The brainchild of Aída Queiroz, Cezar Coelho, Lea Zagury and Marcos Magalhães, Anima Mundi turns 20 this year in excellent and admirable health. It’s now the world’s third-largest animated film festival and was recently invited to join the select few responsible for deciding on the Oscar nominations for Best Animated Short Film.
This year’s festival will showcase a record 448 films from a total of 1623 submissions, 80 of which are proudly Brazilian. The line-up also includes the premiere of the Brazilian filmmaker Paulo Munhoz’s animated feature film called BRichos 2, a sequel to BRichos which is a play on the word bichos, or animals, morphed together with ‘BR, the abbreviation for Brazil. The festivaltakes in productions from the USA, Denmark, France, Czech Republic, Germany and Japan, as well as first-time submissions from countries such as Syria and Tunisia.
In addition to screenings, lectures and exhibitions, the festival will offer free workshops in which aspiring animators of all ages can learn about an array of techniques ranging from stop-motion to pixel art and much more.
Anima Mundi will be hosted at:
Visit the official website for the full programme.