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Workshop Talk & Case Study: Focus South Africa – The Establishing of authentic African aesthetics on an international stage through the lens of South African creatives

29. April 2023 @ 12:30 – 14:30 – The panel will be focused on the current state of African aesthetics as portrayed mainly through animation. It is about an all-encompassing interrogation of what we have discovered in our journeys while working to establish African aesthetics and present them to the world. We often have to take others’ perspectives into consideration – be it […]

Master Class: Character Animation with Disney Legend Andreas Deja

29. April 2023 @ 13:00 – 15:00 – Disney Legend Andreas Deja offers an illustrated overview on his 30-year career at Disney as one of the company’s most celebrated animators. From his early days, being mentored by Eric Larson, one of Disney’s renowned “Nine Old Men” to working on the ground-breaking animated/live-action hybrid “Who Framed Roger Rabit?” to becoming one of Disney’s go-to […]

COMIC WORKSHOP (from 12 years for young people and adults)

29. April 2023 @ 13:00 – 17:00 – Whether graphic novels, anime, animated films, or animated games – nothing works without the drawn image. In this workshop, Professor Davor Bakara uses practical exercises to give participants an introduction to storytelling with pictures. Participants will learn how to plan, structure, and prepare a drawn story. For young people and interested adults. Instructor: Prof. Davor Bakara

Children’s Animation Academy (11 Years and older)

29. April 2023 @ 13:30 – 16:30 – In three days and five modules, the participants will become stop motion professionals! The Children’s Animation Academy of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film is for all children and young people aged eleven to 16 who want to work intensively with stop motion: In five modules that build on each other, participants learn everything […]

AniMovie/Kids: Yuku and the Himalayan Flower

29. April 2023 @ 14:00 – 16:00 – On top of the highest mountains on Earth grows a plant that feeds on the most perfect sunlight – the Himalayan flower. Yuku, a young mouse, leaves her family to search for this flower of eternal light and give it to her grandmother, who will soon have to follow the little blind mole through the […]


29. April 2023 @ 14:00 – 16:00 – The Sound Design Workshop is just right for anyone who is interested not only in film but also in music. Here, children from the age of ten can work together with a musician and sound designer to create a soundtrack for an animated film.Instructor: Jürgen Swoboda

Open Air: Trickstar Nature Kids & Family

29. April 2023 @ 15:00 – 16:00 – For the first time this year, the ITFS preselection jury has put together a special family programme on the topics of the environment, climate and sustainability from the diverse submissions to the Trickstar Nature Award.The world is a magical place, but it’s not always easy to live together in harmony. How can we make pigs […]

Tricks for Kids 4

29. April 2023 @ 15:00 – 17:00 – The Tricks for Kids competition programme is this year’s gem for our youngest animation fans. Each and every story told through the animated films is as diverse and colourful as our world, life and the people within. Discover exciting new worlds and entertaining events that will make you giggle, but also invite you to experience […]