Animation Block Party 2010 Summerfest
Here is the official program information for Animation Block Party's Seventh Annual Festival. Tickets will be on sale at the doors to each event, but you can also buy them in advance at the links below to ensure a seat. In the event of rain, all outdoor events will take place indoors at the same location. Please check back for updates.
ABP July 30th:
The evening will feature live music from The Big Sleep, followed by an outdoor simulcast screening on both lawns at Automotive High, full of diverse world premieres, international cartoons and fan friendly blips. Doors to Rooftop Films on July 30th will open at 8pm. Music starts at 8:30pm and the ABP opening night screening begins at 9pm. There will be a short ten-minute intermission after "Offline."
- ABP 2010 Intro - Mike Hollingsworth, California
- Switch Today PSA - Arjun Rihan, California
- Pinball 12 Reanimated - Abbey Luck, NYC
- Re-Cre-a-tion - Trisha Gum and Dan Field, California
- Heartstrings - Rhiannon Evans, University of Wales Newport
- Haunted Heart - Winona Regan, Cal Arts
- Rusty's Long Journey Home – T. Sean Shannon and Mike Hollingsworth, California
- Zombie Too - Jacob Ospa, NYC
- The Falcon - Scot Hampton, San Francisco
- Patience of the Memory - Vuk Jevremovic, Germany
- Lifeline - Andres Salaff, Cal Arts
- Hubo - Erick Oh, UCLA
- Offline - Tom Gasek, Massachusetts
- Boom-HA - Matt Luckhurst, Canada-NYC
- Urs - Moritz Mayerhofer, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
- Bygone Behemoth - Harry Chaskin, California
- Perista - Kim Weiner, RISD
- The Thomas Beale Cipher - Andrew S. Allen, Seattle
- The Astronomer's Sun - Simon Cartwright and Jessica Cope, United Kingdom
- ABP 2010 Outro - Anneli Strassler, Brooklyn
Opening night animation screenings will be followed by an after party at Matchless, located at 557 Manhattan Avenue at Driggs, also in Williamsburg Brooklyn. The after party will feature free beer courtesy of Radeberger and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.
ABP July 31st
Animation Block Party continues on Saturday, July 31st at BAMcinématek located at the Peter Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Program One will feature experimental animation, fresh music videos and subversive design works, while Program Two will showcase exceptional student films, professional content and narrative shorts.
- Huck on the Gowanus - Christina Kelly, NYC
- Bric-A-Brac - Aaron Wendel, SAIC
- The Lift - Rob Kohr, NYC
- Lintscape - Caitlin Craggs – USC
- Flyer - David Sananman, New Jersey
- Conquest - Wojtek Skowron, Germany
- Paper Daydream - Jun Iwakawa, United Kingdom
- Spacious Thoughts - Fluorescent Hill, Montreal, Canada
- DemiUrge Emesis - Voltaire, NYC
- Noesis - Sophie Klevenow - Bristol School of Animation, UK
- Seahorse - Molly Allis, NYC/Boston/CA
- Golem - Joy and Noelle Vaccese, NYC
- House Bunny - Gina Kamentsky, Massachusetts
- Pink Spray Paint - Carly White, ENSAD, France
- Today's Weather - Jessica AM Chen - Cal Arts
- ReSemble - Aaron Thomas, Rochester Institute of Technology
- Muralmorphosis - Sean Stoops, Brian Campbell & Philadelphia Mural Arts, Philadelphia
- I'll Kill Her - Jorg Barton, Germany
- About – Dale and Sylvie, La Moustache, Montreal, Canada
- Abstraxion - Vampyros Lesbos - Choom Lam, Canada-France-UK
- Migrant Rights PSA - Eric Epstein, Brooklyn
- You Cried Me - Tom DesLongchamp, Seattle
- Notebook - Evelien Lohbeck, Netherlands
- The Orange - Nick Fox-Gieg, Canada
- N.A.S.A "A Volta" – Logan, Santa Monica
- Don't Text and Drive - Adrian J. Garcia – MassArt
- Everything Must Go - Rusty Eveland – UArts
- To Have and Hold - Jessica Polaniecki, SVA
- Kidnap - Sijia Luo – UCLA
- Ledo and Ix Goes to Town - Emily Carmichael, NYC
- Milk Nasty - TJ Fuller - Cal Arts
- Hanged - Patrick Dorian, NYC
- Superbattle - Ethan Marak, California
- The Arctic Circle - Kevin Parry – Sheridan
- My Wild Days - Greg Condon, NYC
- Ninjas vs. Guilt - David Chai, California
- Sneeze Me Away - Ryan Grobins, Korea
- Always Only Ever - Barbara Benas – CCAD
- In The Beginning - Katie Wendt – RISD
- Phillip, the Safety Egg - Mike Owens, Minneapolis
- Pinhead - Matt Lee, NYC
ABP August 1st
Animation Block Party closes on Sunday, August 1st at BAMcinématek, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn. Program Three will feature award winning independent shorts, studio animation and other standout works, while Program Four will mix global films with New York premieres and local animations.
- There's Bliss in the Kiss - Melanie Beisswenger, Germany, Singapore
- A Tall Tale - Brittany Biggs, USC
- Let's Make Out - Stephen Neary, NYC
- Breath - Kartika Mediani – CCAD
- The Plant - Jennifer Oxley, NYC
- Saira - Aditi Bhandari, California
- Seasons of Love - Grettel Batoon – NYU
- How to Make a Baby - Cassidy Curtis and Raquel Coelho, San Francisco
- Seed - Ben Richardson and Daniel Bird, NYC and Prague
- Amazing Animal Facts - Tony Dusko, Pennsylvania
- Death Buy Lemonade - Kyu-bum Lee – Sheridan
- Taste - Yvonne Grzenkowicz, NYC
- Something Left, Something Taken - Tiny Inventions, NYC
- A Moment in History - Steve Stark, Canada
- Flip - Peter W. Allen – Australia
- Conduit - Heather Kahn – RISD
- Let's Harvest the Organs of Death Row Inmates - Max Joseph & Chris Weller
- Old Fangs - Adrien Merigeau, Ireland
- The Tea Bag - Bil Thompson, Brooklyn
- Lunch - Irina Golina Sagatelian, Israel
- Prayers for Peace - Dustin Grella, SVA
- The Moonbird - Brothers McLeod, United Kingdom
- The Passenger - Julie Zammarchi, Massachusetts
- Zulal - Amanda Di Pancrazio, Concordia
- Bookgirl - Jane Wu, Pratt
- The Story of the Mean Dragon - Francis Gelinas, Canada
- The Not So Great Eugene Green - Michael Hill, Australia
- WASP - Mari Jaye Blanchard, NYC
- Snowflakes and Carrots - Samantha Leriche-Gionet, Concordia
- Innovation Driven - Harold Moss and Dan Forgione, Flickerlab, NYC
- Madagascar, Carnet De Voyage - Bastien Dubois, France
- Snack Track – Lori Samsel, NYC
- Fuzzy Insides - Michaela Olsen, RISD
- How to Lose Weight in 60 Seconds - Dave Carter, Australia
The closing evening after party is at Habana Outpost at 757 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, featuring streaming videos, free Six Point Ale and delicious Habana corn and is only for those with ABP-BAM Tickets.
ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY 2010
JULY 30, 2010 – ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY OPENING NIGHT AT ROOFTOP FILMS:
ABP Intro - Mike Hollingsworth, California (30 seconds)
The 2010 ABP bumper.
Switch Today PSA - Arjun Rihan, California (1 min)
95% of toilet paper used in US homes is made mostly of "virgin" fiber from newly cut trees.
Pinball 12 Reanimated - Abbey Luck, NYC (1 min)
Remake of the classic Pinball Number 12 animation from Sesame Street.
Re-Cre-a-tion - Trisha Gum and Dan Field, California (5:50 min)
A girl who lives in a room at the bottom of the ocean considers stepping outside.
Heartstrings - Rhiannon Evans, University of Wales Newport (2:52 min)
The story of two stop-motion figures made from string that fall in love; their love is represented by a red string that connects them at the heart.
Haunted Heart - Winona Regan, Cal Arts (4:08 min)
Two women escape into their own wild world.
Rusty's Long Journey Home – T. Sean Shannon and Mike Hollingsworth, CA (2:32 min)
Rusty finds his way back home.
Zombie Too - Jacob Ospa, NYC (1 min)
A zombie meets his match in a cute baby with fork.
The Falcon - Scot Hampton, San Francisco (2:50 min)
During the Age of Argus, Professor Weston and his companion Howell the Owl journey throughout the Focal Kingdom, searching for dinner.
Patience of the Memory - Vuk Jevremovic, Germany (6:30 min)
An animated watercolor history of Dresden, one of the most beautiful cities of the world.
Lifeline - Andres Salaff, Cal Arts (6:07 min)
A brilliant scientist travels through various dimensions and realms in search of his lost love.
Hubo - Erick Oh, UCLA (1:51 min)
A robot's encounter with a not quite typical ball.
Offline - Tom Gasek, Massachusetts (8:40 min)
A small orange capacitor named 'IZ' that lives on the circuit-board control-panel of a microwave oven…
Boom-HA - Matt Luckhurst, Canada-NYC (2:54 min)
And the beat go, Boom-HA…
Urs - Moritz Mayerhofer, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (10 min)
For many years Urs has looked after his aging mother, but now he decides to leave for the sunny top of the mountains, while his mother wants to stay.
Bygone Behemoth - Harry Chaskin, California (5:19 min)
A washed-up movie monster relives his halcyon days.
Perista - Kim Weiner, RISD (5:37 min)
Theodora, grandmother to the filmmaker, recounts the story of her childhood in Greece during WWII.
The Thomas Beale Cipher - Andrew S. Allen, Seattle (10 min)
Professor White is on the trail of the uncrackable Thomas Beale cipher—a century old riddle hiding the location of a fortune in gold.
The Astronomer's Sun - Simon Cartwright and Jessica Cope, United Kingdom (5:50 min)
In the dark atmosphere of his observatory, a young man tries to follow his father's steps.
ABP 2010 Outro - Anneli Strassler, Brooklyn
JULY 31, 2010 – ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY AT BAM – PROGRAM ONE:
Huck on the Gowanus - Christina Kelly, NYC (1:51 min)
In this hand-drawn animation a little boy named Huck and his dog Ginger float through the history of the Gowanus Canal and back again.
Bric-A-Brac - Aaron Wendel, SAIC (2 min)
A collection of coins, keys, cassettes and other junk drawer-objects, animated with crayon rubbings.
The Lift - Rob Kohr, NYC (5:15 min)
The Lift explores the consequences of one all too common act of not holding the elevator door open for someone eager to get on or worse, pushing the close button.
Lintscape - Caitlin Craggs – USC (3:30 min)
An environmental thriller, lint comes alive in a woman's dryer.
Flyer - David Sananman, New Jersey (2:31 min)
A foray into abstract animation and computer processing.
Conquest - Wojtek Skowron, Germany (5:46 min)
Conquest of a Planet.
Paper Daydream - Jun Iwakawa, United Kingdom (2:04 min)
Staring at a blank page, a draftsman finds his focus on work begins to drift and with it, his imagination. Soon, the page becomes a cinema screen for his meandering thoughts.
Spacious Thoughts - Fluorescent Hill, Montreal, Canada (4:40 min)
Tom Waits and Kool Keith are featured in this N.A.S.A. music project.
DemiUrge Emesis - Voltaire, NYC (2:28 min)
This short is the latest in Voltaire's "Chimerascope" series, depicting the painful process of the artist at work, in the form of a mummified cat with an upset stomach.
Noesis - Sophie Klevenow - Bristol School of Animation, UK (3:47 min)
A film about growing up and the changes and losses on the way.
Seahorse - Molly Allis, NYC/Boston/CA (5:49 min)
Charming video from the band Huff This. The director also lent her drumming skills to this track.
Golem - Joy and Noelle Vaccese, NYC (4:12 min)
Golem's Asylum is a place where idealistic dreams of musical success are twisted and distorted into pre-packaged fodder for slobbering ranks of zombified fans.
House Bunny - Gina Kamentsky, Massachusetts (1:30 min)
Cat makes a journey to visit the House Bunny, animated and drawn directly on 35mm film.
Pink Spray Paint - Carly White, ENSAD, France (3:50 min)
I will kiss you stars and say goodbye. Goodbye deception. I will never miss you. It was a beautiful nightmare.
Today's Weather - Jessica AM Chen - Cal Arts (2:20 min)
A painterly story about a man's (unfortunate) journey into the desert.
ReSemble - Aaron Thomas, Rochester Institute of Technology (3:55 min)
I didn't know what that man was doing in the bushes, and I wasn't going to find out.
Muralmorphosis - Sean Stoops, Brian Campbell & Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia (2:42 min)
A stop-motion animation, which is the byproduct of a temporary mural project created at 219 Race Street in Old City, Philadelphia.
I'll Kill Her - Jorg Barton, Germany (4:20 min)
An experimental music video to the love song "I'll Kill Her" from the french singer SoKo.
About – Dale and Sylvie, La Moustache, Montreal, Canada (3:30 min)
A sequence of three short blips: "About" what are the tar sands? "Water" what's more precious? "NAFTA" how can this happen?
Abstraxion - Vampyros Lesbos - Choom Lam, Canada-France-UK (3:50 min)
An animated music video that takes you on a journey through a surreal underwater world inhabited by strange anthropomorphic fish.
Migrant Rights PSA - Eric Epstein, Brooklyn (1:42 min)
This short aims to raise awareness of the struggle for migrant rights in the Middle East.
You Cried Me - Tom DesLongchamp, Seattle (2:48 min)
A music video for the band Jookabox.
Notebook - Evelien Lohbeck, Netherlands (4:58 min)
A daybook turns into a make-believe computer and plays shorter films at a paper version of YouTube where she twists the lines between the real and drawn again.
JULY 31, 2010 – ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY AT BAM – PROGRAM TWO:
The Orange - Nick Fox-Gieg, Canada (2:16 min)
A humble citrus fruit is granted absolute power over the universe.
N.A.S.A "A Volta" – Logan, Santa Monica (4:23 min)
A dim lit nightmarish world of isometric madness and ultra-violence inspired by the artwork of The Date Farmers for this music video.
Don't Text and Drive - Adrian J. Garcia – MassArt (1:16 min)
A choreographed waltz depicts the consequences of irresponsible driving.
Everything Must Go - Rusty Eveland – UArts (2:39 min)
A purposeless shopping cart decides to leave!
To Have and Hold - Jessica Polaniecki, SVA (3:40 min)
A stop motion short about a woman and her possessions.
Kidnap - Sijia Luo – UCLA (3:55 min)
A little chicken is late to school, but her excuse is too wild to believe: getting kidnapped on the way to school.
Ledo and Ix Goes to Town - Emily Carmichael, NYC (7:50 min)
What exactly do video game characters do when we're not around?
Milk Nasty - TJ Fuller - Cal Arts (4:01 min)
A degenerate man loses his wife. He goes out to look or her. He finds her...
Hanged - Patrick Dorian, NYC (1:30 min)
A stop-motion viral created to promote the Hangman word game.
Superbattle - Ethan Marak, California (7:12 min)
When a notorious super-villain escapes from his subterranean prison, the enigmatic robot warden summons his most powerful henchman to deliver justice.
The Arctic Circle - Kevin Parry – Sheridan (3:39 min)
A tale of greed in the wild, untamed Arctic that crowns our earth.
My Wild Days - Greg Condon, NYC (33 seconds)
Looking back on his wild days.
Ninjas vs. Guilt - David Chai, California (3:40 min)
Nobu the Ninja breathes a sai of relief after being consoled by his pal Pierre, over a cup of coffee and some penetrating advice.
Sneeze Me Away - Ryan Grobins, Korea (13:20 min)
Thomas enters a magical world by sneezing with his eyes open, and now must enlist the aid of strange creatures to help him find his way home again.
Always Only Ever - Barbara Benas – CCAD (3:30 min)
A love letter. Fordy spends a night drinking in despair over his ex-girlfriend.
In The Beginning - Katie Wendt – RISD (5:14 min)
God creates the world while receiving advice and feedback from the other residents of the heavens.
Phillip, the Safety Egg - Mike Owens, Minneapolis (4:49 min)
Genetically altered world of a paranoid hypochondriac trained in the arts of First Aid.
Pinhead - Matt Lee, NYC (5:11 min)
Office enemies go to war with their voodoo dolls.
AUGUST 1, 2010 – ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY AT BAM – PROGRAM THREE
There's Bliss in the Kiss - Melanie Beisswenger, Germany, Singapore (1:17 min)
A princess on the lookout for Mr. Right is willing to give even the most unlikely candidate a try.
A Tall Tale - Brittany Biggs, USC (8:04 min)
Having always yearned for acceptance, an outcast with freakishly long legs discovers she may be the key to the survival of the very kingdom that cast her aside.
Let's Make Out - Stephen Neary, NYC (1:30)
A romantic animation. Short, sweet, and a little strange.
Breath - Kartika Mediani – CCAD (3:49 min)
Metaphors of different matters happen in life, and how various circumstances affect those things in relation to our memories, that give impact towards our emotions.
The Plant - Jennifer Oxley, NYC (2:33)
A small girl comes up with a creative solution to get her kite from the branches of a tall tree.
Saira - Aditi Bhandari, California (2:51)
This short film is a creative explanation about 'why' little children do not finish their vegetables!
Seasons of Love - Grettel Batoon – NYU (4:33 min)
After falling in love at the dawn of spring, two leaves must find a way to reunite after Mother Nature's inevitable forces tear them apart.
How to Make a Baby - Cassidy Curtis and Raquel Coelho, San Francisco (47 seconds)
Stop-motion pixelation offering advice on how to make a baby.
Seed - Ben Richardson and Daniel Bird, NYC and Prague (11:41 min)
An egg and an apple build competing broadcast towers that vie for the attention of a transistor radio.
Amazing Animal Facts - Tony Dusko, Pennsylvania (40 seconds)
Don't lick that toad!
Death Buy Lemonade - Kyu-bum Lee – Sheridan (2 min)
A little girl running a lemonade stand has run in with death.
Taste - Yvonne Grzenkowicz, NYC (37 seconds)
A tasteful dinner becomes something difficult to digest.
Something Left, Something Taken - Tiny Inventions, NYC (10:13 min)
11 minute animated dark comedy about a vacationing couples' encounter with a man they believe to be the Zodiac Killer.
A Moment in History - Steve Stark, Canada (1:26 min)
'Before you kids had your fancy cars and your pogo sticks we had horses. When those horses were cold....well, sometimes we had to start em' Consarnit!'
Flip - Peter W. Allen – Australia (2:20 min)
In a style reminiscent of the flipbook animations created in his youth, the animator revisits the blood-and-gore-filled scenes he found so amusing as a 14-year-old.
Conduit - Heather Kahn – RISD (4:46 min)
Ubiquitous symbols both confuse & unite two friends.
Let's Harvest the Organs of Death Row Inmates - Max Joseph & Chris Weller (1:46 min)
In 2008, 37 death row inmates were executed. None of their organs was donated. Now consider that there are currently 2,775 people on the waiting list for a heart transplant.
Old Fangs - Adrien Merigeau, Ireland (11:25 min)
A young wolf decides to confront his father, whom he has not seen since he was a child.
The Tea Bag - Bil Thompson, Brooklyn (2:40 min)
Where do teabags go when they die?
Lunch - Irina Golina Sagatelian, Israel (1:19 min)
Vlad wants to eat his lunch in quiet but someone drops a small cat near his door and that disturbs his peace.
AUGUST 1, 2010 – ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY AT BAM – PROGRAM FOUR
Prayers for Peace - Dustin Grella, SVA (7:27 min)
A stop-motion animation confronting the memory of the artist's younger brother killed in the current conflict in Iraq.
The Moonbird - Brothers McLeod, United Kingdom (14:43 min)
The Moon Bird is a dark fairytale about an orphan girl who must outwit a terrible sorceress with the help of a magical lunar bird.
The Passenger - Julie Zammarchi, Massachusetts (7:13 min)
In a dreamscape narrative a woman peers out her window to see an almost Disney-esque rabbit being chased by a cat as a car pulls up which carries her toward her own euthanasia death.
Zulal - Amanda Di Pancrazio, Concordia (2:58 min)
A bathtub in the desert breaks as a woman worries of the consequences.
Bookgirl - Jane Wu, Pratt (3:42 min)
The adventures of Bookgirl…
The Story of the Mean Dragon - Francis Gelinas, Canada (2:20 min)
A little boy defeats a very mean dragon and buys himself new parents with the money he found in a chest full of gold.
The Not So Great Eugene Green - Michael Hill, Australia (13:11 min)
Eugene is a strange elderly man with a simple dream - to entertain his world through the art of vocal sound effects. Unfortunately he has an annoyingly small repertoire.
WASP - Mari Jaye Blanchard, Brooklyn (2:11 min)
A dour little girl innocently traps a potential threat, but isn't prepared to deal with the ethical consequences of her actions.
Snowflakes and Carrots - Samantha Leriche-Gionet, Concordia (4:01 min)
A little girl steals all the carrots she can find on snowmen.
Innovation Driven - Harold Moss and Dan Forgione, Flickerlab, NYC (2:01 min)
A simple, traditionally animated spot demonstrating what it takes to be innovation driven.
Madagascar, Carnet De Voyage - Bastien Dubois, France (11:06 min)
Sketches of Madagascar that come to life as the pages turn, allowing us a glimpse of the extraordinary diversity of the Red Island, and in particular of Famadihana, the ritual of the turning of the bones.
Snack Track – Lori Samsel, NYC (32 seconds)
Crunchy motorcycle action.
Fuzzy Insides - Michaela Olsen, RISD (5:10 min)
Take a peek into the secret nightlife of the suburbs. Four stop motion vignettes portray relationships that develop romantically and sexually, with a touch of awkwardness.
How to Lose Weight in 60 Seconds - Dave Carter, Australia (1:30 min)
From fad diets to extreme measures, it's a whirlwind minute road-testing 12 approaches to weight loss.