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Heitor Capuzzo

Heitor Capuzzo studied Film History and Animation. He then worked and is still working as a Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was also Professor in the Department of Media Study (DMS) at the University at Buffalo (NY) and at the School of Fine Arts, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG - Brazil). He received a Master of Fine Arts and Doctoral degrees in Cinema from the School of Communications and Arts at Sao Paulo University (USP - Brazil). He is the author of several books, including "The Twilight Zone: Cinema Beyond Imagination" and the organiser of Cinema According to the Critics of Sao Paulo. He directed the award-winning short films "Strange Smile", "Good Night" and "Jump Violeta". He was also a film critic for the Diario do Grande ABC newspaper for 10 years.

Ralf Kukula

After studying at night school from 1979-1981 (painting and graphics) Kukula worked among other things as a colorist and animator at the DEFA film studios and as a cameraman and director on his own projects. From 1984-1987 he studied at the Film and Television University in Potsdam/Babelsberg. He was co-founder, chairman and member of the board of directors of the Saxony Film Association and worked for several years as a freelance producer, author and cameraman in the field of animation and documentary film. Kukula is co-founder of the German Institute for Animated Film and worked as a consultant at the Filmbewertungsstelle (federal authority for evaluating and rating film and media) in Wiesbaden. Since 1999 he has been the managing partner at Balance Film GmbH, since 2010 a member of the Saxony Academy of the Arts and since 2011 a member of the jury for the German Short Film Award. His films have received numerous prizes and awards.

Tine Kluth

Tine Kluth studied Film and Media at the Film Academy in Ludwigsburg. She then released her debut film "Kater"(2005) and both wrote and choreographed the dance show "die Sonderbar". Since 2007 she has been working as a freelance director, animator, dancer and illustrator in London, Bristol, Berlin and Stuttgart. She has also worked for Aardman Animations on "Timmytime" and "Shaun the Sheep".


Jaroslav Rudiš

Jaroslav Rudiš, born in 1972 in Turnov, is an author, writer of screenplays and radio dramas and a playwright. For his first novel "Nebe pod Berlínem" ("The Sky under Berlin") he received the famous Jiří Orten Award. The novels "Grand Hotel" and "Potichu" (The Silence) have also been published in German. In collaboration with draughtsman Jaromír 99 he produced the comic trilogy "Alois Nebel", which was successfully adapted into an animated feature film by Tomáš Luňák. The film adaptation was nominated for an Oscar by the Czech Republic. The graphic novel was published in German in February 2012; the film will soon be released in German cinemas. His most recent novel is "Konec punku v Helsinkách" (The End of Punk in Helsinki, 2010). Jaroslav Rudiš lives and works in the Czech Republic and Germany and writes in both Czech and German.


Géza M. Tóth

Award-winning film director, founder of the KEDD Animation Studio and university professor at the University of Theatre and Film, Budapest. As a filmmaker he has produced award-winning short films (e.g. Icar, MAESTRO, ERGO, MAMA), experimental art projects (e.g. XYZ, The Miraculous Mandarin, The Blubeard’s Castle) and animation TV series (e.g. Berry and Dolly, Hungarian Music Channel IDs, modern folktales). His artwork has been shown successfully at more than 200 film festivals worldwide and been awarded more than 80 prizes. His animation film MAESTRO was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the Academy Awards in 2007.

01. September 2014

Animated Spaces - Animation, architecture, and game art (Prof. Ulrich Wegenast)

Expanded Animation Symposium (Sept. 5, 2014) at Ars Electronica 2014 (Linz, Austria)

29. April 2014

ITFS 2014 - Trickstars for the best animated films have been awarded

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film ended with the big award...

25. April 2014

The Animated Com Award Ceremony held at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

April 25, 2014 in the Mercedes-Benz Museum