The 24th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film

(May 2–7, 2017) is now open for submissions!


You are kindly invited to submit films produced after October 1, 2015 to one of the Festival’s following competition categories!

  • Tricks for Kids series (International competition for TV and web series for children)

  • AniMovie (International feature-length film competition)

Submission deadline: January 15, 2017

More information on the terms and conditions, the competition categories and the awards you will find in the festival 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 January 15, 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.

For further information on the film submission, the regulations and the competition categories please contact Ms. Andrea Bauer.


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


For technical questions concerning the registration and online submission procedure, please contact Mr. Thomas Fellner


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


More competitions

  •  Animated Com Award International (International competition for applied animation in the field of advertising from non-German-speaking countries).

    You can now submit your films.


    Gemanspeaking films for applied animation in the field of advertising will be considered in the category spotlight ANIMATED COM.

    Please submit at the platform of spotlight: ein!

    Deadline: February 3, 2017

  • German Animation Screenplay Award (Competition for the best German screenplay for a feature-length animated film)

     The entry form is now available:

    Reglement (pdf)

    Entry form (pdf)

    Deadline: February 1, 2017

  • Animated Games Award Germany (Competition for the best and most innovative computer game from Germany)

    The entry form will be available from December 2016 at our website.

    Deadline: January 31, 2017

  • 48H Animation Jam (Live animation competition)

    The Live Animation Competition Crazy Horse Session – The 48H Animation Jam addresses to animation students from international film and art schools as well as independent animators and animation producers aged 30 years or younger.

    Four to five teams, each with two members, must develop live and within 48 hours an animated film. The competition will start at midday on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 and will end at midday on Friday, May 5, 2017. The best film will be awarded.

    application form and regulations (pdf)

    Deadline: February 1, 2017

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International Competition

The International Competition is the artistic heart of the Festival. Here you will find first-rate, artistic animated shorts produced in the last year. An international jury, made up of prominent figures in animated film, presents the following awards:

  • Grand Prix: State of Baden-Württemberg and City of Stuttgart Grand Award for Animated Film with a cash prize of 15,000 euros.

  • Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film: Award for the best graduation film by a film student with a cash prize of 10,000 euros. Sponsored by MFG Film Funding Baden-Württemberg.

  • SWR Audience Award: 6,000 euros in prize money 

Awardees 2016

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Young Animation

The Young Animation competition screens the best films made by students from international film and art schools.

  • The award for the best student film is accompanied by 2,500 euros in prize money and is sponsored by Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Württemberg and MFG Film Funding Baden-Württemberg.

  • The FANtastic Award with a cash prize of 1,000 euros, awards the best animation talent. Prize for the best animation talent – donated by the Animation Family, the most faithful fans of ITFS.

Awardees 2016

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Tricks for Kids

The children’s film festival, Tricks for Kids, presents animated children’s films and series that are just as challenging as they are entertaining.

  • The award for the best children’s animated film totals 4,000 euros and is sponsored by Studio 100 Media GmbH. The winner is selected by a jury of children.

  • Award for the best children’s animated series, sponsored by MIP Junior 2017. The winner is selected by a jury of experts.

Awardees 2016

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In the feature film competition AniMovie, a selection of internationally outstanding full-length animated films will be screened. AniMovie Award is the prize for the best feature-length animated film.

Awardee 2016

spotlight Animated Com Award

spotlight – Festival for Moving Image Communication and the Animated Com Award grow together. For the first time, both awards will be presented together in a gala for advertising films and applied animation on Saturday, May 6 in the Alte Reithalle.


The call for entries will go out in mid-Dezember.


Awardees 2016

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The prize is for developers and puplishers of computer games and goes to the best and most innovative computer game from Baden-Württemberg. The award is funded by MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH.

The call for application is now open. The award amount is 5,000 euros.


German Animation Screenplay Award

This award aims to promote outstanding German screenplays for feature-length animated films. The award is accompanied by 2,500 euros in prize money and is sponsored by Telepool GmbH.

The call for submissions is now open.

Awardee 2016


Tele 5 “Leider Geil!” Special Award

Tele 5 presents the special award that goes across competitions and categories: “Leider Geil!”, with a cash award of 2,500 euros.

Awardee 2016

The Amazon Online Award has been presented in cooperation with Amazon Instant Video Germany GmbH at the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film for the first time in 2016.

The online competition is applicable across all submission categories and competitions. Films from the different submission categories can be recommended by the ITFS pre-selection juries for participation in the Amazon Audience Award. Out of the recommended films an Amazon selection committee will choose 20 finalists for participation in the online competition. These films will be presented on the Amazon Video platform where the audience can vote for the nominees and the winner film.

Here the submitters will find more information on the procedure and granting of rights:



And here you will find the nominees and the winner of ITFS16.


German Voice Actor Award

The award for the best German-language dubbing artist in a feature-length animated film – in cooperation with the Renitenztheater.

Awardee 2016

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Crazy Horse Session – The 48H Animation Jam

The Crazy Horse Session takes place in co-operation with M.A.R.K.13 electronic media and is supported by MFG Film Funding Baden-Württemberg and Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Württemberg.

Animation students as well as independent animators and animation producers aged 30 years or younger may participate. The organisers will choose four to five teams from all of the applicants. All of the teams, each with two members, must develop within 48 hours an animated film between 30 seconds and 2 minutes) using the same character – the Festival’s mascot Trixi.

Start: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at noon / End: Friday, May 5, 2017 at noon.

A jury will select the best film. All films will be presented during the 48h Animation Jam award ceremony.

The call for submissions are now open.

Regulations and Application Form

Awardee 2016

Films 2016

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