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2013 Animation Block Party Winners Announced

Winners are announced for the 10th annual Animation Block Party, with Dutch animator Kris Genijn taking home the Best in Show prize for his short film, History of Pets.

History of Pets - Kris Genijn (Netherlands)

History of Pets - Kris Genijn (Netherlands)


Winners have been announced for the 10th annual Animation Block Party!

ABP is dedicated to exhibiting all genres of the world's best independent, professional and student animation. Since the first official ABP film festival in 2004, thousands of filmmakers have submitted their animated shorts and screened them at the yearly festival. This year’s edition was a record-breaking summer with over 4,000 in total attendance and multiple sold out screenings.

The ABP 2013 Jury Award Winners are:

Best in Show History of Pets - Kris Genijn / Netherlands

Original Design Kick-heart - Masaaki Yuasa / Japan & NY

Computer Animation Tumbleweed Tango - Sam Stephens & Christopher Mauch / NYC

Experimental Film Junk - Kirk Hendry / UK

Music Video Spacetime Fabric Softner - Ryan Mauskopf / NYC

Narrative Short Disney Star Wars Corporate Retreat - Ron Yavnieli / LA

Student Film Jamon - Iria Lopez / National Film & Television School

Minute Movie Gum - Noam Sussman /

Sheridan Animation For Kids Icarus Falls - Jesse O'Brien / Syracuse

Audience Award Knock Knock - Chadwick Whitehead / Brooklyn

The Animation Block Party 2013 Prize Jury included Jerry Beck, Animation Historian at Cartoon Research; Carrie Miller, Network Manager at Frederator Studios; Devin Clark, Creator of Ugly Americans on Comedy Central; and Scout Raskin, Animation Acquisitions Manager at ShadowMachine.

Prizes included software from Toon Boom, Digicel FlipBook, Dragonframe 3.0, designer bags from Crumpler, art supplies from Sakura, ABP DVDs, T-Shirts and a special ABP Production Grant for the winner of Best Student Film.

Check out some of the new cartoons from Animation Block Party 2013, below:

Source: Animation Block Party

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.