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Narrative Works, Studio Shorts and Local Films

Fri, Jul 28, 2017
  • 4:30PM
RUN TIME: 70min
MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)
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Friday July 28, 2017
Performances no longer available.

A send-up of 80s cereal commercials, a good-hearted witch, archival photographs, and an homage of Japanese anime. These are just some of the things you’ll see in the narrative works and short films program of this year’s Animation Block Party.

Galactic Blastin' Space Berries

Directed by Julian Kauffmann / NYC
RUN TIME: 3:37


Blast off with Captain Blastin’ and his Galactic Blastin’ Space Berries in this send-up to 80's cereal commercials. Now with 20% more sugar for that extra oomph you need!


Directed by James Sugrue / NYC
RUN TIME: 8:12


An over-exuberant but good-hearted young witch sets out to prove to the world that she’s nothing like her evil relatives by venturing out of her comfort zone.


Directed by Philip Watts / Australia
RUN TIME: 1:21


A citizen needs rescuing. Luckily there’s a superhero on hand. He just needs somewhere to change into his costume.

Nil: No Blood for Coffee

Directed by James Turner / Canada
RUN TIME: 2:38


A man is pulled out of his daily routine and thrown into a war for java juice.


Directed by Ted Wiggin / Brooklyn
RUN TIME: 3:10


We must protect this house.

Outside Hearing In

Directed by Dylan Reitz & Savannah Winchester / NYC
RUN TIME: 7:06


Previously content all on his own, Calvin, finds himself in a position to hear with extreme detail the soundtracks of lives far beyond his own doorstep.

How To Be Confident

Directed by Steve West / United Kingdom
RUN TIME: 4:41


The fastest route to confidence is to stop being so attached to one’s dignity and seriousness; and plainly admit that one is – of course – an idiot. We all are.

Life After College in 4 Minutes

Directed by Caroline Torres / NYC
RUN TIME: 3:54


A cartoon autobiography about life after graduating.

Knife Fight

Directed by Krystal Downs & Alex Krokus / Brooklyn
RUN TIME: 3:16


A short homage to Japanese anime action sequences.

An Alien Affair

Directed by Tyler Landis / NYC
RUN TIME: 2:49


Dan needs to break up with his girlfriend, because he was ABDUCTED!

Boobs & More: A Very Short Guide to Female Puberty

Directed by Rachel Gitlevich / NYC
RUN TIME: 3:07


A short animated romp that explains what happens when a young person goes through puberty.


Directed by Fabian Corona / Canada
RUN TIME: 2:16


Fab lets his imagination run wild, when taking out the trash.


Directed by Laura Naylor and Kristen Kee / Brooklyn
RUN TIME: 11:24


An unassuming Wall Street lawyer finds himself beset by a new employee, Bartleby, who refuses to work - in an ongoing act of passive refusal, he simply 'prefers not to.'

Floating Archives

Directed by Jacob Rivkin / NYC
RUN TIME: 43 secs


Hand-drawn animations based on archival photographs and etchings re-imagine the labor, leisure, and obscured histories of the Schuylkill River from 1850 to today.

Molly Blooms

Directed by Elena Megalos / Brooklyn
RUN TIME: 6:19


Molly, proprietress of a small flower shop, makes three bouquets over the course of her day, confronting a private experience in the process.


Directed by Kyle Samuels / NYC
RUN TIME: 3:49


A drug dealer becomes a victim of his own making.

The Snow Girl

Directed by Mixtape Club / NYC
RUN TIME: 3:49


Newly arrived from Japan, Yuki confronts a group of bullies and discovers a secret about her father's past – and herself.

From Here to Pisces Park

Directed by Rebecca Moy / SVA
RUN TIME: 4:40


Two good friends, Sabrina and Mel, go on a spontaneous road trip to an old amusement park, but not everything goes according to plan.

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BoJack Horseman Showcase

Select new highlights and classic clips from Netflix’s hit program BoJack Horseman.

Fri, Jul 28, 2017
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International Shorts—Program One

The first of two programs showcasing the finest animated shorts from around the world.

Sat, Jul 29, 2017
Experimental Films, Graphic Design and Music Videos

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

Sun, Jul 30, 2017