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Anima: The Brussels Animation Film Festival, 12-21 Feb 2021

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Category
ANIMATION & FILM FESTIVALS
Deadline | Event Dates (period)
12 February 2021 - 21 February 2021
City
Brussels, Belgium
Email
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Edition
40
Submission deadline
2020-10-01
Submission/Registration Fee
No

2021 Call for Entries

Anima comprises eight official categories, an information category and a series of conferences entitled Futuranima.

Official categories:
1) International professional short films
2) International student films
3) International children’s short films
4) Feature films
5) Feature films for children6) Belgian short films
7) “Animated Night” short films
8) Music videos and commercials (out of competition)

2021 Festival Coverage
Gil Alkabetz designs the poster for Anima 2021

Director Gil Alkabetz (Rubikon, Morir de Amor...) was born in 1957 in Kibutz “Mashabei Sade”, Israel. Between 1979 and 1983 he studied Graphic Design at the “Bezalel“ Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.  Since 1984 has been working as an animation filmmaker and illustrator, first in Israel and since 1994 in Germany.  Since 2003 has been teaching as an animation professor at the Film University “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam Babelsberg.

For Anima’s poster, Gil Alkabetz explains his intention as follows:
"Although animated film is pure fantasy, it often succeeds in really touching our inner being. The encounter with it leaves a trace in our soul, which sometimes accompanies us throughout our whole life. I tried to express this thought in the poster, in which a person has a piece of a fantasy figure in it and vice versa. I was very glad to have the opportunity to do this for the Anima Festival, which is particularly close to my heart."

 

2020 Festival Coverage

2020 Festival Poster & Trailer

Pierre Bailly created the poster for Anima 2020. He was born in Algiers in 1970 and now lives in Liège where he creates various comic books.

He first published with the writer Denis Lapière: "La Saison des anguilles" the series for children "Ludo" (with drawings by Vincent Mathy) and "Agadamgorodok".
In 2006 his partner Céline Fraipont imagined the iconic, optimistic, crazy character of "Petit Poilu" and created the stories according to the concept of a comic book without words. Emotion, empathy and wonderment are the watch-words of these 22 books, drawn by Pierre and published by Dupuis.
Their darker graphic novel, "Muret", was published with Casterman in 2014. Pierre then co-directed (with Olivier Brugnoli) 78 episodes of the animated series "Petit Poilu" inspired by the comic books. The 23rd album and the second season of the series are now in progress. He has recently published a popular science comic book "Homo Sapiens" with the paleoanthropoligist Antoine Balzeau published by Lombard).

Trailer:
Illustration: Pierre Bailly | Animation: Nicolas Fong | Music: Thomas Giry | Sound: Sonhouse

2019 Festival Coverage:

2019 Festival Poster:

French illustrator Marc Boutavant has created the poster for Anima 2019. Born in Dijon in 1970, he has published several children's books with a number of different publishers such as Éditions Albin Michel, Actes Sud, Nathan, Seuil, Bayard and Mila Éditions. His many creations include a very personal animal universe with the series Mouk; the series Ariol et ses amis, in partnership with Emmanuel Guibert; the character Bogueugeu with Béatrice Fontanel and the series Chien pourri, with Colas Gutman.

Boutavant is part of the group of comic book authors (along with Marjan Satrapi, Lewis Trondheim, Christophe Blain, Joann Sfar, David B., Émile Bravo...) working from the Paris-based Atelier des Vosges-Atelier Nawak, who have renewed the comic book industry in France over the past twenty years.

Ariol and Mouk have already been adapted into animated series for TV, and the first season of Chien pourri (52 x 13’) is currently in development, with Davy Duran, Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar set to direct

2019 Festival Poster:

French illustrator Marc Boutavant has created the poster for Anima 2019. Born in Dijon in 1970, he has published several children's books with a number of different publishers such as Éditions Albin Michel, Actes Sud, Nathan, Seuil, Bayard and Mila Éditions. His many creations include a very personal animal universe with the series Mouk; the series Ariol et ses amis, in partnership with Emmanuel Guibert; the character Bogueugeu with Béatrice Fontanel and the series Chien pourri, with Colas Gutman.

Boutavant is part of the group of comic book authors (along with Marjan Satrapi, Lewis Trondheim, Christophe Blain, Johan Sfar, David B., Émile Bravo...) working from the Paris-based Atelier des Vosges-Atelier Nawak, who have renewed the comic book industry in France over the past twenty years.

Ariol and Mouk have already been adapted into animated series for TV, and the first season of Chien pourri (52 x 13’) is currently in development, with Davy Duran, Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar set to direct.

2018 Festival Coverage:

Poster and visuals:
The visuals for Anima 2018 are the work of illustrator and filmmaker Noémie Marsily and musician, animator and videographer Carl Roosens.

This hyper-creative duo have a lot to offer, as can be seen in their latest very impressive short film "I Don't Feel Anything Anymore" that recounts the trials and tribulations of a pair of lovers, who live isolated in a crane basket, and their attempts to make themselves useful in a world in turmoil. They have a number of other films made together, including the multi-awarded "Autour du lac".

Festival trailer:

 

 
 

Event Dates

  • From 12 February 2021 to 21 February 2021
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