The Brussels Animation Film Festival  Save the Date! 23 Feb. – 03 Mar. 2024

is the biggest celebration of all things animated in Europe. It’s become a major event for films in this category and the only one of its kind in Europe. The Festival, seeks to promote animated films from all over the world and encourage dialogue between professionals, filmmakers and the public. Source

Dates: Fri, 23 Feb, 2024 – Sun, 3 Mar, 2024

Location: Musée du cinéma de Bruxelles, Flagey, Théâtre Marni

(Flagey, Marni and Cinematek )

The Anima 2024 programme is online

We can’t wait to see you from 23 February to 3 March in Flagey, Marni and Cinematek, as well as in our partner cinemas throughout Wallonia and Flanders!
There’s a whole host of feature films to discover this year, including our opening film Mars Express and the previews of Deep Sea, Phoenix: Reminiscence of Flower and Blue Giant! There will also be family premieres of the latest Kung Fu Panda 4, as well as the colourful Chicken for Linda! (Linda veut du poulet !) and Fox and Rabbit Save the Forest (Renard et Lapine sauvent la forêt). Come and celebrate with us the short films too with the return of the Queer Night,our famous Animated Night and all our Best of Shorts and This is Belgian screenings with loads of guests!

The ASBL Folioscope organizes Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival every year. The Festival presents animated films exclusively, namely films created frame by frame (traditional animated cartoons or using puppets, plasticine etc. or digital films), and not shot in live action.

These films are diverse in length and come from all around the world. They can vary from advertising films or video clips to feature films and they are for all audiences, from very young children to a professional audience or films for adults or the whole family. All the films are carefully selected by the Festival team each year and divided into various categories and programmes, including, for example, the famous “Best of Shorts”, “It’s Belgian” or “Focus”…

Anima is the only festival of its kind in Belgium. It always takes place during the ‘Carnaval’ school holidays, and usually in the former Flagey radio building in Brussels. Normally, there are also decentralization programmes in a number of locations in Wallonia and Flanders. Exceptionally, due to health reasons, the 40th edition will take place online only.

Anima is one of the most important festivals in Europe and is qualified to nominate its candidates for the Oscar® for best animated short film. It is also famous for its friendly atmosphere and its pancakes!

Folioscope also organizes the Anima Saturdays (one session per month) and the Anima on Tour screenings, and helps to promote animation in Belgium and abroad in all possible ways.