Brussels International Animation Film Festival opens its doors
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Brussels International Animation Film Festival opens its doors

The best animated cartoons from all over the world will be screened at Brussels International animation film festival, ANIMA. The 38th edition of the festival opens its doors today in Flagey and will be running until 10 March.

The organisers have chosen to spotlight work from France – most likely Europe’s most prolific country in terms of animation – in addition to a special focus on ‘futuranima’. Futuranima opens on Monday 4 March 2019 with an Industry Day, an event where Belgian animation studios pitch new projects and are on the lookout for animators.

ANIMA will once again be the place to discover the latest advances in virtual reality. Visitors will experience total immersion into this distinctive world. “Sensations guaranteed”, according to the organisers.

Friday, the opening day, will see the screening of a Belgian co-production, “Another day of life”, a film with impressively skilful animation which was also presented at the Cannes Film Festival.
 
Based on the book of the same name by Ryszard Kapuscinski, this hybrid film mixes archive footage, interviews and animation. It takes us to the heart of the Cold War in a total immersion alongside the war reporters covering the armed conflict in chaos-ridden Angola at the beginning of the civil war, and intrudes into the reflections of a Polish journalist who finds himself torn between his professional duty and personal commitment. 

The closing ceremony is also going to be exceptional this year as it will open with the reconstruction of a cinema show from 1914 of Winsor McCay’s famous, Gertie the dinosaur performance, and continue with the announcements of the winners of the different competitions.

The Brussels Times

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