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Anima: The Brussels Animation Film Festival, 21/2-1/3/2020

Category
ANIMATION & FILM FESTIVALS
Deadline | Event Dates (period)
01 October 2018
City
Brussels, Belgium
Email
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Edition
39
Submission deadline
2019-10-01
Submission/Registration Fee
No

2020 Call for entries

For its next edition (21 February - 1 March 2020), Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, is looking for stunning and unexpected animated films.
Besides its national and international competitions, the Festival is qualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the short animated film category. European feature films selected in competition are eligible for the Emile Awards along with the award winning European short films.

  • The Festival considers all films in the following categories, completed after 30 June 2018:
  • International professional short films
  • International student or graduation films
  • International short films for a young audience
  • Feature films
  • Feature films for a young audience
  • Belgian short films
  • "Animated Night" short films
  • Commercials and music videos (out of competition)


  • Registration Form
  • Technical specifications
  • Deadline: 1 October 2019 (No entry fee requests. Results announced: 6 December 2019)

2020 Festival Poster

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).

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 21 February 2020 to 01 March 2020

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