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

Deadline: December 1, 2022 (expired)


  • 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: Award for the best international animated short film that deals with the topics of climate protection, biodiversity, environment and sustainability

To participate in the above mentioned competitions, please submit your film via until December 1st. The regulations of the ITFS 2023 can be viewed here.

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

Deadline: January 16, 2023

AniMovie: International animated feature-length film competition

Deadline: March 1, 2023

Trickstar Business Award: 

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

Deadline: February 1, 2023


  • Award for the best German screenplay for an animated feature film with a cash prize of 2,500 €, sponsored by Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS).
  • Award for the German screenplay with the biggest international market potential with a cash prize of 1,500 €, sponsored by Pink Parrot Media.

Deadline: February 1, 2023

Animated Games Award Germany:

Award for the best animation based German computer game with a cash prize of 5,000 €, sponsored by MFG Film Funding Baden-Württemberg.

Deadline: March 1, 2023

Crazy Horse Session – 48h Animation Jam:

Award for the best animated short film created in 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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