The Swedish short film “Min Börda” (“The Burden”) by Niki Lindroth von Bahr has on the film festival Anima, the Big Prize in 2018 won. That was Sunday night announced during the closing ceremony of the 37th edition of the international animatiefilmfestival in the Flageygebouw in Ixelles. The price is good for a cash prize of 2,500 euro, donated by the Brussels-Capital Region. The Swedish director is with her victory, not her first: in 2015 hijacked her film “Simhall” (“Bath House”) the grand prize at Anima way. Best feature film for adults was “Tehran Taboo” of Ali Soozandeh.
The special prize of the international jury went to the American film director Trevor Jimenez, who with his film “Weekends” high-eyes threw. Best short film in the category student film “Räuber & Gendarm” (“Cops & Robbers”) of the German, Florian Maubach. The young person’s prize awarded then, “La Boïte” of Eliott Belrose, Carole Favier, Loïcia Lagillier, A. Mathé, Juliette Perrey and Joran Rivet from the French school ESMA Montpellier. They were responsible for the best short film in the category of children’s films.
The jury of the national competition chose “Wildebeest” by Nicolas Keppens and Matthias Phlips best Belgian short animated film. The duo was awarded the jury also auteursprijs.
In the feature films for adults was “Tehran Taboo” of Ali Soozandeh by the audience almost unanimously voted the best print. The same audience voting in addition to “The Green Bird” by Pierre Perveyrie and Maximilien Bougeois best short film. The audience award of the Animeernacht was for the student film “Voyagers”, by the French duo of Gauthier Ammeux and Valentine Baillon. The young audience seemed to be charmed by the German short film for children “Ameise” (“The ant”) by Julia Ocker.
During the ten-day festival, a total of 325 films from around the world will be screened. For the start of the festival expected, organisers about 46,000 visitors. That there are eventually more than 45,000 (of which 30,000 in Brussels). In Flanders, the next few days to a few performances on the program.
The next edition of Anima will be held from 1 to march 10, 2019.