Animation Block Announces Brooklyn’s Premier Animation Film Festival Kicks Off July 27th With World Premieres, International Shorts, Music Videos And More

Animation, Music, Beer, and After Parties at BAM Cinematek and Rooftop Films

BROOKLYN, NY (June 27, 2012) — The 9th Annual Animation Block Party presents nearly 100 animation shorts from all over the world to Brooklyn’s Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek venues. Beginning Friday, July 27th, the three-­‐day animation weekend will showcase the best of stop-­‐motion work, music videos, computer animation, experimental content, studio and independent films, and much more. Casey Safron, founder of Animation Block, will bring back last year’s successful debut of the free ABP trade-­‐show, and will introduce the first ever after party at the BAMcafé.

With a select 94 short animation films in six individual programs including: Opening Night at Rooftop, Animation for Kids, Eclectic Mix, International Shorts, Narrative Works, and Fresh Visions, the 2012 Animation Block Party will run from July 27th -­‐ 29th at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek respectively.

ABP 2012 at BAMcinématek will feature five individual programs, each screening twice. A special Animation for Kids Program will screen on Saturday and Sunday at noon. The Animation for Kids Program will highlight animated shorts for children. Programs held at BAM screen twice.

Friday, July 27th — ABP will open with live music at Rooftop Films at 8pm followed by outdoor simulcast screenings (on two lawns) at the Automotive High School featuring: world premieres, international cartoons,  exceptional student films and fan-­‐friendly shorts. Tickets are $12 dollars.

Saturday, July 28th — there will be an ABP Animation and  Art Trade Show at BAMcinématek. Festival movie tickets must be purchased, but the Saturday ABP expo is 100% free, open to the public and will run from 12pm-­‐8pm. BAMcinématek, tickets are  $12 dollars (less for matinees).

Program One: Animation Block Eclectic Mix (2pm & 6:50pm) will feature award-­‐winning independent works, global films, comedic shorts and more. Program  Two: Animation Block International Shorts (4:30pm & 9:15pm) will showcase a taste of  intercontinental animated shorts of all genres and styles. BAMcinématek: $12  dollars (less for matinees).

Sunday, July 29th -­‐ Program Three: Animation Block Narrative Works (2pm and 6:50pm) will feature exceptional student films and professional content with a storytelling focus. Program Four: Animation Block Fresh Visions (4:30pm and 9:15pm) will mix global films with New York premieres and local animations. BAMcinématek: $12 dollars (less for matinees).

The All-­Access Pass: The ABP Saturday Night party will take place in the BAMcafé at 30 Lafayette Avenue from 10pm-­‐2am on July 28th, and is exclusive only to those who purchase BAMcinématek all-­‐ access pass. The event will feature comedy, art, food, free Brooklyn Brewery beer, a photo-­‐ booth and live music from AHS followed by a headline appearance from Making Friendz.  All-­‐Access weekend passes will include admission to all ABP events at BAMcinématek.

9th
Annual
Animation
Block
Party
presents
nearly
100
animation
shorts
from
all
over
the
world
to
Brooklyn’s
Rooftop
Films
and
BAMcinématek
venues.
Beginning
Friday,
July
27th,
the
three-­‐day
animation
weekend
will
showcase
the
best
of
stop-­‐motion
work,
music
videos,
computer
animation,
experimental
content,
studio
and
independent
films,
and
much
more.
Casey
Safron,
founder
of
Animation
Block,
will
bring
back
last
year’s
successful
debut
of
the
free
ABP
trade-­‐show,
and
will
introduce
the
first
ever
after
party
at
the
BAMcafé.
With
a
select
94
short
animation
films
in
six
individual
programs
including:
Opening
Night
at
Rooftop,
Animation
for
Kids,
Eclectic
Mix,
International
Shorts,
Narrative
Works,
and
Fresh
Visions,
the
2012
Animation
Block
Party
will
run
from
July
27th
-­‐
29th
at
Rooftop
Films
and
BAMcinématek
respectively.
ABP
2012
at
BAMcinématek
will
feature
five
individual
programs,
each
screening
twice.
A
special
Animation
for
Kids
Program
will
screen
on
Saturday
and
Sunday
at
noon.
The
Animation
for
Kids
Program
will
highlight
animated
shorts
for
children.
Programs
held
at
BAM
screen
twice.
Friday,
July
27th

ABP
will
open
with
live
music
at
Rooftop
Films
at
8pm
followed
by
outdoor
simulcast
screenings
(on
two
lawns)
at
the
Automotive
High
School
featuring:
world
premieres,
international
cartoons,
exceptional
student
films
and
fan-­‐friendly
shorts.
Tickets
are
$12
dollars.
Saturday,
July
28th

there
will
be
an
ABP
Animation
and
Art
Trade
Show
at
BAMcinématek.
Festival
movie
tickets
must
be
purchased,
but
the
Saturday
ABP
expo
is
100%
free,
open
to
the
public
and
will
run
from
12pm-­‐8pm.
BAMcinématek,
tickets
are
$12
dollars
(less
for
matinees).
Program
One:
Animation
Block
Eclectic
Mix
(2pm
&
6:50pm)
will
feature
award-­‐winning
independent
works,
global
films,
comedic
shorts
and
more.
Program
Two:
Animation
Block
International
Shorts
(4:30pm
&
9:15pm)
will
showcase
a
taste
of
intercontinental
animated
shorts
of
all
genres
and
styles.
BAMcinématek:
$12
dollars
(less
for
matinees).
Sunday,
July
29th
-­‐
Program
Three:
Animation
Block
Narrative
Works
(2pm
and
6:50pm)
will
feature
exceptional
student
films
and
professional
content
with
a
storytelling
focus.
Program
Four:
Animation
Block
Fresh
Visions
(4:30pm
and
9:15pm)
will
mix
global
films
with
New
York
premieres
and
local
animations.
BAMcinématek:
$12
dollars
(less
for
matinees).
The
All-­Access
Pass:
The
ABP
Saturday
Night
party
will
take
place
in
the
BAMcafé
at
30
Lafayette
Avenue
from
10pm-­‐2am
on
July
28th,
and
is
exclusive
only
to
those
who
purchase
BAMcinématek
all-­‐
access
pass.
The
event
will
feature
comedy,
art,
food,
free
Brooklyn
Brewery
beer,
a
photo-­‐
booth
and
live
music
from
AHS
followed
by
a
headline
appearance
from
Making
Friendz.
All-­‐Access
weekend
passes
will
include
admission
to
all
ABP
events
at
BAMcinématek.
For
more
information
and
award