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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