Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival, announces the big winners of its 40th edition.
Anima Festival was held online for its 2021 edition (12-21 February). It has attracted more than 5,500 users and exceeded 90,000 streams.
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
Jury: AMANDINE FREDON (France), CLAUDE BARRAS (Switzerland), GUILLAUME MALANDRIN (France)
AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: On-Gaku: Our Sound by Kenji Iwaisawa
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Jury: MARCEL JEAN (Canada) AGNÉ ADOMÉNÉ (Lithuania), MARIA ANESTOPOULOU (Greece)
GRAND PRIX ANIMA 2021 FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM provided by the Brussels-Capital Region (2.500 €): Empty Places by Geoffroy de Crécy
CREATIVE REVELATION AWARD FOR BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM, provided by the Korean Cultural Center (2.500 €): Les Yeux grands ouverts, by Laura Passalacqua
SPECIAL JURY AWARD: Elo, by Alexandra Ramires
SPECIAL JURY MENTION: À La Mer poussière by Heloïse Ferlay
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FOR CHILDREN COMPETITION
Jury:TELIDJA KLAÏ (Belgium), SÉVERINE KONDER (Belgium), ARNAUD DEMUYNCK (Belgium)
AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM FOR CHILDREN: The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Robin Shaw
ANIMATED NIGHT COMPETITION
ANIMATED NIGHT AWARD: Rebooted by Michael Shanks
NATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Jury:ARBA HATASHI (Kosovo), DICK TOMASOVIC (Belgium), PIETER DE POORTERE (Belgium)
AWARD FOR BEST BELGIAN SHORT FILM, provided by Sabam for Culture (2.500 €): Easter Eggs by Nicolas Keppens
GRAND PRIX FOR BEST SHORT FILM OF THE FÉDÉRATION WALLONIE-BRUXELLES provided by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (2.500 €): Amours libres by Emily Worms
AUTHOR AWARD, provided by SACD (2.500 €): Hold Me Tight by Mélanie Robert-Tourneur
SPECIAL JURY MENTION: Woods by Nicolas Gemoets, Carla Coder & Kelly Morival
The prizewinning films, will also be available on the Anima Online platform till midnight, Sunday, 21 February, when the Anima Festival ends.