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 2021 and belonging to the following categories as eligible for competition:
Official selection - in 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) Virtual reality short films
The 2023 Festival visual identity by Kitty Crowther, author and illustrator of around forty children’s books. Her unique yet serious universe is filled with mystery and fantasy.
2022 Festival Coverage
2021 Festival Coverage
|All Anima Festival 2021 Highlights|