For three of our competitions the registration periode is soon coming to an end, so don’t miss to apply for them! The deadline for the Trickstar Business Award will run out on March 15, 2019. The submission deadline for the Arab Animation Forum has been extended, which means that you can send in your projects until March 3, 2019. In addition to that, those who are interested in the unique opportunity of the Music Game Jam, should not miss to apply for it until April 1st, 2019. 

The Arab Animation Forum will take place from April 30 until May 3, 2019 in the framework of this years Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS). The Forum will start off with a production workshop given by the Danish producer Peter Smithfrom Studio Tumblehead (Viborg). With the Arab Animation Forum, the ITFS and the Robert Bosch Stiftung are seeking to connect young animation directors and artists from the Arab World with upcoming producers from Germany aiming to support joint animated film projects. The Forum therefore presents a point of contact equally important for producers as well as for film-makers, who shall be linked by the encounter in order to iniate new co-production teams. The winning project is automatically nominated for the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperation.  Additionally, there will be further meetings, workshops, consultations and matching sessions with experienced animation producers and directors on the agenda.

More information on the Arab Animation Forum here.

The Trickstar Business Award, the world’s first animation award to be explicitly focused on business, will be awarded for the third time during the Animation Production Days (APDs)by the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS). The award is remunerated with 7,500 € and endowed by Stuttgart Region. All projects selected for the APDs are also qualified for the Trickstar Business Award. Companies with an innovative business concept, for example in the area of financing, distribution, marketing or exploitation of rights, not taking part in the Animation Production Days, can nevertheless apply for the award. In 2018, the award winner was the Dutch project “House of Broken Hearts” by Tünde Vollenbroek (Studio Pupil). The prize ceremony will take place on May 3, 2019, in the framework of the Trickstar Professional Awards, also confering other business awards as the German Animation Screenplay Award, at the Stuttgart L-Bank Rotunda.

More information on the Trickstar Business Award here.

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