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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.

Animations 2019

Animated feminisms

Kaja Fiedler

Animation workshop

Ana Nedeljkovic and Nikola Majdak Jr.

What is feminism? Or, more precisely, what does it really mean for you? Let’s skip definitions and start with your personal stories and feelings. Is it difficult for you to tell it? Let’s tell it through animation! It’s not easy, but it is very important to try. We believe that animation is a powerful tool to address important political issues.

Here is our ambitious working plan based on our usual working methodology:

Step 1: From personal to political. How to transform personal stories and experiences into the idea for an animated film about relevant social and political issues?

Step 2: There are many ways to present your ideas. What would happen if we try to play with Futurism, an art movement of great aesthetic, but questionable values? It’s time to re-discuss it, reuse it and update it, and it could help us to make our film. Generally, using references is a very important part of film development.

Step 3: Our revolutionary ideas have to be patiently transformed frame by frame into a very short animated film. We are going to use stop motion animation, mostly cut out, but we will also experiment with some interesting materials.

Step 4: Changing the world through short animated film…

Number of participants: maximum 10 participants


Ana Nedeljković was born in Belgrade. 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.

Nikola Majdak Jr. was born in Slovenia. 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.

Their 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. Their second film “Untravel” (2018) was screened at Berlinale, Annecy and Sundance, and nominated for the Annie Award.