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Interview with Gregor Dashuber

Interview with Gregor Dashuber, animation director and illustrator at the Talking Animals Animation Studio.

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Interview with Alan Holly

Terézia Klasová made interview with Allan Holly before the ceremony without knowing Allan is the winner of this year’s main prize. So when she sat in the train back to home after the festival, she could not help to ask the last question: How did you felt upon winning the main prize?

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Irish Film Coda Wins Anča Award

The main Anča Award was given to Irish director Alan Holly.

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Films awarded in our competition

List of films awarded in Fest Anča 2014 competition.

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Patrik Pašš jr. interview

Patrik Pašš jr. is a Slovak screenwriter and animator. He is the author of first Slovak graphic novel and currently works on a new animated feature film. He will be deciding  on Anča Slovak Award as a member of our jury.

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Fest Anča likes to play

For the first time, the seventh edition of International Animation Film Festival Fest Anča will host the Czech and Slovak video game makers. A parallel event called Game Days is organized in a collaboration with Sector.sk. During the two day long game related programme, 12 speakers will present their new upcoming projects and activities. 

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Interview with Marcin Łuczaj

Marcin Łuczaj is a Polish producer and program coordinator of zubrOFFka festival. On Fest Anča, as a member of our jury,  he will be deciding on who gets to be awarded with Anča Slovak Award.

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Interview with Peter Badač


Peter Badač is a producer working in Slovakia and Czech Republic. Besides live action and documentary films, as one of the few, he also specializes on animated projects. Peter is a member of our main jury that will be deciding on who wins our Anča Award and Anča Student Award.

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The Simpsons Creator has fallen in love with Fest Anča

The creator of The Simpsons has fallen in love with the Slovak Animation Festival Fest Anča. Mike Reiss visited Slovakia together with his wife Denise last year and was one of the main guests at the festival.

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Interview with Michael Frei

Micheal Frei is one of the rising stars of young Swiss animation. His film Plug & Play has, among other awards, received the Anča Student Award last year. As a representative of students he will be deciding on 2014 winner of this prize and also on our main prize Anča Award.

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Fest Anča Educates

502 films are going to be screened at Fest Anča in Žilina, June, 18-22. But there’s more to look forward to than the screenings. During the five days of the festival, a number of lectures, workshops, expert discussions, exhibitions…

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Interview with Reza Esmaili

Reza Esmaili is the curator of German demos block that will be screened on Fest Anča under a name Party: German Demoscene. Since demos are related to animated music videos, he will also be deciding on who gets the Anča Music Video Award as a member of our jury.

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Slovak Premieres of World Famous Films

Fest Anča begins in just 16 days. Take a look at the teasers of films that will have their Slovak premiere. It will be a one and only chance to see most of them in Slovakia. 

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More films, more fun, more Fest Anča!

As of April 1 you can purchase presale tickets to the International Festival of Animated Film Fest Anča for a more convenient price. The first summer film festival opens the doors to the world of animation in Zilina, June 18-22. There is loads of movies, great concerts, workshops, discussions and an Animation Karaoke Battle awaiting you.

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Interview with Kamila Boháčková

In 2014, Slovak films will be competing at Fest Anča in their own competition for the first time. Among our jury members, who will be awarding one of the selected films the Anča Slovak Award, is also Kamila Boháčková. Kamila is a film journalist and the new editor-in-chief of Homo Felix journal, a magazine about animated film. We talked with her about its future and other interesting things.

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Max Hattler interview

As a member of our main jury, Max Hattler will be deciding who wins our Anča Award and Anča Student Award. We talked with him about connections between experimental films and narration and also about why he likes UFO's.

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Olav Lervik interview

Member of our Anča Music Video Award jury talks about composing videogame and film music and also about artistic compromises when composing for two completely different media.

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Animated-Documentary Feature Film Felvidék: Caught in Between

Vladislava Plančíková, a Documentary film Department graduate, attended art classes as an Elementary School pupil, but only began to animate after she started working on her debut that required her personal involvement. A new animated documentary feature called Felvidék: Caught in Between was premiered in Slovakia.

DVD VIRVAR featuring contemporary Slovak animation released

On Thursday December 12, 2013 at 4:30 pm a release party of DVD VIRVAR – Contemporary Slovak Animated Film was held at the movie theatre of the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.

Connection of documentary and animation in project Gottland

Documentary series of six episodes inspired by a book bestseller with the same name by Polish author Mariusz Szczygiel presents different personalities of the Czech nation, always directed by a different FAMU director.

Slovak animator Koloman Leššo died

Koloman Leššo was a Slovak writer, caricaturist and animator. He died at the age of 70.

Snow starts in cinema distribution

Snow is a short animated film about love. It tells a story of a young woman, Maja, who, in her desperate longing for love, loses touch with reality and begins to collapse into the dark corners of her own imagination. You can see Snow in Slovak cinemas from September 19, 2013.

Černeková a Luha still on the road

Three films form the On the road cycle are finished so far: Spain (2011), Der Turm (2012) anf the latest Brussels (2013). The “seekers” are working on two more films at the moment.

What is Joanna Kozuch up to?

Most importantly, she is working on her earlier project Fongopolis. Art works, animation, editing - all is done and the sound track of the film is being finished at the moment, including music of course. A young violinist is heading to a city called Fongopolis. He is about to perform his life solo in a grandiose concert with a prestigious Philharmonic. 

Making of Just to have a screw loose series continues

One of the oldest animation studios in Slovakia is owned by Ivan and David Popovič. My Studio was founded by the father and son in 1992. The largest part of their production is covered by a series about inventions Just to have a screw loose!

Destruction of Marián Vredík

Marián Vredík, the author of the 2012 animated adaptation of a children rhyme I’m drawing a circle, is a master's degree student at the Academy of Fine Arts, at the department of painting in the studio of prof. Mgr.art. Klaudia Kosziba, but this semester he is on an internship at FAMU.

Heart of the tower on its way to support

Preparations for feature film Heart of the tower by Peter Budinský (tWINs, Bird of Pray) and Patrick Pašš ml. (In the field) are slowly continuing on Slovak animation scene. The film develops the topics of fear and death, more intended for adult audience than for child viewers. 

fest anča on tour

17. 5. 2014 / 18:00, 20:00, 22.00

Best of Fest Anča 2013
Night of galleries and museums
Nitra gallery, Nitra
www.nitrianskagaleria.sk

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10. 5. 2014 / 22.00

Animation Karaoke Battle
Anifilm, Klub Beseda, Třeboň
www.anifilm.cz

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15. 6. 2014 / 20.00

Best of Fest Anča 2013
Galeryje 9, Lidická 9, Brno

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7. 5. 2014 / 19.00

Best of Fest Anča 2013
KC Dunaj, Kulturšok!, Bratislava
www.kcdunaj.sk
 

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17. 4. 2014 / 19.00

Fest Anča cinema: Profile of animator Andrej Kolenčík with his personal presence
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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16. 4. 2014 / 19.00

Fest Anča cinema: Screening of Magical World of Animated Film #5 with Rudolf Urc personaly present
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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2. 4. 2014 / 19.00

Fongopolis — Bratislava, Bratislava — Fongopolis
Vernissage and screening of Fongopolis by animator Joanna Kozuch
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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27. 3. 2014 / 19.00

Fest Anča cinema: Screening of Magical World of Animated Film #4 with Rudolf Urc personaly present
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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20. 3. / 19.00

Fest Anča cinema: Profile of Slovak animator Vanda Raýmanová with her personal presence
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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13. 3. 2014 / 17.30

Best of Fest Anča 2013
with creators of Rabbitland (Serbia)
Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak

Moderated discussion after the screening.
KC Dunaj, Nedbalova 3, Bratislava
www.visegradfilmforum.com

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12. 3. 2014 / 19.00

Best of Fest Anča 2013
with creators of Rabbitland (Serbia)
Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak

Discussion and a contest for limited edition tickets for Fest Anča 2014.
Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Žilina
www.stanica.sk

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4. 3. 2014 / 19:00

Fest Anča cinema: Profile of American independent animator Tess Martin with her personal presence
More info about Tess here.
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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14. 2. 2014 / 19.00

Best of Fest Anča 2013
Fest Anča 2014 limited edition tickets contest
Bar Museum – Slovak National Museum building
Malá hora 2, 036 01 Martin
www.barmuseum.eu

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4. 3. 2014 / 19.00

Fest Anča cinema: Profile of American independent animator Tess Martin with her personal presence
More info about Tess here.
Foajé, Štefániková 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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12. 12. – 14. 12.

Mini Fest Anča 2013
Foajé – Mini edition of Fest Anča festival
Štefánikova 16, Bratislava

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5. 12. / 11.00

Best of Fest Anča 2013
International festival of student films Early Melons
Bratislava

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12. 7. / 23.00

Best of Fest Anča 2013 screening
Music festival Pohoda, Literary tent
Screening of awarded films from Fest Anča 2013.

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25. 11. / 18.00

Best of Fest Anča 2013
Films in atelier
ZUŠ Imra Weinera Kráľa, Milan Sládek atelier
Považská Bystrica

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27. 11. / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema
Foajé – screening of TV series The Magical World of Animated Film #2 with personal presence of Rudolf Urc
Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
More info at foaje.net

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20. 11. / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema
Foajé - Boris Šima a Joanna Kozuch profile
Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
More info at foaje.net

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8. 11. / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema
Foajé - Polish studio SE-MA-FOR profile
Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
More info at foaje.net

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30. 10. / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema
Foajé - Screening of Chris Sullivan's feature film Consuming Spirits
Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
More info at foaje.net

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23. 10. / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema
Foajé - Profile of Studio Plaftik
Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
More info at foaje.net

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17. 10. / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema
Foajé - screening of TV series The Magical World of Animated Film with personal presence of Rudolf Urc
Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
More info at foaje.net

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19. 10. / 17.00

Best of Fest Anča 2013
Ars Poetica
A4 – space for contemporary culture
Karpatská 2, Bratislava
www.arspoetica.sk

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28. 9. / 20.00

Best of Fest Anča 2013
Festival Blaf
Summer cinema SNG, Rázusovo nábrežie 2
www.blaf.sk

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30. 8. / 20.00

Best of Fest Anča 2013 screening
Hidepark - outdoorcultural center, Nitra.
Screening of awarded films from Fest Anča 2013.

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12. 8. / 21.30

Best of Fest Anča 2013 screening
Summer art camp LETAVY, Kokava-Línia.
Screening of awarded films from Fest Anča 2013.

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30. 7. / 21.00

Best of Fest Anča 2013 screening
Literary competition and campus Medziriadky, Terchová.
Screening of awarded films from Fest Anča 2013.

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5. 7. / 20.00
6. 7. / 17.30

Best of Fest Anča 2013 screening
Andrej Hlinka square, Žilina.
Screening of awarded films from Fest Anča 2013.

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5. 6. / 19.00

Best of Fest Anča 2012
Buranteatr, sokolský stadion,
Kounicova 22, Brno, Czech Republic

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28. 5. / 18.00

Best of Fest Anča 2012 – you will have a chance to win Full-time festival entry for Fest Anča.
Klub Alterna, Kounicova 48,
Brno, Czech republic
www.komixxx.cz

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23. 5. / 19.00

Fest Anča screening:
Best of Fest Anča 2012
– you will have a chance to win Full-time festival entry for Fest Anča.
Foajé, Štefániková 16, Bratislava

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7. 5. 2013 / 19.00

Best of Fest Anča 2012
Stanica Žilina-Záriečie

www.stanica.sk

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5. 5. 2013 / 19.00

Animation Karaoke Battle
Anifilm, Třeboň, Czech Republic

www.anifilm.cz

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16. 03. 2013 / 15.30 – 21.30

Best of Fest Anča 2012
PAFF – Pezinský Amatérsky
Filmový Festival

Small hall in Culture House
Pezinok
www.paff.pklife.sk

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Fest Anča Winter Edition
Košice

24. – 25. 11. 2012
animated films
& animation workshops
SPOTs
Výmenník, Brigádnická
pobrezna.festanca.sk

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16. 11. 2012 / 20.45

Animation Karaoke Battle
for the first time in Wien

Schikaneder cinema
Margaretenstraße 24, Wien
anilogue.com, www.schikaneder.at

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15. 11. 2012 / 21.00

Animation Karaoke Battle
for the first time in Prague
Nova Syntéza, Veletržní palác
Dukelských hrdinů 47, Praha
novasynteza.cz

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