Anima, The Brussels Animation Film Festival is an event and I like events. Anima, The Brussels Animation Film Festival is the biggest celebration of all things animated in Europe. It's become a major event for films in this category and the only one of its kind in Europe. The Festival, seeks to promote animated films from all over the world and encourage dialogue between professionals, filmmakers and the public. The Festival presents an Official Selection with a national and international competition for short and feature films, an information category with retrospective and themed programmes and a series of conferences entitled Futuranima. International animation film festival which features over 200 international films, shorts, ads, 2Ds, 3Ds, children’s films and student films. Attracts around 30,000 people every year.The Festival nominates a selection of films from its European prizewinners for the Cartoon d’Or and is also qualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the short animated film category.