FESTIVALS: Fest Anca Celebrates Slovak Animation

    Untravel by Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr. Untravel by Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr.

    ZILINA: Fest Anca, Slovakia's international festival of animated films running 28 June – 1 July 2018, will shine a spotlight on 25 years of Slovak animation, marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Slovakia. In addition to the special focus, the festival will hold its traditional competition of Slovak animated films.

    The celebration is a tribute to the Slovak determination to keep the art of animation alive after privatisation eventually resulted in the closing Koliba Film Studio, and the public broadcaster RTVS, the other primary producer of animation, went through a difficult period financially. The selection of films represents the work of a number of younger generation animators.

    The festival once again has a vibrant Game Days section with a pitching forum and two full days of presentations, emphasising the importance of the gaming industry to the field of animation in Slovakia.

    The Slovak film competition will screen the following 12 short films:

    39 Weeks 6 Days (Slovakia)
    Directed by Joanna Kozuch, Boris Šima

    Auuuna (Slovakia)
    Directed by Lina Šuková

    Chilli (Slovakia)
    Directed by Martina Mikušová

    Contrast (Slovakia)
    Directed by Barbora Bárková

    FOOD (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Directed by Michaela Mihalyiová

    Here and Here (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Directed by Michaela Mihalyiová

    Hero Daddy (Slovakia)
    Directed by Katarína Kerekesová

    Journey (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Marek Jasaň

    selfish (Slovakia)
    Directed by Lukáš Figeľ

    Untravel (Serbia, Slovakia)
    Directed by Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak, jr.

    WOO-HOO! (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Directed by David Stumpf

    Yellow (Slovakia)
    Directed by Ivana Šebestová