Animation Block Party Announces 2017 Winners

My Man (Octopus)
My Man (Octopus)

Brooklyn’s 14th annual Animation Block Party wrapped up over the weekend, revealing the must-see shorts that earned awards. The 2017 Best in Show winner is My Man (Octopus) from French filmmaker Stéphanie Cadoret. The 8-minute short is a metaphorical exploration of domestic conflict, in which a woman comes home to an apartment which has become the oppressive, watery ecosystem of her partner — an octopus.

ABP 2017 Juried Award Winners:

Best In Show: My Man (Octopus) by Stéphanie Cadoret (France)

Original Design: Running Lights – Gediminas Siaulys (Lithuania)

Experimental Film: NSFWhale – Nathan Campbell (San Francisco)

Narrative Short: Outside Hearing In – Dylan Reitz & Savannah Winchester (NYC)

Student Film: Nueva Vida – Jonathan Seligson (CalArts)

Minute Movie: disillusionment of 10 point font – Greg Condon (NYC)

Animation For Kids: DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver – Kjell Boersma (Toronto)

Audience Award: Bluehilda - James Sugrue (Titmouse)

The 14th annual Animation Block Party was held July 27-July 30 at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, NY. ABP is the largest animation festival on the East Coast, dedicated to exhibiting the world’s best independent, professional and student animation. 2017 festival highlights included a look into the Cartoon Network shorts program, Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure in 35mm, Bee Movie written by Jerry Seinfeld and “An Evening with BoJack Horseman.”

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My Man (Octopus)

My Man (Octopus)