Anima Brussels

  • Anima 2018: Meet the Talents, Watch the Interviews

    Peter Lord, Olga and Priit Pärn, Michel Ocelot and Janet Perlman are interviewed for the Anima 2018 festival. Watch their interviews

  • The Burden, Weekends, Tehran Taboo Win at 2018 Anima Brussels

    All the winners of the 37th Anima Brussels festival.

  • Anima Brussels 2018: Talks and Masterclasses

     A detailed guide to talks and masterclasses during the 37th Anima Festival in Brussels, 9-18 February 2018.

  • Cowboys and Indians Doc Premieres at Anima Brussels

    The Brussels festival will premiere of Fabrice du Welz's documentary on the Belgian eclectic comedy duo of Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier. 

  • Anima Festival Showcases Estonia in its 2018 edition

    The Brussels festival will host a retrospective of Priit Pärn, and more related events.

  • Among the Black Waves, Decorado Take Home 2017 Anima Awards

    Britt Raes, Theo Ushev, Your Name among the other winners of the Brussels animation fest.

  • Hertzfeldt, My Dad, Boy and the Beast Take Home 2016 Anima Prizes

    Oscar-nominated Don Hertzfeldt's World of Tomorrow took home the Anima 2016 Grand Prix. All winners of the Brussels fest.

  • Anima, Brussels Honors UK, Japan, Presents 2016 Poster

    Early highlights of the 35th edition of Anima, Brussels.

    The 35th edition of Anima, the international Brussels animation film festival, has been scheduled February 5 to 14, 2016.
    The 2016 programme will include a variety of awaited novelties, previously unreleased short films and features for young and less young audiences, initiation workshops for children, training sessions for adolescents, exhibitions on the art of animation, signings as well as encounters and talks with animation filmmakers from all across the globe.
    During Futuranima (scheduled February 10 to 13), renowned domestic and international professionals will examine and discuss the latest developments and trends in animation. Focus:sound, storyboard, imagery and more,Work in Progress presentations, Making of sessions and lectures.
    Two countries are honoured during Anima’s 2016 edition: the United Kingdom and Japan, two countries incredibly prolific in animation.
     Anima’s 2016 visual has been designed by Dutch visual artist Sue Doeksen She plunges spectators into her sympathetic and uplifting universe with bright colours and simple shapes.  Doeksen, who attended Anima’s 2015 edition, animated a cut-out animation workshop, the result of which was used as VJ-ing during the 2015 Animated Night.The 2016 Anima festival takes place 5-14 February 2016 in Flagey, Brusssels. Part of the festival programme will be presented simultaneously at various cities throughout Flanders and Wallonia.

    Its full programme will be available onlineas of 13 January 2016. 


  • Simhall, Loop Ring Chop Drink in the 2015 Anima winners

    The Swedish satire Simhall by Niki Lindroth won the Grand Prix of the 2015 Anima festival. See all winners.

  • Shaun the Sheep, POS ESO, Signe Baumane at the 2015 Anima Festival

    An Aardman premiere, a Spanish feature, a Signe Baumane retrospective are among the early highlights of Anima Festival 2015.

  • Anima 2015 Focuses on Latvia, The Netherlands

    View some preliminary highlights of the Anima (Brussels) fest.

  • Japanese Futon, Boles, L' Arte della Felicita win 2014 Anima Awards

    See the awards of the 2014 Anima festival.

  • Anima 2014, Brussels: Selection Results

    See the selection results of the Anima festival 2014, Brussels.

  • Anima festival Brussels, 28/2-09/03: 2014 Poster

    Isabel Herguera has designed the poster for the upcoming Anima festival in Brussels-Flagey.

  • The Apostle, Selkirk, Crulic compete at the 2013 Anima festival

    12 feature films have been selected for the 2013 edition of Anima, Brussels. See the lineup, and watch the festival trailer.

  • The Wonder Hospital, Colorful win at Anima, Brussels

    Asia wins bigs at the 2012 Anima Festival, Brussels.

  • 15 feature films for Anima, Brussels

    The Anima 2012 festival in Brussells presents its selection of feature-length animated films.


    11 feature films figure in the official competition section. The Czech existential thriller Alois Nebel [review], the Spanish drama Wrinkles (Arrugas) [review],  but also the Singapure manga-themed Tatsumi figure in the programme.

    • Aloïs Nebel, Tomas Lunak (CZ)
    • Arrugas, Ignacio Ferreras (E)
    • Emilie Jolie, Francis Nielsen, Philippe Chatel (F)
    • La Colline aux coquelicots, (From up on Poppy Hill), Goro Miyasaki (J)
    • Colorful, Keiichi Hara (J)
    • George the Hedgehog, Wojtek Wawszczyk (PL)
    • Green Days - Dinosaur and I, Jae-hoon An, Hye-jin Han (ROK)
    • JIB / The House, Mi Sun Park, Eun Young Park, Joo Young Ban, Jae Ho Lee, Hyun Jin Lee (ROK)
    • Orla de Kikkerslikker, Peter Dodd (DK)
    • Tatsumi, Eric Khoo (SGP)
    • The Tibetan Dog, Masayuki Kojima (Chine-PRR)
    The Panorama section includes 4 films:
    • Midori Ko, Keita Kurosaka (J)
    • Olentzero, Gorka Vázquez (E)
    • One Piece: Strong World, Munehisa Sakai (J)
    • Taevalaul/Sky Song, Mati Kütt (EST)
    The Anima festival takes place from 17 - 26/2/2012, and is esteemed to be one of the most important animation festivals in Europe. Visit their official page
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