17-26 February 2023


2023 Edition

Anima is back for real with a 42nd edition!

The Festival will be back from 17 to 26 February 2023 and will be held only in venues. That means no virtual meetings and no Anima Online streaming platform. A sad but wise decision since the Festival could not afford a hybrid festival every year.
Anima will take place, in Brussels, in Flagey, with almost 150 screenings in 10 days! The Festival will also be decentralised at the Palace and the Cinematek, as well as in a dozen cinemas in Wallonia and Flanders.
Anima 2023 will celebrate contemporary Spanish animation cinema with a lot of conferences, work in progress, and guests.
Throughout the week, there will be a wide range of feature films as well as short films, with more than 250 new titles.

Anima also has new surprises in and out of theatres to make the festival a truly great collective celebration of animation for all audiences.
Great news: the Festival is taking an ecological turn and will be greener than ever! Anima will be 100% vegetarian, will work with sustainable and local suppliers, and will encourage its guests to come to the festival by train rather than by plane.


As dusk falls, a giantess is taking her comfortably seated audience for a walk through luxuriant undergrowth. Her fluorescent gaze radiates throughout the landscape and transforms everything in her path, as if the surroundings were coming to life before our very eyes. Who is she? Where is she taking them? What are they looking at? A limited edition version in fluorescent ink will show other details in black light.

Kitty Crowther
Kitty Crowther was born in Brussels and is the daughter of a Swedish mother and a British father. She is the author and illustrator of around forty children’s books, including the series Poka & Mine, Petites histoires de nuit, Moi et rienand more recently Je veux un chien (et peu importe lequel), all published by Pastel/l’école des loisirs.
Her unique yet serious universe is filled with mystery and fantasy.
In Stockholm in 2010, she received the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Award for children’s literature for the body of her work.
As part of the MagmaContemporary Art Triennial inOttignies–Louvain-la-Neuve, this daring artist has recently exhibited a series of a hundred faces for the facewallinstallation and, in collaboration with Vincent Glowinski (Bonom), the A quatre piedsinstallation, comprising 9 huge drawings exhibited in an underground carpark that combine dance and charcoal.
As Kitty enjoys working with coloured pencils, this is the medium she has proposed for the Anima poster.

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