Lol, no idea why that monkey has such a problem with the Roller-Derby'er...:P
Animation Block Party (Short Films)
Come out and experience some of the year's best animated short films during the incomparable Animation Block Party!
Animation Block Party is the premier animation festival of the East Coast, and their screenings draw huge crowds to see the best new animated films in the world. Each year the opening night of the festival is presented outdoors in partnership with Rooftop Films, and this year’s screening, presented by Arts Brookfield at Brookfield Place, will feature sneak previews of exclusive new animated short films from MTV(other), MTV’s short film channel. [More films added as they're announced]
ABP Intro/Street Justice (Ben Li | 1 min.)
Tanya and Dodger in the underworld.
Sanjay and Craig/Fart Baby (Jim Dirschberger and Jay Howell | 10 min.)
*Nickelodeon exclusive* While munching on hot wings, Sanjay and Craig face a challenge.
Fluffy McCloud (Connor Finnegan | 3 min.)
A misunderstanding and mixed relationship with Mother Nature.
Worldword (Peter Glantz and Becky Stark | 1 min.)
We are the world and so are you – a series of commercials sponsored by Planet Earth.
In The Beginning (Arthur Metcalf | 3 min.)
There can be no doubt that a little girl had a hand in the Creation.
Blankfillers (Celeste Lai and Peyton Skyler | 3 min.)
Thoughts about existence illustrated by the interactions of strangers.
Love Ball: Ball on Fire (Dana Sink | 3 min.)
One ball's journey to recover something precious it has lost.
Amasia (Guillaume Renier, Fabien Kretschmer, Gaëlle Séguillon et Adrien Bisiou | 7 min.)
A solar flare sparks major climatic changes on Earth.
Goodbye Rabbit, Hop Hop (Caleb Wood | 4 min.)
A mind in the city looks inwards, and escapes to the rabbits domain.
WIND (Robert Löbel | 4 min.)
WIND is an animated short about the daily life of people living in a windy area who seem helplessly exposed to the weather. However, the inhabitants have learned to deal with their difficult living conditions. The wind creates a natural system for living.
Pest (Nuisible) (Tom Haugomat, Bruno Mangyoku | 12 min.)
Klaus is a reserved child. He leads a peaceful life with both his parents in a housing project, but the supernatural arrival of a cumbersome ghost is going to upend his life.
Payada pa' Satan (Antonio Balseiro and Carlos Balseiro | 7 min.)
A Gaucho lives peacefully in the countryside with his wife until one day they hear explosions and the earth starts to shake.
Momentum (Kameron Gates | 1 min.)
This tale of warning puts human fate in the hands of a Rock Giant - literally.
The Divide (Brent Sievers | 3 min.)
Man and nature strive to coexist, but their boundaries are falling apart at the seams.
Le Sens Du Toucher (Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo | 14 min.)
Chloé and Louis are secretly in love with each other. Every sentence a choreography.
Papa (Natalie LaBarre | 6 min.)
An eccentric inventor realizes he's not a perfect father - so one day, he makes one.
ABP Outro/Bewitched Barry (Chelsea Manifold | 1 min.)
Barry and Puppers magic show.
6:30PM Doors Open
7:45PM Live Music
8:45PM Films Begin
10:15PM: Filmmaker Q & A
A, C to Chambers Street; E to World Trade Center, 2, 3 to Park Place
[Brookfield Place Calendar Page for this Event]
This event is the first of 3 nights of special screenings on Waterfront Plaza:
Friday, July 25 - New York Shorts
Saturday, July 26 - The Case of the Three Sided Dream
The Rooftop Films Summer Series is the largest outdoor series devoted to screening new, independent films in the United States. In 2014 Rooftop Films will present more than 45 events all across New York City, featuring live music, filmmaker discussions, New York premieres, and sneak previews of the best independent films in the world.