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Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS)

30 April - 5 May 2019

Contact: Andrea Bauer


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Address: Stuttgart

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The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is one of the most outstanding events for animated film worldwide. The Festival takes into its scope the whole spectrum of current productions in the animated film sector, including the intersections between games, architecture, art, design and comedy.

Founded in 1982, the Festival has developed into a leading event for animated film in Germany and is regarded as one of the most important and biggest events for animated film around the world. Stuttgart‘s city centre provides a one-of-a–kind backdrop for the Festival’s open-air film screenings, lending them a truly special atmosphere. The large LED projection screen allows for shows of animated short films and popular features to be screened day and night, which makes the ITFS a true family festival. In 2014, around 85,000 visitors came to Stuttgart and watched more than 1.000 films at the open-air screenings, at venues in the city centre, and at venues in Ludwigsburg. World-renowned animators such as Stephen Hillenburg (SpongeBob) and Jannik Hastrup, David Silverman (The Simpsons) and Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me), have expressed how much they love the Festival’s unique and intimate atmosphere.

Artistic animation and the promotion of up and coming talent make up the core of the ITFS. The various competition categories award cash prizes totalling more than 50,000 euros. Together, the ITFS, the Animation Production Day, and the first-class industry conference FMX have developed into an important platform for the financing and development of animated projects.

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.

Year established: 1982

Is this festival exclusively animation?: Yes - this is exclusively an animation festival

Submission deadline:
1 December 2017

Entry fee:
FREE! There is no charge for this festival


  • Animated Short
  • Best Animation
  • Childrens Feature Film
  • Childrens Short
  • Commercials
  • Feature Film
  • Student
  • International Competition
  • Young Animation (student films)
  • Tricks for Kids (children shorts and series)
  • Animated Com Award (advertising
  • technology
  • spatial communication)
  • AniMovie (feature)
  • German Animation Screenplay Award
  • German Voice Actor Award
  • Crazy Horse Session – The 48H Animation Jam (live animation)

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Festival recognised by: (what does this mean?)

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars)
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