Animation Block Party Sets July Dates, Seeks Submissions

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The eighth edition of the annual Animation Block Party — now open for submissions — will take place July 29-31 at Rooftop Films and BAM Cinematek in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The largest animation festival on the East Coast, ABP is accepting submissions now through May 27. For details, visit http://animationblock.com/submit.php.

The schedule for this year’s event is as follows:

  • On Friday, July 29, the party kicks off at Rooftop Films with live music and outdoor screenings of world premiere animations, student films and fan-friendly shorts.
  • On Saturday, July 30, Program One (2 p.m. and 6:50 p. m.) will feature experimental animation, fresh music videos and subversive design works, while Program Two (4:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.) will showcase signature student films, professional content and narrative shorts.
  • On Sunday, July 31, Program Three (2 p.m. and 6:50 p.m.) will feature award winning independent shorts, studio animation and other standout works, while Program Four (4:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.) will mix global films with New York premieres and local animations.

An ABP after-party featuring free beer with purchase of movie ticket, caps each evening.

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.

For more information please go to www.animationblock.com.