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Fest Anča International Animation Festival, 27-30 August 2020

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
27 August 2020 - 30 August 2020
Žilina, Slovakia
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Festival Description:

Fest Anča International Animation Festival – the only Slovak multimedia festival focused on animated film – is based in a former train station that has been transformed into a vibrant cultural center.

The festival aims to showcase contemporary, progressive animated films, and commemorate the cream of the genre. The long-term vision is to approximate well-known international festivals by uniquely showcasing this art form in Slovakia. The festival features an international competition of animated short films and music videos, as well as non-competitive screening sections. Attendees can additionally enjoy presentations, exhibitions, workshops, film screenings for children, and numerous accompanying events.

2020 Festival Coverage

Coronavirus crisis response: Festival Statement:

Summer festivals are not just events we attend to absorb art – encounters and shared moments are a huge part of it, too. In the time of an epidemic, we are deprived of these liberties. We are temporarily denied the possibilities of travelling and hunting for new experiences, of enjoying ourselves with friends, and consuming art first-hand, side by side by its creators.

We acknowledge the gravity of the whole situation and pay close attention to the latest reports which indicate that most probably, we would not be able to properly organise all of the elements that are crucial to every Fest Anča (such as the presence of special programme guests and foreign animators whose films made it into the official festival selection, or any other guests) for July 2020. We could not even guarantee that you – our visitors could come and participate.

Without these ingredients, Fest Anča would taste unimaginably sad.

Therefore, we decided that Fest Anča will not take place on July 2 to 5, 2020, as originally planned. Instead, we postponed it to a later date on which, hopefully, we will be able to deliver an unabridged festival experience.

August 27 to 30 is the new date. We stay in Žilina!

2020 Call for entries (Archive)

Fest Anča International Animation Festival has launched a call for entries for its 2020 edition. Animated short films, student films, music videos and films for children are among the competition categories. 

Fest Anča will take place in Žilina, Slovakia between July 2 and 5, 2020. Only submissions completed after January 1, 2018, submitted with English subtitles before February 29, 2020 will be considered for the festival. Winners are awarded cash prizes. 

Competition awards for Fest Anča 2020 are:
- Anča Award (EUR 800) for the best short animated film
- Anča Student Award (EUR 400) for the best short animated student film
- Anča Music Video Award (EUR 400) for the best animated music video
- Anča Kids’ Award (EUR 400) for the best short animated film for children
- Anča Slovak Award (EUR 1000) for the best Slovak short animated film

2019 Coverage



Event Dates

  • From 27 August 2020 to 30 August 2020


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