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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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Trik Show: gathering for and about animators

Kaja Fiedler


Saturday, 5. 10. 2019, 11.00, Vetrinjski mansion hall

Traditionally for StopTrik we invite you to take part in an in-depth presentation of filmmaking processes experienced by animation filmmakers attending the festival. In the realm of objects that are hand-movedby animators, thousand different challenges may appear, and they all require imaginativeness, inventiveness, labor-passion and unique artistic awareness that stimulates problem-solving methods. Discussing the creative process behind the films presented in9th StopTrik IFF programme, the filmmakers will explain most intriguing tricks and solutions employed. Their talks will be accompanied with variety of materials that support average person's inquiry into specificity of stop motion animation (making-of, work-in-progress, documentation of shooting process etc).

Additionally "Trik Show" gives the floor to the experts who wish to bring closer understanding of other artistic practices that appear significant and complementary for stop motion filmmakers. Along the authors of the films presented in competition and panorama programmmes, this year we will meet Špela Čadež (Slovenian stop motion master filmmaker discussing her new work), Tanja Vujasinović (Croatia; an author of "A Cat is Always a Female" who will ponder over the problems of hybrid forms of animation), Nik Phelps (USA/Belgium, acclaimed musician and composer for animated films), Franziska Brückner (Austria, researcher examining relations between VR and stop motion) as well as Xu Yanjun (China; professor of animation from Nanjing focused on animation education for children).