GUEST SPEAKER: Hanna Abi-Hanna on Wednesday 4/18

Hanna Abi-Hanna, 2D Traditional Animation MFA Alumnus and 2018 Annie Award winner for Best Lead Animator for his work on “Cuphead,” will be talking about his journey and giving animation demos

Date: Wednesday, April 18th, 7pm-9pm
Location: 79 New Montgomery, Theatre

A compilation of some of the animation work Hanna did on Cuphead between 2015 and 2017.

Inbetweeners: Joseph Coleman, Danielle Johnson

©Studio MDHR Entertainment


Spring Awards Screening on MAY 4

Submission Guidelines:

Advanced Screening of Wes Anderson’s new stop motion animated film: ISLE OF DOGS

Spring 2018: AAU Figure Drawing Workshops

Animation Block Party is now open for submissions!

The 15th annual Animation Block Party is July 26-29, 2018.



March 12, 2018

Regular:   US$35 per film
Student:  US$25 per film


May 24, 2018

Regular:  US$40 per film
Student: US$30 per film


June 8, 2018

Regular:  US$45 per film
Student: US$35 per film


  • Please follow all rules regarding ABP submission and fees on Withoutabox entry page and email downloadable link of film entry to
  • You may submit more than one film, but MUST submit a separate entry for each film
  • ABP prizes include software from Dragonframe, FlipBook from DigiCel, digital subscriptions to Animation Magazine, art supplies from Sakura, etc… PLUS all jury award winners will receive Harmony Essentials and Storyboard Pro licenses from Toon Boom!
  • Full festival lineup for 15th annual Animation Block Party lineup announcement date is June 25, 2018 at
  • The 15th annual Animation Block Party is July 26 — July 29, 2018.

What to send:

  • Email an HD 1920 x 1080 QuickTime in H.264 or Apple ProRes compression to
  • Please use or or another file sharing website to submit your film
  • To ensure delivery of film entry, please copy and paste the link provided by your file sharing website in body of email cover letter to
  • We DO NOT accept DVD submissions. Digital QuickTime submission is required. Please be sure to label your QuickTime file with a Withoutabox Tracking Number when emailing your submission to
  • Do not send the only copy of your animation. Any materials you send us will not be returned. All works will be transferred to a digital stream for the festival
  • By entering your animation for consideration, you attest that you hold all right to exhibit the given work. You have read, understand, and agree to all Animation Block Party entry guidelines, requirements and legal information

For more information, go to

SPRING 2018 Onsite Town Hall Meeting (March 8)

#LOVEBETTER Art Competition starts!


NEW Improv Workshop this Spring 2018