ŽILINA: Sore Eyes for Infinity by Finnish director Elli Vuorinen received the main award at the 10th Fest Anča International Animation Festival held from 29 June to 2 July 2017.
The jury was composed of the Hungarian director Éva Katinka Bognár, Pavel Horáček (programme director of Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films) and the British director Robert Morgan, who had a profile and a masterclass at Fest Anča.
Several international guests including animated documentary filmmaker Paul Bush were in the sidebar. The programme also included a full-day workshop with puppet animator Barry Purves and the fourth edition of Game Days.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Anča Award:Sore Eyes for Infinity (Finland)Directed by Elli Vuorinen
Anča Award - Special Mention:Dolls Don’t Cry (Canada)Directed by Fréderick Tremblay
Anča Student Award:Penelope (Estonia)Directed by Heta Jäälinoja
Anča Student Award - Special Mention:Roommates (USA)Directed by Jamie Wolfe
Anča Music Video Award:The Unnatural (Chile)Directed by Marcos Sánchez
Anča Music Video - Special Mention:Sex Bruise (USA)Directed by Conor Grebel
Anča Kids‘ Award:The Little Bird and the Caterpillar (Switzerland)Directed by Lena Von Dohren
Game Days Pitching Session:ZojaDirected by Ivan and Peter Galdík
Game Days Pitching Session - Special Mention:Duschans SchulwegDirected by Peter Račko