  • Welcome To My Life - Elizabeth Ito
  • The Fancies - Stephen Neary

Q&A with Stephen Neary.


Program 11  -  7:00pm

International Shorts
Program Two

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

  • Contact (Katy Wang / Kingston University / 7:26 min)
  • Johanne (Anna-Ester Volozh / United Kingdom / 3:42 min)
  • Sore Eyes For Infinity (Elli Vuorinen / Finland / 11:33 min)
  • Au revoir Balthazar (Rafael Sommerhalder / Switzerland / 9:36 min)
  • Running Lights (Gediminas Siaulys / Lithuania / 11:20 min)
  • All You Can Eat (Manuel Perez &  Paulina Galindo / Mexico / 7:44 min)
  • 69B (NSFW) - Down the Deep Hole (Alexis Rondeau / Canada / 3:37 min)
  • Fundamental (Shihchieh Chiu / Taiwan / 7:10 min)
  • Late Season (Daniela Leitner / Austria, France, Portugal / 7:27 min)
  • Chromosome Sweetheart (Honami YANO / Tokyo / 4:55 min)


Program 12  -  9:00pm

Experimental Films, Graphic Design, and Music Videos

The year’s most outstanding experimental and design centric animated shorts and music videos.

  • Gifoween Loop (Emily Friend Roberts / NYC / 2:01 min)
  • Our Destiny (Marcos Sanchez / Chile / 3:57 min)
  • Stretch (Stephan Larson / Michigan / 3:43 min)
  • Divisional Articulations (Max Hattler / Germany / 4:33 min)
  • Lotus Lantern (Xingpei Shen / China / 6:30 min)
  • Positioning (Anne Beal / Chicago / 3:58 min)
  • The Realm of Deepest Knowing (SeungHee Kim / South Korea / 3:30 min)
  • Glorious Victory (Will Kim / Los Angeles / 2:05 min)
  • Conditioner (Shane Beam / DePaul / 4:46min)
  • NSFWhale (Nathan Campbell & Alec Cummings / San Francisco / 1:55 min)
  • Bloop’s Birthday (Julian Glander / NYC / 3:24 min)
  • ZEDS DEAD "Too Young” (Christopher Ullens de Schooten / UK / 3:09 min)
  • Brazey (Jared D. Weiss / Los Angeles / 1:44 min)
  • Honeymoon (Daniel Rowe & Maya Erdelyi / Boston / 4:04 min)
  • A Symphony Of Stone (Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez / Pratt / 2:16 min)
  • Ginevra (Tess Martin / Netherlands / 3:42 min)
  • disillusionment of 10 point font (Greg Condon / NYC / 1:12 min)
  • Introspection (Hezhenyi Cao / China / 3:07 min)
  • Purpleland (Carly Lieberman / Boston / 6:20 min)
  • Invisible Barriers (Mustashrik Mahbub / United Kingdom / 2:04 min)
  • By The Sea (Justin Haywood / Mass Art / 36 secs)
  • Dam (Milo Targett / United Kingdom / 2:13 min)
  • Framed (Marco Jemolo / Italy / 7:17 min)