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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

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Global Animation Theory. International Perspectives at Animafest Zagreb

Kaja Fiedler

Friday, 4. 10. 2019, 12.30, GT 22 Library

Scanning historical and current trends in animation through different perspectives including art history, film, media and cultural studies is a prominent facet of today's theoretical and historical approaches in this rapidly evolving field. Global Animation Theory offers detailed and diverse insights into the methodologies of contemporary animation studies, as well as the topics relevant for today's study of animation. The contact between practical and theoretical approaches to animation at Animafest Scanner, is closely connected to host of this event, the World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb. It has given way to academic writing that is very open to practical aspects of animation, with several contributors being established not only as animation scholars, but also as artists. This anthology presents, alongside an introduction by the editors and a preface by well known animation scholar Giannalberto Bendazzi, 15 selected essays from the first three Animafest Scanner editions. They explore various significant aspects of animation studies, some of them still unknown to the English speaking communities.


Midhat Ajanović Ajan, Giannalberto Bendazzi, Olga Bobrowska, Michał Bobrowski, Dirk de Bruyn, Edwin Carels, Marcin Giżycki, Guo Chunning (Maggie), Mikhail Gurevich, Fatemah Hosseini-Shakib, Holger Lang, Irena Paulus, Adrijana Ružić, Mareike Sera, Paul Wells

Global Animation Theory. International Perspectives at Animafest Zagreb, Franziska Bruckner, Holger Lang, Nikica Gilić, Daniel Šuljić, Hrvoje Turković [eds.], Bloomsbury: London, New York, Sydney, Dehli 2019

Propaganda, Ideology, Animation. Twisted Dreams of History

Kaja Fiedler

Thursday, 3. 10. 2019, 12.00, GT22 Library (SLO)

Sunday, 10. 11. 2019, 12.00, Pop´n´Art (PL)

The presented monograph regards the history and contemporaneity of animated film through a prism of the ideological entanglement of this medium. The editors have invited film scholars and critics to reflect upon the dangerous liaisons between animation art and official propaganda.  Regardless of their ideological backbones, propaganda messages produced by the 20th and 21st century political systems were based upon rather similar theoretical and methodological assumptions. Intrinsically symbolic and synthetic language of animated film allows to observe rhetorical modes and indoctrination strategies in their purest form. The authors of the collected papers study animated production against the background of historical and political contexts that include: Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, USA and Eastern European satellite countries during Cold War, Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany, People's Republic of China under Mao Zedong, Marshal Tito's Yugoslavia and its dramatic breakup, contemporary condition of European integration. The contributors represent cultural diversity and differentiated research approaches, as they come from various academic and cultural environments (Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia, China, Greece/Estonia, Russia/USA, Bulgaria/Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina/Sweden). Next to the papers written by the scholars of highly acknowledged status in worldwide Animation Studies (e.g. Mikhail Gurevich, Midhat Ajanović Ajan), we publish articles of the young generation of academics and film culture activists (e.g. Anna Ida Orosz, Jiří Neděla), as well as a manifesto of Theodore Ushev.


Editors: Olga Bobrowska, Michał Bobrowski, Bogusław Zmudziński

Contributors: Midhat Ajanović Ajan// Milen Alempijević// Olga Bobrowska// Michał Bobrowski// Guo Chunning// Mikhail Gurevich// Vassilis Kroustallis// Magdalena Krzosek-Hołody// Michał Mróz// Jiří Neděla// Anna Ida Orosz// Theodore Ushev// Bogusław Zmudziński

Publisher: AGH University of Science and Technology Press, Kraków 2019

Published in cooperation with: Fundacja Promocji Kultury Artystycznej, Filmowej i Audiowizualnej Etiuda&Anima

The publication is a part of the project “Twisted Dreams of History. V4 Perspective on Propaganda, Ideology and Animation”, supported by the International Visegrad Fund – Project #21720353