International Competition of Short Films 3 (rerun)

Station Žilina Záriečie: S2
Duration 74:30

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.

Fox and the Whale

directed by Robin Joseph

year: 2016
country: CA
duration: 12:03
The tale of a curious fox who goes in search of an elusive whale. A journey of longing and discovery.

Nocturne / Nachtstück

directed by Anne Breymann

year: 2016
country: DE
duration: 05:18
At night the forest creatures gather to gamble, putting their innermost valuables at stake.

Travelling Country

directed by Ivan Bogdanov

year: 2016
country: BG
duration: 13:38
Once upon a time, there was a country on the back of a giant horse, but it was ruined by stupidity and greed. So now only the horse’s tail remains of its former glory, while the people live in the shadow of what once was a happy world.

Ink Meets Blank / Zdarzenie plastyczne

directed by Tymon Albrzykowski

year: 2016
country: PL
duration: 05:11
A black and white, rhythmic metamorphosis of abstract geometric forms. Dramaturgy built by pure form and evocative music. Fully implemented cameraless directly onto 35mm film tape.

Forest this Flower Bloom / 木ノ花ノ咲クヤ森

directed by Tomoyasu Murata

year: 2016
country: JP
duration: 11:05
A wolf that used to be a human is travelling to seek his lost memories. He goes back to the past repeatedly, while hunters try to obliterate the past.

Batfish Soup

directed by Amanda Bonaiuto

year: 2016
country: US
duration: 04:30
Wacky relatives give way to mounting tensions with broken dolls, boiling stew, and a bang.

Black / Czerń

directed by Tomasz Popakul

year: 2016
country: PL
duration: 14:00
Two astronauts are trapped on an orbital space station because of a nuclear war that erupted unexpectedly on Earth. They lost contact with Earth, and all attempts to communicate with their base or anybody else have failed.


directed by Dina Velikovskaya

year: 2016
country: RU
duration: 08:45
Kukuschka is a bird that follows the Sun. It seems to her that she can already touch it…but the Sun remains far far away. Suddenly she is no longer alone, but for two it’s even more difficult to maintain a good pace. She will reach the Sun maybe tomorrow, maybe the day after…