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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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Se vidimo v Mariboru! Do zobaczenia w Niepołomicach!



The two-phased competition will be held during the festival in Maribor (September 27th-29th) and Niepołomice (October 25th-27th). You can send us your stop motion masterpiece until August 15th. The results of the selection process will be known no later than September 11th. Submission to the competition is free of charge. Films submitted to the competition should be no longer than 30 minutes and produced after Juanuary 1st, 2011. Please, note that we accept films made ONLY in the techniques ...


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About StoptrikIFF

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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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