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

Fest Anča has always called the Stanica Cultural Centre in Žilina (Slovakia) its home, gradually rolling out to other venues – such as the New Synagogue – as the festival grew in size, scope and vision. The truly distinctive an attractive element of Fest Anča is the unique informal setting, which fosters a positive atmosphere of like-minded individuals coming together for a few days to watch films and exchange ideas about what they love best – animation and video gaming. There’s no red carpet treatment, bouncers or VIP zones at our festival – filmmakers, organizers and visitors freely mingle in a cultural and creative exchange over beers and hotdogs. While some come just for the films, all festival goers leave informed, inspired and eager to return next year – to see more films, play more games, and make new friends.

Fest Anča is much more than a four-day summer festival – throughout the year the team strives to develop and support the Slovak animation and videogame industry. We update about animation events and screenings through social media and this website, and offer lots of opportunities for the Slovak animation community to meet, greet and network. As Kino Fest Anča we organize animated film projections and discussions with filmmakers, and the Best of Fest Anča distributes the current festival’s winning films.

By participating in this event, the visitor voluntarily agrees to the rules of the festival, which are listed on the festival's website.

We look forward to your visit.

Office and shipping address

ANČA NGO FEST ANČA Štefánikova 16 811 04 Bratislava Slovak republic

Billing address

ANČA NGO FEST ANČA Registration number: 42128323 Tax number: 2022488699 Štefánikova 16 811 04 Bratislava Slovak republic


The 16th edition of the Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2023, which takes place from 29 June to 2 July 2023.

Fest Anča is committed to providing a supportive and harassment-free experience to registrants of all genders, races, sexual orientations, ages, ethnicity, physical orientations, and religions. As such, Fest Anča does not tolerate any threatening, discriminatory, or disrespectful behaviour. This may include but is not limited to: physical or verbal abuse or misconduct; sexual assault or unwanted sexual attention; violations of the law; stalking or bullying; inappropriate disruptions at official Festival events; and any other targeted or derogatory language, gestures, or actions that cause offense to another registrant including staff, performers, volunteers, attendees and participants.

In this spirit, we are not only preparing our festival, but we invite our visitors to create a community with us based on these principles.

At Fest Anča, we believe strongly in the principles of community care. Be aware of your surroundings, be kind to yourself, and make sure the people around you are safe.

Fest Anča reserves the right, in its sole judgment, to take action against any individual(s) or group(s) it deems to be non-compliant with the requirements of this CODE OF CONDUCT, including, but not limited to, revocation of tickets and festival privileges and exclusion from the event without notice or refund.

Did anything bad happen to you or did you see anything? Do you feel anxious?

Get immediate support on the spot, find a member of our team, a volunteer wearing a red scarf or a member of our security team.

You can also go directly to the support point at Žilina-Záriečie Station marked with a sign that reads PLACE OF SUPPORT. Our team members will be available to help you at this location from 10:00 to 01:00. After this time, a SAFE SPACE will be available at the Stanica Žilina-Záriečie during the Friday and Saturday programme.


Open every day of the festival, i.e. from 29 June to 2 June. July from 10:00 to 01:00 the night of the following day in the area of the Ateliér at Stanica Žilina-Záriečie (next to the restrooms) marked with the sign "PLACE OF SUPPORT".

The support place is for anyone who needs to feel safe, needs help or to talk openly about a problem or situation that happened to them at the festival.


Are you in an uncomfortable/dangerous situation? Do you need refuge? Do you see someone around you who has had too much fun and is vulnerable? Do you just need a break from the chaos and noise for a moment?

Open from 00:00 to 03:00 during the Friday and Saturday night programme at the Žilina-Záriečie Station on -1 floor next to the accreditations.


Fest Anča is a member of Keep Festive, a collective initiative that stands against any sort of sexual harassment and helps festival organizers create a safer space for everyone involved in the event.

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