Another fun-filled edition of the Animation Block Party wrapped up Sunday night with a packed screening of Experimental Films, Graphic Design and Music Videos at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The four-day event toasted the festival’s 15th anniversary with the world’s best indie, professional and student animation, special event screenings, mixers and more.
This year’s juried award winners are:
Best in Show: Space Between Stars by Samuel W. Bradley (Canada)
Original Design: Pure Vida by Nata Metlukh (Estonia)
Experimental Film: Sparky by xinbaonuzi (China)
Narrative Short: An Island by Rory Byrne (Ireland)
Student Film: Opening Night by Margaret Bialis (DePaul University)
Minute Movie: Weird Movies by Felipe DiPoi (Brooklyn)
Animation for Kids: Moth’s Cafe by Jackie Snyder (School of Visual Art)
Audience Award: Starlight by Tyler Thompson (University of Southern California)
ABP’s 2018 Prize Jury was director/animator Lizzi Akana (Psyop, Hornet, Blue Sky, etc.), Stephen Neary, creator of The Fancies from Cartoon Network; and Sarah Schmidt, the founder of Malt Adult, animation screening nite/fanzine.
Learn more about the East Coast’s biggest toon fest at www.animationblock.com.