Find here details on film submission to the ITFS at a glance – including submission deadlines, registration forms and regulations.

Deadline expired (December 1, 2021)

  • International Competition: International short film competition for animated films
  • Young Animation: International student film competition for animated short films
  • Tricks for Kids: International competition for animated short films for children
  • Trickstar Nature Award: Competition for animated short films that deal with the topics of climate protection, biodiversity, the environment and sustainability
  • AniMovie: International animated feature-length film competition

Deadline expired (March 23, 2022)

The Trickstar Business Award:

Award for the best innovative and groundbreaking business model for a project or a company in the field of animation with a cash prize of 7,500 €, sponsored by Verband Region Stuttgart.

Deadline expired (February 15, 2022)

German Animation Screenplay Award:

The prize aims to promote excellent screenplays for German animated feature film projects in German and English language. The award comes with a cash prize of 2,500 € sponsored by the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS).

Deadline expired (February 15, 2022)


  • Award for the best screenplay
    The award comes with a cash prize of 2,500 € sponsored by the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS).
  • Award for the screenplay with the biggest international market potential.
    The award is endowed with 1,500€ and is sponsored by Pink Parrot.

The aim of the awards is to promote promising authors, to contribute to the improvement of the quality of content and the international market potential of animated feature films, as well as to highlight the importance of professional screenwriting and as a result more attractive films.

Deadline expired (March 1, 2022)

Crazy Horse Session – 48h Animation Jam:

International teams face the challenge to realise an animated short film involving Festival mascot Trixi within a period of 48 hours. In cooperation with The M.A.R.K. 13 Group.

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For further information on the film submission criteria, the regulations and the different competition categories please contact:

Ms. Andrea Bauer
Tel.: +49-(0)711-92546-115

For technical questions concerning the online registration and online submission procedure, please contact:

Ms. Christine Schäfer
Tel.: +49-(0)711-92546-117

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