>> ANIMA 2019

Submissions for ANIMA 2019 are now closed.

The selections will be announced on our website on December 14th 2018.

As part of its national and international competition, Anima (1-10 March 2019), nominates its selection for the European Animation Awards. Anima is also qualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the animated short films category.

The festival considers all films in the following categories, completed after June 30th, 2017:

  • international shorts
  • international school or graduation films
  • International short films for young audiences
  • feature animation films
  • feature films for young audiences
  • Belgian short films
  • "Animated Night" short films
  • commercials and video clips (out of competition)

Emile Awards

The second Ceremony of the Emile Awards will take place on December 8 at the Nouveau Siècle in Lille and will reward the talents of the European animation film industry.

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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.

Anima Saturdays are online

Each month from september, Anima and Flagey offer up a very animated and always exceptional and unusual programme for inquisitive kids (and their parents).

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Anima Festival
Anima 2019 Poster

French illustrator Marc Boutavant has created the poster for Anima 2019. Born in Dijon in 1970, he has published several children's books with a number of different publishers such as Éditions Albin Michel, Actes Sud, Nathan, Seuil, Bayard and Mila Éditions. His many creations include a very personal animal universe with the series Mouk; the series Ariol et ses amis, in partnership with Emmanuel Guibert; the character Bogueugeu with Béatrice Fontanel and the series Chien pourri, with Colas Gutman.

Boutavant is part of the group of comic book authors (along with Marjan Satrapi, Lewis Trondheim, Christophe Blain, Johan Sfar, David B., Émile Bravo...) working from the Paris-based Atelier des Vosges-Atelier Nawak, who have renewed the comic book industry in France over the past twenty years.

Ariol and Mouk have already been adapted into animated series for TV, and the first season of Chien pourri (52 x 13’) is currently in development, with Davy Duran, Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar set to direct.

Anima galleries