Animation Block Party 2011 open for submissions

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Animation Block Party, the largest animation festival on the East Coast, is open for submissions until May 27.

The eighth annual Animation Block Party will run from July 29 to 31 at Rooftop Films and Bam Cinematek, only in Brooklyn, New York. Animation Block Party is dedicated to screening the world’s best professional, student and independent work of all genres.

ABP 2011 opens Friday, July 29 at Rooftop Films, with live music, followed by an outdoor simulcast screening of world premieres, international cartoons, exceptional student films and fan-friendly shorts.

Animation Block Party will continue Saturday, July 30 at Bam Cinematek. On Saturday, July 30, ABP will hold its first-ever animation trade show, art gallery exhibition and filmmaker-media brunch at Bam Cinematek.

Trade show attendees will include Animation Mentor, NY Bike Jumble, L-Magazine and Green Mountain Energy and many more. The ABP gallery exhibition will feature content from legendary artists such as Doug Crane and Howard Beckerman, alongside work from the newest animation talent.

ABP 2011 at BAM Cinematek will feature five individual programs, each screening twice.

A special Animation for Kids Program will screen at noon Saturday and Sunday. The Animation for Kids Program at ABP will highlight animated shorts for children from across the globe.

On July 30, Program One (2 and 6:50 p.m.) will feature experimental animation, fresh music videos and subversive design works, while Program Two (4:30 and 9:15 p.m.) will showcase signature student films, professional content and narrative shorts.

On July 31, Program Three (2 and 6:50 p.m.) will feature award-winning independent shorts, studio animation and other standout works, while Program Four (4:30 and 9:15 p.m.) will mix global films with New York premieres and local animations.

An ABP after-party, featuring free beer with purchase of movie ticket, caps each evening.

For more information, visit www.animationblock.com.

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