25 Years Slovak Animation – A Retrospective 26/11/18

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Explore Slovak animation with a special selection 25 Years in Slovak Animation!

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 recognised and renowned Slovak animated shorts made since 1993.

The selected shorts introduce various precedents, 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.

KROKY, SKOKY, ROKY… A POSLEDNY [ZHASNE(STEPS, JUMPS, YEARS… AND THE LAST ONE TURN THE LIGHTS OFF)]

Dir: Katarína Kerekesová, Vanda Raýmanová, Prod: Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

Slovakia, 1995, 5 min

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

DVOJHLASNA INVENCIA A-MOI (DOUBLE VOICE INVENTION A-MINOR)

Dir / Writ: Vladimír Král, Prod: Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

Slovakia, 1998, 2 min

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

V KOCKE (IN THE BOX)

Dir / Writ : Michal Stuss, Prod: Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

Slovakia, 1999, 6 min

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 (LIONARDO MIO)

Dir / Writ: Ivana Šebestová, Prod: Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

Slovakia, 2004, 7 min

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 is reality.

VILLIAM

Dir: Veronika Obertová, Prod: Ové Pictures Writ: Peter Minár

Slovakia, 2009, 7 min

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…

tWins

Dir: Peter Budinský, Prod: Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Writ: Patrik Pašš

Slovakia, 2011, 6 min

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.

POSLEDNY AUTOBUS. (LAST BUS)

Dir: Ivana Laučíková, Martin Snopek, Prod: Ivana Laučíková, Wri: Patrik Pašš, Martin Snopek

Slovakia, 2011, 15 min

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.

PANDY (PANDAS)

Dir / Writ:  Matúš Vizár, Prod: BFILM (Peter Badač, Tomáš Hrubý)

Slovakia, 2012, 11 min

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.

KOVBOJSKO (COWBOYLAND)

Wri / Dir: Dávid Štumpf, Prod: Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

Slovakia, 2015, 5 min

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.

DUCH MESTA (SPIRIT OF THE CITY)

 

Dir / Prod: Veronika Kocourková, Andrej Kolenčík.

Slovakia, 2015, 4 min

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

JOURNEY

Dir / Writ: Marek Jasaň, Prod: Artichocke, VŠMU

Slovakia, 2018, 9 min

A young man at an airport tries to fill his inner world after he discovers that compared to other people he is completely blank.

 

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