Best of Animation 3 - Get an Earful


27. April 2023    
22:00 - 23:59


Bolzstraße 10, Stuttgart, 70173


The Friends of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (Förderverein ITFS e.V.) are delighted to be given the opportunity to organise four Best of programmes for this year’s festival. The selection of the best animated short films from the last 30 festival editions showcases the diversity of filmmakers and their works worldwide. Although our selection cannot be comprehensive, we are certain that the creativity and quality of each and every film will fascinate audiences.


The film programme ‘Was aufs Ohr’ (“get an earful”) presents a selection of films, such as ‘Sounds Good’ by Sander Joon, that impress with extraordinary and creative sound design and fascinating music. The audience is taken on an acoustic journey full of emotions and soundscapes and experiences how multifaceted and important sound design is for an immersive film experience.

Do not miss this rare opportunity to enjoy all these film masterpieces on the big screen again!


Le sens du toucherDirector: Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo / France / 2014 / 14:40 min / Screenplay: Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo / Distribution: / World Sales: Folimage

Chloé and Louis are secretly in love with each other. Every word is a move, every sentence is a choreography. Louis finally invites Chloé at his place for dinner, and let her in with kittens she found on the way, despite his allergy to fur. Throughout the dinner, Louis’s dark side starts to show.

Sounds GoodDirector: Sander Joon / Estonia / 2018 / 9:50 min / Screenplay: Sander Joon / Production: Estonian Acadmy of Arts, BOP! / Distribution: / World Sales: BOP!

This movie is about a sound assistant who is trying to record the sound of mushrooms.

Mark Lotterman – HappyDirector: Saey Alice, Alice Saey / France / 2017 / 6:35 min / Screenplay: Alice Saey / Distribution: / World Sales: MIYU Films

People should be happy. Even this Egyptian goose, who tries to cast a spell on us with a seductive dance. But it’s not the only one to master the dance. Soon the water begins to rise.

SteakhouseDirector: Špela Čadež / France, Germany, Slovenia / 2021 / 9:34 min / Production: and tv design, Finta film / Distribution: / World Sales: Miyu Distribution

The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is heated. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Will she be home on time?

Min BördaDirector: Niki Lindroth von Bahr / Sweden / 2017 / 14:45 min / Screenplay: Niki Lindroth von Bahr

A dark musical enacted in a modern market place, situated next to a large freeway. The employees of the various commercial venues, portrayed as animals, deal with boredom and existential anxiety by performing cheerful musical turns. The apocalypse is a tempting liberator.

TatampDirector: Mirai Mizue / Japan / 2010 / 5:38 min / Screenplay: Mirai Mizue

Mirai Mizue is known for great experimentations with music and movement. In his latest “cell animation”, Tatamp, he draws resemble amoeba and other minute organic creatures one might find under the lens of a microscope.

Love & TheftDirector: Andreas Hykade, Andreas Hykade / Germany / 2009 / 7:06 min

“And I’m still carrying the gift you gave, it’s a part of me now, it’s been cherished and saved, it’ll be with me unto the grave and then unto eternity.“ (Bob Dylan)

TramDirector: Michaela Pavlátová / France / 2012 / 8:13 min / Screenplay: Michaela Pavlatova

Every day, the tram conductor drives grey, apathetic men to work. On this morning, however, the jerking of the tram and the rhythm of the stamp machine stimulate the conductor’s erotic fantasies, and the journey mutates into an irresistible ballet.

Freundeskreis: EsperantoDirector: Jürgen Haas, Jürgen Haas / Germany / 1999 / 4:10 min / Production: Studio FILM BILDER GmbH

A musikclip of Freundeskreis, a Stuttgart HipHop-band at the border to the new millenium.