PRESSREPORT, April 28, 2013
Animation world in Stuttgart – The award winners of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film have been selected
Stuttgart – With the 20th edition the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has strengthened its status as a highly important cultural event. Concerning the number of visitors the record of 80.000 people in the previous year has been achieved once more. The 20th edition again surprised with numerous improvements. “Since the long existing events in the local cinemas and at the Schlossplatz in the city centre of Stuttgart have won the heart of the visitors, we expanded the space of our activities in 2013”, said Dittmar Lumpp, Managing Director of Organisation and Finance of the ITFS’ organizer, the Film- und Medien-Festival gGmbH. In the first days of the festival more people visited the Open Air than ever before. Many of the film screenings in the cinemas were sold out. “The crowded cinemas show that the mixture of artistic short films, art house animated films and mainstream animated films has been well received”, as the Managing Director of the Programme, Ulrich Wegenast, declared gladly.
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PRESS REPORT, April 26, 2013
The Animated Com Award Ceremony held at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
Stuttgart – The world's best productions in the field of applied animation received their prizes in the evening of Friday April 26, 2013 in the Mercedes-Benz Museum at the Animated Com Award held at the 20th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. In this competition, which was established in 2011, the best applied animation in the fields of advertising, spatial communication and technology are awarded with the Animated Com Award every year at the ITFS. Apart from the special prize Mercedes Benz Classic: Silver Arrows a new competition category called Lapp Connected Award has been created this year in co-operation with U.I. Lapp GmbH.
PRESS REPORT, April 11, 2013
Highlights of the 20th edition of the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart
The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is one of the biggest and most important festivals for animated film worldwide. From April 23 to April 28, 2013 around 1,000 of the best animated films worldwide, will be shown in Stuttgart representing the whole spectrum of the genre. In addition to the competitions with the newest films from all over the world, the Festival also has an extensive selection of supporting programme which offers exciting highlights such as the school and
studio presentations, showcases of the works of animation artists like Atsushi Wada and Jakob Schuh and workshops presented by top-class professionals.
PRESS REPORT, February 21, 2013
20th edition of the Festival of Animated Film
Stuttgart – Heaven on earth for all fans of animated film! The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is the biggest and one of the most important festivals for animated film worldwide. And from April 23 to April 28, 2013 it opens again the doors to the worlds of animation. Around 1,000 of the best international animated films will be shown in Stuttgart representing the whole spectrum of the genre. The Simpons, Shaun the sheep, Maya the bee or the Mainzelmaennchen – all animated heroes are going to be around to celebrate the big animation jubilee together with professional visitors and fans.
Press Report, December 06, 2012
CALL FOR ENTRIES: „ANIMATED FASHION“
FASHION GOES ANIMATION – A CREATIVE ACTION BY BREUNINGER AND THE STUTTGART FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM
Stuttgart – Creativity, style, innovation: Terms that describe exactly both animation and fashion. Both meet at the unique film competition “Animated Fashion Award” that enters the next round within the context of the 20th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (April 23-28, 2013). It had been launched for the first time in 2012 with the highly successful partnership between the fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger and the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. Until then there had been no event which unites the fields of fashion and animation: however the Animated Fashion Award networks the target groups of both industries. Hugo Boss, Versace, DSQUARED – to name but a few of the well-known lifestyle and fashion labels that contributed significant, outstanding and fascinating spots.
PRESS REPORT, November 08, 2012
Live Animation Wettbewerb
CRAZY HORSE SESSION – 48H ANIMATION Jam
The Live Animation Competition Crazy Horse Session – 48 H Animation Jam addresses animation students from international film and art schools as well as independent animators and animation producers aged 30 years or younger. Five teams, each with two members, must develop an animated film live and within 48 hours. Closing date for applications: February 01, 2013!
PRESS REPORT, October 16, 2012
CALL FOR ENTRIES:
ANIMATED COM AWARD 2013
Stuttgart – There’s a reason to celebrate in 2013: The Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS) will take place for the 20th time! The Animated Com Award as one of the most important amongst a multitude of competitions in the course of the ITFS 2013 is now open for submissions in the field of applied animation. It awards the standard of excellence in the field of animated advertising, technology and spatial communication. As part of the Animated Com Award of the ITFS 2013, a Special Award is offered by the Daimler AG again – aiming at the myth of the „Silver Arrow“.
PRESS REPORT, September 18, 2012
CALL FOR ENTRIES:
20th Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (23 - 28 April 2013)
There’s a reason to celebrate in 2013: The Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS) will take place for the 20th time! And in its anniversary edition, too, the festival will offer a platform to directors and production companies to present their films as well as a chance to fans of animated film to watch animated short and feature films, to meet well-known filmmakers and young talents, and participate in numerous workshops, informational events and presentations for six days. Filmmakers are invited to submit films produced after October 01, 2011 to one of the Festival’s following various categories.
PRESS REPORT, May 13., 2012
The Woodstock of Animated Film
The winners of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2012 have been chosen
Stuttgart - On its 30th birthday, the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has found its place at the centre of the city and the hearts of the local population. "On the one hand the Festival has become one of the most important meeting places for international animated film whilst on the other, it has brought life and international flair to Stuttgart's front room," said Ulrich Wegenast, Artistic Managing Director of the Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH, which has been organising the Festival of Animated Film since 2001. Just as the Festival's fan base continues to grow, the Festival has established itself further in the city of Stuttgart and thanks to its new event locations, the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Breuninger fashion house, has grabbed the attention of Stuttgart's top names. "At the same time, the screenings are reaching new target groups", the Commercial Managing Director, Dittmar Lumpp declared. "We are delighted about this new partnership with such renowned companies which are suited to us and with which we can approach new topics such as animation and fashion."
PRESS REPORT, May 11., 2012
Presentation of the Animated Com Award 2012 in Stuttgart
The world's best productions in the field of applied animation received their prizes this evening in the Mercedes-Benz Museum at the Animated Com Award held at the 19th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. This year for the first time, the award ceremony was held in the presence of numerous national and international guests in this exclusive atmosphere. Fittingly a special award was presented for the first time – "Mercedes-Benz Classic: 60 years of the Mercedes-Benz SL". The existing categories, Advertising and Technology were also complemented this year for the first time by the "Communication in Space" category. Not just the films, but also the award ceremony was an event in itself.
PRESS REPORT, April 16, 2012
Top class selection of international productions
The shortlist for the Animated Com Award 2012 has been decided
Stuttgart – The ANIMATED COM AWARD comprises prizes that the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film presents every year in the field of applied animation for the best advertising, communication in space and technology. This year the award is sponsored by the Fraunhofer Institut, Mackevision Medien Design GmbH, KSPG AG and Daimler AG. The ACA’s trendsetting concept attracts more top-class productions from these fields every year. The jury has now selected 15 first class films for this year’s shortlist from 100 international submissions.
PRESS REPORT, March 6, 2012
30 years of the Festival of Animated Film – newest trends and fascinating films in Stuttgart
Stuttgart – In May animation fever will break out again in Stuttgart. From May 08 – May 13, 2012 1,000 of the best animated films worldwide will be shown for six whole days at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. Renowned studios such as Laika and Pixomondo will be providing an insight into their productions. Over 70,000 Euros will be awarded this year in numerous competition categories. And the entries leave nothing to be desired: in the International Competition films from all over the world are competing against each other, including two short film Oscar-nominees; "A Morning Stroll" and "Wild Life". The feature film competition, AniMovie, is teeming with famous voice artists such as singer Vanessa Paradis ("A Monster in Paris") or musician Bryan Adams ("Jock of the Bushveld").
PRESS REPORT, December 08, 2011
In 2012 the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and Daimler AG will present a new special award
Stuttgart – The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, in co-operation with Daimler AG, is to present a special award as part of the Animated Com competition. A call has gone out to filmmakers, students of film and animation schools and start-up companies asking them to use the potential of animated film in order to visualise "Mercedes-Benz Classic: 60 years of the SL". Entries can be submitted until February 15, 2012.
PRESS REPORT, May 08., 2011
Award-winners at the 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
Stuttgart – The 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, the FMX 2011 and the Animation Production day transformed Stuttgart into the capital of animation for an eventful six days. The extensive Festival programme was an impressive demonstration of how animation is a lot more than just light entertainment. The social relevance and the political topicality of the winning films and numerous other entries to this year’s Festival are further proof of this. In total, almost 1,000 films were shown at the Festival. An exciting selection of films and great weather attracted around 70.000 visitors to both the inner-city cinemas and the open air cinema which this year impressed its audiences with a large LED screen in the centre of Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz.
PRESS REPORT, May 07., 2011
Presentation of the ANIMATED COM AWARD 2011 in Stuttgart:
The best advertising clips and applied animation 2011 are characterised by perfect illusions, humour and technical finesse
Stuttgart - For some it is advertising, for others the shortest feature films in the world. Despite being so apparent in everyday life, applied animation has established itself almost unnoticed as an independent genre somewhere between Hollywood blockbusters and artistic short films. The ANIMATED COM AWARD pays tribute to this development at the 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. This evening the award was presented to the best productions worldwide in the field of applied animation at the Württemberg Kunstverein (art society).