Find here details on film submission to the ITFS at a glance – including submission deadlines, registration forms and regulations.

ITFS 21 is now opne for submissions!
The submissions for Trickstar Business Award, German Animation Screenplay Award and Animated Games Award Germany will be announced at a later date. You will find all important data and forms here or register for our industry newsletter to stay up-to-date. To newsletter registration >>

Deadline: December 1, 2020

  • International Competition (International short film competition for animated films)
  • Young Animation (International student film competition)
  • Tricks for Kids (International competition for short films)
  • Trickstar Nature Award (Competition for animated short films that deal with the issues of climate protection, biodiversity, environment and sustainability in a critical and informative and also entertaining and humorous way.)
  • AniMovie (International feature-film competition)

Please read the festival regulations before submitting your film to ITFS 2021. You can submit your film through our submission platform: https://itfs.picturepipe.net/.

If you have technical problems with our submission platform, please click here.

Deadline: March 1, 2021

The Trickstar Business is an animation industry’s business prize which will be awarded during Animation Production Days (APD) 2020 by the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

The Trickstar Business Award is worth 7,500 € and recognises national or international innovative and groundbreaking business models for projects or companies in the animation industry. This makes Trickstar Business the world’s first animation prize to be explicitly focused on business. The prize is being sponsored by the Verband Region Stuttgart.

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Award for the animation-based computer game from Germany with the best visual
design and aesthetics in the amount of 5,000 Euro, sponsored by MFG Medien- und
Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH. Call for entries: November.

Deadline: February 1, 2021

This award aims to promote excellent screenplays in German or English language for
feature-length animated fi lms.

For further information on the film submission criteria, the regulations and the different competition categories please contact:

Ms. Andrea Bauer
E-Mail: bauer@festival-gmbh.de
Tel.: +49-(0)711-92546-115

For technical questions concerning the online registration and online submission procedure, please contact:

Ms. Christine Schäfer
Email: schaefer@festival-gmbh.de
Tel.: +49-(0)711-92546-117