12-21 February 2021 D-24

40th edition


The Brussels Animation Film Festival

12.02 > 21.02.2021


Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival will celebrate its 40th edition and will take place from 12 to 21 February 2021, if possible at Flagey, the Palace, the Kinograph and the Cinematek, but also online, on our new Anima Online platform.

Despite current events, the entire Anima Team keeps abreast of the latest health and safety measures imposed by the government and is working hard to offer its festival-goers a 2021 hybrid edition worthy of its 40th anniversary: in cinemas, if possible, and online, whatever happens. Our programmers have watched more than 1300 films received from all over the world to select and introduce festival-goers to the latest and most beautiful animation film discoveries!

Numerous unseen films, short and feature films, as well as all Futuranima's professional meetings will be available on Anima Online.



The Festival is planning a trip back in time for its 40th birthday that is sure to appeal to both animation fans and those curious to find out more about it.


To celebrate the publication of the book Stop motion : Un autre cinéma d’animation, some great stop motion animation classics will be revamped at a dozen screenings organized at the Cinematek.


From the online short film competition to the special programmes and other exclusivities, you can also invite Anima into your homes! The short films in competition will be announced on our site on December 4th.

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