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Animation Block Party, 21-23 August 2020

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Category
ANIMATION & FILM FESTIVALS
Deadline | Event Dates (period)
21 August 2020 - 23 August 2020
City
New York City, USA / Online
Email
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Edition
17
Submission deadline
2020-05-22
Submission/Registration Fee
Yes

2020 Festival Coverage

On August 21-23, 2020, Animation Block Party presents its 17th annual festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with a unique program of streaming animated shorts and virtual after-parties. Animation Block Party 2020 programs will be available for free with a suggested donation to either Black Lives Matter of Greater NY or City Harvest for COVID-19 support.

FRIDAY NIGHT PROGRAM AUGUST 21, 2020
ABP 2020 PRESENTS PICTURE THIS!
Animation Block Party presents the very best in live animated comedy with Picture This streaming for free via Zoom at the Littlefield NYC Virtual Stage!The official streaming event begins at 9pm EST, featuring award-winning animators paired with exceptional comedic talent animated live.

SATURDAY / AUGUST 22, 2020
ABP 2020 AT BAM FILM
Weekend streaming programs of Animation Block Party at BAM will be available starting at 9am EST on Saturday morning and remain online until midnight on Sunday, August 23rd. Not all shorts listed in programs will be available for digital playback. ABP 2020 Saturday programs include:

  • Animated East Coast
  • Animation for Kids
  • Experimental, Graphic Design and Music Videos
  • Independent Animators

PROGRAM ONE: ANIMATED EAST COAST
This East Coast dominant blend of animated cinema focuses on an array of themes from mental health to relationship dynamics and house pets. The Animated East Coast program highlights a diverse group of filmmakers sharing personal stories, ideas of hope during an uncertain time.

Animation Block Street Team (Rob Bohn / NYC / 45 sec)
Sum of its Parts (Alisa Stern / Hudson Valley, NY / 3:18 min)
Don't Touch Your Face! (Leah Shore / NYC / 1:06 min)
Ducked (Michael Higgins / Brooklyn / 4:42 min)
Condolences from the Vulgar Tongue or (Boner) (Christina Fidler / MICA / 5:29 min)
Blackheads (Emily Ann Hoffman / New York / 7:46 min)
thum (Luca Depardon / New York / 4 min)
Edge (Steven Subotnick / RI / 3:15 min)
Otis March (Mark Minnig / NYC / 4:02 min)
The Wonderful World of Tomorrow (Iuliia Zhukova / Pratt / 4 min)
Trauma Chamelon (Gina Kamentsky / Somerville, MA / 2:51 min)
Ciervo (Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma / RISD / 10:15 min)
The Excruciatingly Endless & Dishearteningly Tedious Tale of The Creator Who Cannot Create (Urja Vakta / NY / 2:07 min)
Rabbit Retrieval (Phillip Sossou / MassArt / 7:36 min)
Beanstalk (Tom Cassese / New York / 5 min)
Masquerade Monday (Moksha Rao / SVA / 2:17 min)
The Island of My Home (Cynthia Chu / RIT / 4:44 min)
Lizard Ladder (Ted Wiggin / NYC / 5:20 min)


PROGRAM TWO: ANIMATION FOR KIDS
A new edition of excellent family-friendly animated shorts from Animation Block Party. This delightful telecast highlights studio pilots, independent content, energetic student works and a handful of international cinematic wonders.

Nature (Isis Leterrier / France / 3 min)
Dinner Is Saved (Teresa Park / SVA / 2:35 min)
My Pet Venus (Ariel Paxton / SCAD / 3 min)
Lamput - The Chase (Vaibhav Kumresh / Cartoon Network / 5:08 min)
Duino (Austin Vincent / Lesley University / 4:58 min)
A date with Mr Mappleton (multiple directors / ArtFX / 4:50 min)
The Guardians (AgainstAllOdds / Paris / 2 min)
Empty Nest (Ethan Long / Florida / 1:37 min)
Abstract Animals (Dana Sink & Ivica Širanović / PA-Macedonia / 1:18 min)
Boriya (Min Sung Ah / France / 17:13 min)
Yuan Yuan and the Hollow Monster (Catherine Chen / USC / 6:31 min)
Just Married (multiple directors / ENSI / 6:17 min)*
Monster Beach (Sean Zwan & Patrick Crawley / Cartoon Network / 10:38 min)


PROGRAM THREE:EXPERIMENTAL, GRAPHIC DESIGN AND MUSIC VIDEOS
Experience the best design centric animated shorts, music videos and outstanding experimental works. A hallucinatory program of abstract imagery, dimensional space, false impressions and reflective truths.

Däncing düplös (Kristian Pedersen / Oslo / 1:15 min)
Metro6 (Geoff Hecht / San Francisco, CA / 8:14 min)
Out of Bounds (Franz Impler / Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig / 15 min)*
BLOXX- Lie Out Loud (Barnaby Catterall / UK / 3:27 min)
Now 2 (Kevin Eskew / Los Angeles / 9:27 min)
Serial Parallels (Max Hattler / Germany / 9 min)
Alexander 23's 'IDK You Yet' (Chris Ullens / London / 3:06 min)
Helfer (Anna Szöllősi / Hungary / 9:45 min)*
Opera (Erick Oh / California / 8:43 min)
We're Not Out of the Woods Yet (Alexandre Nart / Paris / 3:27 min)
Bubble (Janelle DeWitt / Pratt / 4:32 min)
Frog Dog Log: Live à Laval (Jared D. Weiss / California / 2:46 min)


PROGRAM FOUR: INDEPENDENT ANIMATORS
An eclectic program of animated films by indie artists, freewheeling alternative worlds, historical interpretations, karmic retribution and urban visual cues.

Sidewalk - 2013 film (Celia Bullwinkel / Brooklyn / 4:15 min)
Proton Reign (Turner Lange / Los Angeles / 8:50 min)
History of Ska! (Ian Ballantyne & Sarah Schmidt / Columbus, Ohio / 4:20 min)
Three (Soyeon Kim / California / 2 min)
Mother Bunker (George Metaxas / North Hollywood / 4:48 min)
Zorg II (Auden Lincoln-Vogel / Estonia & Iowa / 21 min)
Chef Giants (Troy DeWinne & Ethan Dirks / California / 1:16 min)
Sidewalk Filmmaker Responds To Your Comments (Celia Bullwinkel / Montreal / 6:06 min)
Sublo and Tangy Mustard - Convention (Aaron Long / Cali-Canada / 8:24 min)
Wet & Soppy (Cliona Noonan / Ireland / 4:02 min)
Oh Say Can You See (Noam Sussman / Canada / 1:59 min)
Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother (Stephen Irwin / UK / 9:30 min)*
Awkward (Nata Metlukh / San Francisco / 3:45 min)


SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY
The Saturday evening virtual party starts at 6pm EST / 3pm PT and features a LIVE 16mm tele-steream from Tommy Stathes’ Cartoons On Film. Visually stimulating, sometimes surreal, New York themed shorts from some of the most iconic NY studios of the early 20th century.


CARTOONS ON FILM AT ANIMATION BLOCK 2020 - OFFICIAL LINEUP

1. Farmer Alfalfa Sees New York (Paul Terry/Bray Studios, 1916) 5m
2. Bedtime (Fleischer, 1923) 8m
3. The Peaceful City (John McCrory, 1927) 8m
4. City Slickers (Paul Terry, 1928)* 6m
5. Skinny & Husky at Coney Island (unknown, ca1930) 7m
6. Art For Art's Sake (Van Beuren, 1934) 7m
7. A Dream Walking (Fleischer, 1934) 7m
8. Grampy's Indoor Outing (Fleischer, 1936) 6m
9. The Paneless Window Washer (Fleischer, 1937) 7m

Screening will include 10 minute intermission (with vintage animated clock) followed by Q&A.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2020
ABP 2020 AT BAM FILM
Weekend streaming programs of Animation Block Party at BAM will be available starting at 9am EST on Saturday morning and remain online until midnight on Sunday, August 23rd. Not all shorts listed in programs will be available for digital playback. ABP 2020 Sunday programs include:

  • International Shorts (A)
  • International Shorts (B)
  • Student Films (A)
  • Student Films (B)

PROGRAM FIVE: INTERNATIONAL SHORTS (A)
Animation Block Party presents the first of two incredible collections of award-winning international shorts. A dreamscape assortment of digital celluloid, delving into perceptive effects and reactive emotions.

Nox Insomnia (Guy Charnaux / Brazil / 7:54 min)
Sheep, Wolf and a Cup of Tea... (Marion Lacourt / Paris / 12:15 min)*
Frankee Freak (Michele Annibali / Italy / 3:32 min)
Katalog of Flaws (Marv Newland / Canada / 11:45 min)
Freeze Frame (Soetkin Verstegen / Belgium / 5 min)
Sounds of Sighs (Atam Rasho / France / 19:46 min)
Postpartum (Henriette Rietz / Berlin / 4:36 min)
St. Moritz (Joseph Balaclav / Israel / 6:21 min)
SH_T_Happens (Michaela Mihalyi / Czechia-Slovakia-France / 13:10 min)


PROGRAM SIX: INTERNATIONAL SHORTS (B)
Animation Block Party shares a second program of breathtaking international shorts, a travelogue during a time of pure withdrawal, an intimate exodus of movement.

riviera (Jonas Schloesing / France / 15:35 min)*
Eaten (Mohsen Rezapour / Iran / 7:20 min)
Aletsch Negative (Laurence Bonvin / Berlin-Switzerland / 11:32 min)*
Tête de linotte ! / Airhead ! (Gaspar Chabaud / Belgium / 5:43 min)*
Snow Shelter (Robertas Nevecka / Lithuania / 16 min)
To the dusty sea (Héloïse Ferlay / France / 12:28 min)
Rivages/The Shoreline (Sophie Racine / France / 8:21 min)*
Lah gah (Cécile Brun / Zürich / 6:34 min)

PROGRAM SEVEN: STUDENT FILMS (A)
Animation Block Party highlights exceptional short films from students worldwide, together looking back at the past, ambivalence, understanding, sometimes finding humor in isolation.

Pause. Play. Repeat. (Ankita Panda / USC / 4:29 min)
You’re So Far Away (Jeongki Kim / RISD / 3:38 min)
Sous la glace / Under the ide (multiple directors / ENSI / 6:50 min)*
The Wishing Well (Rita Wong / RMIT / 5:30 min)
Gravedad (Matisse Gonzalez / Filmakademie Baden Württemberg / 10:35 min)
In Her Boots (Kathrin Steinbacher / RCA / 6 min)
Duo (Sidney Gale / CCAD / 4:43 min)
Where am I? (Cheng Qiu / RCA Animation / 4:16 min)
Combust (Tyler Washington / MICA / 4:22 min)
Put A Stick in It (Austin Kimmell / MassArt / 3:57 min)
White Tape (Emily Hampson / SVA / 2:27 min)
Framed! (Aya Kneitner / CalArts / 4:25 min)*
Killing Time (multiple directors / Goeblins / 4:47 min)
Mettle Creek (Britt Sodersjerna / Pratt / 4:01 min)
Unlikely Love (Molly Mayhew / UCA Farnham / 1:38 min)


PROGRAM EIGHT STUDENT FILMS (B)
Animation Block Party showcases the best student films of the year in a program exploring cultural shifts, societal norms and rhythmic innovation mixed with narrative threads.

The Slug Finger (Lily Shaul / Kingston / 3:57 min)
Superstitions (Tonya Amyrin Rice / UArts / 3:15 min)
White Out (Karen Wang / RMIT / 4:05 min)
One Left (Sebastian Doringer / University of Applied Arts Vienna / 6:12 min)
El Gran Corelli (Abel Carbajal / ESCAC-Barcelona / 7 min)
The Kitchlets (Clarisse Chua / CalArts / 7:30 min)
Waste Away (Elly Stern / MassArt / 4:49 min)
In Passing (Esther Cheung / Sheridan / 4:08 min)
Unconditional (Austin Braddock / Pratt / 2:52 min)
Matryoshka (Danou Jenny He / NYU / 5:29 min)
Dogs (multiple directors / Goeblins / 7:15 min)
Fortune (Em Jiang / RISD / 3:52 min)
Dance of the Angel (Zoe Zheng / USC / 1:54 min)
Mako and Mendoza: Battle for Bulkhead Beach (Bonny John / UCF / 3:30 min)
Oniden (Aimee Uehara / LCAD / 1:27 min)
Any Instant Whatever (Michelle Brand / RCA / 5:13 min)

Film Titles with an asterisk (*) next to them will not be part of the BAM Film digital stream but are still official festival selections.

The festival stream will be available at the Animation Block Party website with additional broadcast options at BAM.

2019 Festival Coverage

Animation Block Party 2019 award winners:
Student Film:God of Chaos: Maddie Brewer / RISD
Original Design: The Hole: Will Kim / California
Best In Show:Home Away 3000: Héloïse Pétel and Philippe Baranzini / France
Animation For Kids:The Bird and the Whale: Carol Freeman / Ireland
Audience Award: Eli: Nate Milton / NYC

2020 Call for Entries (Archive)

The Animation Block Party is currently open for short film entries to its 17th annual film festival in Brooklyn, NY. Animation Block Party, which will return August 21-23, 2020 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, located at 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY. This summer’s festival will celebrate the wonderfully diverse borough of Brooklyn.

Animation Block Party has released an early web poster designed by Natasha Sharpe featuring the Brooklyn Academy of Music building and various animated cartoons en route to the venue. The NYC summer bumper will be animated by Rob Bohn and the Amigo Unit animation team, set to premiere this August at Littlefield NYC.

Animation Block Party 2020 will remain open for rolling submissions until May 22nd. All animation films must be in the time range of 30 seconds to 30 minutes. Award categories include the Audience Award, Student Film, Animation For Kids, Original Design and Best In Show. All award winners receive copies of FlipBook from DigiCel, digital subscriptions to Animation Magazine and the winners of Audience Award and Student Film will receive bonus prizes of Dragonframe and Bluetooth controllers from DZED Systems.

 

 
 

Event Dates

  • From 21 August 2020 to 23 August 2020
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