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 precedencies, 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 indepedence 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. | SK 1995 | 4 min
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 | SK 1995 | 5 min
Igor Derevenec, Juraj Krumpolec | SK 1997 | 4 min
Double Voice Invention A Minor
Vladimír Král | SK 1998 | 2 min
In the Box
Michal Stuss | SK 1999 | 6 min
Ivana Šebestová | SK 2004 | 7 min
Veronika Obertová | SK 2009 | 7 min
Peter Budinský | SK 2011 | 6 min
Ivana Laučíková, Martin Snopek | SK 2011 | 15 min
Matúš Vizár | SK, CZ 2012 | 11 min
Dávid Štumpf | SK 2015 | 5 min
Spirit of the City
Veronika Kocourková, Andrej Kolenčík | SK 2015 | 4 min