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MARIBOR (SLOVENIA): 27. - 29. 09. 2013

NIEPOŁOMICE (POLAND): 25. - 27. 10. 2013

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 IFF.

In 2012 international celebration of stop motion lasted for the whole month! Stoptrik 2012 took place in two locations - in Maribor (September) and in Polish city Niepołomice (October). MARIBOR AUDIENCE had an opportunity to give its own AWARD for BEST STOP MOTION film and the winner was brilliant Czech animation THE CHRONICLE OF OLDRICH S. directed by Rudolf
Šmid. The theme of STOPTRIK 2012 selections and additional events was "Slavic Panorama" therefore the program included selection of contemporary Slavic productions and retrospectives of animations made in the countries of former Yugoslavia, Poland and Ukraine. Stoptrik 2012 hosted a special program of its partner, Etiuda&Anima IFF, "Polish School of Animation. Its Satellites and Continuatros" within the selection of best stop motion from 1958 - 2010. Numerous additional events were conducted - among them panel discussion about condition of production and distribution of animated films in Slovenia as well as professional workshops with Leon Vidmar. All the events will took place in Gustaf Hall (Pekarna; Maribor) and Małopolskie Centrum Dźwięku i Słowa (Center of Sound and Word of Małopolska; Niepołomice).

Soon we'll announce the brand new plan for forthcoming third edition of this unique film event!


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Stoptrik IFF 2011 -> back to squat


photos: Daniela Kičić


August, 29th

Stoptrik IFF ended on Sunday, August 28th.  For the whole weekend Maribor audience admired international achievements of stop motion animation in seven festival selections. More than 50 people attended screenings held in Dvorana Gustaf, Kino Udarnik and Udarnik na prostem discovering different outlooks and approaches represented in selected films. Programme of 1st Stoptrik IFF embraced works of most acclaimed artists of stop motion (Jan Švankmajer, Jiří Barta, Quay Brothers), winners of international animated film festivals (Wirgil Vidrich, Špela Čadež, Marek Skrobecki) as well as films made by independent artists (Monika Kuczyniecka, Kijek/Adamski, Leon Vidmar). Not only Stoptrik began as an opportunity to explore diversity of this specific form of art but also as an event which carefully examines national cinematographies and builds intercultural understanding. This year Stoptrik presented selection of classical films from Triglav Studio and contemporary productions from Poland. Last screening of the Festival, "First Experiments" presented silent works of Władysław Starewicz, artist of borderland, with exclusively Polish music played by MHX from Kraków. Special guest of Stoptrik Festival, Ambassador of The Republic of Poland in Ljubljana, Mr. Cezary Król enjoyed last Stoptrik screening in Dvorana Gustaf and expressed his admiration for new initiatives based on intercultural respect, exchange and curiosity. Stoptrik, new event in Maribor, haven't limited itself into film review. In the last weekend of August Dvorana Gustaf was a part of wider cultural and artistic movement in Maribor. Saturday's Stoptrik party started with performence of live musical improvisation combined with stop motion visualization and proceeded with DJ Kozmonaut's set. The event gathered large audience. Stoptrik enters now time of development and optimistically looks for continuation in 2012.  Thanks to network of film culture institutions (Pekarna magdalenske mreže, Zavod Udarnik, Animateka, Se-ma-for FF, SFA, Krakow Film Festival, Etiuda & Anima IFF) and national and international cooperation (Mestna Občina Maribor, The Embassy of The Republic of Poland, Urad Republike Slovenije Za Mladino, Youth in Action, Maribor 2012 European Capital of Culture) Maribor had a chance to gain new quality cultural event.

Stoptrik IFF 2011 -> back to squat
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Bielanska Olga

Welcome to blog of Stoptrik International Film Festival, a niche initiative that was born on post-squat alternative culture center in Maribor and grew up to be a truly international festival that takes place in two European countries (Slovenia and Poland), hosts professional competition as well as workshops.

From now on, here you'll be able to find all the important news about our festival so stay tuned, submit your films and come for Stoptrik to Slovenian second biggest city Maribor or beautiful Polish town Niepołomice!


3rd Stoptrik IFF:

Maribor (Slovenia): 27. – 29. 09. 2013

Niepołomice (Poland): 25. – 27. 10. 2013


Festival Director: Olga Bielańska

Programme Director: Michał Bobrowski

Slovenian Producer: Gregor Kosi (Zavod Iskra)

Polish Producer: Monika Krzyżanowska-Magdziarz (.Pepper Mint)

Partners: AGD Gustaf, Małopolskie Centrum Dźwięku i Słowa w Niepołomicach


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