International Competition

The International Competition (IC) is the beating heart of the festival. The best of current animated shorts from around the world are shown in this section. Films are humorous, contemplative, creative, or critical.  An international jury selects the best animated short film of the year which will be honoured in the grand awards ceremony on Sunday. But you get to vote as well: Choose your favourite film for the SWR Audience Award!

IC1: Tue, May 2, Gloria 1, 9 pm // Wed, May 3, Metropol 2, 11 am 
IC2: Wed, May 3, Gloria 1, 9 pm // Thu, May 4, Metropol 2, 11 am
IC3: Thu, May 4, Gloria 1, 9 pm // Fri, May 5, Metropol 2, 11 am
IC4: Fri, May 5, Gloria 1, 9 pm // Sat, May 6, Metropol 2, 11 am 
IC5: Sat, May 6, Gloria 1, 9 pm // Sun, May 7, Metropol 2, 11 am

Young Animation

The Young Animation Competition (YA) shows selected animated short films made by students of international film and art schools. Young animation artistes from 19 countries tell touching stories, create fantastic worlds and open new perspectives

YA1: Tue, May 2, Gloria 2, 11 pm // Wed, May 3, Gloria 2, 7 pm
YA2: Wed, May 3, Gloria 2, 11 pm // Thu, May 4, Gloria 2, 7 pm
YA3: Thu, May 4, Gloria 2, 11 pm // Fri, May 5, Gloria 2, 7 pm
YA4: Fri, May 5, Gloria 2, 11 pm // Sat, May 6, Gloria 2, 7 pm

spotlight & Animated Com audience vote with DURCHBLICK

Together with spotlight – Festival For Moving Pictures we take (animated) commercials in to the main programme. There will be a live audicence voteabout the most creative commercials from TV, cinema and web of the last year. Afterwards advertisers and filmproducers will talk to the audidence.

Thu, May 4, Metropol 2, 6 pm // Sat, May 6, Gloria 2, 5 pm

Tricks for Kids Shorts Competition

The Tricks for Kids Shorts presents 24 of the latest and most beautiful short films for children. The programmes are targeted at various age groups, The screenings will be attended by filmmakers. They explain how their films were created and answer questions. For films in foreign languages, German voice-over will be provided live in the cinema.

Tricks for Kids 1 (aged 6 or older), Thu, May 4, Metropol 1, 2.30 pm
Tricks for Kids 2 (aged 4 or older): Fri, May 5, Metropol 1, 2.30 pm
Tricks for Kids 3 (aged 8 or older): Sat, May 6, Metropol 1, 2.30 pm
Tricks for Kids 4 (aged 5 or older)): Sun, May 7, Metropol 1, 2.30 pm

Tricks for Kids Series Competition

The Tricks for Kids Series Competition consists of  2 age-based programmes of selected episodes of the most beautiful, international animated series for children of all ages. Children and their families can look forward to a journey across different continents, full of surprises and discoveries. The attending filmmakers will be glad to tell the audiences about the creation of their stories. For episodes in foreign languages, German voice-over will be provided live in the cinema

Tricks for Kids Serien 1 (aged 3 or older ): Wed, May 3, Metropol 1, 2.30 pm
Tricks for Kids Serien 2 (aged  7 or older): Sun, May 7, Metropol 1, 5 pm

Panorama 1-4

The Panorama section is a showcase for current trends in the international animation scene. Discover creative films, explore recent topics and innovative animation techniques in 4 short film blocks.

Panorama 1: Tue, May 2, Gloria 1, 11 pm
Panorama 2: Wed, May 3, Gloria 1, 11 pm
Panorama 3: Thu, May 4, Gloria 1, 11 pm
Panorama 4: Fri, May 5, Gloria 1, 11 pm

Best of Animation

Best of Animation programmes give you the opportunity to see an exclusive selection of the most interesting and remarkable animated films of the last 25 years compiled and presented by Daniel Šuljić, Animation filmmaker and Head of Animafest Zagreb.

Best of Animation 1: Wed, May 3, Gloria 1, 7 pm
Best of Animation 2: Thu, May 4, Gloria 1, 7 pm
Best of Animation 3: Fri, May 5, Gloria 1, 7 pm
Best of Animation 4: Sat, May 6, Gloria 1, 7 pm

In Persona

In the In Persona programmes, outstanding animators of international renown grant insight into their work and and answer audience questions.

In Persona – Joanna Priestley (Portland):
Wed, May 3, Metropol 2, 8 pm (short film programme)
North of Blue: Fri, May 5, Metropol 3, 7 pm (feature film)

In Persona – Katrin Magnitz (Hamburg): Thu, May 4, Metropol 3, 7 pm

In Persona – Paul Barritt (London): Thu, May 4, Metropol 2, 8 pm

In Persona – Bruno Bozzetto (Bergamo):
Signor Rossi e molto più: Fri, May 5, Metropol 2, 6 pm (short film programme)
Allegro Non Troppo: Fri, May 5, Metropol 3, 9 pm  (feature film)
Bozzetto Non Troppo: Sat, May 6, Metropol 3, 9 pm (documentary, 85 min.)

In Persona – Rob Valley (Vancouver): Fri, May 5, Metropol 1, 10 pm

In Persona – Ann Marie Fleming (Toronto): Sat, May 6, Metropol 2, 6 pm

In Persona – Daniel Šuljić (Zagreb/Vienna): Sat, May 6, Gloria 2, 9 pm

Animated Music Videos

Music videos are classics, art and culture at the same time. The DEFA Foundation presents musical films from its archives in collaboration with jazzopen Stuttgart, we present a selection of the most current animated music videos Prof. Dr. Holger Lund curates the programmes “What’s left? Critisism of digital life in hyperdigital music videos”

Emotion & Stimulans: Music in animated films of DEFA: Wed, May 3, Metropol 3, 7 pm
Best Animated Music Videos: Thu, May 4, Metropol 1, 10 pm
What’s left? Critisism of digital life in hyperdigital music videos: Fri, May 5, Metropol 2, 10 pm

Animated Commercials – in between avantgarde and communication

Animated Commercials gives an overview about the history and present of animated commercials, which took up artistic influences and technologicals innovations from the beginnings. In addition there will be the actual short list of Animated Com Award International.

Animated Commercials 1: Wed,May 3, Metropol 3, 9 pm
Animated Commercials 2: Thu, May 4, Metropol 3, 9 pm

Focus on Croatia

This year our focus is on Croatia. Experience the special animated world of Croatia in two short film programmes and meet the creative people of croatias animation scene at the studio- and school presentations.

Best of Animafest Zagreb: Thu, May 4, Metropol 3, 11 pm
Best of Croatian Animation: Sat, May 6, Metropol 3, 7 pm
studio presentation – animation studios from Croatia: Fri, May 5, Metropol 2, 4 pm
school presentation – Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb: Fri, May 5, Metropol 2, 5 pm

Animated Oscars

Member of the Academy Ron Diamond presents all awarded and nominated aimated short films from this year’s Academy Awards “Oscar” and talks about dream factory.

Fri, May 5, Metropol 2, 8 pm

Animation around Europe 1-2

Join us through a journey of Europe’s animation scene and watch three programmes with selected short films from Portugal and Poland.

Best of Portuguese Animation 1: Wed, May 3, Metropol 2, 10 pm
Best of Portuguese Animation 2: Thu, May 4, Metropol 2, 10 pm
O!PLA Across the Borders – Animation from Poland: Fri, May 5, Metropol 3, 11 pm

The BW-Reel: Best of Baden-Württemberg

As in previous years, the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film presents the best short films from Baden-Württemberg. See for yourself that animation filmmakers from the region need not shy away from international comparison.

Sat, May 6, Gloria 1, 5 pm // Fri, May 5, Metropol 2, 8 pm

Hommage Fjodor Chitruk

To the 100 birthday of Fjodor Chitruk (†2012) we dedicated the master of russian animation two special film programmes: In both of them we see a documentary of the work of the animator and director, accompanied by Chitruks best short films.

…To Be Everything: Sat, May 6, Metropol 2, 8 pm
The Spirit of Genius: Sun, May 7, Metropol 3, 3 pm

Animation history: The Walt Disney Film Archives

In five programmes, Animation History turns back time from 1921 to 1968: Watch the most beautiful moments of Walt Disney, with Snow White, Mogli and other heroes of our childhood. Curated and presented by film critic and author of the book “The Walt Disney Film Archives“ Daniel Kothenschulte.

Sat, May 6, Metropol 2, 10 pm

Cult Night 1-2

Crazy, coulorful and cult night! Turner Broadcasting shows the best episodes of animated series of adult broadcast Adult Swim and Zappa  Animator Bruce Bickford snatchs you into his bizarre world of dough animation.

Adult Swim Special: Sat, May 6, Gloria 2, 11 pm
Bruce Bickford Underground: Sat, May 6, Gloria 1, 11 pm

Prix Ars Electronica

Prix Ars Electronica honours creations, that takes new ways in animation – wether in art, science, research, developement or industry: Discover the creative spectrum of animation.

Sun, May 7, Metropol 2, 6 pm

Cartoon D’Or

Cartoon d’Or honours the best euopean animated short films of the year. Watch the nominees and winners of the this year.

Sun, May 7, Metropol 2, 8 pm

Tricks for Kids Spezial: Revolting Rhymes

Roald Dahls story based on classic fairy tales is adapted and animated by the creators of „The Grueffelo”. Die well-known fairy tale of Snow White and the seven dwarfs, Little Red Riding Hood or Cinderella will get to know a surprising twist. The end of the story is different then we know it.

Revolting Rhymes (aged 6 years or older):
Wed, May 3, Metropol 1, 5 pm. The filmmakers looking forward to tell more about the making of.

The best series: „Otto der Straßenhund“, „Kleiner Dodo“ & Co.

A selection of the loveliest German animated series from Cartoon-Film.

Hommage Thilo Graf Rothkirch (aged 4 years or older): Thu, May 4, Metropol 3, 3 pm

cinema premiere: Meine Schmusedecke

Something sensational happens on a patchwork blanket with animal prints: The animals awake! Here is enough space for all who like to batch in mud, to jjuggling with cheese balls, sing crooked or have fleas. Cinema premiere of the beautifl anmated series by  Angela Steffen and Studio FILM BILDER – for the little ones, their prents and siblings.

Meine Schmusedecke (ages 3 years or older): Sat, May 6, Metropol 2, 2 pm

+ short film competition

International Competition

The International Competition (IC) is the beating heart of the festival. The best of current animated shorts from around the world are shown in this section. Films are humorous, contemplative, creative, or critical.  An international jury selects the best animated short film of the year which will be honoured in the grand awards ceremony on Sunday. But you get to vote as well: Choose your favourite film for the SWR Audience Award!

IC1: Tue, May 2, Gloria 1, 9 pm // Wed, May 3, Metropol 2, 11 am 
IC2: Wed, May 3, Gloria 1, 9 pm // Thu, May 4, Metropol 2, 11 am
IC3: Thu, May 4, Gloria 1, 9 pm // Fri, May 5, Metropol 2, 11 am
IC4: Fri, May 5, Gloria 1, 9 pm // Sat, May 6, Metropol 2, 11 am 
IC5: Sat, May 6, Gloria 1, 9 pm // Sun, May 7, Metropol 2, 11 am

Young Animation

The Young Animation Competition (YA) shows selected animated short films made by students of international film and art schools. Young animation artistes from 19 countries tell touching stories, create fantastic worlds and open new perspectives

YA1: Tue, May 2, Gloria 2, 11 pm // Wed, May 3, Gloria 2, 7 pm
YA2: Wed, May 3, Gloria 2, 11 pm // Thu, May 4, Gloria 2, 7 pm
YA3: Thu, May 4, Gloria 2, 11 pm // Fri, May 5, Gloria 2, 7 pm
YA4: Fri, May 5, Gloria 2, 11 pm // Sat, May 6, Gloria 2, 7 pm

spotlight & Animated Com audience vote with DURCHBLICK

Together with spotlight – Festival For Moving Pictures we take (animated) commercials in to the main programme. There will be a live audicence voteabout the most creative commercials from TV, cinema and web of the last year. Afterwards advertisers and filmproducers will talk to the audidence.

Thu, May 4, Metropol 2, 6 pm // Sat, May 6, Gloria 2, 5 pm

Tricks for Kids Shorts Competition

The Tricks for Kids Shorts presents 24 of the latest and most beautiful short films for children. The programmes are targeted at various age groups, The screenings will be attended by filmmakers. They explain how their films were created and answer questions. For films in foreign languages, German voice-over will be provided live in the cinema.

Tricks for Kids 1 (aged 6 or older), Thu, May 4, Metropol 1, 2.30 pm
Tricks for Kids 2 (aged 4 or older): Fri, May 5, Metropol 1, 2.30 pm
Tricks for Kids 3 (aged 8 or older): Sat, May 6, Metropol 1, 2.30 pm
Tricks for Kids 4 (aged 5 or older)): Sun, May 7, Metropol 1, 2.30 pm

Tricks for Kids Series Competition

The Tricks for Kids Series Competition consists of  2 age-based programmes of selected episodes of the most beautiful, international animated series for children of all ages. Children and their families can look forward to a journey across different continents, full of surprises and discoveries. The attending filmmakers will be glad to tell the audiences about the creation of their stories. For episodes in foreign languages, German voice-over will be provided live in the cinema

Tricks for Kids Serien 1 (aged 3 or older ): Wed, May 3, Metropol 1, 2.30 pm
Tricks for Kids Serien 2 (aged  7 or older): Sun, May 7, Metropol 1, 5 pm

+ Short Films special programmes

Panorama 1-4

The Panorama section is a showcase for current trends in the international animation scene. Discover creative films, explore recent topics and innovative animation techniques in 4 short film blocks.

Panorama 1: Tue, May 2, Gloria 1, 11 pm
Panorama 2: Wed, May 3, Gloria 1, 11 pm
Panorama 3: Thu, May 4, Gloria 1, 11 pm
Panorama 4: Fri, May 5, Gloria 1, 11 pm

Best of Animation

Best of Animation programmes give you the opportunity to see an exclusive selection of the most interesting and remarkable animated films of the last 25 years compiled and presented by Daniel Šuljić, Animation filmmaker and Head of Animafest Zagreb.

Best of Animation 1: Wed, May 3, Gloria 1, 7 pm
Best of Animation 2: Thu, May 4, Gloria 1, 7 pm
Best of Animation 3: Fri, May 5, Gloria 1, 7 pm
Best of Animation 4: Sat, May 6, Gloria 1, 7 pm

In Persona

In the In Persona programmes, outstanding animators of international renown grant insight into their work and and answer audience questions.

In Persona – Joanna Priestley (Portland):
Wed, May 3, Metropol 2, 8 pm (short film programme)
North of Blue: Fri, May 5, Metropol 3, 7 pm (feature film)

In Persona – Katrin Magnitz (Hamburg): Thu, May 4, Metropol 3, 7 pm

In Persona – Paul Barritt (London): Thu, May 4, Metropol 2, 8 pm

In Persona – Bruno Bozzetto (Bergamo):
Signor Rossi e molto più: Fri, May 5, Metropol 2, 6 pm (short film programme)
Allegro Non Troppo: Fri, May 5, Metropol 3, 9 pm  (feature film)
Bozzetto Non Troppo: Sat, May 6, Metropol 3, 9 pm (documentary, 85 min.)

In Persona – Rob Valley (Vancouver): Fri, May 5, Metropol 1, 10 pm

In Persona – Ann Marie Fleming (Toronto): Sat, May 6, Metropol 2, 6 pm

In Persona – Daniel Šuljić (Zagreb/Vienna): Sat, May 6, Gloria 2, 9 pm

Animated Music Videos

Music videos are classics, art and culture at the same time. The DEFA Foundation presents musical films from its archives in collaboration with jazzopen Stuttgart, we present a selection of the most current animated music videos Prof. Dr. Holger Lund curates the programmes “What’s left? Critisism of digital life in hyperdigital music videos”

Emotion & Stimulans: Music in animated films of DEFA: Wed, May 3, Metropol 3, 7 pm
Best Animated Music Videos: Thu, May 4, Metropol 1, 10 pm
What’s left? Critisism of digital life in hyperdigital music videos: Fri, May 5, Metropol 2, 10 pm

Animated Commercials – in between avantgarde and communication

Animated Commercials gives an overview about the history and present of animated commercials, which took up artistic influences and technologicals innovations from the beginnings. In addition there will be the actual short list of Animated Com Award International.

Animated Commercials 1: Wed,May 3, Metropol 3, 9 pm
Animated Commercials 2: Thu, May 4, Metropol 3, 9 pm

Focus on Croatia

This year our focus is on Croatia. Experience the special animated world of Croatia in two short film programmes and meet the creative people of croatias animation scene at the studio- and school presentations.

Best of Animafest Zagreb: Thu, May 4, Metropol 3, 11 pm
Best of Croatian Animation: Sat, May 6, Metropol 3, 7 pm
studio presentation – animation studios from Croatia: Fri, May 5, Metropol 2, 4 pm
school presentation – Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb: Fri, May 5, Metropol 2, 5 pm

Animated Oscars

Member of the Academy Ron Diamond presents all awarded and nominated aimated short films from this year’s Academy Awards “Oscar” and talks about dream factory.

Fri, May 5, Metropol 2, 8 pm

Animation around Europe 1-2

Join us through a journey of Europe’s animation scene and watch three programmes with selected short films from Portugal and Poland.

Best of Portuguese Animation 1: Wed, May 3, Metropol 2, 10 pm
Best of Portuguese Animation 2: Thu, May 4, Metropol 2, 10 pm
O!PLA Across the Borders – Animation from Poland: Fri, May 5, Metropol 3, 11 pm

The BW-Reel: Best of Baden-Württemberg

As in previous years, the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film presents the best short films from Baden-Württemberg. See for yourself that animation filmmakers from the region need not shy away from international comparison.

Sat, May 6, Gloria 1, 5 pm // Fri, May 5, Metropol 2, 8 pm

Hommage Fjodor Chitruk

To the 100 birthday of Fjodor Chitruk (†2012) we dedicated the master of russian animation two special film programmes: In both of them we see a documentary of the work of the animator and director, accompanied by Chitruks best short films.

…To Be Everything: Sat, May 6, Metropol 2, 8 pm
The Spirit of Genius: Sun, May 7, Metropol 3, 3 pm

Animation history: The Walt Disney Film Archives

In five programmes, Animation History turns back time from 1921 to 1968: Watch the most beautiful moments of Walt Disney, with Snow White, Mogli and other heroes of our childhood. Curated and presented by film critic and author of the book “The Walt Disney Film Archives“ Daniel Kothenschulte.

Sat, May 6, Metropol 2, 10 pm

Cult Night 1-2

Crazy, coulorful and cult night! Turner Broadcasting shows the best episodes of animated series of adult broadcast Adult Swim and Zappa  Animator Bruce Bickford snatchs you into his bizarre world of dough animation.

Adult Swim Special: Sat, May 6, Gloria 2, 11 pm
Bruce Bickford Underground: Sat, May 6, Gloria 1, 11 pm

Prix Ars Electronica

Prix Ars Electronica honours creations, that takes new ways in animation – wether in art, science, research, developement or industry: Discover the creative spectrum of animation.

Sun, May 7, Metropol 2, 6 pm

Cartoon D’Or

Cartoon d’Or honours the best euopean animated short films of the year. Watch the nominees and winners of the this year.

Sun, May 7, Metropol 2, 8 pm

+ short films family & kids

Tricks for Kids Spezial: Revolting Rhymes

Roald Dahls story based on classic fairy tales is adapted and animated by the creators of „The Grueffelo”. Die well-known fairy tale of Snow White and the seven dwarfs, Little Red Riding Hood or Cinderella will get to know a surprising twist. The end of the story is different then we know it.

Revolting Rhymes (aged 6 years or older):
Wed, May 3, Metropol 1, 5 pm. The filmmakers looking forward to tell more about the making of.

The best series: „Otto der Straßenhund“, „Kleiner Dodo“ & Co.

A selection of the loveliest German animated series from Cartoon-Film.

Hommage Thilo Graf Rothkirch (aged 4 years or older): Thu, May 4, Metropol 3, 3 pm

cinema premiere: Meine Schmusedecke

Something sensational happens on a patchwork blanket with animal prints: The animals awake! Here is enough space for all who like to batch in mud, to jjuggling with cheese balls, sing crooked or have fleas. Cinema premiere of the beautifl anmated series by  Angela Steffen and Studio FILM BILDER – for the little ones, their prents and siblings.

Meine Schmusedecke (ages 3 years or older): Sat, May 6, Metropol 2, 2 pm