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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.

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Imagining the author: Osbert Parker

Lina Dvoršak

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Osbert Parker is a mentor of the 8th StopTrik IFF stop motion animation workshop, whom you can meet during an in-depth Q&A session combined with a unique Masterclass where the Author will discuss in detail his artistic and commercial works. He will also demonstrate various sources of inspirations and reflect upon subsequent stages of project development above all considering factors of artistic freedom based in thorough knowledge of film language and passion for cinema classics.

Osbert Parker is considered to be one of the most intriguing creators of artistic animation with intermedia inclinations in Western Europe. His iconic “FILM NOIR” was nominated for best short animated film by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in 2006 and was also nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. "YOURS TRULY" best short animated film winner at the British Animation Awards was also nominated for a BAFTA in 2008 and selected for Sundance. And these are just a few examples of the acclaim and interest that Parker's specific authorial touch has gained across international festivals and expert organizations. He has worked with Quentin Tarantino, produced commercials for giant companies, such as Coca-Cola, Nike, BBC or MTV, while he still remains an artist engaged in sharing skills and enthusiasm as a lecturer at NFTS and Middlesex University in London, and a mentor of various stop motion workshops held on different film festivals.

During this event we will go step-by-step through rich and challenging filmography of Osbert Parker, discussing his unique artistic approach, aims and challenges of the artworks he has created. We will watch his films and ads, discover sketchbooks and work-in-progress ideas.

Discussed visual and audiovisual material includes: CLOTHES (1988)// animated commercials (Nike/Coca-Cola/Budweiser/Gatorade etc.)// FILM NOIR (2007)// YOURS TRULY aka HEAD OVER HEELS (2008)// MISFITS (2012) – TV// BRAVE – (2018)// Brand New Work-In-Progress...

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