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About Fest Anča

The International animation festival Fest Anča was first mentioned back in 2008 and since the start it has been located in what used to be an ancient settlement and currently is an industrial regional city called Žilina, lying on the North-West of Slovakia. Since the very beginning, the event is connected with the cultural centre Stanica Žilina-Záriečie and is being carried out during the extended weekend after the summer solstice. The festival, tagged as hot and cool at the same time doesn't spread out red carpets, however the festival's archives are full of interesting international guests. Cautiously selected short animated films from all around the world compete for the precious trophys: Anča Award, Anča Music Video Award, Anča Student Award, Anča Kids'Award, Anča D Award.
The top animated films, side by side with antiquarian, foreign and ever interesting animated bitts and pieces are brought to Slovakia thanks to Fest Anča. The program is also devoted to lectures, workshops, discussions with film directors, concerts and exhibitions.
This multimedia festival, since its start has been way ahead from just showing films, it brings inspiration from other media, such as visual arts, VJ-ing, computer games, puppet theatre, internet applications, mapping, new media et cetera. That is what makes the festival famous behind the borders of Slovakia, which is attested by the partnership with European organisation Cartoon in organising the Cartoon East Award, or by Fest Anča's membership within the coalition of Eastern European festivals.
Another speciality, which makes the festival irresistible to visit personally is the informal atmosphere in the open-air space, camping area right next to the festival happening and designer market stalls.

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Mária Hejtmánková
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Fest Anča

Tomm Moore – Song of the Sea #FestAnca
FRED’s Gozalo Suarez interviewed Tomm Moore, the director of Song of the Sea, which was screened at the 8th edition of Fest Anca International Animation Festival in Zilina, Slovakia.
fred.fm, 4. 7. 2015

Maros Brojo – Fest Anca International Animation Festival #FestAnca
Fest Anca’s artistic director Maros Brojo explained to FRED’s Gonzalo Suárez what the evolution of the festival has been over the past years, overviews its 2015 edition and shares his intentions for the following year.
fred.fm, 4. 7. 2015

Bronzit’s ‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ Receives Anča Award
U.K. director Daisy Jacobs receives the Anča Student Award for her Oscar-nominated stop motion short film, ‘The Bigger Picture.’
awn.com, 2. 7. 2015

FNE at Fest Anča: The Oddsockeaters in Production
Galina Miklinová is in production with The Oddsockeaters/Lichožrouti a 3D animated feature adaptation of Pavel Šrut’s bestseller. This Czech/Slovak coproduction is set to have its theatrical release in summer 2016 and the TV premiere in 2017.
filmneweurope.com, 30. 6. 2015

Fest Anča ends with win for Russia
Fest Anča came to an end last Sunday with the awards ceremony, held in Žilina’s abandoned Neolog synagogue, which for a couple of years already is being restored to turn it into a cultural space...
shorts.cineuropa.org, 30. 6. 2015

FNE at Fest Anča: VIM and TOM Series in Production
Visual artist Jana Znášiková is wrapping development and will start the production of VIM and TOM / VIM a TOM, an animated TV series produced by Slovakia's Animoline. The project was presented at the Pitching Forum of the 8th edition of Fest Anča Animation Festival (24-28 June 2015). 
filmneweurope.com, 30. 6. 2015

Fest Anča 2015
Last weekend I spent two days full of inspiration on the biggest Slovak game developers conference Game Days which is part of international festival of animated films called Fest Anča which took place in magical place old jewish synagogue in Žilina, Slovakia. 
blog.tomasmahrik.com, 30. 6. 2015

Bronzit, Ushev, Hertzfeldt Share Fest Anca Awards
After his wins at Animafest, Zagreb and Annecy Festival, Konstantin Bronzit once more took home the top prize at the Slovakian Fest Anča festival.
zippyframes.com, 29. 6. 2015

FNE at Fest Anča: Animation Project Slovak Dumplings in Development
Director Matej Holub and producer Dorota Holubova pitched their project, the animated TV series Slovak Dumplings/Haluskovo Slovensko at the 2nd edition of the Pitching Forum within the 8th Fest Anča (24-28 June 2015).
filmneweurope.com, 26. 6. 2015

Magma visita Fest Anča
Prima importante partnership internazionale per Magma 2015‬. In questi giorni siamo in Repubblica Slovacca, ospiti dell´International Animation Festival Fest Anča, in cui abbiamo presentato una selezione speciale di animazioni italiane di Magma. 
magmafestival.org, 26. 6. 2015

FNE at Fest Anca: Slovak and Czech Producers Call for Increased Cooperation Between Czech and Slovak Public Broadcasters to Fund More Animation
Slovak and Czech animation producers have urged public broadcasters to increase coproductions between Czech and Slovak public television and to increase the emphasis on regional cooperation as the only solution to increase funding for animated TV projects in Slovakia.
filmneweurope.com, 26. 6. 2015

Fest Anča celebrates diversity in animated production
The Slovakian multimedia festival offers a rich programme featuring a global panorama of animated films as well as a few unusual titles
cineuropa.org, 23. 6. 2015

A Fest Anča rövidfilmfesztivál válogatása a Daazo.com-on!
Június végén kezdődik Európa egyik legsokszínűbb animációs rövidfilmes fesztiválja, a szlovákiai Fest Anča.
Budapest24, 12. 6. 2015

Versenygyőztes animáciés rövidfilmek a daazón
A Fest Anča Shorts csatorna gyűjteményében a fesztivál előző éveiben bemutatott legjobb filmeket lehet megnézni – ígérik közleményükben a szervezők.
filmtett.ro, 10. 6. 2015

A Fest Anča rövidfilmfesztivál válogatása a Daazo.com-on!
A Fest Anča Shorts csatorna gyűjteményében a fesztivál előző éveiben bemutatott legjobb filmeket lehet megnézni. 
est.hu, 10. 6. 2015

A Fest Anča rövidfilmfesztivál válogatása a Daazo.com-on!
Június végén kezdődik Európa egyik legsokszínűbb animációs rövidfilmes fesztiválja, a szlovákiai Fest Anča. 
prae.hu, 10. 6. 2015

A Fest Anča rövidfilmfesztivál válogatása
A június 24. és 28. között megrendezett fesztiválra várva új csatorna indult a Daazo.com rövidfilmmegosztó oldalon. 
filmtekercs.hu, 10. 6. 2015

A rövidfilmfesztivál tavalyi filmjei a neten
Június végén kezdődik Európa egyik legsokszínűbb animációs rövidfilmes fesztiválja, a szlovákiai Fest Anča. 
magyar.film.hu, 10. 6. 2015

Festiwale gier indie: a może Słowacja i Fest Anča?
Stało się. 1ndieworld mnie zwerbowało i teraz czasem coś napiszę. W nieuchronnie nadciągającym cyklu tekstów będę starał się Wam przybliżyć wydarzenia growe z bliższej i dalszej okolicy. 
1ndieworld.pl, 8. 6. 2015 

Fest Anca Welcomes Pritt and Olga Pärn
The esteemed Estonian animation filmmakers  Priit and Olga Pärn and their work will be one of the highlights of the Slovakian fest.
zippyframes, 14. 5. 2015

Fest Anča is launching 2015 Call for Entries
International animation festival Fest Anča call for entries...
showmetheanimation.com, 19. 11. 2014

Fest Anča 2015, Slovakia: Call for entries
International animation festival Fest Anča call for entries...
zippyframes.com, 19. 11. 2014

Fest Anča 2015 Calls for Entries
Slovakia’s international animation festival Fest Anča has launched its call for entries for the 2015 edition...
animationmagazine.net, 17. 11. 2014