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Fest Anča 2015 Awards

List of Fest Anča 2015 awarded films.

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Game Days to Welcome Game Developers from Central Europe

Fest Anča will welcome digital game developers from Poland, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. As part of Fest Anča Game Days, they will present their current projects and projects in development.

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Fest Anča to Welcome Tomm Moore

Although Tomm Moore—the Irish animator, illustrator and director—is only 38 years old, he is credited with two Oscar-nominated animated feature films. His newest work—the charming fairy tale “Song of the Sea”—has become a big hit with viewers worldwide, and has aroused public interest in Slovak cinemas, too. 

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Mari-Liis Rebane Interview

Mari-Liis Rebane is the director of the Animated Dreams Festival and an artist working in the fields of audiovisual production, illustration and moving image. As a member of the Anča Music Video Award jury at Fest Anča, she will decide about the best animated music videos.

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Fest Anča Presents Nominees for Anča Slovak Award

The 8th Fest Anča International Animation Festival will screen a number of Slovak and foreign films with Slovak premieres. The best Slovak films submitted for the international competition will also compete for the Anča Slovak Award. The winning film will be awarded €600 donated by the Literary Fund.

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Breakfast of Champions

We proudly present this year's awards for the winners. The beautiful ceramic yogurt cups were designed and made by Nikol Šóšová.

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Fest Anča Music Playlist

Listen to our 2015 playlist consisting of all our musicians and DJs. We have a music program for you with concerts and parties for every day of the festival.

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Desaxismundi Interview

Desaxismundi is a French generative artist and creative developer, which since 2006 has tirelessly visualized things thanks to an ever-growing range of real-time techniques. He will be performing with Estonian musician Vul Vulpes at Fest Anča and will introduce his work during a presentation. As a jury member of Anča Music Video Award Desaxismundi will be deciding on the best music video.

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Fest Anča 2015 Spot

Fest Anča has a new spot! It was created by the authors of this year´s visual identity of Fest Anča, animators Joanna Kożuch and Boris Šima. Starring Pluto, a regular attendee of the festival, in the leading role. The music was composed by Braňo Laho a.k.a Emilee. 

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Anča X- Rated

Do you still think that animated films are just for kids? The midnight screenings at Fest Anča will change your mind! You will get a unique chance to see a number of saucy films loaded with love, erotics, sexual adventures, as well as absurdity, psychedelia and fresh humour. These films surely won´t leave you cold...

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Fest Anča to Welcome Famous Director Priit Pärn

The Fest Anča International Animation Festival will once again open the summer vacation season by bringing the best international animated movies to Žilina. The festival will take place between June 24 – 28, and a special guest of this 8th year of Fest Anča will be the Estonian animation couple Priit and Olga Pärn, who have received many awards.

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Interview with Joanna Kożuch and Boris Šima

The 8th Fest Anča festival has a brand new visual created by two Slovak animators – Joanna Kožuch (Fongopolis) and Boris Šima (Chyťte ho!). We sat down together and talked about how the new design was created, and discussed the importance of yoghurt in the whole process. 

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Call for Entries

We are launching a call for entries registration process for our 8th edition of Fest Anča, which will be held on June 24 – 28, 2015. The last date of film submission is March 15, 2015. Our festival opens six competition categories: Anča Award, Anča Student Award, Anča Music Video Award, Anča Kids’ Award, Anča Slovak Award and D Award.

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Limited edition pre-sale festival passes

Fest Anča 2015 festival passes are perfect presents for you and your nearest and dearest! Pre-sale tickets for the festival, which will take place in Žilina between 24 and 28 June 2015, are now available! These limited edition tickets are an exclusive reduced price of EUR 12. 

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Twisted Dreams of History conference call for papers

Academic conference in Polish Bielsko-Biala is calling for papers on various topics connected with Subversivnes and Deformation in Animated Fillms of Visegrad Countries. The conference will be realized during September 11 - 13, 2015. Only papers in English language are accepted. Submission deadline is August 15, 2015.

Slovak animation at Visegrad Animation Forum 2015

Between May 5 - 8, 2015, the 3rd year of Visegrad Animation Forum will take place in Třeboň, Czech Republic. Visegrad Animation Forum is the most important event for professionals working in the animation industry in Central and Eastern Europe. VAF´s mission is to attract new partners, producers, broadcasters, sales agents and film distributors and to present them new short animated films and animated series in development.

Fongopolis: How to not get lost in a labyrinth

Half of the duo that created Fest Anča‘s visual design this year is Joanna Kożuch, animator of Polish origin who lives and works in Slovakia. After several student films she made at the  Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, she succeeded with her first professional film - Fongopolis - at Fest Anča, as well as at other festivals and movie theatres.

Rosso Papavero to compete at Berlinale

The film Rosso Papavero was finished last year, and has already won the Literary Fund´s prize at last October’s Biennial of Animation Bratislava. At the beginning of this year it will be competing for an international prize at the Berlinale Generation Kplus competition section. 

A Tornado is heading to Slovak cinemas!

The Veronika Kocourková film Ako vzniká tornádo (The Story of a Tornado) can be seen in cinemas from 4th December 2014 as a pre-film to the family feature film Magické striebro – Hľadanie kúzelného rohu (Magic Silver – The Quest for the Mystic Horn) which is brought to you by the Film Europe Media Company. 

Visegrad Animation Forum is a chance for Slovak projects

VAF, the biggest Central and Eastern European pitching forum, has opened its call for entries which is a chance for Slovak animators to enroll with their short film and TV series projects. Submission deadline is Febrary 8, 2015.

Nina: A New Animated Film by Ové Pictures

The successful creative duo Ové Pictures is coming up with their biggest project so far: a 17-minute animated film Nina. After the gala premiere, scheduled to take place on September 26, 2014 at the cinema Lumière, the film will be distributed to Slovak movie theatres within the Project 100.

If I Only Had a Screw Loose! Will Premiere at the Kremnica Gags Festival

This year at Kremnica Gags—the European festival of humour and satire (August 29-31, 2014) —animated film will find its place, too. The author of the visual concept of this year’s Gags Ivan Popovič will present new episodes of his animated series for children.

Animated-Documentary Feature Film Felvidék: Caught in Between

Vladislava Plančíková, a Documentary film Department graduate, attended art classes as an Elementary School pupil, but only began to animate after she started working on her debut that required her personal involvement. A new animated documentary feature called Felvidék: Caught in Between was premiered in Slovakia.

DVD VIRVAR featuring contemporary Slovak animation released

On Thursday December 12, 2013 at 4:30 pm a release party of DVD VIRVAR – Contemporary Slovak Animated Film was held at the movie theatre of the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.

Connection of documentary and animation in project Gottland

Documentary series of six episodes inspired by a book bestseller with the same name by Polish author Mariusz Szczygiel presents different personalities of the Czech nation, always directed by a different FAMU director.

Slovak animator Koloman Leššo died

Koloman Leššo was a Slovak writer, caricaturist and animator. He died at the age of 70.

Snow starts in cinema distribution

Snow is a short animated film about love. It tells a story of a young woman, Maja, who, in her desperate longing for love, loses touch with reality and begins to collapse into the dark corners of her own imagination. You can see Snow in Slovak cinemas from September 19, 2013.

Černeková and Luha still on the road

Three films form the On the road cycle are finished so far: Spain (2011), Der Turm (2012) anf the latest Brussels (2013). The “seekers” are working on two more films at the moment.

What is Joanna Kozuch up to?

Most importantly, she is working on her earlier project Fongopolis. Art works, animation, editing - all is done and the sound track of the film is being finished at the moment, including music of course. A young violinist is heading to a city called Fongopolis. He is about to perform his life solo in a grandiose concert with a prestigious Philharmonic. 

Making of the series If I Only Had a Screw Loose! continues

One of the oldest animation studios in Slovakia is owned by Ivan and David Popovič. My Studio was founded by the father and son in 1992. The largest part of their production is covered by a series about inventions If I Only Had a Screw Loose!

Destruction of Marián Vredík

Marián Vredík, the author of the 2012 animated adaptation of a children rhyme I’m drawing a circle, is a master's degree student at the Academy of Fine Arts, at the department of painting in the studio of prof. Mgr.art. Klaudia Kosziba, but this semester he is on an internship at FAMU.

Heart of the tower on its way to support

Preparations for feature film Heart of the tower by Peter Budinský (tWINs, Bird of Pray) and Patrick Pašš ml. (In the field) are slowly continuing on Slovak animation scene. The film develops the topics of fear and death, more intended for adult audience than for child viewers. 

fest anča on tour

13.8. 2015 / 23.30

Best of Fest Anča 2015
LeTaVy - summer art camp
Kokava - Línia
www.letavy.sk

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1.8. 2015 / 21.00

Best of Fest Anča 2015
Hidepark cultural center in Nitra
Nitra
www.hidepark.sk

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10. 7. 2015 / 21.00

Best of Fest Anča 2015
Bažant Pohoda 2015
Literary stage Martinus.sk
pohodafestival.sk

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31.7. 2015 / 01.00

Best of Fest Anča 2015
Film Night at the castle 2015
Šariš castle
www.novyfilm.sk/fnh2015/

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16. 5. 2015 / 18.00

Best of Fest Anča 2014
Gallefy of Ján Koniarka in Trnava
Kopplova vila, Zelený kríček 3
www.gjk.sk

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29.7. 2015 / 21.00

Best of Fest Anča 2015
Literary competition and campus Medziriadky
Krahule
www.medziriadky.sk

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22.7. 2015 / 19:00

Best of Fest Anča 2015
Film Europe Cinema
Štefánikova 25, Bratislava
kino.filmeurope.sk

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14. 5. 2015 / 18.00

Fest Anča Outdoor: sausages, films, end of animated Foajé season
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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14. 5. 2015 / 19.00

Best of Fest Anča 2014
with personal presence of animator Veronika Kocourková
Stanica Žilina-Záriečie
www.stanica.sk

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5. 5. 2015 / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema: Contemporary cutout animation
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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11. 6. 2015 / 21.00

Animation Karaoke Battle
Urban House
Laurinská 213/14, Bratislava
www.facebook.com

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25. 4. 2015 o 10.30

Best of Fest Anča 2014
Good fare
Štúdio 12, Jakubovo square
dobrytrh.sk/jakubak

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16. 4. 2015 / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema: Contemporary pixilation animation
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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7. 4. 2015 / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema: Michaela Pavlátová profile with her personal presence
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

 

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26. 3. 2015 / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema: Contemporary stop-motion animation
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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12. 3. 2015 / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema: Profile of Lukáš Sigmund with his personal presence
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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26. 2. 2015 / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema: Contemporarary plasticine animation
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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19. 2. 2015 / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema: Profile of Katarína Kerekesová with her personal presence
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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29. 1. 2015 / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema: Profile of Mária Oľhová with her personal presence
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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22. 1. 2015 / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema: Animation techniques - contemporary puppet animation
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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13. 12. 2014 / 18.00

Best of Fest Anča 2014
Vlna live 2014 = BRaK in Vlna
Kasárne KulturPark,
Kukučínova 2, Košice
www.facebook.com

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6. 12. 2014 / 18.00

Best of Fest Anča 2014
Vlna live 2014 = BRaK in Vlna
Záhrada, Benického pasáž,
Námestie SNP 16, Banská Bystrica
www.facebook.com

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6. 12. 2014 / 19.00

Best of Fest Anča 2014
Berliner DKP (temporary cultural space)
Pekárska 40, Trnava
www.facebook.com

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28. 11. 2014 / 18.00
29. 11. 2014 / 18.00

Best of Fest Anča 2014
Podunaj vine celebrations
Stará tržnica, Bratislava
www.podunajskevino.sk

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27. 11. 2014 / 19.00

Press screening of The Story of a Tornado
Kino Film Europe, Štefánikova 25, Bratislava
www.filmeurope.sk

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25. 11. 2014 / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema: Persistence of Vision
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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15. 11. 2014 / 19.00

Best of Fest Anča 2014
Coffee bar Diera do sveta, Liptovský Mikuláš
www.facebook.com

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13. 11. 2014 / 19.00

Fest Anča Cinema: Making of Nina by Ové Pictures
Foajé, Štefánikova 16, Bratislava
www.foaje.net

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