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Ob železnici 8
Maribor, Upravna enota Maribor, 2000

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 in search for volunteers

Lina Dvoršak


Are you interested in stop motion animation? Would you like to meet acknowledged animators and people working in the field of animation? Would you like to curiously peek behind the scenes of the festival? Would you like to know what "festival craziness" means?

Join the StopTrik IFF team!


This year Maribor will host the 8th edition of StopTrik International Film Festival, which is dedicated to contemporary stop motion production. This years' retrospective will explore the love of cinema - cinephilia.

We are searching for volunteers to help us with the execution of the programme, guest hospitality and festival catering. For your collaboration we will issue a certificate of your work, we will reimburse your travel costs (Maribor public transport) and offer you lunch every day of the festival.


Please send your application to   till 27. 9. 2018.

Invitation to the workshop of Osbert Parker

Lina Dvoršak


WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE – Style and technique as part of story telling

Create a one-minute film that tells an intriguing and compelling story inspired by the collision of three totally unconnected images. Be bold, inventive and playful with techniques you've not used before, but most of all - have fun and you'll learn new techniques and transferable skills, which you can use beyond the workshop and in your practice.

Pick three postcards from pictures provided and use one from each of the three separately themed groups that represent essential story elements; Character, Situation, and Environment as a starting point for a story. The images range from abstract and fantasy to gritty reality. Each image has a strong graphic, illustration, or photographic style not necessarily common to animation, so participants will have to use imagination and learn new skills and techniques to galvanize unconnected elements into a powerful and unique film.

Your first task will be to analyze and discuss the 3 images you have chosen and devise a short scenario that involves a character from one of the images, in a situation from the second image, that takes place in an environment from the third.

Working in groups of 5, quickly develop a simple, but compelling story. Create an outline or short synopsis within a few hours on one sheet of A4 paper. A rough storyboard should be created as a visual guide before production begins by end of day 1.

Teams will then have a further 2 days working in collaborative teams to build models, light sets, animate, edit and add music, or sound design to complete films using any animation and/or pixilation technique of your choice.

The finished film should have a soundtrack that heightens the atmosphere and emotion of what you are trying to communicate within your one-minute film. Finished films must be handed in by 12 NOON on day 4: (Sunday 7th Oct) at the latest.

To find out more about Osbert Parker, visit

Detailed workshop's schedule available on

How can you participate in the workshop?

The workshop is open for everyone interested in (stop motion) animation. The number of the participants is limited so make sure that you register for the workshops by contacting


The cost of the workshops is 20 EURO.

Please deposit the workshot fee to:

Zavod za podporo civilnodružbenih iniciativ in multikulturno sodelovanje Pekarna Magdalenske mreže Maribor, Ob železnici 8, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
IBAN: SI56045150000318668
Bank address: Nova KBM d. d., Ul. Vita Kraigherja 4, 2505 Maribor
Reference: Your name and surname + Workshot


Cinema and Maribor

Lina Dvoršak

StopTrik Festival is looking for "souvenirs" of good-old times when movie theater in Maribor was filled with people and excitement, and art-house cinema culture mattered for the urban life! You're welcome to contribute to exhibition #KinoInMaribor with photographs, posters, tickets -- all the things that can bring memories, mood and meaning!
Friends of Maribor & culture & cinema culture in Maribor: please spread a word and contribute! 

For questions in English please contact: , +48 536 256 157

StopTrik IFF organizer: Pekarna Magdalenske Mreže, Ob železnici 8, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia

Selection results for competitions

Lina Dvoršak

8th StopTrik International Film Festival


Selection results for:

  • International Stop Motion Competition
  • The Borderlands Competition
  • Panorama (non-competitive section)

We’re grateful for all the submissions that came to us from each corner of the world. Our Programme Director regrets excluding a lot of valuable films in the selection process, nevertheless we’re all excited to share with you the titles that will be presented throughout October and November in Maribor and Lodz in the frames of StopTrik competition and panorama programmes. 51 selected films trigger off admiration, reflection, sadness, shock and laughter, but never indifference or boredom. The cinema is about thrills, shivers, hopes and emotions. Animation adds up to this a radiant joy of experiencing intimate visions materializing in clay, puppets, objects, threads or coffee grains, or any other movable substance. It’s smaller than reality, but bigger than life! 


International Stop Motion Competition

(alphabetical order)

25 films from Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, India, 

Iran, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, UK, USA


  1. About Our Astronauts/ A kak nashi kosmonavti, dir. Galina Golubeva, prod. Soyuzmultfilm, 2018, RUS, 7'20''
  2. Basket, The/ Tokri, dir. Suresh Eriyat, prod. Studio Eeksaurus, 2017, IND, 14'20''
  3. Burden, The/ Min Börda, dir. Niki Lindroth von Bahr, prod. Malade AB, 2017, SWE, 13'
  4. Cabin Pressure, real. Matthew Lee, 2017, UK, 3'15''
  5. Cerulia, dir. Sofia Carrillo, prod. Mexican Film Institute, 2017, MEX, 12'56''
  6. Connoisseur/ Smakosz, dir. Daria Godyń, prod. Academy of Fine Arts Krakow, 2017, POL, 6'19''
  7. Cream, dir. Lena Ólafsdóttir, prod. The Animation Workshops, 2017, DNK, 4'44''
  8. Death, Dad & Son, The/ La Mort, Père & Fils, dir. Denis Walgenwitz and Winshluss, prod. Je suis bien content, Schumby Productions, 2017, FRA, 13'02''
  9. Dialogues/ Dialogi, dir. Monika Kuczyniecka, prod. National Audiovisual Institute, 2016, POL, 6'05''
  10. Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) – Sparks, dir. Joseph Wallace, prod. Cardel, 2017, UK, 3'45''
  11. Finity Calling, dir. Jasper Kuipers, prod. seriousFilm, Walking the Dog, 2018, NLD/ BEL, 15'
  12. How the Black Hole Begins/ Bajka o powstaniu czarnej dziury, dir. Karolina Gołębiowska, prod. Arts Academy Szczecin, 2017, POL, 4'22''
  13. Mary and 7 Dwarfs/ Maria ja 7 pöialpoissi, dir. Riho Unt, prod. Nukufilm, 2018, EST, 12'30''
  14. Mr. Deer/ Aghaye Gavazn, dir. Mojtaba Mousavi, prod. RPTCA, 2018, IRN, 9'
  15. Musical Traumas/ Muzičke traume, dir. Miloš Tomić, prod. Dribbling Pictures, 2018, SRB, 10'26''
  16. My Little Goat/ マイリトルゴート, dir. Tomoki Misato, prod. Tokyo University of the Arts, 2018, JPN, 10'13''
  17. Past is Growing/ Prošlost raste, dir. Dea Jagić, prod, Zagreb film, 2018, CRO, 8'15''
  18. Protoplasm/ Protoplazma, dir. Katrin Novaković, prod. Zagreb film, ALU, 2017, CRO, 4'53''
  19. Relation•Ship, real. Zoey Lin, Kun Xia, 2018, USA, 3'16''
  20. REM, dir. Artur Hanaj, prod. Film School Lodz, 2017, POL, 3'
  21. Sowing/ Säen, dir. Maryna Miliushchanka, prod. Kunsthochschule Kassel, 2018, GER, 7'24''
  22. Stone, A/ Kamień, real. Marcin Ożóg, 2018, POL, 4'49''
  23. Trip, dir. Marko Meštrović, prod. Kreativni sindikat, 2017, CRO, 10'40''
  24. Untravel, dir. Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr., prod. Bas Celik, 2018, SRB/SVK, 9'25''
  25. Whiteland/ Belosnejye, dir. Ira Elshansky, prod. Soyuzmultfilm, 2018, RUS, 6'42''


The Borderlands Competition

(alphabetical order)

10 films from Austria, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, 

Israel, Spain, Switzerland, UK

  1. A Love Letter to the One I Made Up/ Michtav ahava le’bahur she’hemtzeti/ מכתב אהבה לבחור שהמצאתי, dir. Rachel Gutgarts, prod. Bezalel Academy, 2017, Israel, 6'05''
  2. ABEO, dir. Brenda M. Lopez Zepeda, prod. Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema – Concordia University, 2018, Canada, 7'
  3. Ditch, The/ Areka, dir. Collective, prod. Lekuk Kultur Elkaretea, 2017, Spain, 6'35''
  4. Elegy, dir. Paul Bush, prod. Ancient Mariner Productions, Schattenkabinett, 2017, UK/ Switzerland, 6'
  5. EX TERRAT, dir. & prod. Reinhold Bidner, 2016, Austria/France, 5'45''
  6. From Under Which Rock Did They Crawl Out/ Ispod kojeg li su samo kamena ispuzali, dir. Daniel Šuljić, prod. Kreativni sindikat, Zagreb film, 2018, Croatia, 6'
  7. In a Nutshell, dir. Fabio Friedli, prod. YK Animation Studio, 2016, Switzerland, 5'34''
  8. Mouth(s)/ Bouche(s), dir. & prod. Mathieu Girard, 2017, Canada, 3'56''
  9. Sog, dir. Jonatan Schwenk, prod. Offenbach University of Art and Design, 2017, Germany, 10'14''
  10. When Time Moves Faster, dir. & prod. Anna Vasof, 2016, Austria/Canada/Greece, 6'30''



Panorama (non-competitive section)

(alphabetical order)

16 films from Austria, Denmark, Estonia, France, Israel, Poland, Serbia, 

Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, UK, USA, Uzbekistan

  1. 300g/m2, 2018, dir. Kamila Kucikova, prod. Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia/Slovakia, 5'33''
  2. 39 Weeks, 6 Days/ 39 týždňov, 6 dní, dir. Joanna Kożuch, Boris Šima, prod. plackartnyj, Bfilm, 2017, Slovakia, 7'52''
  3. Blue Key/ U plavom ključu, dir. Jelena Bešir, prod. Academic Film Center, 2018, Serbia, 8'45''
  4. Chaste Susanne/ Die Keusche Susanne, Catrina David, Fabian Anger, Hannes Müller, Julia Ritter, prod. University of Vienna, 2017, Austria, 2'11''
  5. Cleaning in Progress, dir. Grant Holden, prod. Edinburgh College of Art, UK, 2018, 6'30''
  6. Crush, dir. & prod. La Academia de Animación (collective), 2017, Spain, 1'43''
  7. Last Cruise, The, dir. Hristina Belousova, prod. Dante Rustav Films, 2018, Uzbekistan, 1'23''
  8. Dustrolls/ Tolmurullid, dir. Katariina Aule, prod. Estonian Academy of Arts, 2017, Estonia, 7'31''
  9. Letting Go/ Lahtilaskmise lugu, dir. Ülo Pikkov, prod. Silmviburlane, 2017, Estonia/Denmark, 10'44''
  10. Metum, dir. Collective, prod. ZVVIKS, 2017, Slovenia, 1'42''
  11. No Peace in the Studio/ Nikoli ni miru, dir. Žoel Kastelic, prod. Academy of Fine Arts and Design Ljubljana, 2018, Slovenia, 1'53''
  12. Non-rainy Philosophy/ Philosophie non-pluviale, dir. Fran Gondi, prod. EMCA School Animation,  2017, France, 6'45''
  13. Tendrils, dir. Helen Woolston, Estonian Academy of Arts, 2017, Estonia/UK, 10'38''
  14. Tobacco Shop, The, dir. Gili Shaanan, prod. Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, 2017, Israel, 1'52''
  15. Tulipomania: On the Outside [Spinello remix], dir. Cheryl Gelover, Tom Murray, prod. Tulipomania, 2018, USA, 4'37''
  16. Warsaw/ Warszawa, dir. Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi, prod. LeLe production, 2017, Poland, 2'40''


Selection by StopTrik IFF Programme Director, Michał Bobrowski

Winners and Laureates of 7th StopTrik IFF announced!

igor unuk

StopTrik is saying heartfelt Farewell to our dear audience, authors and friends! We proudly present this year’s laureates, chosen by our first juror - the Maribor audience, our Maribor Student jury and our animation professionals, who had honoured us with their visit on 7th StopTrik International Film Festival! CONGRATULATIONS! See you next year!

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Utrinki 7. StopTrik mednarodnega filmskega festivala

igor unuk

Novinarska konferenca festivala je bila v torek, 3. 10. 2017, v Infopeki, kjer so se lokalni mediji sestali z Olgo Bobrowsko (direktorica festivala), Michałom Bobrowskim (programski direktor) in Urško Breznik (izvršna producentka in direktorica Magdalenske mreže).

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Highlights of the 7th StopTrik IFF in Maribor 

igor unuk

Press conference of the 7th StopTrik IFF was held on Tuesday at Infopeka where Maribor media met with Olga Bobrowska (Festival Director), Michał Bobrowski (Programme Director) and Urška Breznik (Festival Producer, head of Pekarna magdalenske mreže).

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StopTrik IFF 2017 Competitions and Panorama Programmes Announcement

Olga Bobrowska

We are pleased to announce selection results for "INTERNATIONAL STOP MOTION COMPETITION", "THE BORDERLANDS COMPETITION" and non-competitive programme "PANORAMA" that will be presented on 7th StopTrik International Film Festival in Maribor (Slovenia, Oct. 5th - 8th) and Łódź (Poland, Nov. 10th - 12th). Congratulations to all Authors and Creators of the films! Thank you for your will to share your works with StopTrik IFF Audience!

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Call for entries 2017

Olga Bobrowska


“International Stop Motion Competition” and “The Borderlands Competition” will take place in Maribor on 05. - 08. 10. 2017 and Łódź on 10.-12. 11. 2017.

We are waiting for your submissions until 15/ 07/ 2017. The list of accepted films will be announced no later than 20/ 08/ 2017. Submission to 7. StopTrik IFF is free of charge.

Films accepted to the competitions should last no longer than 30 minutes and be realized after 01/ 01/ 2015. Delivery of film copy along with signed documents (regulations, entry form) is a condition for successful submission. Submissions may be delivered either by tradition post service (delivery address: Michał Bobrowski, StopTrik International Film Festival, ul. Rzeznicza 20/80, 31-540, Kraków, Poland) or by online transfer (please send email to, including required documents and link for downloading film copy from e.g., etc).

StopTrik IFF is a stop motion animation film festival therefore competitions are open for films that use stop motion means of expression (puppet/ clay/ cut-out/ objects/ loose materials/ pixilation etc).



In case of any questions do not hesitate to ask us on

Call for entries until July 15th

6th StopTrik IFF in Maribor Winners and Laureates

Olga Bobrowska

6th StopTrik International Film Festival in Maribor (27. - 30. 10. 2016)

6th StopTrik International Film Festival in Łódź (10. - 11. 11. 2016)

Grand Prix Maribor Audience Award

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

The Borderlands Maribor Audience Award

What Happens in Your Brain If You See a German Word Like…¿, dir. Zora Rux, prod. dffb German Film and Television Academy Berlin, Germany, 2015, 5'

Maribor Students Jury Award for Best Stop Motion Animation

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

Maribor Students Jury Borderlands Award

What Happens in Your Brain If You See a German Word Like…¿, dir. Zora Rux, prod. dffb German Film and Television Academy Berlin, Germany, 2015, 5'

Special Mention for Best Stop Motion from ex-communist country (granted by Festival Committee)

Locus, dir. Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi, prod.WJTeam, Poland, 2016, 10'09''

Special Mention (granted by Olga Bobrowska, Festival Director and Piotr Kardas, O!PLA Festival)

Tango, dir. Francisco Gusso, Pedro Giongo, prod. Estudio Tijucas, Brazil, 2015, 14'

Special Mention (granted by Michał Bobrowski, Programme Director)

Datum Point/ Suijun-Genten, dir. & prod. Ryo Orikasa, Japan, 2015, 6'41''

Special Mention (granted by Vullnet Sanaja, Anibar Festival)

Mr. Sand, dir. Soetkin Verstegen, prod. Animation Workshop, Denmark/ Belgium, 2016, 8'15''

Special Mention (granted by Jiří Neděla, PAF Festival)

Heavy as Hill, dir. Emily Neilson, prod. Rhode Island School of Design, USA, 2015, 4'51''

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

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

Festival Opening/ Otvoritev festivala, 28/10/2016, 8 p.m., Salon uporabnih umetnosti

Olga Bobrowska

What’s a better thing to do on International Animation Day than attending opening of an animated film festival?! Don’t miss the moment when we’ll state that the 6th StopTrik IFF is officially rolling! Only good vibes and loads of inspirations thanks to the politically engaged films from Czechoslovakia and Mexico, “Proglas” exhibition and music of Nina Bulatovix and Haiku Garden!

Kako bolje preživeti Mednarodni dan animacije kot na otvoritvi festivala animiranega filma?! Ne zamudite uradnega začetka 6. StopTrika MFF! Čakjo vas dobre vibracije in veliko navdiha, zahvaljujoč politično angažiranim filmom iz Češkoslovaške in Mehike, razstava @Proglas in glasba @Nine Bulatovix in @Haiku Garden!


Read All About 6th StopTrik IFF on Zippy Frames

Olga Bobrowska

"Zippy Frames", a quality website dedicated to animated film and our media partner, announces the 6th edition of StopTrik IFF! The insightful overview of this year's programme highlights the most intriguing cinematic moments that will be experienced by Maribor Audience at the end of this week. That includes: 43 carefully selected stop motion shorts in two competition sections; "Midnight Movies" programme on Saturday at the Gustaf Hall, the heart of Pekarna squat complex; premier of "The Little 8th Route Army", Chinese classic produced during the Cultural Revolution; 4-days workshops with the one and only Miloš Tomić; loads of discussions, laughs, surprises and emotions. Read all about it here!

Projekcija kratkih animiranih filmov na FGPA

igor unuk

V okviru 6. StopTrika - Mednarodnega filmskega festivala posvečenega stop motion animaciji prirejamo na Fakulteti za gradbeništvo, prometno inženirstvo in arhitekturo posebno pred-festivalsko projekcijo kratkih animiranih filmov. 

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6. Mednarodni filmski festival StopTrik vabi k sodelovanju!

igor unuk

Letos se bo v Mariboru med 27. in 30. oktobrom odvil šesti Mednarodni filmski festival StopTrik, na katerem bomo prikazali več kot 80 animiranih filmov iz celega sveta.
Te zanimajo sodobni avtorski animirani filmi? Ali kako izgleda organizacija filmskega festivala? Bi rad spoznal tuje in domače umetnike in filmske ustvarjalce?

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