For Animation Filmmakers:
For Animation and Film Festivals & Events Professionals
Founded in 1982, ITFS ranks among the world’s most important events for animated film in all its aspects, and with its intersections with visual effects, architecture, art, design, music, science, games, et al. Every year, it attracts up to 100,000 visitors and industry professionals from all over the world with the best of high-quality animations and interactive works.
ITFS is organised by Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH established in 2000, who have made it their business ever since to promote high-quality media content and create outstanding film and media events, so as to achieve a sustainable strengthening of the creative industries in the Stuttgart region.
ITFS is an Oscar-qualifying festival which offers directors, production companies and distributors as well as talent and all further professionals from the animation and games industries a platform to present their films, interactive and transmedia works as well as VR and AR projects to an interested, wide audience and a large number of industry representatives. The competitions and film programmes screened at Innenstadtkinos are the heart of the festival. A total of up to 90,000 € in prize money is awarded by international expert juries in currently twelve competition categories.
The ITFS offers filmmakers, directors, production and distribution companies a professional platform to present their films to an interested broad audience as well as to industry representatives. On six days, animated film fans of all ages have the opportunity to watch and experience animated short and long films, series and games as well as VR and AR projects. The festival will show the full spectrum of current animated film production with its intersections to visual effects, architecture, art, design, music and games. The festival focuses on artistic animated film, innovative interactive and transmedia projects and the promotion of young talents. Prize money of a total of almost 70,000 € is awarded in the various competitions.
Any animated film, including computer animations and combinations of live action and animation, can be entered for the competition if it was completed after October 01, 2019. Only completed films can be taken into consideration in the preselection.
Call for entries at a later date:
Trickstar Business Award – Prize for innovative business models in the animation field (call for entries November 2020 / closing date March 1, 2021)
German Animation Screenplay Award – Award for the best screenplay for a German animated feature-length film (Call for submissions October 2020 / Closing date February 1, 2021)
Animated Games Award Germany – Award for an animation-based computer game with the best visual design and aesthetics from Germany (Call for entries December 2020 / Closing date February 1, 2021)
2018 Festival Coverage