last year

VANCOUVER, BC NOV 9/10/11/16 2007

18 teams competed over 3 days to write, shoot and edit a 1to 3-minute Stop Motion Film. But wait, there's a catch; teams were provided with a sealed Top Secret style category, theme and inspiration package. With categories such as STIKAFS, CLAYMATION, PAINTING or HUMAN and themes such as MUSIC VIDEO, MOVIE TRAILER and COMMERCIAL, animators and filmmakers were challenged to work with familiar and unfamiliar mediums, under the pressure of a 58 hour time restriction.

A panel of industry professionals, including Canada's first Stop Motion Feature Film Producer Marc Stephenson (Edison and Leo), Producer/Director JB Sugar (Jpod), Director Bruce Alcok ( and Executive Producer/Writer/Director Martin Gero (Stargate Atlantis/ Young People F****) got together and deliberated the winners of Trick 17. Best picture, Best editing, Best use of category and theme, as well as an award for Most creative were up for grabs.


Best Picture - "Can't stop the HipHop"
Best Editing - "Cosmis Doom"
Best use of category and Theme - "Spicy"
Most Creative - "The Executive"
Best Sound - "Socky Kong"