Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival, will be celebrating its 41st edition from 25 February to 6 March 2022. The meeting place for Belgian and international animation talents, the Futuranima professional days, will take place from Monday 28 February to Saturday 5 March at Flagey and online on the Anima Online platform.
With its masterclasses, conferences, round table discussions, studio presentations, work in progress, meetings with filmmakers and Q/A sessions, Futuranima actively takes part in the evolution of animation by encouraging exchange, sharing and emulation between the many players in the sector.
A Special VR Masterclass With Uri Kranot
Every year, Anima has the honour of inviting a well-known filmmaker to share their expertise with the audience made up of both experienced professionals and students on their way to becoming the talents of tomorrow. It’s the turn of Uri Kranot in 2022, who will be coming to explain how he worked on the transition from a linear film to an immersive storytelling in virtual reality for his latest film The Hangman at Home, co-directed with Michelle Kranot.
A Making Of Session About Where Is Anne Frank
Ari Folman’s latest feature (after Waltz with Bashir and The Congress), is an adaptation of the famous Diary of Anne Frank and a co-production with the Belgian studio Walking the Dog, which will explain its creative and technical contribution to the project throughout the different phases of the project.
Spotlighting French And Czech Animation
Anima will be paying particular attention to achievements from two European countries: France, with whom Belgium maintains a great bond in terms of co-productions, and the Czech Republic, a country with a long tradition of animation that continues to prove its worth internationally. Anima will host presentations of schools and studios based in these two countries, as well as special screenings of their latest films.
Also On Anima Online
Anima will also be offering exclusive Futuranima content online, with videos from Belgian and European filmmakers, animation studios, a tour of their workplaces, and a lot more besides, to discover in the comfort of your own home on the Anima Online platform.