Animation Block Party 2019

The 16th annual Animation Block Party is September 20 - September 22, 2019.

Festival screenings are at BAM Film and the Opening Night Celebration is at DSK.

Vote for your favorite animated shorts to win ABP 2019 prizes by tweeting us your film titles at @animationblockinstagramming your favorite films to @animationblockparty … or emailing the name of your top films to info@animationblock.com

Tickets are on sale at doors to screenings at BAM Film, located at 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, and you can buy individual tickets in advance at the BAM website!


     FRIDAY   |   SATURDAY   |   SUNDAY


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FRIDAY full program

September 20, 2019

Animation Block Party opens with a 7pm Friday Night Feature at BAM Film, located at 30 Lafayette Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217.

The ABP Friday Night Feature is White Snake directed by Amp Wong & Zhao Ji.

Animation Block Party’s Opening Night Celebration drops at 8pm at DSK, 710 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, starring Picture This, Cartoons on Film, TAMA and Friends, Animation Summer Zine release, plus Weihenstephan drink specials!


Program 1  -  7:00pm

white snake (2019)

White Snake is the Friday Night Feature at Animation Block Party on September 20th.

Conceived as a prequel to one of the most ancient and enduring stories in Chinese history, White Snake presents a sumptuous tale of trickster demons, deadly mythical beasts, assassins, wuxia action, and the promise of eternal love.

Directed by Amp Wong & Zhao Ji / China / 98 min.

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opening night celebration  -  7:30 pm

abp opening night at dsk

Friday Night will be highlighted by a free Opening Night Celebration at DSK, located at 710 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY starring Picture This, Cartoons on Film, TAMA and Friends, Animation Summer Zine release, plus Weihenstephan drink specials!

Doors to the Animation Block Party Opening Night Celebration on September 20th at DSK open at 730pm and the show starts at 8pm.

This event is free and open to the public, seats are available on a first come first serve basis.



SATURDAY full program

september 21, 2019

Animation Block Party continues on Saturday, September 21st at BAM Film, located at the Peter Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217. ABP Saturday at BAM Film offers four animation programs. The 2pm slot is a classic presentation of Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!). At 4:30pm, there will be a festival screening with a spotlight on Narrative Works, Independents and Local Filmmakers. The 7pm show features International Shorts. An excellent Female Animators program co-presented with Malt Adult is at 9pm.


 Program 2  -  2:00pm

Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) (1980)

Charlie Brown and the gang travel to Europe as exchange students. Directed by Bill Melendez and Phil Roman.

The last traditionally animated Peanuts film from the Bill Melendez studio.


Program 3  -  4:30pm

Narrative Works, Independents, Local Filmmakers (2019)

An eclectic program of animated films by East Coast based artists, featuring some of the finest New York animators with a focus on narrative themes. Filmmaker Q&A after screening.

  • Animation Block Cake Jam (Ben Li / Los Angeles / 30 sec)

  • Honeyheart (Alice Langlois / RISD / 5:57 min)

  • WIND (Dana Sink / Harrisburg, Pennsylvania / 1:53 min)

  • Eli (Nate Milton / New York / 11 min)

  • Fridge (Eugene Kolb / Brooklyn / 2:44 min)

  • R.I.P. (Cooper Haskell / NYC / 8:24 min)

  • UFO (Wendy Cong Zhao / Brooklyn / 20 sec)

  • Mt. Sundae (Katharine Kow / SVA / 4:46 min)

  • Ride (Richard O’Connor / New York / 1:45 min)

  • Daylight (Amir Jahanbin / Brooklyn / 3:22 min)

  • War For Dogs (Felipe Di Poi / NYC / 2:59 min)

  • Gum and Sauce Go to Skill School (Chadwick Whitehead / Brooklyn / 4:07 min)

  • Welcome to Hell (Lindsey DeMars / Long Island, NY / 2:02 min)

  • Heat Stroke (Lauren McKinley / SCAD / 1:11 min)

  • Break Down (Emmett Goodman / MFACA / 3:14 min)

  • Idle, Torrent (Alex Moy / Brooklyn / 2:32 min)

  • Tulipomania, This Gilded Age (Cheryl Gelover and Tom Murray / Bristol, PA / 3:18 min)

  • Suppression (Dan Hodges / NYC / 1:35 min)

  • Expend (Bismark Fernandes / SCAD / 3:53 min)

  • Sensitive Hearing (Chris Rutledge / Brooklyn / 1:02 min)

  • Foot Race (Ty Enos / Tufts University / 1:35 min)

  • Faithy (Emily Hubley / NJ / 3:54 min)

  • Perennial Stream (Sonnye Lim / NY / 4:40 min)


Program 4  -  7:00pm 

International Shorts (2019)

Animation Block Party presents a diverse collection of award-winning international shorts. Filmmaker Q&A after screening.

  • Orbit (Tess Martin / Netherlands / 6:49 min)

  • Entropia (Flóra Anna Buda / Hungary / 10:29 min)

  • Circuit (Delia Hess / Switzerland / 8:41 min)   

  • Still Lives (Elli Vuorinen / Finland / 6:02 min)

  • Deady Freddy (Alicia Eisen / Vancouver, BC / 10:13 min)

  • Smite (Tyler Nardone / Toronto / 2:15 min)

  • Lee Ann Womack's "Hollywood" (Chris Ullens / UK / 4:49 min)

  • Home Away 3000 (Heloise Petel / France / 11:17 min)

  • Aripi (Dmitri Voloshin / Moldova / 8:11 min)

  • Story (Jola Bankowska / Poland / 5:08 min)

  • Tuna (Cliona Noonan / Ireland / 6 min)

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Program 5  -  9:00pm

Female Animators, co-presented with Malt Adult (2019)

Stellar short films from the world’s top female filmmakers co-presented by Columbus, Ohio based art zine collective, Malt Adult. Filmmaker Q&A after screening.

  • Olga's Self Insert Fanfiction (Ella Sanderson & Georgette Stefoulis / Australia / 3:49 min)

  • Punk Rock Yoga (Annette DeLorean / Honolulu / 1:12 min)

  • Albatross Soup (Winnie Cheung / Brooklyn / 6:51 min)

  • I Feed Her (Natasha L Sharpe / Providence & NY / 1:08 min)

  • Jack (Elizabeth Dettmann / RIT / 4:20 min)

  • Limbo (Jennifer Stachovic / Chicago & LA / 5:21 min)

  • Annihilation Song by Rubblebucket (Amanda Bonaiuto / NYC / 3:52 min)

  • Pinto (Emily Malone / CalArts / 6:47 min)

  • Eve Of (Lauren Armstrong / RISD / 4:45 min)

  • The Imaginary Woman (Laura Benavides / Colombia / 12 min)

  • Code Ruth (Caroline Voagen Nelson / NYC / 3:58 min)

  • The Blue of Salt (Alice Bohl / France / 9:54 min)

  • March 8 (Carolina Melis / Italy / 1 min)

  • Home? (Helena Giersz / California / 5 min)

  • The Opposites Game (Lisa LaBracio & Anna Samo / TED-Ed / 4:43 min)


sunday full program

september 22, 2019

Animation Block Party concludes on Sunday, September 22nd at BAM Film, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217. At 2pm, there is an exclusive Animation for Kids program. The 4:30pm show will feature a 35mm presentation of the The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie! The 7pm show is a program of Animated Student Films. There will be a screening of Experimental Films, Graphic Design and Music Videos at 9pm.


Program 6  -  2:00pm

ANIMATION FOR KIDS

A new edition of excellent family-friendly animated shorts from Animation Block Party. Filmmaker Q&A after screening.

  • The Bird and the Whale (Carol Freeman / Ireland / 7:04 min)

  • why z? (Asher Horowitz / SVA / 3:57 min)

  • Wanderlust (Regina Cicone / Ringling / 3 min)

  • Zoua (Nicolas Wendl / Philippines / 7:12 min)

  • Young Wonder (Jonathan Wax / NY / 3:48 min)

  • The Forest and the Trees (Choom Lam / Canada / 6:26 min)

  • Preheated (Luke Snedecor & Sarah Heinz / Chapman University / 6:05 min)

  • Monarcade (Christine Axworthy / SCAD / 3:10 min)

  • Prince, Princess & Dragon (Miranda Jacoby / NY / 40 sec)

  • Rata Voladora (Lourdes Stephanie Mercado / UCLA / 2:09 min)

  • Of Crumbs And Dreams (Brian Giovanni / Los Angeles / 3:06 min)

  • Gift (Againstallodds / Stockholm / 2:27 min)

  • The Wrong Rock (Michael Cawood / Santa Clarita / 13 min)

  • Riley (Katelyn Costello / MassArt / 1:30 min)


Program 7  -  4:30pm

The Bugs Bunny/Road-Runner Movie in 35mm (1979)

A 35mm print of the 40-year old classic Warner Brothers cartoon compilation featuring everyone’s favorite Looney Tunes superstars.

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Program 8  -  7:00pm

Animated Student Films (2019)

Animation Block Party showcases the best student films of the year. Filmmaker Q&A after screening.

  • Julia (Julian Gallese / Royal College of Art / 2:24 min)

  • Knife Hanging From A Tree (JiHee Nam / CalArts / 3:21 min)

  • A Peach (Lina Kalcheva / London College of Communication / 4:16 min)

  • Cadence (Branwyn Elizabeth / SVA / 4:13 min)

  • waiting by the phone (Olivia Jensen / DePaul / 3:36 min)

  • Time To Go (Chloe Mitchell / SFSU / 3:05 min)

  • A Bird With No Legs (Nick Cinelli / NFTS / 8:55 min)

  • Out Of Service (Carwyn Leung / Edinburgh College of Art / 3:18 min)

  • Great gig in the sky (Cody Millett / MassArt / 2:37 min)

  • Fireflower (Stephan Leeper / Huntington University / 6:28 min)

  • Today, Tomorrow, Right Now (Carl D'Arpa / RIT / 5:25 min)

  • Blieschow (Christoph Sarow / Filmakademie Baden Württemberg GmbH / 9:39 min)

  • Myrtle (Kyu-yeon Jung / Cal State Long Beach / 4:54 min)

  • Protein Pal (Mitchell Blass & Andres Guerrero / Ringling / 1:50 min)

  • Kelpie (Dani Bittner / Sheridan College / 3:42 min)

  • God of Chaos (Maddie Brewer / RISD / 6:29 min)



Program 9  -  9:00pm

Experimental Films, Graphic Design and Music Videos

Design centric animated shorts, music videos and outstanding experimental works. Filmmaker Q&A after screening.

  • Business (Al Pardo / New York / 1 min)

  • The Wheel Turns (Sang Joon Kim / Brooklyn & Seoul / 12:39 min)

  • Hell of a Week (Damien Bastelica / NYC / 2:11 min)

  • Sound Holds the Distance Travelled (Gareth Gowran / Dublin / 3:21 min)

  • Sad Heart (Karni and Saul / UK / 4:18 min)

  • Words of Love (Chiara Luber / France / 2:01 min)

  • Paper or Plastic (Nata Metlukh / San Francisco / 7:36 min)

  • The Hole (Will Kim / Los Angeles / 3:42 min)

  • cache cache (Megan Jedrysiak & Jackson Ammenheuser / Chicago, IL / 13 min)

  • Random Thoughts (Steven Vander Meer / Manila, CA / 7:20 min)

  • Saw/Ate Sad Bird (Lauren Flinner / CalArts / 3:05 min)

  • Ripple Home (Laura Reedy / Los Angeles / 1:27 min)

  • The Lineman (Jay Shipman / UCLA / 4:24 min)

  • Guidance (David Delafuente / NY / 4 min)

  • Winners Bitch (Sam Gurry / Hollywood / 6:57 min)

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