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As the development bank of the state of Baden-Württemberg, one of L-Bank’s tasks is to support the economy, municipalities and people in the state. This includes, not least, the promotion of the film and creative industries. The support includes the granting of classic development loans for company foundations and start-ups as well as for energy-efficient renovations and technical modernisations of cinemas, theatres and other buildings. In recent years in particular, L-Bank has increasingly supported innovative projects and measures for the digitalisation of products and processes in the media world. Stay Animated!

Festival partner

Studio 100

Studio 100 Media is an international production and distribution company within the children’s and family entertainment sector. Among the well-known brands under the umbrella of Studio 100 Media are “Maya the Bee”, “Mia and me”, “Heidi” and also “Vik the Viking”. Based in Munich, Germany, the company is a 100 percent subsidiary of Belgian firm Studio 100 NV. Studio100 Media owns an extensive TV rights library, develops, produces as well as acquires new animated series and produces animated feature films. In addition to theatrical productions, its subsidiary Studio 100 Film also distributes selected third-party films as an international, independent sales agency with the aim of comprehensively marketing a hand-picked portfolio of high-quality theatrical films internationally. Studio 100 Media distributes its rights portfolio worldwide, including through international licensing of brand rights. In German-speaking countries, the company operates its own home entertainment label as well as the pay-TV channel Junior on Sky. In 2018, the company founded its own animation studio: Studio Isar Animation. Within the Studio 100 Group, the Studio 100 Media brands also have a home in seven theme parks in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland. Studio 100 is one of Europe’s largest independent Kids & Family Entertainment companies. For more information:

Kindermedienland Baden-Württemberg

With the initiative Kindermedienland Baden-Württemberg under the patronage of Minister President Winfried Kretschmann, the state government is committed to strengthen the media competence of children, young people and adults in the state. With Kindermedienland Baden-Württemberg, numerous projects, activities and actors in the state are bundled, networked and supplemented by fixed support offers. In this way, broad public attention is created for the topics of media education and media literacy. The sponsors and media partners of the initiative are the Landesanstalt für Kommunikation (LFK), the Südwestrundfunk (SWR), the Landesmedienzentrum (LMZ), the MFG Baden-Württemberg, the Aktion Jugendschutz (ajs) and the Verband Südwestdeutscher Zeitungsverleger (VSZV).

Blue Ocean Entertainment AG

Blue Ocean Entertainment AG is the market leader for children’s magazines in German-speaking countries. Founded in 2005, the publisher published its first magazine in July 2006: “Prinzessin Lillifee”. Blue Ocean – in which Burda has held a majority stake since 2014 – now has a total of 60 regularly published magazines and numerous digital offerings in its portfolio. In addition to the magazines of the product family around “Prinzessin Lillifee”, there are also science magazines for kids such as “FRAG doch mal die Maus” and “Was Ist Was”, young classics such as “Bibi Blocksberg” and “Die drei ??? Kids”, the animal magazines “Pferd&Co”, “Total tierlieb! ” and “DINOSAURIER”, as well as exciting magazines on the play worlds of the LEGO Group, PLAYMOBIL, Simba and Schleich. Blue Ocean Entertainment also specializes in digital offerings on strong licensed themes such as “Princess Lillifee,” “Schleich Horse Club,” “Bibi & Tina” and “The Smurfs“. Since 2018, Blue Ocean has intensified its activities in other European countries with the establishment of publishing subsidiaries in Poland, Spain as well as Portugal. In addition, Blue Ocean is active in publishing in France, Hungary and Romania.

Volksbank Stuttgart eG

My home. My bank. Short portrait of Volksbank Stuttgart eG
With total assets of around 8.9 billion euros and approximately 280,000 private and corporate customers, Volksbank Stuttgart eG is one of the largest Volksbanks in Baden-Württemberg. Volksbank Stuttgart serves its customers personally, locally and digitally at around 100 locations as well as via online services and the in-house KundenDialogCenter. In terms of membership, Volksbank Stuttgart is the number one Volksbank and Raiffeisenbank in the southwest with more than 175,000 members. Closely connected to the region since 1865, Volksbank Stuttgart is a founding member of nine community foundations and supports more than 1,100 charitable associations and institutions every year.


100 years ago, Shozaburo Shimano designed a freewheel that shaped the development of the bicycle. The beginning of a success story – ever since SHIMANO is considered the epitome of quality, reliability and performance and integral part of the industry due to its global technology leadership. From the DURA-ACE, to the Di2 shifting system, to the STEPS e-bike system – many of these milestones allowed improved or new possibilities of cycling. For 54 years, the Stuttgart Bad-Cannstatt based distributor Paul Lange & Co. has been playing a crucial role in this success story by bringing the renowned products to cyclists throughout Germany.

Paul Lange & Co.

We are biking – a motto Paul Lange & Co. lives by every day in every department of our corporation. As one of the leading companies in the European biking branch, we took over the general agency of Japanese bike part supplier SHIMANO as well as many other renowned brands. In addition to the German market, Paul Lange & Co. is acting in seven other European countries under Paul Lange Group with a European team of nearly 500 staffmembers. Our goal is to always be a competent and reliable partner for specialized trade and the whole biking industry. But that is just one part of our mission. As a leading company we have a social and political responsibility. We have the belief that the bike is the answer to the growing challenge regarding sustainable mobility. That is why we are involved not only regionally but in the countrywide support and further development of bike traffic.

The M.A.R.K. 13 Group

We live and breathe animation!

The M.A.R.K.13™ – Group is a trademark of the following legally fully independent companies:

M.A.R.K.13™ – COM

M.A.R.K.13™ – COM produces digital content for communication.
Creation of TV-commercials, image-films, product-films and web-series as well as VR-, AR-solutions for museums, fairs & tradeshows.


M.A.R.K.13™ – STUDIOS is the entity for the creation of high-quality animation services for international feature and episodic productions.


PBT produces premium feature film and series content for the international market based on unique and solid storytelling and high production value.


At Europa-Park, visitors experience the impressive diversity of Europe in one place and enjoy holiday feeling. The over 100 attractions and shows, including 13 roller coasters, make every stay at Germany’s largest theme park a unique experience for the whole family. In the immediate vicinity of Europa-Park, the Rulantica water world, which is open all year round, welcomes guests in a Nordic ambience with numerous slides, a large wave pool and much more. Young and old visitors can discover the endless possibilities of virtual reality in the spectacular VR attraction YULLBE. A stay at Europa-Park Erlebnis-Resort is perfectly rounded off by an overnight stay in one of the park’s six 4-star hotels.

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The VVS is an important player in the transport revolution. As a mobility service provider, it offers integrated, climate-friendly and affordable public transport for the people in the Stuttgart region. With the further development of attractive transport offers, the expansion of multimodal networking, and customer-friendly service, we are making an important contribution to doubling passenger numbers by 2030 together with transport companies and public authorities.

Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is the best address for award-winning series such as The Amazing World of Gumball or Adventure Time. Cartoon Network also shows globally successful animated series such as DC Super Hero Girls, Victor & Valentino, We Baby Bears, Teen Titans Go! and Craig of the Creek.


Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with the content and experiences they love. In addition to free ad-supported and subscription premium content, Crunchyroll serves the anime community across events, theatrical, games, consumer products, collectibles and manga publishing.

Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll and translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts — top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.

The Crunchyroll app is available on over 15 platforms, including all gaming consoles.

E. Breuninger GmbH & Co.

The fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger was founded by Eduard Breuninger in 1881 and is now one of the leading multi-channel department stores in Europe. Over its 140-year history, Breuninger has set high standards for fashion, beauty and lifestyle with an exclusive selection of international designer brands and select newcomer brands. The online shop launched in 2008 is one of the most successful online shops in the premium segment and is also available to customers in Austria, Switzerland and Poland. Apart from impeccable style and a sense for trends, Breuninger is deeply customer-oriented: Offers such as Special Service, the in-house bespoke atelier and shuttle service ensure an extraordinary shopping experience. In Germany and Luxembourg, Breuninger now runs 13 department stores with around 6,500 employees. The grand opening of a Breuninger department store in Hamburg is planned for 2023.

Dorotheen Quartier

Stuttgart’s first address for strollers and connoisseurs: From the first espresso before shopping to the last cocktail after an exciting day – life takes place outside at the Dorotheen Quartier.
Since May 2017, the district has been an open district in the middle of a lively city. The central location between Münzstrasse and Sporerstrasse, between Dorotheen- and Holzstrasse, the historic market hall and the traditional Breuninger house harmoniously unites shops, restaurants, bars, high-quality apartments and offices as well as a parking garage, that makes visiting this open district even more delightful. Whether during the day or in the evening – life in the DOQU impresses with its attractive brands, premium and luxury labels, places of enjoyment, shopping pleasures and events that make the district a center of attraction that resembles a pulsating heart. The award-winning DOQU, with its extraordinary architecture, makes an important contribution to the new urban aesthetics of Stuttgart.