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Still from Joni Mannisto’s Swarming, winner of “Best In Show”

NEW YORK — Winners have been announced for the ninth annual Animation Block Party! Some call it punk rock, some call it grass roots, but labels aside — NYC-based Animation Block Party is the premier animation festival o the East Coast.

Since the first official ABP film festival on September 9th, 2004, thousands of filmmakers have submitted their animated shorts and screened them at the yearly festival.

The ninth annual ABP summer festival ran from July 27-29 2012 at Rooftop Films & BAMcinématek.

ABP is dedicated to exhibiting all genres of the world’s best independent, professional and student animation.

Best in Show
Swarming – Joni Mannisto (Finland)

Original Design
Re-collection – Nicholas Kallincos (Australia)

Computer Animation
366 Tage – Johannes Schiehsl (Germany)

Experimental Film
1925 AKA Hell – Max Hattler (UK)

Music Video
The Living Things – Phil Davis (Maryland)

Narrative Short
Dancing with the Moon – Katherine Pettit (British Columbia)

Student Film
Natural Order of Things – Sarah Beeby (Royal College of Art)

Minute or Under
How to Eat Your Apple – Erick Oh (CA)

Animation for Kids
My Little Friend – Eric Prah (Ringling)

Audience Award
Tio – Samuel Hayes (Jamaica Plain, MA)

Only in Brooklyn, NY, Animation Block Party is the largest animation festival on the East Coast, dedicated to screening the world’s best professional, student and independent work of all genres.

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