Films in competitions

The competition programmes can be watched on site and also online at https://onlinefestival.itfs.de/en/onlineplus from May 2 to 15.


AniMovie (11:00, Hospitalhof): My Sunny Maad (Michaela Pavlátová / France, Czech Republic, Slovakia) German premiere

AniMovie (13:30, Gloria 1): The Crossing (Florence Miailhe / France, Germany, Czech Republic)

Tricks for Kids 2 (14:00, TREFFPUNKT ROTEBÜHLPLATZ): including Troll Girl (Kay Carmichael / South Africa), The Most Boring Grandma in the World (Damaris Zielke / Germany) and The Bird A Nest (Anu Kadri Uustalu / Estonia)

AniMovie/Kids (14:00, Hospitalhof): Even Mice Belong in Heaven (Denisa Grimmová, Jan Bubeníček / Czech Republic, France, Poland, Slovakia)

AniMovie/Kids (16:00, Gloria 1): Litte Allan – The Human Antenna (Amalie Næsby Fick / Denmark) World Premiere

AniMovie/Kids (16:30, Hospitalhof): Poupelle of Chimney Town (Yusuke Hirota / Japan)

Young Animation 2 (19:00., Gloria 2): including An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It (Lachlan Pendragon / Australia), The Boy and the Fire (Haomin Lu / China) and Les larmes de la Seine (Alice Letailleur, Eliott Benard, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Nicolas Mayeur, Philippine Singer, Yanis Belaid / France)

International Competition 3 (21:00, Gloria 1): including TIO (Juan Medina / Mexico), Lockdown Dreamscape (Nicolas Gebbe / Germany) and The Hangman at Home (Michelle and Uri Kranot / Canada, Denmark, France)


The filmmaker talks of the International Competition and Young Animation will take place at Café le Théatre starting at 12:00.


The ITFS Open Air cinema on Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz offers a colorful daily programme for all film fans. Here, animated short films from the Tricks for Kids competitions of recent years can be seen starting at 12:00, as well as the feature film “Der kleine Rabe Socke – Suche nach dem verlorenen Schatz” at 15:00 and the feature film “Josep” at 20:15.


Supporting programmes and workshops:


Workshop Talk: Sisters of the Mist – When Comics and Animation Overlap (10:00, Cinema) with Marlyn Spaaij, Tünde Vollenbroek and Niamh Jones

School Presentation: NFTS Retrospective 2 – National Film & Television School Beaconsfield (14:00, Gloria 2), curated by Robert Bradbrook

Focus Austria In Persona: Thomas Renoldner (15:30, Delphi Arthaus Kino)

In Persona: Steven Appleby (16:30, Gloria 2)

Best of Animation 2 (17:00, Gloria 1), curated by Mark Shapiro

In Persona: Jochen Kuhn 2 (17:30, Cinema)

Animated Oscars (20:00, Cinema) with Member of the Academy Ron Diamond

ITFMX Screening: Ron’s gone wrong (20:00, Hospitalhof)

Focus Austria AniMovie Special: Snotty Boy (20:00, Delphi Arthaus Kino)

Cult Night – Best Animated Music Videos (22:30, Cinema) presented by Pop-Büro Region Stuttgart



The GameZone is the digital playground of the ITFS and dedicated to different formats. In 2022, the GameZone will take place both on-site at the Jugendhaus Mitte and with different formats in the free online section on OnlineFestival.ITFS.de as well as in the ITFS VR Hub. In cooperation with the Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Württemberg (LFK), the Edutain Me 8.0 event will take place on May 5, 14:00 in Jugendhaus Mitte. Here, developers, publishers, and representatives from higher education and training as well as politics will discuss how games can be used purposefully in the classroom, what criteria should thereby be considered, and in what form an introduction of digital media makes sense for the teaching structure. This year’s agenda also includes the topic of inclusion and diversity. Bettina Wegenast will start off by presenting the accessible games festival PlayBern, including examples of best practice. The games can additionally be tested on site within the GameZone. Michael Möller presents “Research Results from the Classroom” and explains the results from previous projects around the use of games in the classroom. The LfK presents its project “Games in the Classroom – Gender and Sexuality in Games”. The Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Württemberg presents the new project “Timetris“, with which state history can be experienced in a playful way.


In the animation theater “Animeo and Humania” by Theater Marie (Aarau) and François Chalet (Zurich), actress and animated being romance each other and fall for the temptation of otherness, the desire to win over the counterpart.

The combination of these two art forms, which could not be more contrary, has resulted in a unique evening of theatre. The play will take place every evening from May 5 to 7, 19:00 at the FITZ! Figurentheater.


The Workshop Talk: Halbautomaten Kommunikationsdesign on 16:15 takes the audience to the Stuttgart Planetarium where the Stuttgart-based studio for communication and design present their ‘Kinetarium’. In the ‘Kinetarium’, visitors control events on the planetarium dome together and in real time – via a website on their smartphone.



Starting at 14:00, the ITFS live stream on https://onlinefestival.itfs.de/livestream/ will bring the Stuttgart Schlossplatz and the open air programme (with individual programme deviations) to the wider world. One of the highlights is the feature film “Lost in tel Aviv” at 20:15. Highlights in the virtual world of the ITFS VR HUB are the workshop Designing the ITFS Mozilla Hubs Space (Allison Crank & Christophe Merkle, 15:00), the presentation about “Friedenskinder“, a VR installation about Vienna in the 1940s and the Get-together (17:00).


In the ITFS VR HUB as well as in the ONLINE PRO area, the School Presentation of The Animation School – South Africa (14:00) and the Lecture Content Production – Science Dome of experimenta Heilbronn (16:00) will be presented, as well as the Online Talk with Academy Award winners and NFTS Alumni Nick Park, Alison Snowden and David Fine (17:00).


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