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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


Lina Dvoršak



The lecture lasts for 90 minutes. It is conceptualized in a way that the mentor introducesthe subject, then whole group watches films or two-minute clips. After each watching,they all have a little discussion. This way the students will find out something importantand exciting about each animation technique: hand-drawn, puppet and other stop motionforms. Also they will have a chance to learn something about 2D animation software andcomputer animation. Animation is rich, techniques are limitless and there's so much greatfilms to discover!


This is what will happen exactly:

  1. What is film (movie)–what is an animated film (movie

    example: GERTIE DINOSAUR (2 MIN)

    hybrid forms - feature animated, documentary animation

    example: DUŠAN VUKOTIĆ-Game (clip)

    Approved for adoption (clip)

  2. Animated films-process of making animated film, techniques in animated films

    example: DUŠAN VUKOTIĆ-1001 drawing (clip)

  3. Techniques of animation

    a) hand drawn animation: full animation

    -DISNEY-phase 1

    example: MICKEY MOUSE (clip)

    -DISNEY-phase 2

    example: PETAR PAN (clip)

    hand drawn animation: reduced animation


    -example: DUŠAN VUKOTIĆ-Surogat (film)

    BORIS KOLAR-Vau vau (clip)

    b) puppet animation

    -making puppets, set design, props, photos from the movie set by the example of THELAST QUEST (dir. Božidar Trkulja; Antonija Veljačić among main animators)

    -from animatik to film

    -example: THE LAST QUEST animatik (clip) and film

    c) stop animation

    example : PES Spaghetti-Western (clip)

    NORMAN MCLAREN Neighbors (clip)

    CAROLINE LEAF The Street (clip)

    d) computer animation

    -3D: from polygon to model with texture, lights, animationexample: RATATOUILLE (clip)

    -2D: Tv Paint and MOHO-software for 2d animation

    example: ALEXEI ALEXEEV Log jam (film)


    -films from workshops with children (Animafest Zagreb, Tobogan, kvART..)

ABOUT THE MENTORAntonija Veljačić is an independent animator based in Croatia. She studied Animation and new media at the Academy of fine arts in Zagreb. Since 2014. she worked on various animation projects, mostly 2d and puppet animation… She also runs a Small school of animation for children and adults with Zagreb film and does animation workshops all around Croatia.