For Animation Filmmakers:
For Animation and Film Festivals & Events Professionals
Trickstar Business is the animation industry’s business award, which will be presented for the fifth time in 2021 at the Trickstar Professional Awards Ceremony by the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).
From now on you can apply with a project or a company that has an innovative business concept, for example in the areas of sales, marketing, rights exploitation or financing. Applicants who submit a project to the 2021 Animation Production Days (APD) are invited to submit it also for participation in the Trickstar Business Competition.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
It is possible to apply for the Trickstar Business Award with a business model for a project or a company.
– All projects which have an innovative business concept, for example in the areas of distribution, marketing, exploitation of rights or financing can be submitted to the Trickstar Business Award.
– Applicants who submit a project to APD 2021 are kindly invited to submit the project (if in accordance with the regulations) also for participation in the Trickstar Business competition. To apply, we kindly ask you to complete also the Trickstar Business application form.
– All companies with an innovative and groundbreaking model can apply for the Trickstar Business Award.
The Trickstar Business Award is worth 7,500 € and is donated by the Verband Region Stuttgart. In 2020, the prize was split for the first time with half going to a project and half to a company:
The project: Good enough: Burnout Diary (Studio Pupil, Tünde Vollenbroek (producer), Dario van Vree (filmmaker), Netherlands)
The company: E.D. Films (Archita Ghosh, Canada)