Ten Days to Get you Animated!

Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival, is set to take place from 1st to 10th March.

Among other things at Flagey, the Festival will be hosting all its previews, with the international competition for feature films, the national and international competition for short films and graduation films, Futuranima Professional Days, free animation initiation workshops for the kids, a one-week course for teens, meetings with filmmakers, an exhibition, concerts, the Animated Night, and much more besides!

In short, ten days entirely devoted to animation with a total of 385 films screened, spread over more than 100 sessions!

During these 10 days of animated celebration, over 45,000 spectators will be passing through the corridors of Flagey as well as, and this is new for this year, at the Cinematek - for a tribute to Isao Takahata - the Galeries Cinema – for an exhibition on the work of Paul Bush – at the Palace - for some César-awarded features, as part of the Focus on France, and in different decentralization theatre in Wallonia (Ath, Mons, Charleroi, Namur, Liège and Nismes) and Flanders (Ghent, Antwerp, Leuven and Genk).


Anima 2019 feature films

Are you looking forward to Anima 2019?
All the festival feature films, both previews and retrospectives, will be announced on Feb. 7th

Mark Burton's Masterclass (Shaun the Sheep)

Mark Burton made his entrance as a screenwriter for animation with Chicken Run.
He will host a master class at Anima on March 6th

More info…

Save the Date!

Please find below some important dates concerning ANIMA 2019
14 December 2018 : annonce des sélections
07 February 2019 : conférence de presse
01 March – 10 mars 2019 : 38e Festival ANIMA
04 March 2019 : Industry Day
05 March 2019 : Student Day
09 March 2019 : Animated Night
More will be announced closer to the festival.


Futuranima opens on Monday 4 March 2019 with an Industry Day, an event where Belgian animation studios pitch new projects and are on the lookout for animators. The next day we will host the Student Day, specifically dedicated to students who are preparing their professional future.