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 2015, more than 80,000 visitors came to Stuttgart and watched more than 1,000 films. World-renowned animators such as Stephen Hillenburg (SpongeBob) and Jannik Hastrup, David Silverman (The Simpsons) 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.
Submission deadline: December 1, 2015
Animated films produced after October 1, 2013, can be submitted for the following competition categories:
– International Competition (Short film competition)
– Young Animation (Student film competition)
– Tricks for Kids – shorts and series (Competition for short films and TV series for children)
– Cartoons for Teens (Competition for animated short films and series, animes and machinimas for youths)
– AniMovie (Feature-length film competition)
Animated Com Award – Award for advertising, technology and communication in the area of commissioned animation work