The Animation Block Party has unveiled the program for its 17th annual festival which will take place August 21-23. As many of this year’s other animation events, the festival will stream animated shorts and host virtual parties. The programs will be available for free to all viewers with a suggested donation to either Black Lives Matter of Greater NY or City Harvest for COVID-19 support.
The event will kick off on Friday, August 21 with an “Opening Night Party” featuring Picture This at the Littlefield NYC Virtual Stage at 9 p.m. EST. The program will showcase award-winning animators paired with top comedic talent, telling jokes as they are animated live on Zoom.
The Saturday streaming programs of Animation Block Party 2020 will be available starting at 9 a.m. EST on Saturday morning and remain online until midnight on Sunday, August 23rd. You can tune in to BAM.org for live Vimeo Premium digital broadcasts of festival shorts throughout Animation Block Party weekend. Among the dedicated programs are a collection of shorts from the East Coast; a program of shorts for children; an experimental, graphic design and music video collection; an indie animator showcase; a Saturday night party with Cartoons on Film live from Tommy Stathes in Brooklyn, as well as several collections of international shorts and student projects.
Considered one of the most invigorating and fun animation events in the U.S., Animation Block Party is the brainchild of organizer Casey Safron, who founded the event in 2004. You can find all the details and the lineup for each individual program at www.animationblock.com/summerfest2020