The 29th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film will take place in 2022 HYBRID.

All single programmes, films & events will be published in the event calendar.

May 3 – 8, 2022:

Onsite in Stuttgart

  • Open Air:
    The free program on the large LED screen on Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz.
  • Competitions & supporting program in the cinemas.
    The film programmes are the heart of the festival
  • GameZone:Our digital playground – a must for fans of games and virtual reality
  • Tricks for Kids:
    The ITFS children’s program for playing and discovery
  • Galas & Awards Ceremonies
  • Talks, studio and university presentations

May 2 – 15, 2022:

Online at

  • Live stream:
    Free and live from the open air at Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz.
  • ITFS VR Hub:
    Our digital Schlossplatz – choose an avatar and meet other festival visitors in our virtual reality world
  • ONLINE+:
    Our media library with the short and feature-length films of the competitions as well as other supporting programs (only accessible from Germany / subject to a fee). Which films in detail are available in the media library ONLINE+, you will find in the event calendar.
    The digital offer for the industry provides access to the entire ONLINE+ media library without geo-blocking, i.e. the films are available worldwide, as well as further Talks & Presentations, access to the Animated Video Market, participation in the digital APDs conference and networking opportunities.


“Black is Back!” is the motto of the first hybrid Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film. True to this motto, the ITFS 2022 will focus on the fundamentals of animation – reduction, simplification and clarity. The festival trailer of the same name was created by François Chalet and Michael Fakesch.


Tickets are available in different versions – for the audience and the industry.


  • Festival passes ONSITE allow access to all events onsite for the audience.
  • Accreditations Professionals HYBRID and ONLINE are available via our ticket shop on the website.
  • Tickets for the ONLINE+ media library (short film pass as well as feature film ONLINE+) will be available soon.

Hygiene regulations

The hygiene regulations that apply to the event period can be found online in good time before the event.Please understand that we cannot make any statement on the regulations at the current time.