Animation Block Party 2012 Kicks Off July 27
ANIMATION BLOCK ANNOUNCES
BROOKLYN’S PREMIER ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF JULY 27TH WITH WORLD PREMIERES, INTERNATIONAL SHORTS, MUSIC VIDEOS AND MORE
Animation, Music, Beer, and After Parties at BAM Cinematek and Rooftop Films
BROOKLYN, NY (June 18, 2012) – The 9th Annual Animation Block Party presents nearly 100 animation shorts from all over the world to Brooklyn’s Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek venues. Beginning Friday, July 27th, the three-day animation weekend will showcase the best of stop-motion work, music videos, computer animation, experimental content, studio and independent films, and much more. Casey Safron, founder of Animation Block, will bring back last year’s successful debut of the free ABP trade-show, and will introduce the first ever after party at the BAMcafé. The full lineup will be announced on June 27th at AnimationBlock.com.
With a select 94 short animation films in six individual programs including: Opening Night at Rooftop, Animation for Kids, Eclectic Mix, International Shorts, Narrative Works, and Fresh Visions, the 2012 Animation Block Party will run from July 27th – 29th at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek respectively.
ABP 2012 at BAMcinématek will feature five individual programs, each screening twice. A special Animation for Kids Program will screen on Saturday and Sunday at noon. The Animation for Kids Program will highlight animated shorts for children. Programs held at BAM screen twice.
Friday, July 27th – ABP will open with live music at Rooftop Films at 8pm followed by outdoor simulcast screenings (on two lawns) at the Automotive High School featuring: world premieres, international cartoons, exceptional student films and fan-friendly shorts. Tickets are $12 dollars.
Saturday, July 28th – there will be an ABP Animation and Art Trade Show at BAMcinématek. Festival movie tickets must be purchased, but the Saturday ABP expo is 100% free, open to the public and will run from 12pm-8pm. BAMcinématek, tickets are $12 dollars (less for matinees).
Program One: Animation Block Eclectic Mix (2pm & 6:50pm) will feature award-winning independent works, global films, comedic shorts and more. Program Two: Animation Block International Shorts (4:30pm & 9:15pm) will showcase a taste of intercontinental animated shorts of all genres and styles. BAMcinématek: $12 dollars (less for matinees).
Sunday, July 29th – Program Three: Animation Block Narrative Works (2pm and 6:50pm) will feature exceptional student films and professional content with a storytelling focus. Program Four: Animation Block Fresh Visions (4:30pm and 9:15pm) will mix global films with New York premieres and local animations. BAMcinématek: $12 dollars (less for matinees).
The ABP Saturday Night party will take place in the BAMcafé at 30 Lafayette Avenue from 10pm-2am, and is exclusive only to those who purchase BAMcinématek all-access pass. The event will feature comedy, art, food, free Brooklyn Brewery beer, a photo-booth and live music from AHS followed by a headline appearance from Making Friendz. BAMcinématek: All-Access weekend passes are $50 and include admission to all ABP events at BAMcinématek.
For more information and award-winning shorts from previous festivals, please visit www.animationblock.com
ABOUT ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY
Since inception in 2004, ABP remains the largest animation festival on the East Coast, dedicated to screening the world’s best professional, student, and independent work of all genres.
The Animation Block Party film festival has a production wing called Animation Block that creates and develops content for broadcast in affiliation with festival alumni. Recent productions from the Animation Block include: MTV’s ecological-mutant series, “Perfectland,” Sundance Channel’s diner slacker series, “Breakfast” and a variety series on My Damn Channel.
HERE’S A VIDEO FROM ONE OF LAST YEAR’S WINNERS: