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Maribor, Upravna enota Maribor, 2000
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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.

News 2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Lina Dvoršak

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Entry form & regulations available HERE!

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES TO INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS ON 9. STOPTRIK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN SLOVENIA AND POLAND!

StopTrik IFF is a festival and community that celebrates amazing film art of stop motion animation. We appreciate the works made in traditional techniques of three-dimensional hand-made animation but we are also excited to discover experimental, mixed and hybrid forms. Whether you are a professional, student or an enthusiast you are more than welcome to share your films with our Audience – the best and most valuable juror that decides about the festival's Grand Prix. We show the Competition and Panorama programmes in Slovenia and Poland, and whenever possible we support the authors' participation in the Festival. Once you're on StopTrik please get ready for marathon-watching of the most brilliant recent and historical stop motion films, several discussions about art, craft, life, politics and whatever you wish to talk about, workshops of stop motion filmmaking, morning urban walks, afternoon vegan lunches, late night dances, and 24/7 stop motion passion!

  

“International Stop Motion Competition” and “The Borderlands Competition” will take place in Maribor on 03. - 06. 10. 2019 and Łódź on 08.-10. 11. 2019.

 

We are waiting for your submissions until 07/ 08/ 2019. The list of accepted films will be announced no later than  25/ 08/ 2019. Submission to 9. StopTrik IFF is free of charge.

 

Films accepted to the competitions should last no longer than 30 minutes and be realized after 01/ 01/ 2017. Delivery of film copy along with signed documents (regulations, entry form) is a condition for successful submission. Submissions may be delivered either by tradition post service (delivery address: Michał Bobrowski, StopTrik International Film Festival, ul. Hirszfelda 21/61, 20-092, Lublin, Poland) or by online transfer (please send email to stoptrikfestival@gmail.com, including required documents and link for downloading film copy from e.g. wetransfer.com, dropbox.com etc).

 

StopTrik IFF is a stop motion animation film festival therefore competitions are open for films that use stop motion means of expression (puppet/ clay/ cut-out/ objects/ loose materials/ pixilation etc).

The best films will be awarded with following awards: (1) MARIBOR AUDIENCE GRAND PRIX, (2) LODZ AUDIENCE GRAND PRIX, (3) MARIBOR STUDENTS AWARD FOR BEST STOP MOTION ANIMATION, (4) LODZ STUDENTS AWARD FOR BEST STOP MOTION ANIMATION, (5) THE BORDERLANDS MARIBOR GRAND PRIX, (6) THE BORDERLANDS LODZ GRAND PRIX, (7) MARIBOR STUDENTS AWARD FOR BEST FILM OF THE BORDERLANDS, (8) LODZ STUDENTS AWARD FOR BEST FILM OF THE BORDERLANDS, (9) SPECIAL MENTIONS.

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Propaganda, Ideology, Animation. Twisted Dreams of History

Lina Dvoršak

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Propaganda, Ideology, Animation. Twisted Dreams of History


Editors: Olga Bobrowska, Michał Bobrowski, Bogusław Zmudziński

Publisher: AGH University of Science and Technology Press

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

 Language of publication: English

Number of pages: 256

ISBN 978-83-66016-81-1

Krakow 2019

 

Free access to the publication

The publication released in an open access edition can be found at http://fundacja.etiudaandanima.pl/en/propaganda-ideology-animation-twisted-dreams-of-history-publication/

 Printed copies of the publication are delivered for free to various European and worldwide cultural and educational institutions as well as to interested Readers upon request sent at stoptrikfestival@gmail.com (shipping costs are covered by the Reader). Additionally, it is possible to obtain a printed copy at the book presentations held on various animated film festivals and cultural events. Available number of copies is limited. Follow the route of the book presentations on www.etiudaandanima.pl, www.stoptrik.com and our social media!


About the publication

 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 the 2017 Oscar-nominated animated film artist Theodore Ushev.

 

Open call for the visual identity of the StopTrik 2019 International Film Festival

Lina Dvoršak

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StopTrik International Film Festival, the oldest European festival dedicated to stop motion animation, invites designers and other visual artists, to create a visual identity for 9th edition of the festival, which will happen at the beginning of October 2019 in Maribor.

This year's edition will explore the field of stop motion animation at the intersection of class, gender, race and ethnicity under the central theme of "Feminism is the Future". We invite you to send us your design proposals by 5th of May 2019 via e-mail at brina.stoptrik@gmail.com. We are looking for solutions that will best present the interpretation of the theme and will show a remarkable style.

Award for the best design proposal is 400 eur (gross 2 amount), attendance at the festival (cover of travel expenses, accommodation and daily meals), presentation in the media and social networks and an independent exhibition on the facade of K18 Gallery in Maribor in 2020.

Conditions of cooperation

The application must include:

- a proposal for a festival poster (in A3 and B1 formats, design can be the same, color print) with the text "9th StopTrik International Film Festival, 3 - 6 October 2019, Maribor "

- a brief description of the proposal.

The visual identity of StopTrika 2019 will appear on various printed and promotional materials and visuals, therefore it is important that it is applicative. It should be set in a way that the graphic elements can later be used for the festival trailer made in the stop motion technique.


The author of the winning proposal will have to complete the poster proposal after the selection and, by the 1st of September 2019, also prepare the following:

- graphic design for a festival bag, backpack or t-shirt (monochrome or two-color screen printing)

- web banners (for Facebook and a website)

- banner for the main venue (color print)

- diploma design for the directors of winning animations  (color print)


Submitted proposals must be copyrighted work that has not yet been published or exhibited.

The jury will consider only the proposals that will be sent by 5th of May 2019 to the e-mail address: brina.stoptrik@gmail.com.

The author of the winning proposal undertakes to make within the agreed time limit and to the best of his ability all the proposals that the client needs to carry out the activity.

The author of the winning proposal will receive a prize of 400 eur (gross amount 2 to be paid through an invoice, student referral or civil law contract), which includes royalties for the proposal of the visual identity and its applications for the needs of accompanying printed and promotional materials and visuals.

The submitted proposals will be evaluated by the jury: Olga Bobrowska (Director of the StopTrik Festival), Lucija Smodiš (Producer of the StopTrik Festival) and Sanja Čakarun (PR of the Animateka Festival). The results of the competition will be publsihed  by 17th of May 2019. The contracting authority reserves the right not to choose any of the proposals.

StopTrik Festival takes place in Maribor and in a smaller version in Lodz, Poland. For more information about the festival, please visit our website: https://www.stoptrik.com/ or write to us at: brina.stoptrik@gmail.com.