Animation connects Europe! - Grown Ups


27. April 2023    
17:00 - 18:00


Bolzstraße, Stuttgart, 70173


Stuttgart celebrates the 30th edition of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film this year and the European Union celebrates its creation 30 years ago.

We are therefore embarking on a small cinematic excursion to our European neighbour countries with two programmes (a children’s programme and an adult programme). And because animation connects, we are even including non-EU countries like Switzerland and Norway. Because we want to show you European stories. Stories that tell of shared experiences, of wanderlust and family stress, of great friendships and of the desire to find oneself.

Because no matter which country we look at, it ultimately doesn’t matter where you live or where you come from. As human beings, we often have much more in common across national borders than separates us.


Happy Birthday, EU!

AirportDirector: Michaela Müller / Switzerland, Croatia / 2017 / 10:34 min / Screenplay: Michaela Müller, Aleksandar Battista Ilic

LinkDirector: Robert Löbel / Germany / 2017 / 7:34 min / Distribution: / World Sales: KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e.V.

Kali, O Pequeno VampiroDirector: Regina Pessoa / Portugal / 2012 / 9:28 min / Screenplay: Regina Pessoa

Rhapsodie pour un pot-au-feuDirector: Charlotte Cambon de la Valette, Marion Roussel, Soizic Mouton, Stephanie Mercier / France / 2012 / 2:54 min / Production: Ecole Brassart / World Sales: MIYU Films

Ilo IrtiDirector: Ami Lindholm / Finland / 2006 / 6:26 min / Screenplay: Ami Lindholm / Production: Turku University of Applied Sciences

KIDSDirector: Michael Frei / Switzerland / 2019 / 9:00 min / Production: Playables / World Sales: Some Shorts

Pearl Diver
Pearl DiverDirector: Margrethe Danielsen / Norway / 2020 / 8:41 min / Screenplay: Margrethe Danielsen / Production: Volda University College

UziDirector: Dina Velikovskaya / Germany, Russia / 2019 / 7:39 min / Screenplay: Dina Velikovskaya / Distribution: / World Sales: Dina Velikovskaya