Fest Anča International Animation Festival is unique in being the only Slovak multimedia festival focused on animated film targeted mainly at a mature audience.
The festival aims to raise awareness about animated film as an autonomous art form, and to educate about its multiple types and aspects.

The competitive programme comprises a selection of the stand-out animated films completed in the last two years. The festival includes an international competition of animated short films, music videos, and slovak animation. Through non-competitive thematic sections and focuses, Fest Anča presents artistic and production milestones in the history of animation. Additional accompanying events include presentations, exhibitions, workshops, concerts, film screenings for children. The festival’s industry forum is targeted at film professionals with a focus on the planning, development and presentation of animated film projects.

Anča Award
The winning film will be selected by a three-member international committee.
On the last day of the festival, in the New Synagogue in Žilina, the Anča Award winner will be announced and awarded €800.

Anča Student Award
Among the films in the main competition, there are also student films that can compete for the Anča Student Award. The winning student film will be selected by an international committee.
Anča Student Award winner will be awarded €400.

Anča Music Video Award
The Anča Music Video Award is an international competition of animated video clips made in the last two years. An international committee will select the winner.
The winner will be awarded €400.

Anča Kids’ Award
Once again this year, Fest Anča will award the best animated film for children. And because adults (as we know) don’t understand much at all, the winning film will be selected by a special children’s committee!
Anča Kids’ Award will be awarded €400.

Anča Slovak Award
Anča Slovak Award is a prize awarded for the best Slovak animated film made in the last two years. Anča Slovak Award is supported by the Literary Fund.
Anča Slovak Award will be announced and awarded €1000.

13th International Animation Festival Fest Anča → July 2 – 5, 2020

Article I
The International Animation Festival Fest Anča (hereinafter the ’Festival’) is a specialized film festival organized by o.z. Anča, with registered office at Štefánikova 16, Bratislava (www.festanca.sk). Its aim is to contribute to the development and promotion of animation and the animated film industry.

Article II
The 13th year will take place in Žilina from July 2 – 5, 2020.

Article III
The Festival competitive program includes:
a) The international competition of short animated films – Anča Award
b) The international competition of student short animated films – Anča Student Award
c) The international competition of animated music videos – Anča Music Video Award
d) The international competition of animated films for children – Anča Kids’ Award
e) The Slovak competition of animated films – Anča Slovak Award. The prize is sponsored and awarded by the Slovak Literary Fund.

Only animated films under 30 minutes completed after 1st January 2018 are accepted into the Festival’s competition program. Only films with an engagement of Slovak producers or made by Slovak animators are accepted into the Slovak competition of animated films – Anča Slovak Award. The Slovak competition of animated films – Anča Slovak Award – is organized in partnership with the Slovak Literary Fund. The Festival’s non-competitive program includes focuses, workshops, retrospectives, tributes, exhibitions and discussions.

Article IV
The screening formats of the films are to be specified after the films have been officially selected. All films selected for all the Festival sections are screened in the original versions, and must be provided with English subtitles (unless the original version is in English). This is the responsibility of participants.

Article V
The selection of competitive films is carried out by a committee appointed by the organisers. The program schedule and order of screening sections are set by the organisers. Owners of screening rights (hereinafter the “submitters”) may submit their films to the 13th Fest Anča till February 29, 2020 for all the international competitions. Entry forms for competitive sections are available at the FilmFreeway webpage www.filmfreeway.com/FestAnca2020. If submitter do not provide screening file of submitted film, they will be disqualified from the selection process.

Article VI
No selected film can be withdrawn from the Festival program after its participation has been officially confirmed by the submitter. Copies sent for competition will not be returned, such copies become part of the Festival’s archive. The Festival committee reserves the right to select submitted films for both competitive and non-competitive sections. Submitters will be informed about the results of the selection process by April 30, 2020.

Article VII
Submitters are obliged to follow the instructions for the delivery of copies of selected films. The instructions will be enclosed in a letter confirming a film’s selection for the program. Submitters will send copies of the selected films in the requested format immediately after receiving detailed instructions from the organisers. Films selected for competitive and non-competitive sections will be screened without screening fees.

Article VIII
By sending entry forms, submitters give o. z. Anča the right to use a maximum 1 minute sequence from the selected film to promote the Fest Anča 2020 in any media. During the Festival, teasers of selected films will be screened at the festival venue, in TV spots promoting Fest Anča, on the website of the Festival, and in multimedia presentations during the festival.

Fest Anča reserves the right to use film stills in promotional materials (festival catalogue, festival journal, leaflets, posters, billboards, website, and multimedia presentations), and provide them to the media for the purpose of disseminating information about the Festival.

Article IX
By submitting a film a submitter agrees that in the case of winning an award or special mention, the film will be screened as part of the Best of Fest Anča Program, without screening fees or royalties. The Best of Fest Anča Program will screen the winning films within Slovakia, Czech Republic and selected film festivals.

Article X
A submitter whose film is selected for the programme (either competitive or non-competitive) will receive an accreditation for the festival. Travel expenses are dealt with individually, and are covered up to the amount determined by the Festival’s current financial circumstances. The Festival reserves the right to prioritize the travel and accommodation expenses of the authors of films selected for competition. Hospitality terms for invited guests of the Festival shall be arranged individually, and specified in their personal invitations by email.

Article XI
International juries will be composed of prominent representatives of culture, film theory, and film journalism, as well as filmmakers and producers. There will be one international jury for the Anča Award and the Anča Student Award. Another international jury will award the Anča Music Video Award for best animation in the category of Music Videos. The third international jury, including a representative of the Slovak Literary Fund, will decide the Anča Slovak Award. The Anča Kids’ Award will be decided by the children participating in the projections. The Slovak distribution award D Award will be decided by Film Europe Media Company. Members of juries must not have participated in the making of any films in the competition that they are judging. Jury members are sworn to secrecy. Festival organisers may attend jury deliberations, but cannot take part in voting. A jury comes to its decision according to the criteria upon which they all agree. A jury announces results at the final ceremony. A jury may award special mentions.

Article XII
The sending of a completed entry form and film constitutes a submitter’s full acceptance of the Festival’s rules and regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Gisela Chicolino

    For Latin American productions, it's a great honor be selected in an exquisite animation festival of eastern europe where the most original and vanguardist works are selected. Have a high level of aesthetics. Harm hugs from Argentina, Anca Team!

    September 2020
  • Adi Gelbart

    Beautiful festival, beautiful people, loved it

    September 2020