Best of International Competition 2022 at HFM Summer Festival


14. July 2023    
19:00 - 21:00


Rathauspassage Stuttgart
Leonhardsplatz 10/1, 70182 Stuttgart


Haus für Film und Medien Summer Festival
Friday, 14 July 2023 from 7:00-9:00 pm
Leonhardsplatz 10/1, 70182 Stuttgart

Diverse and creative, experimental, entertaining, and political is the selection of the best animated short films of ITFS 2022. Alongside themes such as sustainability in films like “Pig” or “Sprite Fright”, personal dramas (“To the Last Drop”, “Steakhouse”) and issues of violence and power (“The Immoral”, “BusLine35A”, “Tio”) play an important role this year.

The Grand Prix winner of ITFS22, “Bestia” by Hugo Covarrubias from Chile, is also an excellent example of how a complex historical portrait of a dark period – the military dictatorship of Chile from 1973 – 1990 – can be represented on film using a special stop-motion technique. However, not only does the programme impressively show dark sides of our present and past, but it also offers poetic, playful and abstract films that interpret fairy tales in a new feminist way (“Deep Water”) or create new visual worlds with the help of AI (“HYSTERISIS”).

More information about the films