Anima is calling for your films!

For its next edition (1-10 March 2019), Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival, is looking for stunning and unexpected animated films. Besides its national and international competitions, the Festival nominates these films for the European Animation Awards and is also qualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the short animated film category.

The Festival considers all films in the following categories, completed after 30/06/2017:

  • 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)

You can now submit your film online here. Deadline: 1st October 2018

You'll also find out more about the competition terms, the rules and the various awards here

Good news: no entry fee requested


Anima Saturdays are online

Each month from september, Anima and Flagey offer up a very animated and always exceptional and unusual programme for inquisitive kids (and their parents).

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Best of Anima Special Kids

Eleven cute and tender animated films for the little ones, selected and awarded at Anima

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Anima 2019 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.

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