Anima is on its way!
Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival, will be taking place from 21st February to 1st March 2020 at Flagey and at the Palace. Part of the programme will also be presented simultaneously in several towns across Flanders and Wallonia.
At the moment, our programme planners are looking at the over 1,500 films received from all over the world in order to bring you the best showcase of animation possible! Anima will present an international competition of feature films, national and international competitions of short films, retrospective programmes and events. This year, the Festival will also be spotlighting productions from Scandinavia.
The list of selected short films will be announced Friday 6th December.
Futuranima, the not-to-be-missed appointment for industry professionals, is fixed for Monday 23rdto Saturday 28th February, with conferences, masterclasses, meetings, work in progress, and a co-production forum for animated series linking together countries from the North and South of Europe.
Pierre Bailly created the poster for Anima 2020.
He was born in Algiers in 1970 and now lives in Liège where he creates various comic books.
He first published with the writer Denis Lapière: "La Saison des anguilles" the series for children "Ludo" (with drawings by Vincent Mathy) and "Agadamgorodok".
In 2006 his partner Céline Fraipont imagined the iconic, optimistic, crazy character of "Petit Poilu" and created the stories according to the concept of a comic book without words. Emotion, empathy and wonderment are the watch-words of these 22 books, drawn by Pierre and published by Dupuis.
Their darker graphic novel, "Muret", was published with Casterman in 2014
Pierre then co-directed (with Olivier Brugnoli) 78 episodes of the animated series "Petit Poilu" inspired by the comic books. The 23rd album and the second season of the series are now in progress.
He has recently published a popular science comic book "Homo Sapiens" with the paleoanthropoligist Antoine Balzeau published by Lombard).