STOPTRIK IFF 2013, 25-27 October: Programme

 The Polish part of  the 3rd STOPTRIK IFF will be held from the 25th until the 27th of October in Niepołomice (near Kraków, Poland). The film programme unveils richness and most different materials (such as puppets, clay figures, salt and sand, photographs and thousand other casual objects) that through the decades have inspired following generations of artists.

 On Friday (Oct. 25th) and Saturday (Oct. 26th)  the International Competition and "The Borderlands" Competition screenings take place.  Qualified films come from all over the world and so Stoptrik IFF audience meets directly with a diversity of cultural circles.

 On Stoptrik IFF the audience is positioned in the place of jurors and the festival verdict is up to their decision.

"STOP! EXTREMUM: NUKUFILM" is a selection that traces the achievements of studio Nukufilm from Tallin, Estonia. This film enterprise exists since 1957 and produces animated films of unique quality. Estonian animation – mesmerizing, honest, grotesque and technically perfect – is for years now a stronghold of European animated production.

The programme "HISTORY OF STOP MOTION: JOOP GEESINK" is devoted to Dutch artist and businessman who, in the first half of the XXth Century, has threatened the hegemony of Walt Disney over Europe by producing commercial puppet cinema. During Stoptrik IFF we will present documentary dedicated to Joop Geesink as well as short animated commercials produced in his studio "Dollywood".

In the framework of Stoptrik IFF three presentations of partner festivals will be held. Diverse cultural contexts will bring different kinds of reflections through programme of Mexican shorts from Laguna FilmFest, Japanese films from ShortShorts Film Festival & Asia in Tokyo as well as Polish road-festival O!PLA.

On Saturday, find the concert from the Krakow band TRANSFORMATOR EGZYSTENCJALNY that combines improvised acoustic, electric and electronic sounds with live-scratched animation.
All interested in stop motion filmmaking are welcome to join alternative workshops of stop motion animation SECOND-HAND WORKSHOT led by French animator Emeline Andre. It is only required to bring a digital photo camera and unleashed creativity that allows transformation of random objects into intriguing film material.

Participation in all festival events is free of charge, and screenings are held at The Center of Word and Sound of Małopolska, ul. Zamkowa 4, 32-005, Niepołomice.

Stop Trik IFF  is organized thanks to the passion and engagement of the organizers New Prospects Foundation, The Center of Word and Sound of Małopolska


Full festival programme:

25.10.2013 | Friday
17.00 ShortShorts FF & Asia, Tokio
18.30 International Competition 1
20.00 Local Inspirations + "The Borderlands" Competition


26.10.2013 | Saturday
16.30 History of stop motion: Joop Geesink
18.00 International Competition 2
19.30 International Comeptition 3
21.00 Concert: Transformator Egzystencjalny
22.30 Awarded Films


27.10.2013 | Sunday
18.30 Laguna FilmFest, Mexico
20.00 O!PLA


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