Animation Around the World in NYC

Andreas Hykade

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting a series of three screenings starting tonight and continuing through the end of July. “Animation Around the World” highlights shorts from the Ottawa and Clermont-Ferrand festivals as well as NY’s own Animation Block Party. More details can be found at the BAMcinématek website. Here are the screenings:

Best of Ottawa
Mon, July 16 at 6:50, 9:15pm
Due to popular demand, the Ottawa International Animation Festival has once again produced The Best of Ottawa, a special program highlighting some of the outstanding animated works screened each year at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. This year’s program features an exciting array of award-winning animated work.

The World According to Shorts presents: Best of Clermont-Ferrand
Mon, July 23 at 6:50, 9:15pm
The World According to Shorts presents highlights from one of the world’s premier short film festivals, Clermont-Ferrand’s Festival du Court Métrage. Highlights include a Seussian anthropology of the “piranha bird” (Tale of How); a poetic rendering of Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan; the utterly original Message for the Neighbors, in which a TV repairman is taken by an evangelical fervor; and a Brazilian take on Japanese anime (Yansan).

Animation Block Party
Mon, July 30 at 6:50, 9:15pm
From July 27-30 Animation Block Party will bounce around Brooklyn, exhibiting the world’s best animated shorts of all genres. The July 30th closing evening of ABP at BAM focuses on narrative independent, professional, and international works. Award winning filmmakers will be present for a pre-screening introduction. Last summer, over 1000 fans attended the Brooklyn-based film festival, which screened just under 60 animated films.

(Image at top is from The Runt by Andreas Hykade. The film is screening in both the Ottawa and Clermont-Ferrand programs.)

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