TRADITIONS / East or West, Home Is the Best

New Synagogue – Sphere
Duration:  90
Sections:  Focus: Traditions

Traditions have helped previous generations, and provided the comfort of learning from their ancestors’ wisdom: how to live, raise offspring, worship, and even cook, heal, and work. Yet today this compass seems broken. The world seems increasingly complicated, and we find ourselves set aback by new events that our ancestors could never have foreseen.

The more convoluted the world, the more we tend to return to the simple prism of the past: to assist better understanding, information and stories are reduced to templates, giving preference to black-and-white interpretations over diversity and tolerance.

This year’s Fest Anča programme aims to deconstruct societal, religious, personal, and national traditions from today’s perspective. We may uncover time-proven principles, or find they need updating or even retiring. Or we might open up a new communication channel and pursue a desperately needed new reality through art.

Slovak and English subtitles (live screenings with Slovak subtitles only)
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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 to support audience development, transnational mobility and to connect school bodies from different countries around Europe to share knowledge and compare different approaches to teaching animation in different parts of Europe.

This Land Is Mine

Director Nina Paley

Completion:  2012
Country:  US
Duration:  0:03:32

Hollow Land

Director Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot

Completion:  2013
Duration:  0:14:01


Director Marek Jasaň

Completion:  2018
Country:  SK
Duration:  0:08:41

Hedgehog’s Home

Director Eva Cvijanović

Completion:  2017
Duration:  0:10:03

Limbo Limbo Travel

Director Zsuzsanna Kreif, Borbála Zétényi

Completion:  2015
Duration:  0:15:49


Director Nikola Majdak Jr., Ana Nedeljković

Completion:  2013
Country:  RS
Duration:  0:07:26

The Creation

Director Thomas Meyer-Hermann

Completion:  1995
Country:  DE
Duration:  0:06:44