Trik Show 2017
Once a renowned Polish author of animated films, Mirosław Kijowicz, was asked about the meanings and interpretations of his highly sophisticated, philosophical films. Kijowicz answered simply and ironically: "I draw. You draw up the conclusions". Before we will collectively come to the conclusions, let us then ponder over the process of creation itself. As we don't intend to repeat the critic's mistake, each year we invite artists and audience to participate in an open discussion about the practice of stop motion filmmaking: technical challenges, interesting innovations and artistic tricks, that enable the authors to infuse with life and motion any material they find inspiring, be it puppet, clay, sand or coffee, cut-out silhouette or an actor performing in pixilation. Trik Show unveils an unorthodox dimension of the "stop motion" category, brings the understanding of filmmaking process closer to regular a viewer and instigates interactions between professionals and aspiring animators. The video material stimulating discussions (making of, showreels etc.) are available on StopTrik youtube channel!