ANIMATION BLOCK

animationblockbutton.jpgCasey Safron’s NYC based Animation Block is dedicated to exhibiting independent, professional and student animation through internet streaming, free public screenings, DVD distribution and their sponsored Animation Block Party festivals. They support their on-going efforts by selling T-shirts and buttons (one of which is pictured at right). They sent me their first dvd, Animation Block Party Mix Tape, and it’s a pretty good collection of old, new, quirky and obscure independent animated shorts. Veterans Howard Beckerman, Irra Virbitsky and Don Duga are side by side here with such new artists as Lori Samsel and Jeff Scher.Submissions are being taken now for their next Block Party September 15th at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.