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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

Filtering by Tag: blackbox


Kaja Fiedler

Thursday, 3. 10. 2019, 18.30, GT22 Black Box (SLO)

Friday, 8. 11. 2019, 20.00, Kino Bodo (PL)

Curated by Pedro Rivero

The programme will be presented in a form of looped "BlackBox" formula. While experiencing it at GT22 don't miss to check accompanying exhibition of illustrations and excerpts from comics made by Spanish authors, Ana Penyas ("Hit with Tits"; "Que coño hago yo aquí"; "Mi barrio") and Ana Galvañ (excerpts from "Pulse Enter para continuar").

There will be no other wall that can contain them. A camera, some materials, be they puppets, drawings or cut-outs, and everything is in their hands. With their own voice, it is not the language that identifies them. It is their desire to move in societies that always wanted to keep them still, with their captive thinking and hands tightly bound. But no more ties, now she moves.


About the curator

Pedro Rivero (Bilbao, 1969) is producer, director and screenwriter of the animated movies Psiconautas, Los Niños Olvidados (Goya Award 2017 and nominated for the EFA Awards), La Crisis Carnívora (2007), and the animated short film Birdboy (Goya Award 2012). He is also screenwriter for several animated series for TV and the animated movie Goomer (Goya Award 1999). Rivero is artistic director of ANIMAKOM FEST – Bilbao International Animation Community Festival and jury member for several film festivals including Anibar (Peja, Kosovo), Animasivo (Mexico), Animated Dreams (Tallinn, Estonia), Animatou (Geneva, Switzerland), Fredrikstad (Norway), KDIAF (Taipei, Taiwan) and Stuttgart (Germany). He is teaching screenwriting and storytelling in several schools and academies in the Basque Country. President of the Basque Screenwriters’ Guild from 2002 to 2008, and author of theatrical plays and comic books. 

BlackBox screeenings

01. To let the body grow/ Dejarse crecer el cuerpo
Andrea Gudiño (Agua de Papel)
2018, MEX, 4'30''

Animated testimonies of people with different gender identities which relate their life experiences and create one voice with a lot of voices.

Assistant: Galilea Gutierrez
Sound design, music: Leonidas Ghione
Testimonies of Geraldine Gullien, Cuitahuac Mendoza, Iktan Andrea Cortes, Michelle, Angelica M. Orozco, Jesus Alexandre


Andrea Gudiño
Independent animator and photographer, studied animation in the University of Audiovisual Media (CAAV) in Guadalajara, Her work is based on the experimentation of mixed techniques of animation such as stop-motion, cut out and rotoscopy. The use of materials such as paper, paint and plasticine provide a crafty aesthetic to her work. Her graduation short film titled To Let the Body Grow has been selected in the most important film festivals of Mexico, During the CutOutFest X (Qro) she received the award for Best Mexican Student Short Film and a Special Mention of Jury during Animasivo film festival. This short film has also been selected in international festivals in countries like Hungary, Spain, Argentina, Colombia and Korea.

02. On Everyone's Lips/ En boca de todas
RAMA Red Argentina Mujeres de la Animación
2018, ARG, 4'28''

An experimental short collective animated piece of work with the exquisite corpse structure. Its narration is gentle and smooth, and at the same time, in a poetic mood it claims for gender equality and ending of the violence against women. Different images bear 25 women's ideas on what is relevant and how to express feelings and aims.

Technique: drawing, painting, digital 2D, stop motion, pixilation, cut-out
Filmmakers in order of appearance: Ana Inés Flores// Milena Lois// Rocìo Dalmau// Gabriela Fernandez// Daniela Fiore// Irene Blei// Ileana Gomez Gavinoser// Miriana Bazan// María Belén Tagliabue// Agostina Ravazzola// Carla Gratti// Paola Bellato// Isabel Estruch// Sofia Ugarte// Laura Norma Martínez// Berenice Gáldiz Carlstein// Isabel Macias// Marina Lisasuain// Angeles Sena// Gabriela Clar// Raquel de Simone// Ana Martín
Editing and Postproduction: Ana Martin, Lucila Mendoza
Animated Credits: Lucila Mendoza
Logo and Template Design: Csinos aka Juliana Gal
Sound and Original Score: Victoria Sahores Ripoll
Texts: Irene Blei
Production: Romina Savary (RAMA - Red Argentina Mujeres de la Animación)
Distribution and Sales: Gisela Chicolino (Filmstofestivals)


RAMA, Red Argentina de Mujeres Animadoras, is a collective of women related to Animation that face community project work without internal hierarchies. It is a diverse, inclusive group that embraces sorority and mutual help ideals. As for its assemblage, it happens to be the first production done by RAMA, Red Argentina Mujeres de la Animación, a recently born collective that gathers women from different cities of Argentina and also those from other places that live or have lived in the country. When defining its format, which is a Jam, we decided to leave this word aside and pick a Spanish equivalent. That is why we chose Mermelada de Animadoras to identify ourselves.

03. Movements in the Basement/ Premiki v kleti/ Movimientos en el sótano
Cecilia Traslaviña
2017, COL, 8'


Based on a poem "Estancía y doméstica" by Mariela Malhue Moreno. Women's hands are in constant movement, cleaning, sewing, trembling. A big fist knocks on the window. It will be silent and bright at some point.


Cecilia Traslaviña González

She works in the Visual Arts Department of the Javeriana University as animation teacher. She had been jury member in short film festivals in Colombia and abroad. She has given lectures on Colombian animation at various national and international events. Her works have been selected in several film festivals in Germany, Poland, Brazil, Italy, Austria, Canada, Mexico and Sweden. Member of the Moebius Collective.

04. Margarita La Del Río
Pilar García Fernándezsesma
2019, USA, 4'39''

Moments in the life of a woman from Honduras who immigrated to the United States in order to support her family back home.

Technique: cut-out
Testimony of Margarita
Guitar: Strangereight

Pilar García Fernándezsesma
Pilar’s film work tends to focus on empathy and individualized stories. Her work medium varies from more traditional methods to computer techniques, and her concepts range from character driven narratives to more comic themes, poetic and metaphorical pieces deal with heavier issues. However, regardless of the range of work she makes, one way or another she always focuses evoking feelings from the viewer, letting them relate to the characters on screen, both real or fictional. A smaller portion of her film work relates to themes that are often also visible within her illustration. Such work tackles themes of memory, femininity and Hispanic culture, where symbolic and dream-like qualities separate them from her other works.

05. White Line/ Síndrome de línea blanca
Lourdes Villagómez (Los Animantes, IMCINE)
2003/6, MEX, 8'18''

An imaginary biography of a girl that gets killed by a car and awakens, like a princess in a fairy tale, looking for her happy ending. "White line" in México is a generic term for electric domestic appliances. Originally shot on 35 mm film.

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Technique: object and cut-out stop motion on life size sets, drawings
Dericted, designed by Lourdes Villagomez
Production: Lourdes Villagomez, Elizabeth Hernandez
Cinematography: Antonio Pardo, Jamie Caliri, Pablo Mercado
Art direction: Jay Aroesty, Cecilia Lagos
Animation: Lourdes Villagomez, Luis Tellez, Felipe Morales, Geraldo Quijano
Music: Gabriela Ortiz, Rafael Herrera
Sound design: Talia Ruiz
Editing: Alberto Rodriguez
Post digital: Gabo Kerelgand

Lourdes Villagomez

She is a Mexican artist who earned her degree in graphic design, with a minor in art, at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. She continued her studies in photographic and art at CATS College in Cambridge and has most recently graduated from Academia Riaci in Florence Italy with her masters degree in Visual Arts. Using acrylic as her main technique, her works represent a range of various topics including portraits and her native Mexico's rich culture.

Comics exhibition

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Ana Penyas

Born in Valencia (Spain), in 1987. She graduated from Industrial Design and Fine Arts at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Ana participated in an artistic residence in De Licerias (Porto, 2015); received a special mention at the Ibero-America Ilustra 2015 and won the VII Ibero-American Illustrate Catalog in 2016. In 2017 she received the Fnac-Salamandra Graphic International Graphic Novel Prize through which she published her debut graphic novel “We are all good”. In 2018, she was awarded with the prize for an outstanding new national author at the Barcelona Comic Show, as well as the National Comic Award.

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Ana Galvañ 

An illustrator and a comic creator from Murcia, a town in the south of Spain. After her time studying at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Valencia, she moved to Madrid, where she worked as an Art Director. Later, she left advertising to pursue comics and illustration full time. Her work has appeared in publications coordinated by Fantagraphics, Nobrow, Ultrarradio, Vertigo DC, Off Life, Autsáider, Apa-Apa, and Fosfatina. Recently, she has published "Pulse enter para continuar", a compilation of five stories that travel between science fiction and fantasy, published by Apa Apa cómics.