Wanted: Kids Jury for ITFS 2024

For ITFS 2024 we are looking for young German speaking film-lovers, between ten and twelve to be part of the festival as children’s jurors for the Tricks for Kids short film competition. Does your child love films and cinema? Then the Kids Jury at ITFS 2024 is absolutely right for them: They get to see…

Spearheading ITFS: Annegret Richter joins Heike Mozer

Press release, November 30, 2023 New artistic director for the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film In June of this year, Heike Mozer took over the commercial management, and now the artistic position of the Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH (FMF) has also been filled: Annegret Richter, an experienced curator and festival organiser who has known…

Special Focus 2024 on Ireland

Ireland – just mentioning the country conjures up images upon the inward eye. Zeitgeist Irland 24, which presents Irish art and culture in Germany in 2024, shows that the Emerald Isle has much more to offer than untouched nature, a rich folklore, and a lively pub culture. In 2024, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated…

The Call for Entries starts now!

Press Release, Stuttgart, September 13, 2023 The 31st Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will take place from 23 to 28 April 2024. The festival focuses on artistic animated film as well as innovative interactive and transmedia works. Comprehensive film and competition programs as well as curated supporting programs guarantee exciting and extraordinary inspirations…

Obituary on Paul Bush

It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to Paul Bush. An animation artist who enriched and inspired the world of animated film with his inexhaustible creativity and love of experimentation. He used a wide variety of often groundbreaking techniques and challenged the boundaries between fiction, documentary and animation. He was also an enrichment,…

Connections that touch and animate

Press release, Stuttgart, 30 April 2023   After six exciting festival days, the 30th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) ended on the evening of 30 April 2023 with the grand Awards Ceremony. True to the motto “Animation connects!”, guests, audiences and filmmakers celebrated the world of animation together at the Innenstadtkinos and on…

The Winners of the Tricks for Kids Award Ceremony

Press release, Stuttgart, 29 April 2023   The winners of the Tricks for Kids competition for animated short films for children at the 30th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film have been announced! The prize of € 4,000 (donated by Studio 100 Media) was awarded at the TREFFPUNKT ROTEBÜHLPLATZ of vhs stuttgart on Saturday, 29…

The Winners of the Trickstar Professional Awards

Press release, Stuttgart, 26 April 2023   The first award winners of the 30th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) have been chosen: In a joint awards ceremony – the Trickstar Professional Awards – the German Animation Screenplay Award, the Animated Games Award Germany, the Trickstar Business Award, and the Honorary Trickstar of the…