International Competition of Short Films 2 (rerun)

Station Žilina Záriečie: S1
Duration 78:55

The Anča Award is an international competition of 30-minute fılms made in the last two years. This year 1,589 fılms from 81 countries have been registered, of which 34 were selected for the international competition category. These fılms will be judged by a three-member committee.

On the last festival day, 2nd July 2017 at 16:00 in the New Synagogue, the winner will be announced and awarded €800.

The Empty

directed by Dahee Jeong

year: 2016
country: FR
duration: 10:01
In a woman’s room, memories constantly accumulate and disappear like dust. A man spends his time in this room creating futile little games with the woman’s memories.

Foreign Body / Ciało obce

directed by Marta Magnuska

year: 2016
country: PL
duration: 07:00
A foreign body lives its own life. You can’t get rid of it, it’s always with you, you need it. Caress that odd part of yours, don’t try to shave its long tousled fur. This is a story about something that’s considered strange at first, but which turns out to be the dearest thing to us.


directed by Francisco Gusso, Pedro Giongo

year: 2016
country: BR
duration: 12:30
After years of drought, a mystic potato sprouts in the remote springs of Aiatak River. Everything will soon be ready for the great Tango ritual. For the people, this is the beginning of a new era. Inspired by the short story A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka, Tango is a plunge into human nature.

Yokoso boku desu 4: What is “Yokoso boku desu”? / ようこそぼくです4~ようこそぼくですってなんですか?~

directed by Manabu Himeda

year: 2016
country: JP
duration: 10:50
This is the fourth Yokoso Bokudesu (Welcome. It’s me) music and animation series. This series comprises three songs: Let’s Coritsu (Be Isolated), Yoko soboku desu (Yoko is Naïve), and Kosokoso Bokudesu (Kosokoso, it’s me). What do you see in Yokoso Bokudesu through these three songs?


directed by Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi

year: 2016
country: PL
duration: 10:00
A woman on an empty train in the middle of the night. Lonely, anxious to get home to her husband and son. When the train suddenly brakes, she looks through the window. What she sees will change her life.

Happy End

directed by Jan Saska

year: 2015
country: CZ
duration: 05:43
A black comedy about death with a happy ending. A splendid chain of unlikely encounters. Hunters, a tractor driver, a disco boy, and a corpse.

An Eternal Vacation of Happiness / .永恆的歡樂假期

directed by Cheng-Hsu Chung

year: 2016
country: GB
duration: 05:39
In a lovers’ relationship, it seems like we’re going on a vacation to each other’s heart from our own individual lives. We cannot control the length of the vacation, and we need one another to keep the mountains green, the ocean blue, and the sunshine hot.

Nighthawk / Nočna ptica

directed by Špela Čadež

year: 2016
country: SI
duration: 08:50
A badger lies motionless on a local road. A police patrol approaches the body in the dark. They soon realise that the badger is not dead - but rather dead drunk! When the police attempt to drag the creature off the road, he awakens and things take a strange turn.

Pussy / Cipka

directed by Renata Gąsiorowska

year: 2016
country: PL
duration: 08:22
A young girl spends the evening alone at home. She decides to have some sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan.