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Anima: The Brussels Animation Film Festival, 25 Feb - 6 Mar 2022

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Category
ANIMATION & FILM FESTIVALS
Deadline | Event Dates (period)
04 October 2021
City
Brussels, Belgium
Email
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Edition
41
Submission deadline
2021-10-04
Submission/Registration Fee
No

(Poster image:Pieter De Poortere / De Hofleveranciers)

Festival Description

Anima, The Brussels Animation Film Festival, seeks to promote animated films from all over the world and encourage dialogue between professionals, filmmakers and the public. The Festival presents an official selection with a national and international competition for short and feature films, an information category with retrospective and themed programmes, and a series of conferences entitled Futuranima. Anima is also recognized as a qualifying festival by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Oscar for best animated short film

2022 Call for Entries

Anima considers all films completed after June 2020 and belonging to the following categories as eligible for competition:


1) International professional short films
2) International student films
3) International short films for a young audience
4) Feature films
5) Feature films for a young audience
6) National short films.
7) «Animated Night» short films
8) Virtual reality short films
The films in these categories are eligible for the national and international competition which carry cash, honorary or in kind prizes.

2021 Festival Coverage

All Anima Festival 2021 Highlights

Programme and practical info

Trailer by Gil Alkabetz

Gil Alkabetz designs the trailer and 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.

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:

  • Deadline: 1 October 2020

 

 
 

Event Dates

  • From 25 February 2022 to 06 March 2022

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