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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: Animated Com Award

Dear filmmakers, game designers, producers and distributors!
Dear friends of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film!

In 2012, the month of May will yet again be a
fixed calendar date for the animation community. For the 19th time, the
International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart will be offering
directors, production companies and agencies a platform to present their
films, and a chance to network. Established in 1982, the Festival of
Animated Film Stuttgart has become a key event for animated film in
Germany and is regarded as one of the most important and largest
festivals for animated film worldwide. The best and latest animated film
productions from around the world compete in the festival's competition
programmes for prize money in value of over 60,000 euros.

You are kindly invited to submit films that fall into the category of applied animation and were produced no earlier than October 1, 2010 to the Animated Com Award (more informations).

Prize money totalling 12,500 euros will be awarded for outstanding work in the areas of advertising, spatial communication, and technology and the special award. This award is funded by the Daimler AG, Frauenhofer IPA and Mackevision Medien Design GmbH.

Special Award "Mercedes-Benz Classic: 60 Years of the SL"
addition to filmmakers and agencies, this competition is targeted at
students from schools of film, design, and fine arts, and at media
start-ups, who are invited to visualize the Mercedes-Benz SL sports car
in an innovative way. No boundaries in concept or technique (from 3-D
to Stop Motion) have been set for the animator. The submission,
however, must be no longer than 5 minutes. Applicants are given
creative freedom to employ their imagination and to realize their own
visions, in order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the
Mercedes-Benz SL-series.
More information on this competition

Submission Deadline is February 15, 2012.

The entry form and a copy of your film (DVD) must be submitted together to the Film and Medienfestival gGmbH by the deadline.

More information on the entry conditions and prizes can be found in the festival regulations. Please read the regulations carefully before completing the registration form.

The award ceremony will most likely take place at the Mercedes-Benz Museum on May 11, 2012.

Contact for enquiries regarding the Animated Com Award-Submissions:
Phillip Haarmann (

We look forward to receiving your submissions!


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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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