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Ob železnici 8
Maribor, Upravna enota Maribor, 2000
Slovenia

StopTrik International Film Festival is dedicated to stop motion techniques of hand-made, spatial animation as puppet film, claymation, object or photography manipulation, animation of loose materials (such as salt, sand etc), pixilation, traditional cut-out and many more. The list of sub-genres could be complemented with such exceptional techniques as animation of lights, fire, yarns, threads. Artists' imagination is limitless and so we can be neither orthodox nor strict while defining the term "stop motion". The ultimate goal of this unique annual gathering is to admire and celebrate artistry of hand-made, spatial animation together with all the other drifters of the surreal, absurd or merry highways who are ready to pursue frame by frame illusion.

2016

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StopTrik International Film Festival is dedicated to stop motion techniques of hand-made, spatial animation as puppet film, claymation, object or photography manipulation, animation of loose materials (such as salt, sand etc), pixilation, traditional cut-out and many more. The list of sub-genres could be complemented with such exceptional techniques as animation of lights, fire, yarns, threads. Artists' imagination is limitless and so we can be neither orthodox nor strict while defining the term "stop motion". The ultimate goal of this unique annual gathering is to admire and celebrate artistry of hand-made, spatial animation together with all the other drifters of the surreal, absurd or merry highways who are ready to pursue frame by frame illusion.

 

StopTrik IFF was born in the alternative culture center Pekarna in Maribor. From its very beginnings the festival has been a grassroots initiative that aims for international collaboration and cultivates openness for the novelties and appreciation for the tradition as well as focuses on alternative modes of culture production and perception. StopTrik IFF remains successful in avoiding nuisances of typical mainstream events as it is a consciously and deliberately not hierarcharized, red-carpet free festival. The organizers and all StopTrik IFF attendees are welcome to enjoy spirit of equality and stirring lack of barriers in chilled atmosphere.

 

Cross-sectoral collaboration enables effective festival organization between Slovenian and Polish non-governmental associations and foundations as well as public institutions. The organizers of StopTrik IFF believe in networking and exchange of proper practices and consequently they are open for collaboration proposals. Throughout the year StopTrik IFF organizes presentations of "Best of StopTrik" on different film festivals and cultural events, hosts screenings of quality and intriguing film programme in festival locations and promotes Slovenian and Polish animation abroad.

 

STOPTRIK IFF WINNERS

 

StopTrik IFF in Maribor (2016)

Grand Prix: Moms on Fire, dir. Joanna Rytel, prod. Altofilm AB, Sweden, 2016

Maribor Students Jury ISMC Award: Moms on Fire, dir. Joanna Rytel, prod. Altofilm AB, Sweden, 2016

The Borderlands Award: What Happens to Your Brain When You See a German World Like ...¿, dir. Zora Rux, prod. dffb German Film and Television Academy Berlin, Germany, 2015

Maribor Students Jury Borderlands Award: What Happens to Your Brain When You See a German World Like ...¿, dir. Zora Rux, prod. dffb German Film and Television Academy Berlin, Germany, 2015

Best Stop Motion from ex-Communist Country: Locus, dir. Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi, prod. WJTeam, Poland, 2016

Festival Director Special Mention: Tango, dir. Pedro Giongo, Francisco Gusso, prod. Estudio Tijucas, Brazil, 2015

Programme Director Special Mention: Datum Point/ 水準原点, dir. Ryo Orikasa, Japan, 2015

Piotr Kardas (O!PLA) Special Mention: Tango, dir. Pedro Giongo, Francisco Gusso, prod. Estudio Tijucas, Brazil, 2015

Jiří Neděla (PAF) Special Mention: Heavy as Hill, dir. Emily Neilson, prod. Rhode Island School of Design, USA, 2015

Vullnet Sanaja (Anibar) Special Mention: Mr. Sand, dir. Soetkin Verstegen, prod. Animation Workshops, Denmark/ Belgium, 2016

 

StopTrik IFF in Łódź (2016)

Łódź Audience Award: Lo Steinway, dir. Massimo Ottoni, prod. Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Italy, 2016

Łódź Students ISMC Award: Look at Me Only, あたしだけをみて, dir. Tomoki Misato, prod. Musashino Arts University, Japan, 2016

Łódź Borderlands Award: ex aequo: Dota, dir. Petra Zlonoga, prod. Kinoklub Zagreb, Croatia, 2016 and Mr. Sand, dir. Soetkin Verstegen, prod. Animation Workshops, Denmark/ Belgium, 2016

Łódź Students Borderlands Award: Hadarim/ םירדה, dir. Shlomi Yosef, prod. Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Israel, 2016

 

Programme 2016

Festival timetable

20. - 25. 10. 2016 - Partner Festivals projections

South Taiwan Film Festival: Srednja šola za oblikovanje (20/10/2016), Prva gimnazija Maribor (21/10/2016)

Stop Motion Montreal: FERI Faculty of Electronics, Computering and Media Communication, University of Maribor (24/10/2016)

Anibar: Architecture Faculty, University of Maribor (25/10/2016)

StopTrik Children’s cinema

Play and reading room during projections, Salon

28/10/2016, from 18:00 till 20:30

29/10/2016, from 16:30 till 21:15

30/10/2016, from 16:30 till 19:30

Thursday 27/10/2016

16:00 - 19:00 Seminar: Emancipatory Potential and Political Influence of Cultural Practice,Salon

16:00 – 17:00 International Round Table, Salon

17:15 - 18:15 Slovenian Round Table, Salon

18:30 - 19:30 Maribor Round Table, Salon

             20:00 Meshes of Despotism: Czech Video Art (60'),  Black Box: GT22

             21:00 Chestnut Picnic, GT22

Friday 28/10/2016

12:00 - 18:00 Thomas Johnson's Performance: Graffiti Anarch-imation, Salon

            18:00 Panorama (70’), Salon

            20:00 Festival Opening, Salon

            21.30 Proglas Exhibition Opening, Salon

            22.00 Concert: Nina Bulatovix & Haiku Garden, Salon

Saturday 29/10/2016

12:00 Discussion: Trik Show, Salon

14:00 "Obsession. Perversion. Rebellion. Twisted Dreams of Central European Animation": Book Presentation, Salon

16:30 Stop Motion Agitation (65’), Salon

18:30 International Stop Motion Competition 1 (72’), Salon

20:00 International Stop Motion Competition 2 (75’), Salon

22:00 International Stop Motion Competition 3 (67’), Salon

00:00 Midnight Movies: Screen Anxiety (68’), Gustaf

Sunday 30/10/2016

15:00 Imagining the Author: Q&A with Milos Tomić, Salon

16:30 The Borderlands Competition (62’), Salon

18:00 Dark Worlds (70’), Salon 

20:00 Festival Closing & Projection of Awarded Films, Salon

22.00 StopTrik AfterParty, Gustaf

27. – 30.10. 2016 - WORKSHOT 

Workshops with Miloš Tomič, Gallery K18

 

Opening night

FESTIVAL OPENING / OTVORITEV FESTIVALA

Friday/ Petek, 28/10/2016, 20:00, Salon

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Revoltoso

A little one-eyed boar is on the scene of one of the first

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Mr. Prokouk Filmmaker

Sharp parody of Agitprop aesthetics that humourlessly deconstructs mechanisms of mass manipulation.