Animation Block Party is on the lookout for summer submissions. This year, the festival will have no special theme, with its goal being only to “exhibit the most well-rounded and diverse work we can find for one evening of animation excellence”. While the early postmark deadline for entries was July 12th, the late postmark deadline is August 24, 2005. Animation Block Party’s summer screenings will take place at BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, on September 15, 2005. Awards will be given for the following categories: “Best in Show”, “Audience Award”, “Original Design”, “Music Video”, “Under-Minute Movie”, “Computer Animation”, and “Student Film”. Prizes will include: subscriptions for Animation or RES Magazine, gift certificates to NY Central Art Supply, designer products from Crumpler Bags, iStopMotion from Boinx Software, cool DVDs, and much more. Meanwhile, the winner of the “Student Film” award will have the opportunity to direct an animation spot for the Animation Block Party sponsor, Crumpler Bags. To learn more about the festival, please visit Animation Block Party’s official site.