Since the premiere of the first official ABP film festival on September 9th 2004, the NYC based Animation Block Party is dedicated to exhibiting the world’s best independent, professional and student animation. The seventh annual Animation Block Party was July 30-August 1, 2010 in Brooklyn, NY at Rooftop Films and Bam Cinematek.
Award winners of Animation Block Party 2010:
Best in Show: Old Fangs – Adrien Merigeau, Ireland
Original Design: Paper Daydream – Jun Iwakawa, United Kingdom
Computer Animation: Urs – Moritz Mayerhofer, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Experimental: Pink Spray Paint – Carly White, ENSAD, France
Music Video: Spacious Thoughts – Fluorescent Hill, Montreal, Canada
Narrative Short: Bygone Behemoth – Harry Chaskin, California
Student Film: Always Only Ever – Barbara Benas – CCAD
Minute or Under: How to Lose Weight in 60 Seconds – Dave Carter, Australia
Documentary: Perista – Kim Weiner, RISD
Audience Award: Death Buy Lemonade – Kyu-bum Lee – Sheridan
Prize jury included Amid Amidi of Cartoon Brew, Rachel Simon of World Leaders Entertainment, Dave Schlafman of CloudKid and Ramin Zahed of Animation Magazine.