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ITFS Animation Tour at Jiangsu Art Museum, China
12. December 2021, 9:00 - 10:30
One event on 11. December 2021 at 9:00
One event on 12. December 2021 at 9:00
Trickstar Nature Award 2021
The programme presents seventeen cinematic works of art that deal with climate protection, biodiversity, the environment, and sustainability in an informative and critical, insightful as well as humorous way. The winning film “Migrants” from France raises awareness of the issues of global warming and migration with a powerfully told story and deeply moving images. “Haboob” by Iranian filmmaker Mahsa Samani, denouncing climate change caused by air pollution in her home country, received a Special Mention. Also included is “Benztown” by Gottfried Mentor, in which houses, traffic lights and tunnels come to life and take revenge on the traffic and environmental offenders who roar through the city of Stuttgart every day.
Best of Tricks for Kids
11.12.2021, 9:00-10:25 am
The programme presents a selection of the ten most beautiful short films for children that were met with enthusiastic reception by both young and older ITFS 2021 online audiences. Topics and stories are diverse and colourful, making audiences wonder, laugh, or think.
Also included is “Roberto” by Spanish filmmaker Carmen Córdoba González, which our children’s jury chose as the winner of the prize donated by Studio 100 Media for the following reasons: “The theme of “Roberto” was very convincing. Although the film has no dialogue, many emotions are conveyed. We understood many feelings through the appropriate music. The twist at the end was very surprising. The message we got was: Every person is beautiful just the way they are.”
The films have no dialogue and are recommended for children aged 5 years and older.
Best of International Competition 2021
12.12.2021, 9:00-10:30 am
The programme presents animated film gems from the ITFS 2021 International Competition and at the same time reflects the stylistic and thematic diversity of current animation filmmaking. Two award winners are also included: “Précieux”, the winner of the Grand Prix of the State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Stuttgart, takes up ubiquitous issues such as otherness and exclusion and knows how to touch the audience with its masterfully created characters and the minimalism of its direction, conveying the painful feeling of isolation to the viewer. In “Only a Child”, Swiss animator Simone Giampaolo brought together the talents of more than 20 directors who, with expressive and powerful animated images, denounce the destruction of the environment and give voice to a child‘s desperate call to action. The ITFS audience selected the film for the SWR OnlineFilm Audience Award.