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ABP Takes Summer Show to Downtown Manhattan

This summer, for the first time in the history of Animation Block Party, opening night will be held in lower Manhattan. The evening is presented by Brookfield Arts and hosted by our ... Continue Reading →
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Top Dusty Toon Honors to ‘Moonstruck’

The School of Visual Arts bestowed the top honors for traditional animation at its 25th anniversary Dusty Awards to the film Moonstruck by Luz Batista and Sarah Sloyer. The awards — ... Continue Reading →
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9 Toon Finalists for Student Academy Awards

Nine animated films have been nominated as finalists for the 2014 Student Academy Awards. Academy members will now vote to determine up to three winning films in each category. The ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Presents: The Frederator Retrospective

Back when the Animation Block Party film festival was a curly haired infant, I had a day job managing the School of Visual Arts Animation Department. SVA Animation shared its facility ... Continue Reading →
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Bakshi, Kaplan to Present at SVA Dustys

Filmmaker Ralph Bakshi and acclaimed producer Yvette Kaplan are among the animation and movie making professionals set to present awards at the 25th annual Dusty Film & Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Return to Rio

Director Carlos ... Continue Reading →
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Dustys Add SVA Alumni Awards

The School of Visual Arts will present at the 25th annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival the inaugural Dusty Alumni Awards to animation director Yvette Kaplan (Ice Age, King of the ... Continue Reading →
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SVA’s 25th Annual Dusty Fest Set for May 10-13

New York’s School of Visual Arts has set the dates for the 25th annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival, which showcases the filmmaking talents of the institute’s students. The ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Perspective: Roll Call

I’ve been fortunate to have a strong team in support of Animation Block Party. My West Coast compadre, Jonathan Mazer, helped manage early events, even traveling to Austin to emcee ... Continue Reading →
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Pipelinefx Announces Special Education License Plan

Render farm management solution firm PipelineFX has announced that twice a year, all of its education customers on subscription can double their current license capacity at no additional ... Continue Reading →