Animation Block Party
Short Film Program
$10 at the door or online
Friday Jul 30, 2010
8:00Doors Open
8:30Live music by The Big Sleep
9:00Films begin
11:30After-party: Open Bar at Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave. @ Driggs) Courtesy Radeberger Pilsner
***Restrictions: No refunds ~ Seating is first come, first served. Physical seats are limited. This means you may not get a chair. You are welcome to bring a blanket and sit picnic-style.
In case of rain, the screening will be held indoors at the same location.

VENUE
Greenpoint High School For Engineering and Automotive Technology (Formerly Automotive High School)
On The Lawn
Williamsburg
50 Bedford Ave. at North 13th St., Brooklyn, NY 11222
L to Bedford Ave. or G to Nassau Ave.

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
Animation Block
IFC
New York Magazine
Radeberger
Sailor Jerry

Some call it punk rock, some call it grass roots, but labels aside, NYC-based Animation Block Party is dedicated to exhibiting the world's best independent, professional and student animation.


The summer of 2010 will mark the seventh annual Animation Block Party film festival. ABP has quickly become the premiere animation festival on the East Coast, showcasing the world's best student, professional and independent shorts of all genres. For the past five years, the ABP festival has opened at Rooftop Films. The ABP-Rooftop experience offers a big-screen simulcast of animation on both lawns at the Automotive High School. This year, ABP will open on July 30th at Rooftop Films and then continue on July 31st and August 1st at Bam Cinematek. Every evening will feature an awesome after party with free drinks.

For more information, please go to

Presented in partnership with: IFC, New York magazine, Animation Block, Sailor Jerry Rum, Radeberger, Automotive High School, Matchless & Council Member David Yassky


ABP Intro (Mike Hollingsworth | California | 1 min.)
The 2010 ABP bumper.

Boom-HA (Matt Luckhurst | Canada-NYC | 2 min.)
And the beat go, Boom-HA...

Bygone Behemoth (Harry Chaskin | California | 5 min.)
A washed-up movie monster relives his halcyon days.

Haunted Heart (Winona Regan | Cal Arts | 4 min.)
Two women escape into their own wild world.

Heartstrings (Rhiannon Evans | University of Wales Newport | 2 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.

Hubo (Erick Oh | UCLA | 1 min.)
A robot's encounter with a not quite typical ball.

Lifeline (Andres Salaff | Cal Arts | 6 min.)
A brilliant scientist travels through various dimensions and realms in search of his lost love.

Offline (Tom Gasek | Massachusetts | 8 min.)
A small orange capacitor named 'IZ' that lives on the circuit-board control-panel of a microwave oven...

Patience of the Memory (Vuk Jevremovic | Germany | 6 min.)
An animated watercolor history of Dresden, one of the most beautiful cities of the world.

Perista (Kim Weiner | RISD | 5 min.)
Theodora, grandmother to the filmmaker, recounts the story of her childhood in Greece during WWII.

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 | California | 5 min.)
A girl who lives in a room at the bottom of the ocean considers stepping outside.

Rusty's Long Journey Home (Mike Hollingsworth | California | 2 min.)
Rusty finds his way back home.

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.

The Astronomer's Sun (Simon Cartwright and Jessica Cope | United Kingdom | 5 min.)
In the dark atmosphere of his observatory, a young man tries to follow his father's steps.

The Falcon (Scot Hampton | San Francisco | 2 min.)
During the Age of Argus, Professor Weston and his companion Howell the Owl journey throughout the Focal Kingdom, searching for dinner.

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.

Urs (Moritz Mayerhofer, Filmakademie Baden | Wurttemberg | 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.

Zombie Too (Jacob Ospa | NYC | 1 min.)
A zombie meets his match in a cute baby with fork.

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