Slovakia

The years 2015 and 2016 in Slovak animated film have been characterized primarily by long-term preparation of new titles, domestic success for student films, an absence of short films in distribution, and the first Slovak feature-length animated film since 1980. The year 2015 can be seen as a year of waiting; its greatest achievement may be the ongoing support for new shorts and series by the Audiovisual Fund commission and the willingness of young filmmakers to stick to making short artistic films without the need to embark on commercially driven projects. The community of foreign professionals is currently following the particularly promising projects Heart of Tower, Websters and Tots, among others. With regards to both short artistic films and television and feature-length production we have certainly set off towards further positive development.

Universities
Animation department at the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava
Visual Communication department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava

Colleges
Academy of Animation in Bratislava
Animation department at Private Art School of Film in Košice
Animation department at Private Art School in Zvolen
Animation programme at Private Art School of Design in Bratislava
Animation department at School of Applied Art Design in Košice

Courses for public
Academy of Film and Multimedia in Bratislava
Summer school of film language at the Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava

Animation studios
Fool Moon
INOUT Studio
Plutoon
Plackartnij
Animoline
Objectif
Ové Pictures
Polygon Production
My Studio
Blue Faces
Ekran
Studio 727
AVI studio

Producers
Artichoke
Bfilm
Feel Me Film
Filmpark production
PubRes
Radio and Television of Slovakia

Broadcasters
Radio and Television of Slovakia
Duck TV
Riki TV
Ťuki
Nickelodeon
Minimax
Markíza
JOJ

Distributors
Continental Film
Barracuda Movie
Bonton Film
Saturn Entertainment
Itafilm
Forum Film
Magic Box Slovakia
Association of Slovak Film Clubs
Filmtopia

Partners
Audiovisual Information Centre

Festivals
Fest Anča International Animation Festival
BAB – The Biennal of Animation Bratislava
Artfilmfest Košice
Cinematik Piešťany
Bratislava International Film Festival
Febiofest
4 Elements
Áčko Student Film Festival

Associations
APAF
Film Distributors Union
Association of Independent Producers
SAPA

Initiatives
Cinema Foajé – cinema dedicated to short animated films and filmmaker presentations
Best of Fest Anča – all year nationwide animation screenings

List made by Maroš Brojo