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 17th edition of the Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2024, which takes place from 25 June to 30 June 2024.

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.