Practical Info

Where Does Fest Anča Take Place?

The main venue of the festival is New Synagogue at 220 J. M. Hurban Street in Žilina.


The festival will also take place at Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Cultural Centre, situated at 3 Závodská Cesta, Žilina.


Among Fest Anča’s screening places, there is also the Žilina Puppet Theatre, situated at 6 Kuzmányho Street. The evening screenings, concerts and parties will be happening at Smer Klub 77, a night club located at 8 Romuald Zaymus street – 7 minute walk from New Syangogue.

What Languages do we Speak?

Most films are screened either in English original version or with English subtitles. Presentations and masterclasses are conducted in English.

What Are the Accommodation Possibilities ?

Due to the unfortunate fire at Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, a part of festival facilities is not available this year – among them the festival campsite that was usually available for visitors. Due to capacity issues, accommodation at the Sokolovňa gymnasium is also not available. 

A very limited number of places in the Sokolovňa gymnasium at Orolská street 2 is now available through our ticket pre-sale. When Sokolovňa is full, we can make other low-cost accomodation available at Hájik school located cca 3km away from the New Synagogue. You can search for other accommodation options through our Couchsurfing FB group.

More information on accommodation in Žilina can be found at the websites of Hliny DormitoryHotel Slovakia, Hotel Slovan or Hotel Dubná Skala and campsite Slnečné skaly. (The camp is connected to Žilina main train station and Stanica Žilina-Záriečie by train. Last trains leave Žilina at approximately 7pm and taxis are available at night for cca 10 euros one way.)

The baggage deposit that was available at Stanica Žilina-Záriečie during previous years of the festival will, unfortunately, not be available this year.

Where to eat and drink?

At Stanica and Synagogue, you will find a bar with a wide offer of soft drinks and spirits. There are also food stands with vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian food near the Synagogue and Puppet Theatre. We recommend visiting some of the bistros and restaurants in the city center this year, as they are very close to the main venue – the Synagogue!

How Much Are the Tickets and Where to Buy Them?

Festival pass on the spot* – 30 EUR
Presale festival pass – 25 EUR
Student festival pass on the spot – 20 EUR
Presale student festival pass – 15 EUR
Single admission ticket – 3,50 EUR
Single admission evening ticket to to Smer Klub 77 on Friday and Saturday  – 5 EUR
Children up to 12 years – 0 EUR***

*during the festival, tickets can be bought at the New Synagogue
**to any screening or accompanying event except night screenings, concerts and parties
***accompanied by accredited adults

When are the tickets and accreditations available?

At the New Synagogue

Thursday: 9:00 – 22:00
Friday: 9:30 – 23:30
Saturday: 9:30 – 23:00
Sunday: 9:00 – 15:00
Single admission tickets can be bought before each screening directly at the venue.

When and where can the guests and journalists get their accreditation badges?

At the New Synagogue:
Thursday – Saturday: 9:30 – 22:00
Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00