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

Deadline: 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

To participate in the above mentioned competitions, please submit your film via until December 1. The regulations of the ITFS 2022 can be viewed here.

In exceptional cases, and only after consulting the programme management, it is possible to submit films via e-mail. Application forms can be downloaded here.

Deadline: March 1, 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: February 1, 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: February 1, 2022

Animated Games Award Germany:

Award for the best animation based German computer game, which is characterized by the best visual design and aesthetics with a cash prize of 5,000 €, sponsored by MFG Film Funding Baden-Württemberg. The competition will be announced in December.

Deadline: 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 M.A.R.K. 13 electronic media and supported by MFG Film Funding Baden-Württemberg and LFK Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Württemberg.

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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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