Filmmakers are invited to submit their films for four categories until 1 December, 2015
The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is one of the best known events for animated film worldwide. The Festival takes into its scope the whole scope of current productions in the animated film sector, including the intersections between games, architecture, art, design and comedy. The 23nd Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film is taking place April 26–May 1, 2016.
The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is now open for submission. The various competition categories award cash prizes totalling more than 50,000 euros. Filmmakers are invited to enter theirs films in four competition categories. Submission deadline is 1 December, 2015.
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. Artistic animation and the promotion of up and coming talent make up the core of the ITFS. 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 workshops with well-known film professionals.
The international competition is the artistic heart of the festival. Here you will find first-rate, artistic animated shorts produced in the last year. An international jury, made up of prominent figures in animated film, presents the following awards:
Grand Prix: State of Baden-Württemberg and City of Stuttgart Grand Award for Animated Film with a cash prize of 15,000 euros.
Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film: Award for the best graduation film with a cash prize of 10,000 euros. Sponsored by MFG Film Funding Baden-Württemberg.
SWR Audience Award: 6,000 euros in prize money
Tricks for Kids
Animated short film and -series for children
The award for the best children’s animated film totals 4,000 euros and is sponsored by Studio 100 Media GmbH. The winner is selected by a jury of children.
Prize for the best animated series for children is sponsored by MIP Junior 2016. The winner is selected by an expert jury.
Animated feature-length film: Award for the best animated feature film. In the feature film competition AniMovie a selection of internationally outstanding full-length animated films will be screened.
Films made by students
The award for the best student film is accompanied by 2,500 euros in prize money and is sponsored by Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Württemberg and MFG Film Funding Baden-Württemberg.
The FANtastic Award come with a cash prize of 1.000 euros. It is the prize for the best animation talent – donated by the Animation Family, the most faithful fans of ITFS.