Join us in Celebrating the 25th Edition of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film!

The upcoming Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) 2018 is particularly auspicious – we celebrate its 25th anniversary.

It’s hard to believe, but true: The coming year will see the 25th edition of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. Established in 1982, the ITFS has grown steadily and become a fixture on the cultural scene in Stuttgart and in the international festival schedule.

The ITFS is of special significance to all of us: animation filmmakers, producers, former members of the ITFS e.V., members of the friend’s association, fans involved in the FANtastic Award, or simply long-time visitors, team members, friends, allies and associates…

We are happy about the many long-time companions of the ITFS. Thus, it seems logical to involve you, and all the other companions, in the preparations for the anniversary festival. In this spirit, we are pleased that Albrecht Ade, the founder and first festival director of the ITFS, is among those who offered the possibility of their cooperation and support.

As a first step, we plan to document the ITFS history from 1982 to 2018, which might result in a jubilee publication, or possibly in a small exhibition; however, it is certain that rare films from the festival’s development will be screened during the 25th ITFS.

Researching the – not very extensive – festival archive has yielded hardly any usable results; this is especially true of the 1982 to 1994 period. We very much hope that, with your help, we will be able to shed light on this still dark time period, too.

Please, dig out your festival memorabilia and share them with us.

These include physical objects such as photos, drawings or posters, but also non-material memories such as anecdotes, stories, or particularly moving encounters.

We kindly ask you to forward your memorabilia by November 06 to:

Hanna Schaefer: or to

Film– und Medienfestival gGmbH // Stephanstr. 33 // 70173 Stuttgart.