Brooklyn’s popular Animation Block Party has announced its top prize winners. Dedicated to showcasing all genres of the world’s top indie, professional and student projects, ABP is directed by animation veteran Casey Safron. The event usually runs for three days at the end of July. The 10th anniversary edition of the event broke previous records with 4,000 in total attendance and many sold-out screenings.
The ABP 2013 Jury Award Winners are:
Best in Show
History of Pets – Kris Genijn / Netherlands
Kick-heart – Masaaki Yuasa / Japan & NY
Tumbleweed Tango – Sam Stephens & Christopher Mauch / NYC
Junk – Kirk Hendry / UK
Spacetime Fabric Softner – Ryan Mauskopf / NYC
Disney Star Wars Corporate Retreat – Ron Yavnieli / LA
Jamon – Iria Lopez / National Film & Television School
Gum – Noam Sussman /
Sheridan Animation For Kids
Icarus Falls – Jesse O’Brien / Syracuse
Knock Knock – Chadwick Whitehead / Brooklyn
The Animation Block Party 2013 Prize Jury included Jerry Beck, animation historian at Cartoon Research; Carrie Miller, network manager at Frederator Studios; Devin Clark, creator of Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans; and Scout Raskin, animation acquisitions manager at ShadowMachine.
Prizes included software from Toon Boom, Digicel FlipBook, Dragonframe 3.0, designer bags from Crumpler, art supplies from Sakura, ABP DVDs, T-Shirts and a special ABP Production Grant for the winner of Best Student Film.
For more info, visit www.animationblock.com.
Here’s the teaser for History of Pets!