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Anima, Brussels Cartoon and Animated Film Festival, seeks to promote cartoons and animated !lms from all over the world. It also seeks to foster a dialogue between professionals, filmmakers and the public, and to raise awareness of quality animation among !lm and television distributors.
The Festival is organising an international competition as well as a national competition for films produced in Belgium; both competition are open to all animated films and make no distinction between formats or techniques, regardless of its geographic origin. The festival also nominates its selection of films for the Cartoon d’Or, from the European films that win prizes.
Anima comprises eight official categories and a panorama category:
• Short-film previews
• Student film
• Children’s short film
• Music videos and Commercials
• Feature-film previews
• Feature-film for children previews
• Belgian shorts
• Short-film previews ’The Animation Night’
Moreover, special programmes, documentaries, tributes and retrospectives may be selected on account of their interest, regardless of length, production date or country of origin. Also, films which do not use frame by frame techniques but which are considered to be of interest within the festival programming context may be screened.
Anima 2014 will take place in Brussels, Belgium from 28 February to 9 March, 2014.
There is no entry fee.
Anima is open for all animated films made after June 30, 2012, regardless their geographical location.
In 2014, the films chosen for the official selection for Categories 1, 2 and 3 (Short Films previews, Student Films and Children’s short films) will be judged by a jury designated by the festival’s organising committee. The jury then, after due deliberation, will award a number of prizes.
• The Jury Prize:
The Jury of the international competition will discern the Grand Prix Anima 2014 for Best International Professional Short Film and the Award for Best International Student Short Film. The Children’s short film will be juged by a children’s jury.
• The Audience Prize:
In addition, all films selected for Anima’s international competition for categories 1, 2, 3 and 8 (Short Films previews, Student Films, Children’s short films and Best Animation Night Short Film) are also voted on by the audience. On the basis of the public votes, the festival’s organising committee ranks the films and awards the Audience Prize to the filmmaker(s) of the film which received the highest score in each of the categories.