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The winners of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2012 have been chosen

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The Woodstock of Animated Film   on its 30th birthday, the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has found its place at the centre of the city and the hearts of the local population. "On the one hand the Festival has become one of the most important meeting places for international animated film whilst on the other, it has brought life and international flair to Stuttgart's front room," said Ulrich Wegenast, Artistic Managing Director of the Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH, which has...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 19th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (May 8. - 13., 2012)

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The festival, founded in 1982, has developed into an essential event for animation film in Germany over the past 30 years and is one of the biggest and most important festivals for animated films around the world. Artistic animation films and the support of young talent represent the core of the festival. The various competition programmes are endowed with prize money of more than 60,000 euros in total. You are kindly invited to submit films produced after October 1, 2010 to one of the F...

Award winner of the 18. Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

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The 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, the FMX 2011 and the Animation Production day transformed Stuttgart into the "Animated Capital" for an eventful six days. The extensive Festival programme was an impressive demonstration of how animation is a lot more than just light entertainment. The social relevance and the political topicality of the winning films and numerous other entries to this year's Festival are further proof of this. In total, almost 1,000 films were shown at t...

Animation visits Stuttgart

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Today the 17th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film opened its doors. That means six exciting days full of animation with hot topics, colourful worlds and strange figures. The crème de la crème of the international animated film industry were all present at the opening gala which was held at the city's largest cinema and completely sold-out. Public interest is huge and as a result many of the other events such as the world premiere of "The Sandman - Adventure in the Land of Dreams", t...

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

Together with the fmx - Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media, the Internationale Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart - Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is developing into the biggest and most important meeting in the world of animated film. With an enthusiastic audience, a unique location and countless international guests, the ITFS is a regular fixture on the international animation scene and is one of Germany's outstanding cultural events.

Founded in 1982, the Festival of Animated Film has always promoted artistic animated films, young talented artists and the entire animated film sector. The prize categories, with prize money of over 50,000 Euros, attract the newest and most up-to-date animation films from around the world.

The accompanying events and programmes range from presentations by schools and studios, showcases of famous animation artists and the popular “Best Of Animation” series, right up to screenplay writer workshops with well-known animated film professionals. Industry professionals value the numerous workshops, lectures, and presentations as they provide a unique opportunity to make contacts and familiarize oneself with the latest developments. The public enjoys the variety of the presentation and the relaxed festival atmosphere. At the festival’s open air programme on the Schlossplatz in Stuttgart, the people of Stuttgart celebrate the art of animated film together with guests from all over the world.


Competitions:

International Competition
The International Competition is the heart of the Festival. Artistically outstanding short animated films, released over the last 12 months can be seen here.

Young Animation
The Young Animation competition shows the best films produced by talented young filmmakers and students from international film and art schools.

Tricks for Kids
Competition for the bestanimated shorts made for children.

AniMovie
The feature film competition AniMovie screens a selection of internationally outstanding feature-length animated films.

Cartoon for Teens
The competition features the best animated short films, series, Animes, miachinimas, and cut scenes from computer games for young people aged 12 - 18 years.

Animated Com Award
Award for applied animation in the field of advertising, technology and spatial communication

German Voice Actor Award
Award for the best voice Actor in an animated feature film

German Animation Screenplay Award
Award for the best screenplay in  for an animated feature film

Crazy Horse Session - 48h Animation Jam
International teams take on the challenge to produce an animated short film involving the festivals's mascot Trixi within 48 hours.

A rich selection at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

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From the original 1700 entries 190 films have been selected for the six competitions (International Competition, Young Animation, Tricks for Kids, Animated Series, AniMovie, Under Commission) to be held during the 15th Festival. Some 500 films will be shown during the event, for example as part of the focus on Latvia and the homages to Signe Baumane, Joanna Quinn, Hanna Nordholt/Fritz Steingrobe and the Brothers Quay. This year, the popular series ”Best of Animation” has been compiled by Gia...

Ludwigsburg European Short Film Biennale awards

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Cinematic peak quality within the festivalAn extraordinarily high quality of films was the outstanding characteristic trait of this year’s Ludwigsburg European Short Film Biennale. The Wüstenrot Foundations awarded a total of EUR 52,500.00 to seven films. The surprisingly good reception by the audience and the strong presence of European young talents additionally contributed to the success of the biannual short film festival.The Ludwigsburg audience was attracted by the quality of the films;...

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film: A festival becomes a party

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The organisers of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film are looking back at six fantastic days with great satisfaction. The competition films were of the usual high standard and audiences made sure that cinema theatres were sold out. Most important, however, was that the atmosphere was magnificent. “The Festival was full of atmosphere and people here in the city are celebrating animated film together with us” is how Dittmar Lumpp, the Festival’s Managing Director, summed up the event.Par...

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film will become annual

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The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film will be taking place annually from now onIn their meeting on February 3rd 2006 the partners of the Film- und Medienfestival GmbH (FMF) laid important groundwork for the FMF. Under the new management of Dittmar Lumpp and Ulrich Wegenast the activities of the Film- und Medienfestival GmbH can be expanded thanks to a significant increase in subsidies from the City of Stuttgart, the Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart and the City of Ludwigsbu...

Cartoons Galore!

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The competition programme of the 12th International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart is completeLong days and long nights at the Bosch Areal: over the last two weeks three different selection committees have got together to select the films for the four competition series from the promising number of film entries submitted to the Festival. The people responsible for the programme, managing director Gabriele Röthemeyer and curator Ulrich Wegenast, were assisted by experts such as Stefan Eling...

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