The ASBL Folioscope organizes Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival every year. The Festival presents animated films exclusively, namely films created frame by frame (traditional animated cartoons or using puppets, plasticine etc. or digital films), and not shot in live action.
These films are diverse in length and come from all around the world. They can vary from advertising films or video clips to feature films and they are for all audiences, from very young children to a professional audience or films for adults or the whole family. All the films are carefully selected by the Festival team each year and divided into various categories and programmes, including, for example, the famous "Best of Shorts", "It’s Belgian" or "Focus"…
Anima is the only festival of its kind in Belgium. It always takes place during the ‘Carnaval’ school holidays, and usually in the former Flagey radio building in Brussels. Normally, there are also decentralization programmes in a number of locations in Wallonia and Flanders. Exceptionally, due to health reasons, the 40th edition will take place online only.
Anima is one of the most important festivals in Europe and is qualified to nominate its candidates for the Oscar® for best animated short film. It is also famous for its friendly atmosphere and its pancakes!
Folioscope also organizes the Anima Saturdays (one session per month) and the Anima on Tour screenings, and helps to promote animation in Belgium and abroad in all possible ways.