FESTIVALS: Fest Anča Announces Lineup

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ŽILINA: The 10th International festival of animated films Fest Anča, based in Žilina, introduced a programme with three competitions including international competition of short and student films, international music video competition and international competition of films for children. The festival will be held 29 June to 2 July 2017.

A showcase of international and domestic animated films will include titles made within the past three years. The sidebar programme will present international guests including animated documentary filmmaker Paul Bush, a full-day workshop with puppet animator Barry Purves and Game Days organised for the fourth time as a part of the festival, which will feature big indie game names, upcoming talents and internationally-renowned creative studios. Game Days will be held in the cultural space of New Synagogue on 30 June and 1 July with the presence of ustwo art director David Fernández Huerta from the game scene’s phenomenon Monument Valley.

The official competition includes one domestic student title Chilli directed by Martina Mikušová and the Hungarian/Czech/Slovak coproduction Superbia directed by Luca Tóth. The CEE region is also represented by films from Bulgaria, Estonia, Poland, Romania and Slovenia.

International Competition and International Student Film Competition

Stems (UK)
Directed by Ainslie Henderson

Chilli (Slovakia)
Directed by Martina Mikušová

Casino (Canada)
Directed by Steven Woloshen

Apple Slices (Denmark)
Directed by Moe Koyano

Roommates (USA)
Directed by Jamie Wolfe

Child (Germany)
Directed by Viktor Stickel

Sore Eyes for Infinity (Finland)
Directed by Elli Vuorinen

Dolls Don’t Cry (Canada)
Directed by Frédérick Tremblay

Ship of Fools (USA)
Directed by Josh Shaffner

The Empty (France)
Directed by Dahee Jeong

Foreign Body (Poland)
Directed by Marta Magnuska

Tango (Brazil)
Directed by Francisco Gusso, Pedro Giongo

What is „Yokoso boku desu“? (Japan)
Directed by Manabu Himeda

Locus (Poland)
Directed by Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi

Happy End (Czech Republic)
Directed by Jan Saska

An Eternal Vacation of Happiness (UK)
Directed by Cheng-Hsu Chung

Nighthawk (Slovenia)
Directed by Spela Cadez

Pussy (Poland)
Directed by Renata Gasiorowska

Fox and the Whale (Canada)
Directed by Robin Joseph

Nocturne (Germany)
Directed by Anne Breymann

Travelling Country (Bulgaria)
Directed by Ivan Bogdanov

Ink Meets Blank (Poland)
Directed by Tymon Albrzykowski

Forest this Flower Bloom (Japan)
Directed by Tomoyasu Murata

Batfish Soup (USA)
Directed by Amanda Bonaiuto

Black (Poland)
Directed by Tomasz Popakul

Kukuschka (Russia)
Directed by Dina Velikovskaya

Affordance (Japan)
Directed by Hayato Nove

Mr. Anxiety Goes on a Date (Romania)
Directed by 4inaroom

How Long, Not Long (Denmark)
Directed by Michelle and Uri Kranot

Penelope (Estonia)
Directed by Heta Jäälinoja

Impossible Figures and Other Stories II (Poland)
Directed by Marta Pajek

In a Nutshell (Switzerland)
Directed by Fabio Friedli

Superbia (Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia)
Directed by Luca Tóth

Something About Silence (Germany)
Directed by Patrick Buhr