The eighth annual Animation Block Party will run July 29-31 at Rooftop Films and Bam Cinematek, only in Brooklyn, NY. Animation Block Party is the largest animation festival on the East Coast, dedicated to screening the world’s best professional, student and independent work of all genres.
ABP 2011 opens on Friday, July 29th at Rooftop Films, with live music, followed by an outdoor simulcast screening of world premieres, international cartoons, exceptional student films and fan friendly shorts.
Animation Block Party will continue on Saturday, July 30th at Bam Cinematek. On Saturday, July 30th, ABP will be holding its first ever animation trade show, art gallery exhibition and filmmaker-media brunch at Bam Cinematek.
Trade show attendees will include Animation Mentor, NY Bike Jumble, L-Magazine and Green Mountain Energy and many more. The ABP gallery exhibition will feature content from legendary artists such as Doug Crane and Howard Beckerman alongside work from the newest animation talent.
ABP 2011 at BAM Cinematek 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 at ABP will highlight animated shorts for children from across the globe.
On Saturday, July 30th – Program One (2pm and 6:50pm) will feature experimental animation, fresh music videos and subversive design works, while Program Two (4:30pm and 9:15pm) will showcase signature student films, professional content and narrative shorts.
On Sunday, July 31st – Program Three (2pm and 6:50pm) will feature award winning independent shorts, studio animation and other standout works, while Program Four (4:30pm and 9:15pm) will mix global films with New York premieres and local animations.
An ABP after-party featuring free beer with purchase of movie ticket, capseach evening.