The Brussels International Animation Film Festival, or Anima, has set its 2015 dates for February 13-22 in Flagey, Belgium. Part of the program will also be screened in the cities of Liege, Charleroi, Mons, Namur, Ostend, Antwerp, Leuven and Ghent. The showcase will comprise nearly 300 films from around the world, and treat visitors to exclusive previews, national and international competitions for shorts and features, high-profile conference speakers, workshops and kids’ activities.
A special spotlight will be shone on projects from Latvia — especially the country’s rich tradition of puppetry and radical young generation of filmmakers — and The Netherlands, including works from students. Anima will also celebrate the work of Belgian animators abroad. Stop-motion specialist Kristien vanden Bussche will discuss her experience working on LAIKA’s The Boxtrolls. And former KASK student Marlon Nowe, currently at Disney, will give a Masterclass during the Futuranima professional days (Feb. 18-21), drawing on his experiences on Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen and Big Hero 6.
Stay up to date on the 2015 plans at animafestival.be.