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Animation Around Europe: O!PLA FOCUS ON POLAND vol. 11

25. April 2024 @ 19:00 – 20:00 – This is a unique programme presenting the winners and movies of the 11th O!PLA Animation Festival (2023). As always the only Jury at O!PLA was the audience. In 2023 from 77 cities in Poland (O!PLA means “Oh! Polish Animation”, but also: “Oh! People Love Animation”). O!PLA FOCUS ON POLAND is an annual prestigious selection; an […]

AniX Awards

25. April 2024 @ 19:00 – 20:30 – The AniX Awards on Thursday at 7 pm in the Filmmakers’ Lounge are the new ITFS format for the industry. Host Olivier Samter will present the German Animation Screenplay Awards, the Trickstar Business Award and the ASIFA Prize.The Trickstar Business Award Nominees 2024Award for the best innovative and groundbreaking business model in the field of […]

Legends, Loss & Philosophical Squirrels: short films from Ireland’s most innovative & creative minds

25. April 2024 @ 20:00 – 21:30 – Inspired by a long history of myths, legends, and magic, mixed with the hopefulness and charm of modern day, Animation Ireland is proud to contribute to the ITFS cinema programme, which highlights a range of creative and versatile storytelling in a variety of mediums from artists and studios from all corners of the island of […]

International Competition 3: Home

25. April 2024 @ 20:00 – 22:00 – We show the best current short films from all over the world, powerful films by young women, modern male perspectives, and confront life’s big questions. Socially relevant and personal topics innovatively visualised, without filters or taboos.From the depths of personal trauma to the confusion of digital identities – this is about struggle and the resilience […]

Four Souls of Coyote

25. April 2024 @ 20:15 – 22:15 – Listen to the past, to shape the future! The film is an alternative creation myth, in which humans are not at the top of the food chain, but only one amongst creatures. Through adventures filled with magic, hunger, greed, and the sacred circle of all creations, the story gives us hope that it is not […]

AniMovie: Kenzuke’s Kingdom

25. April 2024 @ 20:30 – 22:30 – A young boy, shipwrecked on a remote island, discovers he is not alone when he encounters a mysterious Japanese man who has lived there since the end of World War II. As dangerous invaders appear on the horizon, it becomes clear they must join forces to save their fragile paradise.  Trailer: Kensuke’s KingdomTicketsKensuke’s KingdomDirector: Kirk Hendry, […]

In Persona ASIFA: My Sunny Maad

25. April 2024 – 26. April 2024 @ 22:30 – 0:15 – This year’s ASIFA award winner Michaela Pavlátová (Czech Republic) presents her animated feature film debut ‘My Sunny Maad’ (2021) about life as a Western woman in a traditional family in Afghanistan. The film is more relevant today than ever – made in a post-Taliban Afghanistan, it shows the small freedoms of a society that women […]

Tricks for Kids School Programme for Classes 1 – 4

26. April 2024 @ 8:30 – 10:00 – The short film programme for primary schools with films from the current Tricks for Kids competition makes you want to discover new things, explore foreign cultures and different realities, and go through life with open eyes. Disappeared socks, stories from the campsite or dancing pigs – there is something here for everyone. The programme is […]

Master Class: Dream Logic Studios & Piranha Bar

26. April 2024 @ 10:00 – 12:00 – Join two dynamic Irish studios into the innovative realms of animation!AniMotion, presented by Nicky Gogan of Piranha Bar, unveils exciting Realtime and Performance Capture Animation, with a glimpse into their groundbreaking UE4 work. Experience the fusion of facial capture, mocap, and real-time rendering defining their visionary AniMotion pipeline.Delve into the interplay of creativity and cross-cultural […]

Filmmakers’ Talk: International Competition 3

26. April 2024 @ 10:00 – 11:30 – Here, filmmakers whose films are screening in the International Competition 3 meet with their host Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck and audience in the Filmmakers’ Lounge on the morning after the first screening. They discuss their films in a relaxed atmosphere and answer questions, big and small, about their work. Those who missed the evening screening can watch […]