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Brussels International Animation Film Festival – February 12 -21, 2021

Begins: February 12, 2021

Over 150 films compete in the international event including animated shorts, features, commercials, and music videos.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

Denis Do Captures the Emotional Horror of Khmer Rouge Atrocities in ‘Funan’

Award-winning director discusses his semi-biographical animated feature about a family’s desperate struggle to reunite during the communist party’s 1975-1979 Cambodian reign of terror.

Cannes Festival Headline News

Five Animated Features in the Spotlight at Fourth Edition of Annecy Goes to Cannes

The Marché du Film and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival have teamed up to present Animation Day in Cannes, a full day dedicated to animation.

GKIDS Headline News

CLIP: ‘This Magnificent Cake!’ Now Playing in Los Angeles

Marc James Roels and Emma de Swaef’s award-winning stop-motion animated film set in Belgium-occupied Congo screening alongside their short film ‘Oh Willy...’ and Niki Lindroth von Bahr’s ‘The Burden.’

GKIDS Headline News

Mark Your Calendars: ‘This Magnificent Cake!’ Opens in Los Angeles March 1

Marc James Roels and Emma de Swaef’s award-winning stop-motion animated film set in Belgium-occupied Congo to be accompanied by their short film ‘Oh Willy...’ and Niki Lindroth von Bahr’s ‘The Burden.’

Awards Headline News

‘This Magnificent Cake!’ Wins Top National Prize at Clermont-Ferrand Festival

Stop-motion animated film set in the late 19th century in the bitter milieu of Belgium-occupied Congo opens theatrically in Los Angeles on March 1.

GKIDS Headline News

TRAILER: GKIDS Acquires NorAm Rights to ‘This Magnificent Cake!’

Marc James Roels and Emma de Swaef’s Annie Award-nominated stop-motion animated feature to be released theatrically in Los Angeles on March 1.

Festivals Headline News

15 Animated Short Films Selected to Compete at Sundance 2019

Animated short films from 10 countries including Estonia, Germany, Mexico, Poland and Spain selected to compete at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival running January 24 through February 3.

Ottawa Festival Headline News

OIAF Announces 2018 Feature Selections

Seven animated features selected to compete at the 2018 Ottawa International Animation Festival; Virtual Reality and Young Audience selections also announced.

Home Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: Lionsgate Debuts New Trailer for ‘Pinocchio’

Colorful adaptation of Italian author Carlo Collodi’s 1880 serialized adventures produced by Italy’s Cometa Film in conjunction with Iris Productions (Luxembourg), Walking the Dog (Belgium) and 2d3D Animations (France) arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand on April 10th.

Licensing Headline News

IMPS, Dupuis Developing New Animated Smurfs Series

Official Smurfs licensor IMPS and the studio behind adaptations of ‘Spirou,’ ‘Little Spirou,’ ‘Papyrus,’ ‘Jojo,’ ‘Cedric,’ and more join forces to produce a new Smurfs TV series giving the little blue creatures an updated look.

Interview ANIMATIONWorld

I Have a Question Karin Vandenrydt

In which Chris Robinson asks animators profound and inane questions that have little to do with animation. This week we challenge another festival curator/director: Karin Vandenrydt from Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival.

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‘Impossible Figures and Other Stories II’ Tops 2017 GLAS Animation Festival

Poland’s ‘Impossible Figures and Other Stories II’ by Marta Pajek receives Grand Prix award; Spela Cadez’s ‘Nighthawk’ (Slovenia) wins award for best narrative short.

Entertainment One Headline News

eOne Announces Broadcast Sales for ‘Winston Steinburger’ in France and Belgium

Entertainment One inks deal with Cartoon Network in France and OUFtivi in Belgium for its new animated comedy series ‘Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong’ developed in collaboration with animation studio Sticky Pictures.

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Anima Fest Announces 2017 Program Highlights

Italian and Portuguese animation in the spotlight at the 2017 edition of the Brussels International Animation Festival; feature programming includes Ann Marie Fleming’s ‘Window Horses,’ Bill Plympton’s ‘Revengeance’ and Jean-François Pouliot and François Brisson’s ‘Snowtime!’ 

TeamTO Headline News

Cartoon Network Acquires TeamTO and Thuristar’s ‘My Knight and Me’

Medieval comedy series from French producer TeamTO and Belgian producer Thuristar premieres in the U.S. on Monday, January 2.

ASOS Headline News

Animation Show of Shows Returns for Second Year in Theaters

Twelve charming, family-friendly films join four provocative shorts exclusively for mature audiences in the 18th annual Animation of Show of Shows; theatrical run in cities across the U.S. now underway.

Short Films Headline News

‘Reynard, the Craftiest Fox’ Trailer Now Online

Trailer for stop-motion/digitally animated short inspired by a medieval Flemish fable by graduating students Sander Dufourmont and Wouter Geerits wins the Jury Prize at the LUCA School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium.

NYICFF Headline News

Belgium’s ‘A Town Called Panic’ Tops NYICFF 2016

French/Belgium co-production ‘A Town Called Panic: Return to School,’ directed by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, was awarded the Grand Prize for a short film, and also took home the Audience Award for ages 12-17.

Holland Animation Film Festival Headline News

Igor Kovalyov’s ‘Before Love’ Wins Grand Prix Award at HAFF 2016

Japan’s ‘Track’ by Tochka, Kazue Monno and Takeshi Nagata, wins the Grand Prix award in the non-narrative short category; ‘Cafard,’ directed by Jan Bultheel, is awarded the Grand Prix for feature animation; Nina Gantz wins the Grand Prix award in the student film category for ‘Edmond.’

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