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TENTH ANNIVERSARY ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY 2013 ANNOUNCES FILM LINEUP WITH EXCLUSIVE OPENING NIGHT MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AND ADDED ANIMATION EVENTS
Tickets On Sale Now
Exclusive Opening Night Performances and Official After-Party
To Commemorate Decade-long Run
Festival Runs July 24 – July 28, 2013
Events To Be Held at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Rooftop Films, BAMcinématek
BAM Fisher & Brooklyn Industries Stores
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Animation Block Party, which will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a bang this year, released its official film lineup and will showcase work from all over the world including highlights from local artists and students in addition to programming for children. The ten-year birthday will be honored with week-long festivities including Opening Night concert and exclusive studio shorts, plus awesome parties each evening including a special ‘Meet and Greet the Animators’ event and a t-shirt launch cocktail party in collaboration with Brooklyn Industries, capped off by the Official 10th Anniversary Saturday Night Party at the BAM Fisher featuring games, food, music and more.
2013 Animation Block Party kicks off at Music Hall of Williamsburg Thursday, July 25th with animation content from Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Pixar and musical performances. Adam Green and Binki Shapiro will headline. Dovecote recording artist Hooray For Earth will open the evening and the night will be hosted by Les Savy Fav frontman and comedian Tim Harrington.
The 10th Anniversary ABP Official After-Party will be held on Saturday, July 27th at BAM Fisher venue. All 2013 Animation Block Party ticket-holders are granted access to the exclusive party, which will include games, DJ performances, a Sakura Art drawing station, special food and drinks sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Gin, and more.
Additionally, Brooklyn Industries will host two events to launch the limited edition 2013 Animation Block Party T-shirt. The specially designed shirt was created by comic book creator and animation art director, Michael Lapinsky. The T-shirt Release Party will be held in Williamsburg while, the Meet and Greet the Animators will be held in Boerum Place, where approximately 50 of the festival’s filmmakers will be on hand for signing and photo opportunities. Drinks and snacks will be offered at both events.
The 2013 ABP jury includes Jerry Beck, Carrie Miller, Devin Clark and Scout Raskin. Award categories are Student Film, Best in Show, Audience Award, Narrative Short, Computer Animation, Minute Movie, Original Design, Music Video, Experimental Animation and Animation for Kids.
Individual tickets, VIP and premium passes for the festival are on sale; information can be found on the Animation Block Party website with VIP and premium pass information below:
ALL ACCESS PASS: http://www.flavorus.com/event/VIP-All-Access-Pass/177026
ABP PREMIUM PASS: http://www.flavorus.com/event/ABP-Premium-Pass/177027
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24: T-SHIRT RELEASE EVENT AND COCKTAIL PARTY
Joins at Brooklyn Industries Store in Williamsburg for the launch of the 2013 Tenth Anniversary (limited edition) Animation Block Party tee shirt with drinks and snacks!
6:00pm – 9:00pm Free: RSVP
Brooklyn Industries Williamsburg: 162 Bedford Ave. (at North 8th)
Free Event – RSVP here — > http://bit.ly/14wNWXe
THURSDAY, JULY 25: OPENING NIGHT CONCERT AND CARTOONS
Hooray For Earth, Adam Green and Binki Shapiro with Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network Pixar content hosted by Tim Harrington.
Doors: 8:30pm Show: 9:00pm Tickets: $20
Music Hall of Williamsburg: 66 North 6th St. (btwn. Kent and Wythe Aves.)
Purchase Tickets Here:
FRIDAY, JULY 26: OUTDOOR SCREENING AT ROOFTOP FILMS AND AFTER-PARTY
The films at ABP/Rooftop showcase will be a hodge-podge of world premieres, international pieces and exceptional student films. After-party to be held at Matchless with open bar courtesy of Red Stripe & Tito’s Vodka.
Doors: 8:00pm Films: 9:00pm
Rooftop Films: 50 Bedford Ave. (at North 13th St.)
Tickets: $13 | Purchase here: http://rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/animation-block-party-short-films/
After-Party: 11:30pm Matchless: 557 Manhattan Ave. (at Driggs)
SATURDAY, JULY 27: SCREENINGS, MEET & GREET FILMMAKERS AND OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY
The first day at BAMcinématek includes five segments of programming, plus Meet & Greet panel at Brooklyn Industries and the 10th Anniversary Event at BAM Fisher with free food, drinks, music and games.
12:00pm – 2:00pm: Meet the Animators Event
Brooklyn Industries Boerum Place: 342 Fulton St. (at Boerum Place)
Free: RSVP here — > http://bit.ly/15JoRHZ
Festival Screenings at BAMcinématek
Peter Sharp Building: 30 Lafayette Ave. (btwn. Ashland Place & St. Felix Street)
Tickets for each segment: $13 (Saturday purchases include BAM Fisher event access)
12:00pm: Animation for Kids
2:00pm: Experimental Films, Motion Graphics, Design Shorts, Music Videos
4:30pm: Tom Stathes’ Cartoons On Film – silent classic shorts with Q&A panel
7:00pm: International Shorts – Program One
9:30pm: Beavis and Butt-Head Do America on 35mm
9:30pm: 2013 ABP Official After-Party at BAM Fisher
All Saturday ABP festival attendees will receive admission to this party upon presentation of movie ticket at entrance to BAM Fisher venue. Party includes carnival and arcade style games, streaming videos, ping pong, deejay, Sakura Art drawing station, Brooklyn Brewery beer, Brooklyn Gin, food, wine and much more.
BAM Fisher: 321 Ashland Place (btwn. Lafayette Ave. & Hanson Place)
Exclusive to all 2013 ABP ticket holders
RSVP here — > http://bit.ly/12sWICW
SUNDAY, JULY 28: SCREENINGS AND CLOSING NIGHT EVENT
The last day also features five segments of original programming at BAMcinématek including a 1960’s Oscar shorts presentation followed by an all-star Q&A with Jerry Beck, J.J. Sedelmaier, Michael Sporn and Emily Hubley. The ABP Sunday wrap party is at Habana Outpost including free Six Point Ale and Habana corn.
BAMcinématek – Peter Sharp Building: 30 Lafayette Ave. (btwn. Ashland Place & St. Felix Street)
Tickets for each segment: $13
12:00pm: Secret of NIMH on 35mm
2:00pm: Narrative Works, Studio Shorts, Local Filmmakers
4:30pm: Student Films, Independent Animators
7:00pm: Jerry Beck Presents – 1960’s Oscar Shorts with Q&A panel after screening
9:30pm: International Shorts – Program Two
9:30pm: 2013 ABP Wrap Party at Habana Outpost
Habana Outpost: 757 Fulton St. (at South Portland Ave.)
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FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: http://animationblock.com/summerfest2013/
Animation Block Party awards will be announced on Monday, July 29th on its website
DVD Screener selects available upon request.
Youtube.com/user/animationblock? | Myspace.com/animationblockparty
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