Animation Block Party 2018

The fifteenth annual Animation Block Party is July 26 - July 29, 2018. The Opening Night Celebration drops at Littlefield on July 26th and the festival continues from July 27th thru July 29th at BAMcinématek. Tickets are on sale at doors to the screenings at BAMcinématek, but you can also buy individual tickets in advance at the links below.

To vote for the ABP 2018 Audience Award, please tweet us your favorite at @animationblock or email the film title to info@animationblock.com


ABP 2018 Winners:

Best In Show
Space Between Stars / Samuel W. Bradley / Canada
Original Design
Pura Vida / Nata Metlukh / Estonia
Experimental Film Sparky / xinbaonuzi / China
Narrative Short An Island / Rory Byrne / Ireland
Student Film Opening Night / Margaret Bialis / DePaul
Minute Movie Weird Movies / Felipe DiPoi / Brooklyn
Animation For Kids Moth’s Cafe / Jackie Synder / SVA
Audience Award Starlight / Tyler Thompson / USC

  THURSDAY   |   FRIDAY   |   SATURDAY   |   SUNDAY


opening night CELEBRATION

THURSDAY JULY 26, 2018

To commemorate the fifteenth annual Animation Block Party, the Opening Night festivities will feature an exclusive Pingu the Penguin cartoon, new shows from DreamWorksTV, a t-shirt launch from Brooklyn Cloth, tasty treats from My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, plus a live animated comedy showcase from Picture This! Doors open at 8pm on Thursday, July 26th. Littlefield is located at 635 Sackett St, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

Pingu

Film premieres include:

  • Pingu the Penguin / Babysitting is No Piece of Cake (Sony Creative Products / 8 min)
  • Baby Crocket (DreamWorksTV / 3 min)
  • Kip Van Creepy (DreamWorksTV / 3 min)

Picture This featured artists:

COMEDY BY: hosted by Ian Fidance, starring Josh Sharp, Aaron Jackson, Sandy Honig, Larry Owens, Yedoye Travis and more...

ANIMATION BY: Bryan Brinkman, Casey Safron, Dan Pinto, Chrissy Fellmeth, Rachel Gitlevich, Leah Shore, Jason Chatfield.


FRIDAY full program

JULY 27, 2018

Animation Block Party continues on Friday, July 27th 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 the Rankin & Bass classic Mad Monster Party. At 430pm, there will be a screening of Student Films and Independent Animators. 7pm features International Shorts, Program One. The 9pm show is the NYC premiere of MFKZ.


Program 1  -  2:00pm

Mad Monster Party (1967)

Spooky stop-motion feature from legendary director, Jules Bass. When Dr. Frankenstein retires from the monster business, he calls a roster of creatures to a convention to elect his successor. Starring Boris Karloff, Phillis Diller and many more...

MadMonster

Program 2  -  4:30 pm

Student Films and Independent Animators

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

  • Animation Block Signal Film: Puppers Remix (Casey Safron / NYC / 30 sec)
  • Quantum (Hannah Kim / RISD / 6:04 min)
  • Negative Space (Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata / France / 5:30 min)
  • Busy (Dawoon Kim / SCAD / 2:02 min)
  • Gamble (Chayadol Lomtong / Sheridan / 7:07 min)
  • Tennessee (Jack Wedge / NYU / 8:34 min)
  • Feets (Elizabeth Dettmann / RIT / 3:03 min)
  • Racing The Sunset (Nikolas Smith / SCAD / 4:02 min)
  • He’s Watching (Arthur Metcalf / Los Angeles / 11:40 min)
  • LogBoy (Fernando Puig / Ringling / 2:05 min)
  • What Is A Man (Rob Munday / United Kingdom / 1:00 min)
  • Bike Trip (Tom Schroeder / Minnesota / 10:34 min)
  • PottyMouth (Sean Cote / MassArt / 2:30 min)
  • Pour 585 (Pat Smith / Montauk / 4:47 min)
  • Adventure (Ching Thao / MCAD / 2:21 min)
  • Hard World: Yacht (Mike Hollingsworth / Los Angeles / 4:20 min)

*Q&A with filmmakers after screening*


Program 3  -  7:00pm

International Shorts - Program One

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

  • Marfa (Greg McLeod / UK / 8:22 min)
  • Zara and the others: Gorilla brains for dinner (Nils Johan Lund / Norway / 7:21 min)
  • Cocoon, Cocoon (Ilai Margulies / Israel / 6:47 min)
  • Weekends (Trevor Jimenez / Canada / 15:17 min)
  • Pura Vida (Nata Metlukh  / Estonia / 9:35 min)
  • Exotic Man (Barnaby Catterall / UK / 8:21 min)
  • Hypertrain (Fela Bellotto & Etienne Kompis / Switzerland / 3:35 min)
  • An Island (Rory Byrne / Ireland / 12:51 min)

*Q&A with filmmakers after screening*


Program 4  -  9:00pm

MFKZ (NYC Premiere)

Angelino is just one of the thousands of deadbeats living in Dark Meat City, California. He runs the streets of the city delivering pizzas, living in a seedy hotel room with his homie Vinz and an army of cockroaches. Following a scooter accident caused by the heavenly vision of a girl with jet-black hair, the young man starts experiencing violent headaches doubled with strange hallucinations...

MFKZ

Directed by Shōjirō Nishimi and Guillaume Renard.


Friday Night After Party

DSK BROOKLYN
710 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY 11217
Weihenstephan drink specials and streaming animation starting at 9:30pm!

DSK

SATURDAY full program

july 28, 2018

Animation Block Party continues on Saturday, July 28th 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 showcase. At 4:30pm, there will be a screening of Pokemon V: Heroes! The 7pm show features Female Animators. The 30th anniversary screening of Akira is at 9pm.


 

Program 5  -  2:00pm

Animation for KidS

A fresh collection of the year's best family-friendly animated shorts.

  • Beyond The Ball (Dana Sink / Harrisburg, PA / 3:52 min)
  • Moth’s Cafe - Jackie Synder / SVA / 4:08 min)
  • Chun Jae Babo (Joey Ahlbum / NYC / 58 sec)
  • Snowdrifters (Kathleen Gleeson / NYU / 5:24 min)
  • Space Between Stars (Samuel W. Bradley / Canada / 10:09 min)
  • UnStrung (Andrew Bishop / Drexel University / 5:56 min)
  • Earth To Luna (Celia Catunda & Kiko Mistrorigo / Brazil / 11:40 min)
  • Djembe (Brian Levine / SCAD / 1:45 min)
  • Introducing The Unicorn Rescue Society (Chris Lenox Smith / NYC / 2:43 min)
  • Starlight (Tyler Thompson / USC / 5:24 min)
  • Hotspot (Ciara Bresnahan / SCAD / 3:20 min)
  • Crow (Sonja Von Marensdorff / SVA / 4:24 min)
  • Tulipop (Nina Gantz / United Kingdom-Iceland / 4:42 min)
  • Reflection in Me (Marc Colagiovanni / Fablevision / 3:42 min)

*Q&A with filmmakers after screening*


Program 6  -  4:30pm

Pokémon Heroes (2003)

Ash, Pikachu and the Pokemon gang try to stop a pair of thieves hiding out in the water capital.

PokemonHeroes

Program 7  -  7:00pm 

female animators

A mix of animated short films from the world’s top female filmmakers.

  • Peaches (Leah Shore / Brooklyn / 3:49 min)
  • Here We Go (Elise Roedenbeck / NYC / 3:06 min)
  • Tall Tales (Una Lorenzen / Canada / 2:47 min)
  • Airport (Michaela Mueller / Croatia-Switzerland / 10:35 min)
  • Tidal Wave (Christi Bertelsen / NYC / 2:45 min)
  • Below (Olga Makarchuk / RCA / 8 min)
  • When Having a Child Doesn't Make You Happy (Jordan Bruner / NYC / 4:04 min)
  • Creatrincos Velve (Winona Regan / California / 4:37 min)
  • The Black Sheep (Sara Babbitt / Oakland / 2:48 min)
  • Downhill (Erica Moriconi / MassArt / 6:22 min)
  • Go! Go! Go! (Molly Allis / Los Angeles / 4:33 min)
  • Why Don't I Like The Way I Look (Rachel Gitlevich / NYC / 4:32 min)
  • Angst Shorts (Sarah Schmidt / Ohio / 4:20 min)
  • Opening Night (Margaret Bialis / DePaul / 4:55 min)
  • Wild Woman (Vanessa Sweet / Alaska / 3:46 min)
  • Brainworm Billy (Emily Hubley / NYC / 2:36 min)

*Q&A with filmmakers after screening*


Program 8  -  9:00pm

akira (30 Year anniversary)

Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo and based on his manga of the same title. This cyberpunk classic tells the story of two friends, a bike gang leader and his telekinetic childhood friend, as they battle a secret government project in Neo-Tokyo.

Akira


sunday full program

july 29, 2018

Animation Block Party concludes on Sunday, July 28th at BAMcinématek, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217. At 2pm, there will be a second screening of the Animation for Kids program. The 4:30pm show will feature Narrative Works, Studio Shorts and Local Films. 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

A second screening of Animation Block's family-friendly animated shorts from all over the world.

AnimationForKids


Program 10  -  4:30pm

Narrative Works, Studio Shorts and Local Films

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

  • Frog Dog Log (Jared Weiss / Los Angeles / 2:34 min)
  • The Infinite Legends of Johnny Gunn & Kyle the Boy Archer (Tyler Landis / NYC / 4:02 min)
  • Motion Pictures (Matthew Incontri / Boston / 9:41 min)
  • Mixed Signals (Julia Chamberlain / SCAD / 3min)
  • Armor del Amor (Kirk Kelley / HouseSpecial / 1:46 min)
  • Velvet Underground Played at My High School (Robert Pietri & Tony Jannelli / NYC / 7:24 min)
  • God of Loss (Andrew Benincasa / Brooklyn / 3:55 min)
  • Tend (Tom Judd & Ed Barrett / UK-Animade / 8:16 min)
  • Dull Hope (Brian Ratigan / NYC / 2:45 min)
  • Rooms (Andrew Zimbelman / Brooklyn / 2:22 min)
  • Agent Bird (Ethan Yazel / Muncie, Illinois / 2:25 min)
  • Train Man (Alex Barsky / Brooklyn / 1:49 min)
  • A Deer, Grazing (Peter Schmidt / Brooklyn / 1:47 min)
  • The brave Heart (Sinem Vardarli & Luca Schemata / UK / 9:51 min)
  • Weird Movies (Felipe DiPoi / Brooklyn / 1:06 min)
  • Shift (Alison Paul / New England / 6:17 min)
  • Skybaby (Julian Glander / NYC / 2:38 min)

*Q&A with filmmakers after screening*


Program 11  -  7:00pm

International Shorts - Program Two

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

  • The Tail of the Upside Down Mermaid (Sam Baum / UK / 7:20 min)
  • Ego (Mario Addis / Italy / 5:05 min)
  • Adina E - Changing (Yoni Goodman / Israel / 3:56 min)
  • Late Afternoon (Louise Bagnall / Ireland / 9:24 min)
  • L'Homme et le Poisson (Lewis Leon / Canada / 4:08 min)
  • Maelstrom (Shanta Jethoe / Netherlands / 7:40 min)
  • The Blissful Accidental Death (Sergiu Negulici / Romania / 15:11 min)
  • Beneath The Surface (Jessica Ashman & Yero Timi-Biu / UK / 4:05 min)
  • The Christmas Rabbit (Christophe Lopez Huici / UK / 10:45 min)
  • Proxy (Haidi Marburger / Switzerland / 5:35 min)

*Q&A with filmmakers after screening*


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.

  • Blue Cherry (Nathan Jurevicius / Australia-Canada / 5:04 min)
  • Supervielle (Leonardo Garcia Franchi / Argentina / 2:31 min)
  • Growth (Tonya Amyrin Rice / Philadelphia, PA / 2:38 min)
  • Nebula (Marcin Nowrotek / Poland / 3:35 min)
  • Beastly Things (Zev Chevat / CalArts / 5:02 min)
  • Word! (Amos Mulder / Netherlands / 7:09 min)
  • Garden (Derek Gieraltowski / RIT / 3:03 min)
  • The Backward Astronomer (Jake Nelson / NYC / 10:03 min)
  • Rex Orange County "Loving is Easy" (Chris Ullens / UK / 3:11 min)
  • Marco’s Oriental Noodles (Howie Shia / Canada / 3:32 min)
  • Night Cadet - Never Fall (Jonathan Stroh / Seattle / 3:16 min)
  • At the mountains of madness (Maksym Gudin / Netherlands / 1:28 min)
  • Shape of a Moving Idea (Virginia Gabrielli / Italy / 3:37 min)
  • Glass Box (Izzy Liberti / MassArt / 3:31 min)
  • Sparky (xinbaonuzi / China / 4:20 min)
  • Hot Soup (Shane Beam / Chicago / 5:31 min)
  • Dancing Alone (Chloe Mitchell / San Francisco State / 4:05 min)
  • Infinite Universe (Noella Borie / NYC / 1:42 min)

*Q&A with filmmakers after screening*

*Animation Block Party film synopsis info*