Swiss animation films in Brussels
Seven short animation films from Switzerland will be screened at the 29th Anima 2010, the Brussels Animation Film Festival (February 12-20). The films “Valise” by Isabelle Favez and “Retouches” by Georges Schwizgebel, which already attracted a great deal of international attention in 2009, will participate in the short film competition. Prizes amounting to a total of EUR 25,000 will be awarded at the Anima Festival in Brussels by two juries comprised of animation filmmakers.Presented in the Student Films competition are “Chrigi” by Anja Kofmel and “Signalis” by Adrian Flückiger, both of which were produced at the Lucerne School of Art and Design. Other films from Lucerne include “Pink Nanuq” by Jeanine Reutemann, which will be screened in the Young Audience competition, as well as “Tôt ou tard” by Jadwiga Kowalska, which will be presented in the Kids programme. The film “Land of The Heads” by Claude Barras and Cédric Louis, produced in collaboration with the Canadian National Film Board, will be presented in the “D’humour et d’os frais” programme.
The festival in Brussels will present 128 short films from all over the world in nine programmes. There are three additional programmes featuring Belgian films, a short film night and a competition presenting five feature animation films. Three graduates from the Lucerne School of Art and Design – Adrian Flückiger, Anja Kofmel and Jeanine Reutemann – will attend this major animation film festival, thanks to the support from the film promotion agency, SWISS FILMS.
Zurich, February 10. 2010