Visitors will experience the 14th edition of Fest Anča International Animation Festival online, getting their regular fix of the very best animation from the last two years through their devices – despite the pandemic.
“We’d been working hard on the festival all year, and since we wanted to do it just as planned, we opted to go online. We held back as long as we dared and hoped for brighter times, but even with the COVID alert system for cultural events we still couldn’t risk going live,” says Ivana Sujová, Fest Anča’s director.
Fest Anča’s team is busy organising the festival’s online version for the originally planned 1 – 4 July, with the newly-added option to watch the film programme online for a week after the festival ends.
Fest Anča will also showcase its enriched film and accompanying programme via Spanish online streaming platform Festhome.com, which makes Fest Anča the first Slovak festival to use this platform. Virtual ticket holders can enjoy the complete, unlimited film programme and parts of the accompanying programme. Concerts will be streamed on Facebook.
“We chose Festhome as one of the few platforms that screens short and feature films. It uses the latest internet tech for high quality picture transmission and great viewer experience,” explains Ivana. Viewers from Slovakia will have full access to all films, and some screening sections will be accessible to viewers from other European countries. Slovak and English subtitles will be provided.
Online tickets + bonus
Fest Anča has launched the sale of a new series of online tickets with an additional bonus: “We get that watching from home for the live festival’s real length at Stanica-Záriečie and New Synagogue might even put dedicated couch potatoes off. So we’re making the films available online up to 11 July – a week after the event. But concerts will only be available online for 24 hours after,” she adds.
Limited edition ticket returns or roll-overs
Holders of limited edition tickets for the originally planned live Fest Anča 2021 can: i) use tickets for this year’s online version, ii) roll them over to next year, or iii) get a refund.
This year’s online festival theme remains Traditions. More programme and ticket info available soon.
Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2021 is financially supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and LITA Fund. Traditions, Fest Anča’s 2021 thematic focus is an implementation of the Student Forum Fest Anča.
The Student Forum Fest Anča benefits from a € 120 609 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants. The project has been co-financed from the State Budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of € 18 091. The aim of the project is better approaches towards training in animation and multicultural European cooperation.