ITFS Opening with International Competition 1


23. April 2024    
19:00 - 21:30


Gloria 1
Königstraße 20, Stuttgart, 70173


We welcome filmmakers and jury members from all over the world to the ITFS Opening Tuesday night. Carina Clay leads through the evening with the first programme block of the International Competition.


Tafel – Publikumspreis IW1Director: / / / :00 min

World of Gra / Trailer APDDirector: Clara Deitmar, Julius Dorsel / Germany / 2023 / 0:27 min

World of Gra / Trailer ITFSDirector: Clara Deitmar, Julius Dorsel / Germany / 2023 / 0:48 min

World of Gra / Trailer FMXDirector: Clara Deitmar, Julius Dorsel / Germany / 2023 / 0:46 min

The Miracle
The MiracleDirector: Nienke Deutz / Belgium, France, Netherlands / 2023 / 14:56 min / Production: Lunanime, Keplerfilm / World Sales: Miyu Distribution

The Miracle is the hotel of your dreams, endless sunshine, plenty of food and lots of ways to lean back and relax. However, sometimes it is a place like this that shows you just what you don’t have. Suddenly, it becomes difficult to find a place that is right for you – even in paradise.

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Next ?Director: Christel Guibert / Belgium, France / 2023 / 9:00 min / Screenplay: Christel Guibert / Production: Popiul, Folimage / World Sales: Folimage

Half-animal, half-human creatures meet at a speed-dating dance event where they explore their differences and difficulties communicating. When a lovestruck man-cum-anteater falls for a woman-cum-shrew, he gets caught up in this courtship ballet.


Été 96
Été 96Director: Mathilde Bédouet / France / 2023 / 12:13 min / Production: L’heure d’été, Tita B Productions / World Sales: Miyu Distribution

Every year on August 15th Paul’s family holds their picnic on Callot Island. This year, however, when they find themselves trapped by the incoming tide, Paul has to confront his unique position in the family hierarchy. He has to grow beyond feeling stuck in between the worlds of childhood and adulthood and find his way back to the family.

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RecordariDirector: Carolina Paz Cruz Marchant / Germany / 2024 / 9:45 min / Screenplay: Carolina Cruz / Production: Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf / Distribution: / World Sales: Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf-Festivals & Distribution

Santiago, Chile, 1980s – Camila and Paula are seven years old, neighbours and best friends. Outside their own four walls, the everyday lives of children and adults are determined by Pinochet’s military dictatorship – its strict discipline, curfews, harassment and protests. After a peaceful demonstration, the best friends go their separate ways.

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Letzte Generale - Der Bunkerfilm
Letzte Generale – Der BunkerfilmDirector: Jochen Kuhn / Germany / 2023 / 5:53 min / Screenplay: Jochen Kuhn / Production: Jochen Kuhn / World Sales: Jochen Kuhn

At war’s end –  a final phone call between two generals. A farewell.

Sopa Fria
Sopa FriaDirector: Marta Monteiro / France, Portugal / 2023 / 9:50 min / Screenplay: Marta Monteiro / Production: La Clairière Ouest, Animais AVPL / World Sales: Agencia – Portuguese Short Film Agency

A woman looks back on her marriage and the years of domestic abuse she survived, recalling how difficult it had been for her to stay afloat.

Mee and Burd
Mee and BurdDirector: Greg Mcleod / United Kingdom / 2023 / 7:48 min / Screenplay: Greg Mcleod / Production: The Brothers Mcleod / World Sales: The Brothers Mcleod

A post operative existential crisis inspires an animator to make a film about a post operative crisis.

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