169 films are chosen to compete at 40th edition of the Brussels International Animation Film Festival, taking place February 12-21, 2021.
The 40th edition of Anima: The Brussels Animation Festival, has announced the selection of 169 films for competition in the upcoming event. Over 1,400 films were viewed by the selection team. 67 films were chosen for international competition; the films are primarily from European countries with 37 from France. The national competition will bring together 19 new Belgian productions.
Anima 2021 selections include shorts from some well-known names in animation including the latest short from Bill Plympton, Odd Duck and Orgiastic Hyper-Plastic from Paul Bush, who had his own retrospective in 2019. Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, winner of the Anima Grand Prix in 2015 and 2018 is back with Something to Remember; Andreas Hykade with Altötting; Alberto Vasquez with Homeless Home an Anncey Festival Honoree; and Bastien Dubois with Souvenir, Souvenir, winner of the Emile-Reynaud Award 2020. Nicolas Keppens, director of Wildebeest and winner of the best Belgian short at Anima 2018, will also be back in the national competition with Easter Eggs.
The complete selection of short films is available here.
Amima 2021 will run February 12-21, 2021 with program details to be announced January 19.
Source: Anima: The Brussels Animation Festival