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Focus on the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS

In a few days Stuttgart will be the global capital of animated film again. From April 22 to 27, 2014 the best animated films from all over the world can be seen at the 21st edition of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) – one of the biggest and most important international festivals for animated film. In more than 200 individual events,out of 2,300 entries, over 1,000 animated films represent the entire spectrum of the genre. Click here for further information: program...

International Festival of Animated Film - ITFS – First Programme Highlights

  ITFS – First Programme Highlights  This April, Stuttgart is again the centre of the animation world! The 21st International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) and the FMX 2014, Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia, present all cultural, economic and academic aspects of animation. In addition, the ITFS and FMX host the Animation Production Day, which unites as business platform the international animation industry. Visitors w...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Extended deadline: Cartoons for Teens and AniMovie

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film – ITFS – (May 08 – 13, 2012) was founded in 1982 and is one of the world’s largest and most important festivals for animated film. The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film presents the Trickstar in seven different competition categories which cover a spectrum from short animated film and animated series to feature-length animated films. Cash prizes worth approximately 68,000 Euros will be awarded in 2012. The submission deadline for the following...

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

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...

Preview on FMX program from Stuttgart animation FX and more...

  FMX 2011 16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media May 3-6, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany. Just one month to go! FMX 2011 is about to kick off to a great start, with just one month to go! This year we are bringing an exciting selection of conference programming to Stuttgart for four days, focusing on the most exciting issues taking place in the industry. FMX takes a fresh look at Stereo 3D including contributions from Weta Digital on the ride "King Kong...

Ausschreibung Deutscher Animationsdrehbuchpreis. Deadline 24.Februar 2010

Im Rahmen des 17. Internationalen Trickfilm-Festivals Stuttgart – Festival of Animated Film 2010 vergeben die Universum Film GmbH und das Internationale Trickfilm-Festival den vierten Deutschen Animationsdrehbuchpreis. Der Preis für das beste deutschsprachige Drehbuch für einen Animationskinofilm wird am Mittwoch, 5. Mai 2010, in einer gesonderten Veranstaltung auf dem Trickfilm-Festival vergeben und durch die großzügige Unterstützung der Universum Film GmbH mit einem Preisgeld in H...

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.


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.

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.

Impressions of the 16th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film

Impressions of the 16th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, May 05.-10., 2009.

Call for entries: Submit your film for the competition UNDER COMMISSION (commissioned films only)

LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES - EXTENDED DEADLINE for entries of animated commercials, music videos and TV trailer: 29. JANUARY 2010 The 17th International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart / Germany (4.-9. May 2010) invites international advertising agencies, filmmakers and production companies to submit their films to our international competition Under Commission until January 29th 2010. Under Commission is the competition for commissioned animations. Prizes are awarded in the categori...


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