The Animation Block Party Summerfest in New York City is accepting submissions for this year’s event, taking place July 28-20 at venues all over Brooklyn. Filmmakers will be competing for close to $30,000 in prizes, including copies of software packages such as Adobe After Effects, Boinx I-Stop Motion, Toon Boom Studio and Autodesk Sketchbook, as well as designer bags from Crumpler, subscriptions to Animation Magazine and big student production grants.
Festival organizers welcome all genres and styles of animation. There are ten award categories, including original design, computer animation, narrative short, under minute movie, personal documentary and more. The Block Party is also offering to fund animators’ Public Service Announcement films for the entire festival season. For more information on Animation Block Party 2007 go to www.animationblock.com.