Additional information for invited speakers

All invited speakers must be accredited for the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film. Accreditation will allow access to all events of the festival beyond the symposium and is available here:

As most invited speakers will either be students or lecturers at an academic institution, the reduced accreditation fee for academy members of 47,- Euros will apply. But you will need to provide evidence of your status as either student or lecturer, when you are collecting your accreditation at the ITFS information desk in the Gloria Passage, Königstraße 22.

If you have further questions concerning accreditation, please contact:

+49 (0)711-92546-123

Please bring your accreditation with you at the day of the symposium.

Conference venue:
The conference venue is the Literaturhaus Stuttgart, Breitscheidstr. 4, 70174 Stuttgart at the Bosch Areal Stuttgart.

Web-site (German only):
Conference space is the “Grosser Veranstaltungssaal, Saal 1”

The conference venue is in convenient walking distance (ca. 10 minutes max.)
from the main festival venues.

Please click below for more information and location map:
Map Bosch Areal:

Public transport to conference venue:
From Stuttgart Main Railway Station
U9 tram in the direction of Vogelsang and U14 tram in the direction of Heslach

Journey time: 3 minutes, trams run every 5 to 10 minutes

Stop: Berliner Platz (Liederhalle)

Travel from Stuttgart Airport
Rapid-transit railway (S-Bahn) line S2 to Schorndorf or S3 to Backnang in the direction of Stuttgart Main Railway Station

Journey time: 25 minutes, trains run every 15 minutes

Stop: Stadtmitte (Rotebühlplatz) 
Büchsenstraße/Haus der Wirtschaft exit, then walk straight on - it's only approximately 5 minutes' walk here to the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle.

The symposium can neither provide accommodation nor travel costs for the invited speakers. However the ITFS has agreed upon special festival-rates with some hotels.
Please contact
Carina Kriebernig
+49 (0)711-92546-116

More recommendations for hotels near to the conference venue in Stuttgart,
booking early is highly recommended:

Catering and food options:
The symposium will offer coffee and tea and some light refreshments before the conference starts (from 9.00) and in the morning and afternoon breaks.

As there is no specific conference fee, lunch will not be offered, but is easily available from different gastronomic options in close proximity to the symposium venue:
A restaurant “Vinum” is at the ground floor of the Literaturhaus building and offers nice mediterranean cooking.
The Literaturhaus Stuttgart is located in the Bosch-Areal, an area in Stuttgart with a lot of cafes, restaurants and shops in walking distance.

You will have a lot of different choices at hand for a quick lunch, if just step outside the door. And it will be easy for you to be back in time after lunch.

A great comprehensive information on the Bosch Areal and a list of its restaurants can be found here (in English):

Technical Specs:
Presenters can present from their own laptop hooked up to a projector with sound. In case of Apple laptops, please bring the required adapter with you for the VGA connection.
Any DVDs or audiovisual materials you bring with you, should be playable from your laptop, there are no other options available for projection.

Schedule with presenters:

Information will be posted after the selection process is completed.