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2nd STOPTRIK IFF:
MARIBOR (SLOVENIA): 07. - 09. 09. 2012
NIEPOŁOMICE (POLAND): 05. - 07. 10. 2012
Stoptrik IFF is an event dedicated exclusively to the
art of stop motion animation. Festival, organized for the first time in August
2011 in Maribor, has gained an interest among the professionals, media and
audience. During three days Stoptrik presented over 50 stop motion diverse
animations - from masterpieces of Jan Švankmajer and Brothers Quay, through
winners and laureates of international film festivals, to independent,
experimental productions and pioneering films from the beginning of XXth
Century accompanied with live-music. Special selection of Stoptrik 2011 most
intriguing films was presented in Košice (Slovakia), during Animateka and on
International Animation Day in Budapest. Stoptrik IFF is a partner festival of
Animateka, Se-ma-for Film Festival, Krakow Film Festival and Etiuda&Anima
year international celebration of stop motion is going to last for the whole
Stoptrik 2012 will take place in two locations - in Maribor (September)
and in Polish city Niepołomice (October)
. MARIBOR AUDIENCE
will have an opportunity to give its own AWARD
for BEST STOP MOTION
film. The theme of Stoptrik 2012 selections and additional
events will be "Slavic Panorama"
therefore the program will include
selection of contemporary Slavic productions and retrospectives of animations made in the countries of former Yugoslavia, Poland and Ukraine
. Stoptrik 2012 will host a special program of its partner, Etiuda&Anima IFF,
"Polish School of Animation. Its Satellites and Continuatros"
selection of best stop motion from 1958 - 2010. Numerous additional events are
planned - panel discussion about
condition of production and distribution of animated films in Slovenia,
professional workshops and everyday VJ parties. All the events will take place
in Kino Udarnik
and Gustaf Hall
and Polish part will be held in Małopolskie Centrum Dźwięku i Słowa
(Center of Sound and Word of Małopolska).
1st STOPTRIK IFF: MARIBOR 26 - 28.08.2011
International Film Festival is a brand new initiative created by the members of
centre of alternative culture, Pekarna - magdalenske mreže. Maribor introduces international film
festival dedicated exclusively to the worldwide art of stop motion animation. The
uniqueness of stop motion genre lies in combination of reality and illusion.
Three dimensional objects photographed frame by frame are brought to life by
the appearance of movement - the very essence of cinematique experience.
fills the niche which has been noticed by the artists and professionals. The
organizers have received an enthusiastic feedback from authors and promoters
from all around the world who have underlined the importance of this specific
genre among other animation techniques.
idea of Stoptrik Festival has grown due to our common belief that one can still
sense the undeniable power and magic inherent in the stop motion. Despite of
current popularity of digital, 3D animation, viewers and artists still come
back to this genre. First experiments in this area started approximately 100
years ago. Since then stop motion has developed into highly appreciated art
The organizers of Stoptrik IFF aim to share with
the viewers the greatest achievements of stop motion art and highly
professional, contemporary films which haven't been yet worldwide recognized as
well as present the winners of partners' festivals
(Animateka, Se-ma-for FF, Krakow Film Festival,
Etiuda & Anima IFF).