The jury members Frank Braun (SWI), Zuzana Gindl-Tatárová (SK) and Anna Solanas (ESP) awarded the main prize for short animated film - Anča Award to the Polish film Sleepincord (Snępowina) by Marta Pajek.
In addition to that, the jury decided to give a Special metion for short animated film to Oh Willy by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels from Belgium and Big House (Suur maja) by Kristjan Holm from Estonia.
For the first time in the festival history the jury members had the pleasant duty to select also the winner of a student prize and from the ten student films that were selected for the main competition, they chose the French film De riz ou d’Armenie by team of directors: Samy Barras, Romain Blondelle, Hélène Marchal a Céline Seillé.
The jury decided to give a Special mention also in this category and they chose the student film BAKA!! by Immanuel Wagner from Switzerland.
The jury members Noro Držiak (SK), Alexandr Jančík (CZ) and Johnny Kelly (IR) decided to give Anča Music Video Award to the animated music video Mound by Allison Schulnik from the USA.
Cartoon d’Or is a pan-European award that selects the best animated short film of the year. It rewards the best of the best, since only prize-winning films from the major European festivals can compete. In 2012 it happened for the first time the Slovak animation is among finalists, as The Last Bus won several grand prixes, among them Trickfilm in Stuttgart. Fest Anča will screen the Cartoon d’Or 2011 nominees and winner in a special release.
496 films from 49 countries have entered this year's international short animated film competition. Out of these, 38 were selected to compete for the 2012 Anča Award. Apart from the main competition, this year a brand new Anča Student Award will be awarded to one of the 10 selected animated student films.
In addition to these two categories, 33 animated music videos will attempt to win the Anča Music Video Award.
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Our official spot directed by Ové Pictures with music of Nasládle sušienky and model from MIMO architekti. Watch it in full screen here.
You are a renowned screenwriter and script editor of live action films. What is your attitude to the animated ones?
I grew up watching animated films, Chaplin movies... and the films by Zikmund and Hanzelka! When our granny didn´t know what to do with us, she took us to the cinema, where we would be entertained and she could take a nap without being bothered. To me, a short animated film is like a good anecdote: it can denote things aptly and briefly and offer the viewer a certain statement. But in addition to that, it has its original visual aspect that intensifies the viewer´s pleasure.
You are one of the founders of the Tobogang Studio. How did it all start?
The original plan was to found a studio with my ex classmates from FAMU, Jan Bubeníček, David Súkup, Tomáš Luňák and Martin Duda, but it came out that each one of us had his own concepts and priorities, so in the end, I founded Tobogang with my brother.
You haven´t studied animation, how come you became a director of animated films?
My first contact with animation was from the position of a viewer. Then I met Marc Riba (my “animation partner”) at the University of Barcelona and he initiated me into the mysteries of animation. We decided that animation could be the way to materialize our scripts and the stop-motion technique allows us to work in a very similar way to live action, as we work with real sets, light projectors, camera, ...
The film Schlaf (Sleep) is just your second film. How come you began so late?
As a cinema programmer and festival maker I've been working professionally in film, and particularly in animation film, since more than 20 years. But it’s true,
I hadn't been involved in the creative process of filmmaking until Claudius Gentinetta asked me to join him for «Die Seilbahn» (Cable Car)msome years ago.
I just feel lucky that I got this opportunity. And seriously, it’s never too late.
24. – 25. 11. 2012
& animation workshops
Fest Anča tasting
Screening of The Stones, Katka Kerekesová's film
Bottova 2, Žilina
Young slovak animation
Lesné kino Nostalgia, Bratislava
Screening of best films from Fest Anča 2012
Wave klub, Prešov
Best of Fest Anča 2012 / Bažant Pohoda
Trenčín, literarnyklub.sk tent
Best of Fest Anča 2011
Galleriesér and Museum Night
Župné nám. 3, Nitra
Animation is not Mŕtva /
Animácia nie je Dead
Club Blue Note
J. Haška 18, Nove Mesto nad Váhom