RE:ANIMA is promoted by a consortium that integrates three Higher Education Institutes that are all full members of GEECT – Groupe European des Écoles de Cinema et Television and CILECT – Centre International de Liaison de Écoles de Cinema et Television, the two main international associations of Higher Education institutions in these areas and those that concentrate the top ranked schools all over the world.
The consortium that was developed around RE:ANIMA has a European wide representation (LUCA School of Arts and Universidade Lusófona are also part of the FilmEU – European Universities Alliance for Film and Media Arts) and covers both strong and more deprived animation markets, while assuring a clear balance from the geographical, linguistic and cultural points of view.
Film and Media Arts Department
Universidade Lusófona, Film and Media Arts Department was created in 1996 within the Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Technologies School to promote training and theoretical/applied research in the fields of communication and art, namely in areas which are related with the use of film and new digital media. The department is committed to providing hands-on specialised skill training, to foster individual and collaborative creative growth, and to serve as a testing ground for the application of emerging film and media technologies.
The department promotes both initial, continuous and advance training in the different areas of animation, film and media creation and development, besides being actively engaged in several research projects with partners and organisations at a national and international level.
The film and media arts department offer state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in the midst of a vibrant environment that nourishes students’ talent and their thirst for creative and technical fulfilment. The department and the students’ productions are regularly funded by the Portuguese Film Institute (ICA) and the university is a full member of CILECT – Centre International de Liaison des Écoles de Cinéma et de Televisión and GEECT – Groupement Européen des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision. Universidade Lusófona is the leader of this consortium.
Elo Department of Film, Television and Scenography
Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. The University is committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), thinking outside the box on research collaboration, funding and innovation.
Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of which close to 400 are professors. The University campuses are located in the Capital Area of Finland. With 37% of academic faculty coming from outside Finland, Aalto is a highly international community with strong academic standing.
At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. The Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture is a Nordic leader in higher education for design, fashion, games, media, architecture, film, art education and art.
The Department of Film, Television and Scenography (ELO Film School Finland) consists of two-degree programmes. The film school was founded in 1959, and it is one of the oldest film schools in Europe and globally.
The Department endorses practice-based research with questions emerging from experiences in artistic and production work. The research activities aim at producing new theoretical and practical knowledge, insights and approaches to filmmaking and scenography. Aalto Studios offer an excellent infrastructure for Audiovisual education and research. A new Aalto Studios building will be opened in 2021.
LUCA School of Arts is a unique biotope for creativity in Belgium. It’s the only university college in the Flemish region exclusively dedicated to art and design, and it’s associated with KU Leuven, one of the oldest and most renowned research universities in Europe, ranked 42nd in the Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings of 2022.
The school combines the strengths and expertise of five renowned art and design campi spread across Brussels, Genk, Ghent and Leuven. The RE:ANIMA program is held at the beautiful C-mine campus in Genk, in a historical mining area repurposed into a creative and cultural hub. LUCA has more than 4,000 students who can choose from both professional and academic bachelor’s and master’s degrees, in a range of thirty programmes in Audiovisual Arts & Techniques, Interior & Product Design, Construction Technology, Music & Drama and Visual Arts & Design. The students are immersed in an artistic and creative environment with numerous symposia and exhibitions, performances and concerts, film and theatre presentations along with numerous master classes.