You are kindly invited to submit films produced after October 1, 2016 to one of the Festival’s following competition categories!


  • International Competition (International short film competition)
  • Young Animation (International student film competition)
  • Tricks for Kidsshorts and series (International competition for short films and TV series for children)
  • AniMovie (International feature-length film competition)


Submission deadline: December 1, 2017

More information on the terms and conditions, the competition categories and the awards you will find in the regulations. Please read them carefully before completing the entry form and submitting your film. The registration to participate in ITFS17 will be taken as acknowledgement of the regulations. On submitting a film, the applicant accepts that the film can be selected for any of the competitions or for another programme section.

Entry forms and films must be received by December 1, 2017

Regulations (pdf)

Entry form (pdf)

Online submission: To submit your film, please use the online entry form at Here you can create a personal account, access and complete the online form and upload your movie. For pre-selection purposes we prefer to receive a digital file. Here you will find technical information how to upload your film. We recommend to use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome for the submission process.

Films can be also sent on DVD.

Call for submission for the following competitions will be made separately:

  • Animated Com Award International – Award for applied animation in the field of advertising
  • Trickstar Business Award – Award for innovative business concepts in the field of animation
  • German Animation Screenplay Award– Award for the best screenplay of an German feature-length animation film, screenplay also possible in English
  • NEW: Germany’s Next Animation Talent – Pitching competition by Studio 100 Media GmbH for a German children’s series project
  • Lapp Connected Award – Special prize for animated short films
  • Crazy Horse Session – 48 H Jam – Live animation competition

The exact dates of application and the deadlines as well as the application forms and regulations for the above listed competitions will be published on our website in sufficient time.

Info leaflet for film submissions

For further information on the film submission criteria, the regulations and the different competition categories please contact:

Ms. Andrea Bauer
Tel.: +49-(0)711-92546-115

For technical questions concerning the online registration and online submission procedure, please contact:

Mr. Thomas Fellner
Tel.: +49-(0)711-92546-117