ENIMATION is an international platform in the field of education through animated film. Enimation’s 4 modules – Enimation School, Enimation Little Elephant, Enimation Seminar, and Enimation expert – unite children, youth, parents, mentors, teachers, and other animated film enthusiasts.
4 project modules
ENIMATION School – school of animated film for children and youth
The purpose of the module is to make it possible for youth to get familiar with the field and the process of creating an animated film, to encourage youth’s creativity growth, and to enable them to meet other Slovenian and foreign adherents.
ENIMATION Little Elephant – competition programme for animated films made by children an youth
The programme presents animated films made by children and youth with two purposes: to raise awareness of the audience, and to encourage children and youth to express themselves through film. It also enables exchanging of experience and ideas, and connects the youth. The international competition programme Little Elephant has been taking place in Maribor since 2010. Every year, the best of the children and youth production of animated film is selected and awarded by an international jury.
ENIMATION Seminar – education of adults, mentors, teachers, and students in the field of animated film
The purpose of the module is to present the creative power of animated film, and to encourage teachers, mentors, and students to get acquainted with the field and to use it more effortlessly in their professions.
ENIMATION Expert – a meeting point for experts from the field of education through animated film
The module will become a platform for discovering various literature, video lectures, and expert articles from the field.
Since its conception in 2004, the Association for Film Culture Development works with the conviction that in Maribor and surrounding towns film-related events and spaces for discussions and teaching films are too scarce. The activities of the association include mainly the organisation of film screenings and discussions (Kino Klub, Filmosophical evenings, Fridays in the town cinema, etc.).
In the last years, the spectre of activities has become wider – these activities are also increasingly aimed towards development and international connectivity.
The focus of the association has, namely, shifted towards the field of film education for children and youth: we have organised numerous workshops of animated film, Festival Animateka in Maribor, programme Little Elephant, the International symposium on education in animated film …
In 2013, the association organised the international youth photographic project European Photo Youth Capital, and has thus opened space for young admirers of (mainly analogue) photography.
With the initiative from the association, the international platform ENIMATION was set up in the same year. ENIMATION connects the creative, expert, and presentational aspect of film education through animation.