The stop animation workshop is ideal for children who love art and film media. With the help of the workshop facilitator, the participants of this workshop will make dolls from various materials and then, using a digital camera, shoot objects frame by frame, thus creating the illusion of continuous movement. The workshop aims to introduce participants to the basics of stop animation and train them to make a short animated film. Their final work will be shown at last day of the festival, on Friday, July 22, 2022.
The four-day workshop will take place in the mornings from July 19th till 22nd in Matija Gallery, and the workshop participants will have the opportunity to take part in the children’s jury for Supertoon’s official selection of Animated Films for Children.
All those interested can apply by email at firstname.lastname@example.org until July 15, 2022.
Katrin Novaković has a BA in Film and Video from the Arts Academy of the University of Split and an MA in Animation and New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Since then, she has been making music videos and commissioned films in stop motion and in 2015 she completed an internship at Trikk17-Animationsraum Studios in Hamburg, Germany. She has won several awards for her student films shown all over the world and distributed by Bonobo studio and Zagreb film. She was a jury member at the European festival of animated film Balkanima 2018 and a selector for the World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb 2020. At the Baltic trail residency in Latvia within the EU project “Future DiverCities” she began doing visual performances and since 2019 he has been facilitating stop motion workshops for children and adults.
Alma Mimica was born in Split. After earning a BA from the department of Animated Film and New Media from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, she has worked on short animations for TV and has made puppets and sets for stop-motion animation.
The comic workshop that introduces the participants to the basics of comic storytelling.
Creating a story, inventing characters, framing, using emotions and body language, sketching… are just some of the stages of creating a comic that beginners will have the opportunity to go through in the workshop. After a brief introduction to the basics of comic storytelling, participants will have the opportunity to make a short comic based on their idea / script through various practical exercises and tasks. No less importantly, they will also get an introduction to several relevant comic books and graphic novels and their authors.
The four-day workshop will be held every morning from Tuesday, July 19 to Friday, July 22, 2022 in the Šibenik City Library “Juraj Šižgorić”, and is intended for children and young people over 6 years of age. All those interested can apply at email@example.com until July 15, 2022.
Tihomir Tikulin has graduated from the School of Applied Arts and has attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. He has been publishing illustrations and comics since 1992 in national and foreign magazines for children and adults. He has been the editor of the comic fanzine Endem since 1992. From 1999 to 2008 he was one of the organizers of the Zagreb comics festival Crtani romani šou. He facilitated comics workshops at the Zagreb Student Center, from 2004 to 2013, and in Makarska at the Mafest comics festival, from 2008 to 2019. As a comics workshop facilitator he participated in the “Backpack full of culture” program in 2014/2015. Since 2017, he has held comic book workshops at many libraries and institutions in Zagreb and, as well as in Drenovci, Vodice, Krapina, Zaprešić, Jastrebarsko, Dubrovnik and other places. He has published comics in magazines and reviews such as Strip revija, Klik!, Q-Strip, Homo Volans, Prvi izbor, Bruh, Endem and others. His humorous comic Pimpeki was published in the Maliq Striptilinić edition (edited by Darko Macan, Mentor publishing). On his own he published Svi moji crno-bijeli Pimpeki,which gathers all the black and white works of this series. In 2018, his comic book for young audiences, Zona čudna (eng. a strange zone) was published by Udruga Crtani romani šou.
The idea and goal of the four-day workshop is to make stop-motion, that is, animable dolls that will briefly come to life in front of the camera, and which the participants will later be able to use in their puppetry and animation work. Aluminum wire, sponge, glue, pliers, scissors, wool, plasticine, latex… and a little patience in the relaxed festival atmosphere of Supertoon.
The four-day workshop will be held every day from Tuesday, July 19 to Friday, July 22, 2022 in the Šibenik HND. All those interested can apply at firstname.lastname@example.org until July 15, 2022.
Božidar Trkulja (1975) works as a journalist, film critic, screenwriter and director. He graduated from the School of Textiles, Leather and Design, and studied theology. For the last few years, he has been running animated film workshops for children, youth, adults and those who feel that way. He is the author of the award-winning puppet films “The Story of the Beginning of Time” (2012) and “The Last Quest (2017). He is the original author and screenwriter of the comic “Academy of Miracles” (2013). He is the author of the exhibitions “From Comics to Animated Film” (2013), “Puppets in Croatian Animated Film” (2014), “The Last Quest: A Fantastic Exhibition of Puppets and Scenery” (2017) in Zagreb, and in 2018, “Puppet Time – Exhibition of fantastic actors” in Rijeka, “Square and stage” in Varaždin…, and the project-exhibition “Time of the Heart” (2019) in Zagreb, on which he collaborated with 50 Croatian artists. In his spare time, he is shortening his bio and looking forward to Supertoon festival!