The Festival for Industry Experts

World-renowned animators such as Stephen Hillenburg (SpongeBob) and Jannik Hastrup, David Silverman (The Simpsons) and Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me), have expressed how much they love the Festival’s unique and intimate atmosphere. Together, the ITFS, the Animation Production Day, and the first-class industry conference FMX have developed into an important platform for the financing and development of animated projects. It is testing the future of cartoon films and the interface between animation, computer games, architecture, contemporary art and real-time media. 

With more than 85,000 visitors each year, the ITFS is a great success with the audience. It has also developed to an essential event for professionals in the animation industry.

  • The festival offers excellent networking opportunities for professionals and decision makers from around the world, with special focus on Germany and Europe.

  • Important industry prizes are awarded. The Animated Com Award is given for outstanding work in the areas of advertising, spatial communication, and technology. The award shows take place in the framework of glamorous galas.

  • Studio presentations feature masters and milestones in the field of animation.

  • Exclusive Workshops, with national and international renowned animation filmmakers and authors, impart expert knowledge.

  • Focus Games: The Gamezone offers numerous Workshops and presentations in the area of games, transmedia and digital content.

  • Simultaneously with the Festival the top-class-symposium FMX – Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia (May 5 to 8, 2015) takes place. For further information go to:

  • Effective one-to-one-meetings are at the heart of the Animation Production Day (APD) on May 7 and 8. 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. For further information go to: