The animation sector is one of the flagships of the Brussels audiovisual industry.
With a strong identity, internationally recognised expertise, talents and companies whose reputation extends beyond our borders, the sector contributes greatly to positioning Brussels and Belgium on the world audiovisual map: we are considered the "little giants" of animation.
With this in mind, screen.brussels collaborates with the Anima Festival and its professional programme Futuranima, to develop new co-production projects, recruit, train and offer updates on emerging tools, but also to meet the great artists during masterclasses, conferences, work in progress, round tables...
Futuranima is intended for those who want to know more about what goes on behind the scenes of animation and meet those who make and will make tomorrow's animation.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS ORGANIZED BY SCREEN.BRUSSELS
Monday, February 24, 2020: INDUSTRY DAY
The first day of Futuranima will be dedicated to industry professionals to learn, network and recruit.
On the programme
10:00 studio presentation – Studio 1
Due to the short supply of some jobs in animation, Anima has associated with several key partners in the business so that studios can present their recent productions and recruit pre-selected candidates. The presentations will be followed by private interviews. A unique opportunity in Belgium!
With : Animal Tank, Beast Animation, Benuts, The Dog, Dreamwall, Fabrique Fantastique, The Fridge, Grid, L’enclume, Lumière, Squarefish, Studio Souza, Umedia, Walking, Waooh!
In collaboration with Amplo, Mediarte, screen.brussels
12:00 Speed dating job interviews
Looking for your dream job? Speeddate offers the opportunity to meet animation & VFX studios. It is organized by Anima Festival, Amplo, mediarte & screen.brussels.
During the speeddate, individual meetings are organised between employers and the pre-selected candidates for each offer. Its aim is to network companies in the audiovisual sector that are looking to recruit and applicants that match their search criteria.
The participating companies, the profiles sought and the application form are described here.
17:00 Game Design from Brussels – Foyer 3
A conference on game design presented by game designer, Marcus Jonsson and animator, Camille Cherchi, who both work for the Brussels-based video game company Exiin. They will explain the way in which these two disciplines work together, focusing on the game Ari and the Secret of Seasons. The conference will be followed by a Brotaru, ameeting with game developers in Foyer 3.
In collaboration with Brotaru, screen.brussels, VAF/Gamefonds
19:00 Brotaru - Foyer 3
Started in 2014, the BROTARU is a monthly meeting of video game developers, which brings together professionals, students and enthusiasts of entertaining video development and creation. In an open and inclusive format, each creative, whether professional, student or simply interested in the development and creation of entertaining videos, is free to present their latest creation in an inclusive and open format, to collect feedback and advice.
In collaboration with Brotaru, screen.brussels et VAF Gamesfund.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020: STUDENT DAY
The second day of Futuranima is specifically dedicated to animation students from Belgian schools.
On the programme
14:30 The Fridge Presents: Realtime for Cinema – Studio 1
echnology that had been reserved for video games is now opening up to the cinema, animation and virtual reality. Projects can now take advantage of "live" production processes, both artistically and production-wise. The conference will present the advantages and challenges of this production in real time with recent projects such as The Fridge!
With Jan Hameeuw and Jef Dehouse.
In collaboration with screen.brussels.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 : BRUSSELS ANIMATION CO-PRODUCTION FORUM + COCKTAIL PARTY
9:00 : Pitch of 15 international projects in search of funding
Animation professionals from four southern European countries (Spain, Italy, France, Luxembourg) and five northern countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Poland) will meet to develop ambitious animation series projects. This will be an opportunity for the public to discover these novelties and for the speakers to convince the producers present to invest in these animation series projects.
Production companies: Admirable Films, Clin d'oeil films, Dansk Tegnefilm, Filmic Art, Grupa Smacznego, La Belge Prod, La Productora de Juanjo Saez, Mash & Co, MB Producciones, Moukda Production, Pyjama Films, Sattva Films, Squarefish, Tandem Films, Ulvenfilm
In collaboration with hub.brussels and screen.brussels
13:00 : Lunch offered for guest producers and international distributors/vendors
14:30 : B2B Meeting - QBIC Hotel (on registration during the pitch from 9am)
18:30: Networking cocktail offered by the EUROPE CREATIVE MEDIA DESK Wallonia-Brussels and Vlanderen
Thursday 27 February 2020
10:30 : BELGIAN COMICS TRIP, COMICS READY TO TRAVEL - Studio 1
Alongside commercial locomotives, comic book publishers have many licences that have never been adapted for animation. A gold mine for creative studios, ambitious producers and broadcasters looking for quality content. Several Belgian publishers will present their licences through creative pitching.
Speakers : Media Participations (Dupuis / Dargaud / Lombard), Casterman, Ecole des Loisirs, Glenat - Vent d'Ouest, Gallimard Flammarion and Delcourt - Editions Soleil (TBC).
Moderator : Baptiste Charles
In collaboration with hub.brussels and screen.brussels.
12:00: Lunch offered by screen.brussels
Saturday 29 February 2020
14:30 : MAKING OF GLOOMY EYES - Studio 1
A series in three parts, Gloomy Eyes is a true narrative experience, a story told through a new medium: VR (virtual reality). The Argentinian producer of this superb trilogy, an impossible love story between a zombie and a little girl, will come to explain the creation, from concept to production.
The speaker : Julian Dorado
Moderation: Marine Haverland