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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.

Animations 2019

Lotte Reiniger - Dance of the Shadows

Kaja Fiedler

Lotte Reiniger - Dance of the Shadows/ Lotte Reiniger - Tanz der Schatten
Susanne Marschall, Rada Bieberstein, Kurt Schneider (Eberhard Karls Universitaat Tuebingen)
2012, GER, 60'


A documentary film about the work of the pioneer of animation films Lotte Reiniger. Contemporary filmmakers and animation artists such as David Yates, Hannes Rall and Michel Ocelot are inspired by her achievements in the realm of film and shadow theater. Starting point for the film was the extensive legacy of the filmmaker at the City Museum of Tuebingen. The search starts in Tuebingen where Reiniger spent her last years, to then sweep into the distance, to Berlin and London, the important destinations in her life. The central topics of the film are imagination, movement and dance, ornament and music of the magical films by Lotte Reiniger. Film, made by professionals, also engaged students' research group.


Read more about the film:

"Animation begins with scissors" https://www.dw.com/en/animation-began-with-scissors/a-16147777