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APB Announces 2013 Festival Program

The Animation Block Party, dedicated to exhibiting all genres of the world's best independent, professional and student animation, celebrates its tenth anniversary with the festival’s largest slate of programming ever.

Brooklyn, NY --

This summer’s Animation Block Party, the premier animation festival of the East Coast dedicated to exhibiting all genres of the world's best independent, professional and student animation, is set to celebrate its tenth anniversary with its largest slate of programming ever.

Animation Block Party, taking place this year July 25-28, has announced its full programming lineup and film competition selections on AnimationBlock.com. The competition lineup includes over 100 short films spread across four programs of animated shorts, two programs of international animated shorts and one program of children’s animation. In addition to the new animated films, the festival will be presenting archival screenings of silent animated films, 1960s Oscar-winning shorts, and the features The Secret of NIMH and Beavis & Butt-Head Do America.

The ABP 2013 jury consists of Jerry Beck, Devin Clark, Carrie Miller and Scout Raskin, with festival awards to be presented across 10 categories: Student Film, Best in Show, Audience Award, Narrative Short, Computer Animation, Minute Movie, Original Design, Music Video, Experimental Animation and Animation for Kids.

ABP kicks off on July 25th with an Opening Night concert featuring excusive content from Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Pixar at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N. 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211). Adam Green and Binki Shapiro will be headlining the event, hosted by es Savy Fav frontman and comedian Tim Harrington, with an opening performance by Dovecote recording artist Hooray For Earth.

ABP 2013 festival screenings begin on Friday, July 26th at Rooftop Films, located at the Greenpoint High School for Engineering and Automotive Technology (50 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, NY 11222). The evening will feature live music followed by an outdoor screening, featuring international cartoons, exceptional student films, world premieres and visually stunning shorts. The screening will be followed by an after-party at Matchless (557 Manhattan Avenue).

Individual screening tickets and full festival passes can be pre-ordered on AnimationBlock.com.

Source: Animation Block Party