Celebrate the start of the 26th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film with us. The juries of the competition categories will be introduced and Markus Brock will lead through the first program block of the International Competition. In addition to that we will celebrate the world premieres of two films that had their beginning at the ITFS: ,Ode’ by Shadi Adib and ‚Four Acts for Syria‘.

Tue, April 30, 2019, Gloria 1, 8 pm
Tue, April 30, 2019, Gloria 2, 8 pm


Animated Games Award Germany

The Animated Games Award Germany is awarded to the German computer game which stands out from competition by its special visual design and aesthetics. The jury pays particular attention to artwork, imagery, and character design. The award’s objective is to strengthen the interlinking of games and animated film as regards content, as well as promote the artistic quality of games.

The award is donated by the MFG Baden-Württemberg

Wed, May 1st, 2019, Kuppelsaal Kunstgebäude Stuttgart, 6 pm

Animation Comedy – Presentation of the german Voice Actor Award

German actor, author and cabaret artist Bernd Kohlhepp and comedian Dodokay are  hosting  the show. In the context of Animation Comedy, the German Voice Actor Award is presented to recognize the work of German voice actors  in animated film productions. In 2019, the nominees are: Aylin Tezel for her role as yeti-girl Mechee in ,Smallfoot – Ein eisigartiges Abenteuer’, Nellie Thalbach for the role of the little badger in ,Kleiner Rabe Socke – Suche nach dem verlorenen Schatz’ and Otto Waalkes for his part in ,Grinch’.

Thu, May 2nd, 2019, Renitenztheater, 8 pm


Trickstar Professional Awards

Incl. Trickstar Business Award, German Animation Screenplay Award, Arab Animation Forum and Germany’s Next Animation Talent Award

Be there, when the Trickstar Business Award, the award for the best German Animation Screenplay, Arab Animation Forum and the brand new Germany’s Next Animation Talent Award are presented in a joint awards gala at the L-Bank Rotunde!

Fri, May 3rd, 2019, L-Bank Rotunde, 6 pm

Award Ceremony Tricks for Kids

For the first time this year, the Tricks for Kids short film competition has its own, very special award ceremony. Our children’s jury presents the winning film along with a great surprise programme which includes the screening of the film “Mysterious moon” resulting from the Children’s Animated Film Academy of 2018.

Sat, May 4, 2019, 5 pm
Cinema Metropol 1, Innenstadtkinos (Bolzstraße 4, 70173 Stuttgart)


Award Ceremony

Join us, if the winner films of the competitions are chosen and the lucky winners may receive their golden Trickstar. Afterwards you have the opportunity to see the award winning films again in full length.

Award Ceremony: Sun, May 5, Gloria 1, 7 pm
Award Ceremony Shorts: Sun, May 5, Gloria 1, 10 pm
Award Ceremony AniMovie (Feature film): Sun, May 5, Gloria 2, 9 pm