Animation Congregation

July 23, 2009

Several members of the SVA community will be screening their work at this weekend’s Animation Block Party (ABP), taking place July 24 – 26 in Brooklyn. The annual festival presents independent, professional and student animation, and awards are given out for the best films. ABP was founded six years ago by festival director Casey Safron, who is also manager of the BFA Animation Department at SVA. Friday night’s screenings will take place at 50 Bedford Avenue and are co-presented by Rooftop Films, and Saturday and Sunday’s screenings will take place at BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Street. Ticket information is available at

Alumni films in this year’s ABP include Jake Armstrong‘s (BFA 2009 Animation) The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9; Jimmy Calhoun‘s (BFA 2003 Animation) Bird in my House, Angel in my Heart; Greg Condon‘s (BFA 2003 Animation) Here Come the Guns; Aaron Hughes (BFA 2003 Animation) and Lisa LaBracio‘s (BFA 2006 Animation) Backwards; Bill Plympton‘s (1969) Horn Dog; Rebecca Sugar‘s (BFA 2009 Animation) Singles; and Alex Wager‘s (BFA 2009 Animation) Juxtaposed. View a clip from Backwards below:

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