Animation Block Party Sets Lineup for July 29-31 Bash

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Animation Block Party has announced the lineup for its its eighth annual edition, returning this summer to Brooklyn, N.Y.

The largest animation festival on the East Coast, ABP will hold this year’s event from July 29-31. For full information on the festival, visit animationblock.com/summerfest2011.

Here’s the festival’s schedule of events:

July 29, Opening night party and event, 8 p.m.. Rooftop Films, located at the Automotive High School, 50 Bedford Ave., North 13th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11222

  • 2011 ABP Intro (Casey Safron / NYC / 30 seconds)
  • Greetings from the Year 3000 (Barbara Benas / Brooklyn / 1:00 min)
  • La Plage (Agathe Bray-Bourret / Canada / 1:46 min)
  • Birdboy (Alberto Vazquez and Pedro Rivero / Bilbao, Spain / 12:36 min)
  • The Inkwell Shuffle (Christopher Diaz / Concordia University / 2:30 min)
  • The Girl and the Fox (Tyler J. Kupferer / SCAD / 5:30 min)
  • All Consuming Love – Man in a Cat (Louis Hudson / United Kingdom / 9:00 min)
  • Stay Home (Caleb Wood / RISD / 5:36 min)
  • Xxcuzxme (Aaron Keuter and Ashley Anderson / 2:06 min)
  • Little Thoughts (Alexander Geifman / Brazil-Israel / 6:16 min)
  • She Was The One (The Rauch Brothers / Brooklyn / 2:37 min)
  • Tempestade (Cesar Cabral / Brazil / 10 min)
  • 7th (Sara Pocock / Cal Arts / 5:02 min)
  • The Leaf Woman and the Centaur (Jordan Bruner / Brooklyn / 3:10 min)
  • Venus (Tor Fruergaard, Instructor / National Film School of Denmark / 8:09 min)
  • Notes on Biology (Will and Danny Madden / Alabama / 5:38 min)
  • 2011 ABP Outro (Aaron Hughes / Brooklyn / 30 seconds)

July 30, BAMcinématek, The Peter Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217.

ABP will hold its first ever animation trade show and art gallery exhibition at BAMcinématek from 12pm-8pm. Trade show attendees will include Animation Mentor, NY Bike Jumble, L-Magazine, DaVinci Artist Supply, Green Mountain Energy, The Community Bookstore and many more.

The ABP gallery exhibition will feature content from animation talents such as Doug Crane, Howard Beckerman, Deborah Ross, Maori Stanton, Jeff Scher, Mike Lapinski, Caroline Foley, Michael Langan and London Squared alongside festival photos from Jazzmine Beaulieu. The Saturday ABP trade show and art gallery is free and open to the public. Movie tickets must be purchased separately.

Saturday, July 30th at BAMcinématek features three different animation programs. A special screening at noon will feature Animation for Kids (also showing at noon on Sunday). Program One will feature experimental animation, fresh music videos and subversive design works. Program Two will showcase exceptional student films,

Animation for Kids Program (noon)

  • Bridge (Ting Chian Tey / Academy of Art / 2:44 min)
  • Free to be Me (Michaela Copikova & Veronika Obertova / Slovakia / 4:05 min)
  • Slap Back Jack — High Five Master (Mark Newell / NY / 11 min)
  • The Games I Made Up (Mary Twohig / Ohio State / 3 min)
  • Flora (Brett Swanson / Huntington University / 2:19 min)
  • The North Star (Peter Reynolds / Boston, MA / 14:30 min)
  • The Snowman (Kelly Wilson & Neil Wrischnik / Mill Valley, CA / 4:30 min)
  • Christmas Time (Brittany Biggs / Los Angeles / 2:40 min)
  • Potty Monsters (Courtney Pure / Long Island / 6 min)
  • BumbleVille (Gary Giambalvo / NYC / 1:35 min)
  • Bored (Messina Smith / Maryland / 4:05 min)
  • A Busy Bee (Don and Jen Skinner / Bracebridge, Ontario / 3 min)

Program One (2 p.m. and 6:50 p.m.)

  • City of Tomorrow (Camy Lee / NY / 1 min)
  • Animation Hotline — Call One (Dustin Grella / NY / 1 min)
  • Entanglement (Renae Radford / USC / 6:01 min)
  • Bleu (Mike Bentz / Sarah Lawrence / 1:05 min)
  • Terra Firma (Ted Wiggin / RISD / 5:30 min)
  • Dwellings (Aaron Wendel / Seattle / 3:54 min)
  • OHOK (Lyla Ribot / Pratt / 2 min)
  • Reloaded (Marieke Verbiesen / Norway / 3:36 min)
  • Sister Fight (Crystal Campbell & Jen Campbell / Brooklyn / 2:30 min)
  • Spin (Max Hattler / UK-Germany / 4 min)
  • On Water’s Edge (Tommaso de Sanctis / Royal College of Art / 9:25 min)
  • Theme, Alone (M. Ribeiro / Mass Art / 2 min)
  • Libangbang (Chia-Chi Tseng / USC / 4:37 min)
  • Hail (Emily Hubley / New Jersey / 3:06 min)
  • Excerpts from Concerto Piccolo & Gameboy (Amber Boardman / Brooklyn / 2 min)
  • The Language (Tobias Stretch / Pennsylvania / 6 min)
  • Timber (Adam Fisher / Maine / 1 min)
  • Outside the Lines (Juno Mendiola / UARTS / 1:47 min)
  • The Wendy-Lady (Amy Alexander / RMIT University, Australia / 4:18 min)
  • Urban Legend 2 (Wojtek Skowron / Germany-Poland / 2:32 min)
  • Hello, I Like You (Mixtape Club / Brooklyn / 2 min)
  • Animation Hotline — Call Two (Dustin Grella / NY / 1 min)
  • Spectacle! Artifice! Jiggling! (Janelle Miau / Cal Arts / 3:02 min)
  • Who’s That Brown (Thomas DeNapoli / NY-LA / 4:08 min)
  • A Very Large Number of Microphones (Adam Rosenberg / VCU / 40 seconds)

Program Two (4:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.)

  • Jeff Scher (You Might Remember This / NYC / 2:30 min)
  • The Quiet Life (Timothy Hittle / San Francisco / 12 min)
  • How to talk to Women (Josh Weisbrod / Brooklyn / 2 min)
  • Minstrel and the Duck (Stephen Leeper & Luke Nimtze / Huntington, IN / 4:15 min)
  • The Epileptic Bicycle (Lauren Horoszewski / University of Connecticut / 6 min)
  • Bike Race (Tom Schroeder / St. Paul, Minnesota / 12 min)
  • The Joke (Melanie Barreto and Tom Kyzivat / Addison, IL / 2 min)
  • Barko (Allison Craig / Los Angeles / 7:39 min)
  • Extinction of the Saber-Toothed Housecat (Damon Wong / Rhode Island / 3:32 min)
  • There’s a Dead Crow Outside (Morgan Miller / NYC / 1 min)
  • Enrique Wrecks the World (David Chai / San Jose, CA / 4:30 min)
  • Got Milk (Logan Hugueny-Clark / Los Angeles / 1:34 min)
  • Marvin (Mark Nute / United Kingdom / 7:11 min)
  • Wonder Hospital (Beomsik Shimbe Shim / Los Angeles / 11:34 min)
  • Kubla Khan (Joan C. Gratz / Portland, Oregon / 3:38 min)

The Saturday night after party will start around 10 p.m. at the Fourth Avenue Pub located at 76 Fourth Ave. in Brooklyn. The party will feature free beer with proof of ABP-BAM ticket purchase. Please trade your ticket for a wristband when leaving movie-theater.

July 31

Animation for Kids Program (noon)

Program Three (2 p.m. and 6:50 p.m.)

  • Get with the Program (Jennifer Drummond Deutrom / Austin, TX / 3:30 min)
  • Nigiri (Judy Lee / Brooklyn / 2 min)
  • Friday Night Tights (Joonki Park / UCLA / 4:01 min)
  • Floyd the Android (Jonathan Lyons / San Rafael, CA / 2 min)
  • Frogs and Gods (Brad Pattullo / PA / 8 min)
  • Plump (Marcelo Gorenman / Toronto / 2:15 min)
  • Laika (Avgousta Zourelidi / National Television School, UK / 9 min)
  • Don’t Tell Santa You’re Jewish (Jody Kramer / Canada / 3:47 min)
  • Morning (Tom Decker / CA / 7:30 min)
  • The Old Flame (Anita Drieseberg / Canada / 4 min)
  • The Doctor’s Wife (Julian Grant / Chicago / 6 min)
  • Contexting (David Donar / Canada / 1:08 min)
  • Photographs (Christina Manrique ‘ Brendan Clogher / Loyola Marymount / 6 min)
  • Teru Teru Bozu (Lori Samsel / Brooklyn / 2 min)
  • Heart (Erick Oh / UCLA / 8:33 min)
  • Desert Veil (Lyz Holder / Alaksa / 3:14 min)
  • Caffeine (Danae Diaz and Patricia Luna / Berlin / 5 min)

Program Four (4:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.)

  • Wordsmithery (Joel Brown / VFS / 3:20 min)
  • Craft (Mari Jaye Blanchard / Brooklyn / 5:22 min)
  • Meu Medo (Murilo Hauser / Brazil / 10:43 min)
  • Metro (Jake Wyatt / BYU / 4:44 min)
  • Teddy Goldblatt (Rob Munday / United Kingdom / 9:34 min)
  • Treasure of the Golden Skull (Mirella Toncheva / Brooklyn / 3 min)
  • Shapes in the City (Becky James / Brooklyn / 4:43 min)
  • The Eagleman Stag (Michael Please / Royal College of Art / 9 min)
  • Place Stamp Here (Joy Vaccese and Noelle Melody / NYC / 4:23 min)
  • Preferably Blue (Alan Dickson / New Zealand / 11 min)
  • Fini (Han Han Li / Concordia University / 2:26 min)
  • Paths of Hate (Damian Nenow / Lodz, Poland / 10:31 min)

The closing evening after party is at Habana Outpost at 757 Fulton St., Brooklyn, featuring streaming videos, free Six Point Ale and delicious Habana corn and is only for those with ABP-BAM Tickets.

2011 ABP festival prize jury is Emily Carmichael, Mike Hollingsworth, Lisa Crafts and Max Winston. Prizes include software from Toon Boom, DigiCel FlipBook, Dragon Stop Motion, Script Pipeline, designer bags from Crumpler, DVDs, a production grant and Boinx iStopMotion Pro for Best Student Film. Festival honors will be announced at www.animationblock.com the day after the festival.