38th edition of the Anima Brussels International Animation Film Festival

Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival, is preparing to live its 38 th edition from March 1 st to 10 th .

Flagey will be vibrating to the rhythm of animation and cartoons for 10 animated days! On the bill: screenings of short films, including programmes of shorts chosen as the best there is from this year’s production, screenings of features, with several much awaited sneak peeks… and lots of surprises with a host of pretty, joyful, poetic, metaphysical, deep, violent films, all the time, for all tastes and all ages (families in the mornings and afternoons and adults in the evening)…

There’ll also be exhibitions, mapping, conferences, workshops, a spotlight on French cinema, numerous guests, some very animated nights, concerts, meetings and things to munch and drink!

Every year at this time, the ANIMA programmers are busy watching all the submissions to select the best animated gems from all over the world, for the 38th edition of the Festival in March 2019.

In addition to the major events for young and old alike, the ANIMA Festival has chosen to spotlight the work of France, most likely Europe’s most prolific country in terms of animation.

Besides the screenings & focus on France, it will also host the FUTURANIMA professional days, which will happen between 4-9 March 2019. 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 will be a Student Day, specifically dedicated to students who are preparing their professional future.


The Castle of Cagliostro © TMS Entertainment


As usual, we will offer many activities for children and teenagers: school screenings, workshops, a young jury… ANIMA will once again be the place for discovering the latest advances in virtual reality. Visitors will experience total immersion into this distinctive world. Sensations guaranteed!

In Flagey, the festival will offer, among other things, all its previews with the international feature film competition, the national and international competitions of short films and end-of-study films, the Futuranima Journées professionnels, free workshops. introduction to animation cinema for children, a one-week workshop for teens, meetings with directors, an exhibition, concerts, the Animated Night, …


© Marc Boutavant / Folioscope 2018 – 2019


Lastly, if you don’t manage to come down to Flagey for the Festival we will be going on tour in Wallonia and Flanders. Do not hesitate to come and meet us in Liège, Namur, Charleroi, Mons, Ghent, Leuven, Antwerp and Genk.

During these 10 days of lively celebration, more than 45,000 spectators should pass in the corridors of Flagey but also in Cinematek for a tribute to Isao Takahata, at the Cinema Galleries for an exhibition Paul Bush and at the Palace for the feature films césarisés within the framework of focus France.


Stubby by Eurozoom


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

Find the full schedule on their website.