w/ Fest Anca International Animation Film Festival

Saturday / 29.09.2018 / 16:00 / Cinema Trindade / V4 and After

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary years of Slovakia’s independence, Slovak Film Institute and International Animation Festival Fest Anča prepared the compilation 25 Years in Slovak Animation, presenting widely recognized and renowned Slovak animated shorts made since 1993.

The selected shorts introduce various precedences, milestones and distinguish authors who have formed Slovak contemporary animation. Titles demonstrate literacy, technical prowess, thematic maturity and inventiveness of their authors.

Slovak animation has gone through uneasy times since 1993. Drastic institutional changes right after the declaration of independence caused stagnation in Slovak animation that affected the whole community of animation filmmakers. The establishment of Department of Animation at the Academy of Performing Arts averted the risk of its total disappearance of Slovak animation. From this vague period arose a new generation of Slovak animators. At that time an important part for the growth of animation was represented by commissioned work on animated music videos.


A Ballad of Four Horses

Gratex s.r.o. | Slovakia | 1995 | Fic. | 4’ | Sub. PT/EN

First Slovak animated music video that used 3D digital animation created by IT company Gratex. One of its authors Marián Ferko later co-founded the first Slovak videogame company Cauldron.

Steps, Jumps, Years… and the Last One Turn the Lights Off

Katarína Kerekesová, Vanda Raýmanová, Michal Struss, Karol Holubčík, Maroš Končok, Vlado Král, Martina Matlovičová, Matej Klade, Martin Snopek | Slovakia | 1995| Fic. | 5’ | Sub. PT/EN

A collection of first animation exercises by students of newly established Atelier of Animation at the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava.


Igor Derevenec, Juraj Krumpolec | Slovakia | 1997| Fic. | 4’ | Sub. PT/EN

First Slovak music video created completely in 3D. It’s authors were animation enthusiasts – professional architect Juraj Krumpolec, illustrator Igor Derevenec and animator Milan Prekop.

Double voice invention a-minor

Vladimír Král |Eslováquia, Slovakia| 1998 | Fic. | 2’ | Leg. Sub. PT/EN

The chase of the red riding hood and the wolf, with the sad end. Masters degree film by one of the first students of Atelier of Animation at the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava.

In the Box

Michal Stuss |Eslováquia, Slovakia| 1999 | Fic. | 6’ | Leg. Sub. PT/EN

A character is inside a cubical room; there is a hole in the roof, which is too high to reach. Short film about being trapped in space. Among other awards In the Box received the Student Oscar awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Lionardo Mio

Ivana Šebestová |Eslováquia, Slovakia| 2004 | Fic. | 7’ | Leg. Sub. PT/EN

Florence, 1500 A. C. A theatre company performs a love story à la commedia dell’arte: Harlequin desires Columbine, but she loves a noble and mysterious painter Leonardo da Vinci. The story gets tangled, nobody knows anymore what fiction is and what reality. Only Leonardo keeps his head cool and makes use of the emotional disorder to create his masterpieces.


Veronika Obertová |Eslováquia, Slovakia| 2009 | Fic. | 7’ | Leg. Sub. PT/EN

A story of Viliam, who lives his own animated life within the real world. Childish fun turns into a problem, the problem becomes a solution. No solution is perfect though…


Peter Budinský |Eslováquia, Slovakia| 2011 | Fic. | 6’ | Leg. Sub. PT/EN

The story is about two Siamese twins fighting each other in the boxers’ ring. “Thanks” to their disability they are sharing professional and private life, both from the different social side. The story is coming to the head when the smaller from the brothers tries to win a common fight. However, situation present that one part cannot be without another part.

Last Bus

Ivana Laučíková, Martin Snopek |Eslováquia, Slovakia| 2011 | Fic. | 15’ | Leg. Sub. PT/EN

It’s the start of the hunting season. The animals of the forest board a small bus and flee to safety. When hunters stop the bus in the middle of the night, its passengers reveal their true natures in fear for their lives.


Matúš Vizár |Eslováquia,República Checa; Slovakia, Czech Republic| 2012 | Fic. | 11’ | Leg. Sub. PT/EN

They are the product of millions of generations before them and yet they’re left all alone in the forest to fend for themselves. One day an all to active primate, the human being, finds them and they quickly become a pond in man’s games.


Dávid Štumpf |Eslováquia, Slovakia| 2015 | Fic. | 5’ | Leg. Sub. PT/EN

According to the justice of the Wild West, thieves must be punished. But when the sheriff’s horse breaks, and there is no-one to oversee justice, it’s hard to forecast if justice stays justice.

Spirit of the City

Veronika Kocourková, Andrej Kolenčík |Eslováquia, Slovakia| 2015 | Fic. | 4’ | Leg. Sub. PT/EN

Pixel-art music video clip about the city and the life in it.

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