• Tricks for Kids Short Film Competition: the contest shows current short films from all over the world in four programs.
  • Feature-length film competition AniMovie / Kids: international feature-length animated films will take you to fantastic worlds. In addition to that there will be numerous German premieres!
  • Tricks for Kids Special
  • Festival Garden Schlossplatz: our cultural partners offer daily activities to join in and our open air cinema invites you to a cozy family picnic with exciting short and feature-length films. The gaming world can be discovered at the GameZone Kids.

The entire programme will follow shortly.

Festival Garden

Family program daily from 2 to 5 pm

Our festival program offers a lot of film and fun for the whole family! On the large LED cinema screen, you can daily watch the most beautiful animated short films to laugh, astonish and dream.

All around our partner’s action areas there are several hands-on activities to be discovered. And if you get hungry during all this open air animation, don’t worry: The Festival garden is topped off with a large selection of meals and drinks.

Tuesday 30.04. – Saturday 04.05.: 10:30 am to 8 pm // Sunday 05.05.: 10:30 am to 6 pm

In the GameZone Kids, which is supervised by the ComputerSpielSchule and the Stuttgarter Jugendhaus Gesellschaft, children and young people can daily discover the gaming world and play together. From tournaments to workshops exciting activities take place daily. It’s worth to have a look!

Short and Feature films Innenstadtkinos Stuttgart

Wed. 01.05. // 2:30 pm // Metropol 1 // 48 Min. // aged 4 and older: Tricks for Kids 1 (Cat Lake City, Anglerfisch, Matilda, and others)

Thu. 02.05. // 2:30 pm // Metropol 1 // 69 Min. // aged 5 and older: Tricks for Kids 2 (The Kite, Big Wolf & Little Wolf, and others)

Fri. 03.05. // 2:30 pm // Metropol 1 // 53 Min. // aged 8 and older: Tricks for Kids 3 (R.I.S.E Pathfinder, The Stained Club, Son of the Sea, and others)

Sat. 04.05. // 2:30 pm // Metropol 1 // 50 min // aged 7 and older: Tricks for Kids 4 (Hors Piste, Clemence’s Afternoon, Good Heart, and others)

The ITFS as guest at the Bürger- und Medienzentrum (BMZ)

Fri., 03.05. to Sun., 05.05. // Fri. 3 pm – 5:30 pm, Sat., 10:30 am – 1 pm + 2 pm – 4:30 pm, Sun., 11 am – 1:30 pm + 2:30 pm – 5 pm // aged 10 or older

For all those who want to delve deeper into the subject of animation, the first ITFS Children’s Animation Academy offers plenty of opportunities: On four days of the Festival week in five interrelated workshops, participants develop and produce a stop-motion film, supported by professionals: from story and character development to sound design and the finished animation.

In cooperation with Kindermedienland Baden-Württemberg

Attendance fee: 35 € (for all four days). Register at www.ITFS.de/tickets.

Sat. 04.05. // 10:30 am – 12:30 am + 2 pm – 4 pm // aged 8 or older

Be there when the Bürger- und Medienzentrum (BMZ) at the Landtag von Baden-Württemberg opens its doors to the ITFS, extending an invitation to the little ones, in particular! Discover the exciting world of animation. Set out on a fantastic journey and bring your ideas to life.

Find out how animation works and make your own animated film from your own story and storyboard.

Register on www.itfs.de/en/tickets/

SA, 04.05., 10:30 UHR + 14 UHR // SAT, 04.05., 10:30 AM + 2 PM


The participants go on a journey in the world of visual effects (VFX) and check out what can be done with the GreenBox.


Here, it’s all about noises, sounds and music! Under the guidance of a sound designer, the children will produce the score and sounds to accompany an animated film.

The ITFS as guest at the Jugendhaus Das Mitte

THU, 02.05. + FRI, 03.05., 3 – 6 PM // Jugendhaus Mitte

The workshop gives an introduction to telling a story with pictures – with or without text. The focus is on planning, structure and exercises in making animated stories or sequences, page layouts and figures. With Davor Bakara. Participation of this two-day workshop is free of charge.

FRI, 03.05., 3 – 6 PM // Jugendhaus Mitte

Would you like to discover the possibilities of augmented reality with your smartphone? This workshop gives you the opportunity to bring Trixi the mascot to life with a new AR tool and visit her in the virtual world. Afterwards you can develop your own gadgets for Trixi – in reality. Perhaps you’ll turn Trixi into a pegasus, or a unicorn?

The workshop is free of charge. Maximum number of participants: 15 persons

The smartphones are provided by WissensWerkstatt Zollernalb.

THU, 02.05., 3 – 6 PM // Jugendhaus Mitte

Mascot Trixi takes a trip to virtual reality and you can join her. There you will meet many of Trixi’s friends known from films and videos. After your tour of discovery you will get to learn how such film characters are created – and you will have the chance to develop your own.

The workshop is free of charge. Maximum number of participants: 15 persons

The ITFS as guest at Wilhelma Zoo

SAT, 04.05. + SUN, 05.05., 10 AM + 3 PM // Wilhelma

Together with Wilhelma zoo educators, the participants visit the exciting world of animals at the Wilhelma. Is a sloth really just hanging around on a tree? Why do cockroaches hiss? What does a pelican have for breakfast? Following the exploration tour, the children will bring their own animal stories to life in a stop motion film with the help of the Animated Mobile Team.

Attendance Fee: 8 € (admission to Wilhelma included)

In cooperation with Wilhelma Zoo.

Ticket reservation and workshop registration

Tickets Innenstadtkinos:

Children up to 14 years: 4,50€
Teens and adults: 7€


Offer for families: 

Families with a child from 3 persons receive a 20% discount