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The twelfth annual Animation Block Party is July 30-August 2, 2015 at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek. Animation Block Party is the largest animation festival of the East Coast. ABP is dedicated to exhibiting all genres of the world's best independent, professional and student animation.

The Animation Block Weekend Pass will give badge holders admission to all screenings and events listed below at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAMcinématek) including access to the exclusive ABP Saturday Night Party at BAM Fisher.

*Weekend Passes can be picked up at the ABP Merchandise Table at all screening venues.

ABP THURSDAY JULY 30, 2015

Animation Block Party Opening Night at Rooftop Films is Presented by Arts Brookfield. The ABP 2015 festival begins on Thursday, July 30th at Brookfield Place (formerly the World Financial Center) ground level, along the water between West Street and the Hudson River - 220 Vesey Street, NY, NY, 10281. 

Doors at 6:30pm. Live Music at 7:45 pm.Films begin at 8:45pm. Screening is free and open to the public. In the event of rain, show will be indoors at same location. Animation Block Party presents a diverse compilation of extraordinary animated shorts, including exclusive content from DreamWorks TV and Nickelodeon.

ABP FRIDAY JULY 31, 2015

Animation Block Party continues on Friday, July 31st at BAMcinématek located at the Peter Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY 11217. ABP Friday at BAMcinématek features four different animation programs. The 2pm slot offers a screening of Narrative Works, Studio Shorts and Local Films. At 4pm, there will be a screening of Student Films and Independent Animators. The 7pm show features the Best of Eyeworks Animation. At 9:45pm, there will be a 20th Anniversary screening of Ghost in the Shell.

2pm - Narrative Works, Studio Shorts and Local Films

An eclectic program of narrative, studio, and local animated shorts.

4pm - Student Films and Independent Animators

Animation Block Party presents a collection of exceptional films by students and independent animators.

7pm - Best of Eyeworks Animation

Eyeworks is an invitational festival focusing on abstract animation and unconventional character animation. Founded in 2010, Eyeworks is held annually in Chicago. For this ABP program, festival directors Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart have selected their favorite works from the past five years of screenings.

945pm – Ghost in the Shell 20th year anniversary

20th anniversary screening of the hit anime science fiction film based on manga of the same title by Masamune Shirow. A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Friday Night After Party at DSK Brooklyn – 930pm-1am * open to public

9:30pm-11pm - Animation Block Party Presents Picture This! * free event

11pm-1am - ABP party and drinks specials…

DSK located at 710 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY 11217.

ABP SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 2015

Animation Block Party continues on Saturday, August 1st at BAMcinématek located at thePeter Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY 11217.  ABP Saturday at BAMcinématek features four animation programs. The 2pm slot is a special Animation for Kids screening. At 430pm, there will be a screening of Pre Code Hollywood cartoons. The 7pm show features International Shorts. At 9pm, there will be a JibJab Showcase.

2pm - Animation for Kids

A fresh collection of the year's best family-friendly animated shorts gathered from festivals and the major studios.

430pm - Tom Stathes Cartoons on Film - Pre Code Hollywood

Animation curator and collector Tom Stathes presents this special screening of rare Pre-Code Hollywood cartoons.

7pm - International Shorts - Program One

Animation Block Party presents the finest animation from around the world.

9pm - JibJab Anniversary Showcase

Evan and Gregg Spiridellis founded JibJab in a Brooklyn garage nearly sixteen years ago. This summer, Animation Block Party will be presenting an exclusive JibJab Anniversary show at BAMcinématek, featuring everything from Presidential rap battles to "year in review" YouTube hits. 

ABP Saturday Night Party at BAM Fisher - 930pm-2am

*participating filmmakers,media and weekend pass holders only

BAM Fisher located at 321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn NY 11217.

Carnival and arcade style games, Sakura Drawing Wall, streaming animation videos, ping-pong, Brooklyn Brewery beer, Deep River Snacks chips and much more…

ABP SUNDAY AUGUST 2, 2015 

Animation Block Party concludes on Sunday, August 2nd BAMcinématek located at the Peter Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY 11217. The 2pm show is a Sesame Street Retrospective. At 430pm, there will be a 35mm screening of the Care Bears Movie. The 7pm show is a second original program of International Shorts. At 9pm, there will be a screening of Experimental Films, Graphic Design and Music Videos.

2pm - Sesame Slam: A Retrospective on Sesame Street Animations

A look back at Sesame classics paired with modern cartoons from the iconic educational program. 

430pm – Care Bears in 35mm

1980’s classic in 35mm. Directed by Arna Selznick. The Care Bears live in a cloud-filled land called Care-a-Lot. Travelling across Earth, the Bears help two lonely children named Kim and Jason find new parents, and also save a young magician's apprentice named Nicholas from an evil spirit's influence. 

7pm - International Shorts - Program Two

Animation Block Party presents a second collection of stellar international animation shorts 

9pm - Experimental Films, Graphic Design and Music Videos

The year’s most outstanding experimental and design centric animated shorts and music videos.

Full program listing at: http://www.animationblock.com/summerfest2015

Opening Night details at: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/animation-block-party-short-films-2

BAM Weekend details at: http://www.bam.org/film/2015/animation-block-party

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