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Stuttgart Festival Of Animated Film

The 27th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (05.-10.05.2020)

Once a year, around April and May Stuttgart becomes the centre of international animation films. Since 1982, the Festival of Animated Film invites directors, production companies, distributors and international sales companies to present their animated films.

The International Animation Film Festival Stuttgart (ITFS) is one of the world's largest and most important festivals for animated film. The whole spectrum of current animation filmmaking with interfaces to visual effects, architecture, art, design, games and music are presented at the festival.

Set amidst the unique scenery of the Stuttgart city centre, the Open-Air Cinema creates a very special Festival atmosphere. On a large LED wall, screenings of animated shorts and popular box-office hits start at noon and so make the ITFS a Festival for the whole family. Up to 100,000 visitors come to Stuttgart to see around 1,000 films at the Open-Air and Innenstadtkinos Stuttgart cinemas.

The International Competition the Festival’s centrepiece, featuring animated shorts of high artistic quality produced in the previous year. An international jury composed of outstanding personalities of the animation scene awards prizes up to 90.000 Euro. Among them the Grand Prix, the Lotte Reiniger Award for Animated Film and German Voice Actor Award a prize for the best German-language voice artist in a feature-length animated film. In recent years, winners of this award have been well-known speakers such as Otto Waalkes, Axel Prahl and Alexandra Maria Lara.

The GameZone invites visitors to play, presenting innovative, high-quality computer games and interactive projects at the intersection of games and animation.



Call for entries: Submit your film for the competition UNDER COMMISSION (commissioned films only)

LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES - EXTENDED DEADLINE for entries of animated commercials, music videos and TV trailer: 29. JANUARY 2010

The 17th International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart / Germany (4.-9.
May 2010) invites international advertising agencies, filmmakers and
production companies to submit their films to our international
competition Under Commission until January 29th 2010. Under Commission
is the competition for commissioned animations. Prizes are awarded in
the categories animated music video, commercials and TV trailer. Any
animated commissioned film of the categories commercial spot, music
video and TV ident including computer generated animation and
combinations of life action and animation completed after October 01,
2008 may participate. There is no entry fee.

Four films will be nominated in each category. The award ceremony
will be taking place during the festival (4.-9. May 2010). The Art
Directors Club of Germany ADC, the Art Directors Club of Europe ADC*E
and the Art Directors Club New York are cooperation partners.

More information is available at our homepage.
There you can also download the submission form, rules &
regulations as well as the call for entries. Online submissions can be
made at Reelport.

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film was founded in 1982 and is
one of the biggest and most important festivals of animation film
worldwide. More than 50.000 spectators and 1.500 professionals are
attending the festival. Over 50,000 euros prize money in total is
awarded in seven competition categories. The Stuttgart Festival of
Animated Film works in close relation with fmx 2010, Europe's biggest
conference on animation, effects, games and interactive media.

If you have any more questions, please contact Mrs. Lucie Peetz,
Programme Manager, Email:, ph:
+49-(0)711-92546–116, Fax: +49-(0)711-92546–150.

Film- und Medienfestival gGmbh
Schlossstrasse 84
70176 Stuttgart

We are looking forward to your films!


Ulrich Wegenast                                 
Managing Director, programme


Dittmar Lumpp
Managing Director, organisation, finances

ITFS10-UnderCommission.pdf359.11 KB


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About Stuttgart Festival Of Animated Film

(Film- & Medienfestival gGmbH)

Together with the fmx -Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital Media, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film is developing into the biggest and most important meeting in the world of animated film. Founded in 1982, the Festival of Animated Film has always promoted artistic animated films, young talented artists and the entire animated film sector. 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.
At the festival’s open air programme on the Schlossplatz in Stuttgart, the people of Stuttgart celebrate the art of animated film together with guests from all over the world.



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