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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.

Animacije 2018

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Lina Dvoršak

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Untravel/ Neprepotovano
Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr. (Bas Celik)
2018, SRB/SVK, 9'25''

A film about (local) patriotism, tourism and emigration. The girl lives in a gray, isolated country, enclosed by a huge wall. She has never traveled anywhere, but all her life she has dreamt of leaving forever for a perfect world called “Abroad”.

Film o (lokal)patriotizmu, turizmu in migraciji. Dekle živi v sivi, odmaknjeni deželi, ki jo obdaja ogromen zid. Nikoli še ni nikamor odpotovala, vendar vse življenje sanja o tem, da bi za vedno odšla v popoln svet imenovan Tujina.

Directed and animated by Ana Nedeljković & Nikola Majdak Jr.

Script: Ana Nedeljković

Music: Dusan Petrovic

Narrator: Masa Mileusnic

Technique: puppet animation

Ana Nedeljković

was born in Belgrade in 1978. She graduated in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. She was awarded a PhD in art practice at the same faculty. She is a visual artist working in the media of drawing, installation and animated film, and is also active in art education. Her first film "Rabbitland" (2013) was awarded the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale. It has also received numerous other awards and has been shown at more than a hundred festivals worldwide.


Nikola Majdak Jr.

was born in Slovenia in 1972. He has an MFA from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, camera department.  For the past 20 years he has been a freelance cameraman, animator, director and lecturer. His film "Rabbitland" (2013) was awarded the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale. It has also received numerous other awards and has been shown at more than a hundred festivals worldwide.


Filmography: Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak

Rabbitland (2013)

Untravel (2018)

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About Our Astronauts

Lina Dvoršak

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About Our Astronauts/ A kak nashi kosmonavti/ O naših astronavtih

Galina Golubeva (Soyuzmultfilm)

2018, RUS, 7'20''

Three cosmonauts go into space. They wait for new discoveries and journeys. The story is based on folk song about cosmonauts performed by Maria Yakovenko (1982-1986).

Trije kozmonavti poletijo v vesolje. Čakajo na nova odkritja in potovanja. Zgodba temelji na ljudski pesmi o kozmonavtih, ki jo je izvajala Maria Yakovenko (1982-1986).

Written and directed by Galina Golubeva

Song performed by Maria Timofeevna Yakovanko

Animation: Alla Vartanyan, Galina Golubeva, Ekaterina Ovchinnikova

Technique: clay animation

Distribution: Soyuzmultfilm studio

Recommended for children under 14: yes

 Galina Golubeva

born in 1984. 2003 - graduated from Palekh Art College. Since 2004 worked as artist and artistic director at Pilot Animation studio. 2016 - studied at the director's courses at Soyuzmultfilm studio. 2017 - works as a director at the Soyuzmultfilm.

My Little Goat

Lina Dvoršak


My Little Goat/ マイリトルゴート/ Moja mala koza
Tomoki Misato (Tokyo University of the Arts)
2018, JPN, 10'13'' / 2018, JAP, 10'13''

The mother goat rescues her little goats from the wolf's belly. Bus she can't find Toruku, her eldest son! Where is Toruku?!

Mama koza reši svoje kozličke iz volčjega trebuha, vendar ne najde Torukuja, svojega najstarejšega sina. Kje je Toruku?!

Written, directed and animated by Tomoki Misato

Technique: puppet animation

Recommended for children under 14: no

Tomoki Misato

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1992. Graduated from Musashino Art University, Department of Visual Communication Design in 2016. In 2018, received master's degree from the Department of Animation at Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Film and New Media.


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Mr. Deer

Lina Dvoršak

Mr. Deer/ Aghaye Gavazn/ G. Jelen
Mojtaba Mousavi (RPTCA)
2018, IRN, 9'

The story is narrated in an unknown time, in a ruined modern subway. People in this society have animal faces, they have forgotten humanity and ethics and they do not avoid sins. There is someone with a deer face who is trying to reform the society.

Zgodba se odvija v neznanem času, na porušeni sodobni podzemni železnici. Ljudje v tej družbi imajo živalske obraze, pozabili so na človeškost in etiko, greha pa se ne branijo.

Written, directed and animated by Mojtaba Mousavi

Music: Shahed Mostafafar

Technique: puppet animation

Distribution: Soureh Cinema Organization

Recommended for children under 14: no

Mojtaba Mousavi

Born on 1986 in Iran, he wrote some script and made some short films. He is a master of Stop Motion animation and he made several short animations and he established Red Deer Studio.

Musical Traumas

Lina Dvoršak

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Musical Traumas/ Muzičke traume/ Glasbene travme

Miloš Tomić (Dribbling Pictures)

2018, SRB, 10'26''

A rhythmic compilation of traumatic but amusing confessions of former music school students.

Ritmična kompilacija travmatičnih, a zabavnih priznanj nekdanjih učencev glasbene šole.

Directed by Miloš Tomić

Script: Iva Brdar, Miloš Tomic

Music: Vladimir Chab

Animation: Miloš Tomic, Jelena Milunovic, Vuk Palibrk, Marija Djordjevic, Mario Kolaric

Editing: Marko Simic

Sound design: Micun Jaukovic, Dako Puac

Voices: Vladislava Djordjevic, Dimitrije Stojanovic, Dobrila Ilic, Jelena Ilic, Djordje Brankovic, Maja Bajic

Technique: cut-out animation, object animation, paint on glass

Distribution: Bonobostudio

Recommended for children under 14: yes

Miloš Tomić

Miloš Tomic (1976) is a filmmaker with a few obsessions: music, sound, scribbling, as well as making and collecting objects, or rather precious junk. He studied in Belgrade, Berlin, and Prague, where he received a PhD from FAMU. He started working in film when he was 17, and has been relentless at it ever since. Selected filmography: Musical Traumas (2018), About Slaves and Robots (2016), Evening with Radio (2015), Musical Intermezzo 1-5 (2014), One Quiet Day (2014), Small Music Professors (2013), Mikrob and Stevan (2011), Pigeon's Milk (2010), Spitted by Kiss (2007), Clay Pigeon (2005).


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Lina Dvoršak

Dialogues/ Dialogi
Monika Kuczyniecka (National Audiovisual Institute)
2016, POL, 6'05''

Abstract animation about strange shapes ... white plasticine with blue & yellow original lights. Full of contradictions and dependencies at the same time.

Abstraktna animacija o nenavadnih oblikah ... bel plastelin z inovativnimi modrimi in rumenimi lučmi. Film, poln protislovij in odvisnosti hkrati.

Written, directed and animated by Monika Kuczyniecka

Music: Rafał Ryterski

Technique: clay animation


Distribution: Monika Kuczyniecka, National Audiovisual Institute

Recommended for children under 14: yes

Monika Kuczyniecka

Monika Kuczyniecka (born on 14 March 1982 in Bydgoszcz). I am an independent stop-motion animator, a plasticine designer, an illustrator and a music video director (claymation). I graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań (2002-2007).

Mary and 7 dwarfs

Lina Dvoršak


Mary and 7 Dwarfs/ Maria ja 7 pöialpoissi/ Marija in 7 palčkov
Riho Unt (Nukufilm)
2018, EST, 12'30''

Having spent her entire life behind the convent walls, old and dignified nun Maria has decided to fulfill her childhood dream. The only obstacle on her way is her fragmentary, almost non-existent memory. Maria is afraid that her ultimate dream may turn out to be a sin instead.

Dostojanstvena stara nuna, ki je vse življenje preživela za zidovi samostana, se odloči uresničiti svoje otroške sanje. Pri tem jo ovira njen razdrobljen, skoraj neobstoječ spomin. Marija se boji, da se bodo njene ultimativne sanje izkazale za greh.

Written and directed by Riho Unt

Music of Sir Anthony Hopkins

Animation: Triin Sarapik-Kivi, Olga Bulgakova

Cinematography: Sergei Kibus

Technique: puppet animation

Distribution: Nukufilm

Recommended for children under 14: no


Riho Unt



1979 - 1982 Estonian State Institute of Arts

Department of Interior Designer (Diploma)



2017/  Animation  : Miriam by the Lake ( with Sergei Kibus)

2015    Animation  : The Master“  (based on a short story "Popi and Huhuu" by Friedebert Tuglas)  director, art director

2013    Animation: „Miriam`s Kite“  director

2012  Animation : „Happy Birthday“ author,director,art director

2008    Mixed animation :“Lili“ author,director,art director (with Elo Soode)

2007 Mixed animation : „Põhja Konn „ ( „North Dragon“ ) author (with Elvis Kollom) , director, art director (with Elo Soode)

2006 Animation: „Miriam merehädas“(„Miriam and the flood“) director

2006 Animation: „Miriami pesakast“ („Miriam`s nestbox“) director         

2005    Animation: “Vennad karusüdamed”(“Brothers bearhearts”) author,director,art director

2002 Animation: “Pingviinide paraad” (“The Penguin Parade”)(with Julia Pihlak) author, director ,art director

2001 Animation: "Hing sees" ("Having Soul") author, director, art director

1999 Animation: "Saamuel Internetis" ("Samuel`s  Internet") director, art director

1998 Animation: "Primavera" author, director, art director

1997 Animation: "Tagasi Euroopasse" ("Back to Europe") author, director, art director

1994 Animation: "Hilinenud Romanss" (" Twilight Romance") director and art director

1993 Animation: "Kapsapea" ("Cabbage Head") author, director, art director

1992 Feature film: "Lammas all, paremas nurgas" ("Lamb Down in the Right Corner") Art director

1991 Animation: "Koolilood" ("School Stories") author, director, art director

1990 Animation: " Jackpot"  author, director and art director

1988 Animated Cartoon: "Kultuurimaja" ("Cultural House") author, director, art director

1987 Animation: "Sõda" ("The War") author, director and art director

1986 Animation: "Kevadine Kärbes" ("Fly in Spring") director and art director


Find more about Riho Unt's films on

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