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PRESS REPORT, January 8, 2014

Animation Production Day 2014 – Looking for submissions of animation projects
Animation Production Day (APD), an event hosted by FMX 2014, Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia (April 22-25, 2014) and the 21st Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (April 22-27, 2014) takes place on April 24 and 25, 2014 for the 8th time. It is an event by Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and Film- & Medienfestival gGmbH. As a business platform for the international animation industry the APD invites production companies worldwide to submit their animation and digital content projects for which they are searching for co-production, financing and distribution partners.
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PRESS REPORT, November 13, 2013

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (April 22-27, 2014): CALL FOR ENTRIES ANIMATED COM AWARD | CRAZY HORSE SESSION
The Animated Com Award is now open for submissions in the field of applied animation. Prizes will be awarded for outstanding work in the areas of advertising, spatial communication, and technology, and a special award by Daimler AG. Partners of the Animated Com Award are Daimler AG, Lapp Kabel, ADC Deutschland, Mackevision Medien Design GmbH and Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart.
48 hours of non-stop animating at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2014 … once again it’s time to rise to the challenge. From now on till February 01, 2014 you can apply for participation in the live animation competition Crazy Horse Session – 48H Animation Jam.

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PRESS REPORT, September 3, 2013

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 21st Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (April 22-27, 2014)
Looking for the best animated films worldwide!
In 2014 Stuttgart will again open up the doors to the great world of animated film. And the competition for the golden Trickstars starts anew. The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will offer a platform to filmmakers, directors and production companies to present their films and give the fans of animated film the chance to watch animated short and feature films of all genres for six days. The ITFS is one of the biggest and most important international festivals for animated film. It has developed into an essential event within the field of animated film in Germany and worldwide. Around 80,000 visitors and approximately 2,500 accredited professionals attended in 2013. An extensive supporting programme offers numerous workshops, informational events, presentations and much more. Yet it is the art of animation and the promotion of up and coming talent that makes up the core of the ITFS. The various competition categories award the Trickstars and cash prizes totalling more than 70,000 Euros.
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PRESS REPORT, 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.

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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.

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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.

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