FESTIVALS: France Takes Home Top Prize of 2021 Fest Anča


    ZILINA: The Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2021 awarded its Best Animated Short award to the French film Polka Dot Boy directed by Sarina Nihei.

    The festival takes place in a hybrid form with the live event running 1 to 4 July and the online portion running until 11 July at online.festanca.sk. Fest Anča’s streamed version offers almost the whole film programme, including all competitive sections and winning films, feature films, and special screening sections for kids.

    The Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2021 is financially supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the LITA Fund. Traditions, Fest Anča’s 2021 thematic focus is an implementation of the Student Forum Fest Anča.

    The Student Forum Fest Anča benefits from a 120,609 EUR grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants. The project has been co-financed from the State Budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of 18,091 EUR. The aim of the project is better approaches towards training in animation and multicultural European cooperation.

    Anča Award 2021 Winners:

    Best Animated Short
    Polka-Dot Boy (France)
    Directed by Sarina Nihei

    Special Mention
    Dream (South Korea)
    Directed by Kangmin Kim

    Best Student Animated Short:
    Naked (Russia)
    Directed by Kirill Khachaturov

    Special Mention
    Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty, Fifty Miles a Day (Belgium)
    Mathieu Georis

    Best Animated Music Video
    Prezident Lourajder – Osud (Slovakia)
    Matej Mihályi

    Special Mention
    Devours – Garnet Graves (Canada)
    Directed by Flavourcel

    Best Slovak Animated Short
    Sanctuary (Czech Republic)
    Eva Matejovičová

    Special Mention
    Home Sweet Home (Czech Republic)
    Directed by David Štumpf

    Best Animated Short for Children
    Om Nom Nom... (Japan)
    Directed by Minato Matsuda, Haruna Ueno, Tomoko Taiga