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2016 Anima Fest Unveils Short Film Selections

Running February 5-14 in Flagey, the Brussels International Animation Festival is set to screen 135 animated shorts from filmmakers around the world.

BRUSSELS, BELGUM -- The 35th Anima, the Brussels International Animation Festival, is set to take place in Flagey, February 5 to 14, 2016. Part of the program will also be shown in Liege, Namur, Charleroi, Mons, Ghent, Genk, Louvain, Antwerp and Ostend. A list of selected short films are available here.

In addition to the 135 shorts from all over the world, Anima will also present some new feature films such as Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's Anomalisa, Miss Hokusaï by Japanese filmmaker Keiichi Hara, Magic Mountain by Anca Damian and the latest Ghost in the Shell by Kazuya Nomura. The public can look forward to an explosive edition of the Animated Night, focus on British and Japanese animation and a memorable VJ-ing session with the French crew BBBlaster, as well as daily meetings with filmmakers. These are a few of the highlights of the upcoming Anima 2016.

During their Carnaval school break, kids can look forward to some exclusive screenings such as French filmmaker Rémi Chayé's Long Way North, Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and the Beast from Japan or Raven the Little Rascal - The Big Race by German duo Ute von Münchow-Pohl and Jesse Sandor. The Festival is also organizing free animation initiation workshops, a one-week course for the teens. There will be a make-up stand for a few days throughout the Festival and, of course, the delicious 'crepes', which have now become a firm Festival favorite!

The Futuranima meetings will take place from 10th to 13th February. These four days will be marked by presentations and discussions, led by industry professionals, about the latest trends in animation. Already on the program are Rémi Chayé, with a Making Of session for his feature Long Way North, Hisko Hulsing with an exceptional half-day Masterclass, a presentation of highly rated London studio Th1ng and an animated rock concert orchestrated by illustrator Hervé Bourhis.

Full details of the program will be available online on January 13.

Source: Brussels International Animation Festival

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.