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Call for entry

We are launching call for entry registration process for our 7th edition of Fest Anča, that will be held in between 18th and 22nd June 2014. Last possible date of film submission is 10th March 2014. Our festival opens five competition categories: Anča Award, Anča Student Award, Anča Music Video Award, Anča Children Audience Award and Anča Slovak Film Award.

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Films awarded in our competition

List of films awarded in Fest Anča 2013 competition.

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Psychedelic Bears

"I am actually just sitting and waiting the render to be done on my new short film “Baths” (Łażnia). There is a lot of water and a wide selection of colours in it." Says Tomek Ducki.

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Discount for accredited viewers

Do you like books and woud like to spare a few bucks? We have prepaired festival discounts on books for you.

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Only 14,800 Days Left

"It’s a pity that in the new trams, the drivers are hidden behind the dark glass". Interview with Michaela Pavlátová

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Yeti is a film cliché

Emma de Smaef earnd money by making and selling pupets during her studies of documentary film. Read more in our interview.

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Are you afraid of spiders?

"I certainly enjoyed watching the new film by Theodor Ushev Gloria Victoria”. Interview with Katarínou Kerekesovou

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Spot Fest Anča 2013

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The most famous films in slovak's premiere

Pick up new information about Fest Anča on press conference on
6th of june 2013 at 11.00 in Foajé,
Štefániková 16, Bratislava

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I see three thousand
films per year

Interview with Ulrich Wegenast

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Fest Anča 2013 Official Selection

Here you can find the official selection for International competition Anča Award, International student competition Anča Student Award and International music video competition Anča Music Video Award.

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Pandas won the Anča Award 2013

The highly anticipated finale of the International Animation Festival Fest Anča 2013 took place on Sunday 30th June, when the winners were announced. For the first time in the history of the festival, the main award for the best animated short was assigned to a student film. The jury decided to give the Anča Award, to the Slovak director Matúš Vizár for his film Pandas. 

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Provocative animated sitcoms

This year, our festival will be pleased to host the american scriptwriter Mike Reiss. Mike contributed on making the famous The Simpsons series as an author and producer. He is also co-author of The Critic and The Oblongs, which are just as fun and good quality series as The Simpsons. To mention his further work, he was a co-author of the web-based series Queer Duck, as a scriptwriter he contributed to animated films Ice Age 3 & Horton. He made many highly reputed childrens' books. Read this Anča's short interview with him!

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Simpsons Backstage Tour

Do you like The Simpsons? Who doesn't?! You will have a unique chance to peek behind the scenes of the legendary series and meet with its screenwriter and producer Mike Reiss at the 6th Fest Anča. He has also worked on scenarios like Ice Age, Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Horton Hears and Who!, The Simpsons Movie and many others. The winner of 4 Emmys will presents his famous show "Simpson Backstage tour".

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slovak animation

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. 

Upcoming projects of our animators

Selected animators from the V4 countries had the opportunity to present their upcoming projects in the pitching at the Visegrad Animation Forum in Trebon early in May. Slovakia was represented by several animators, two projects of which were awarded main prizes in the two categories – the best upcoming TV series project and the best upcoming short film.

VAF connects and awards

Visegrad Animation Forum (VAF) platform has taken up the mission of raising public awareness and bringing new opportunities to animated film in the V4 countries. VAF completed its first mission in January at the international film market MIFA in Annecy. VAF has set for itself a goal of connecting, training and providing networking opportunities for the Visegrad and foreign professionals, producers, studios and filmmakers.

fest anča on tour

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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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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25.11. / 18.00

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

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20. 11. / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema
Foajé - Borisa 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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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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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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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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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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5.7. / 20.00
6.7. / 17.30

Best of Fest Anča 2013 screening
Hlinkovo 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 o 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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