The International Competition is the Festival’s centrepiece, presenting artistic animated films of the previous twelve months.
- Grand Prix: State of Baden-Württemberg and City of Stuttgart Grand Award for Animated Film with a cash prize of 15,000 €.
- Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film:
Award for the best graduation film with a cash prize of 10,000 € sponsored by MFG Film Funding Baden-Württemberg.
- SWR OnlineFilm Audience Award:
With a cash prize of 6,000 € sponsored by SWR (regional Broadcasting for southwest Germany).
The Young Animation competition presents the best films by students at international film, art and media schools and universities.
- Young Animation Award:
Award for the best student film with a cash prize of 2,500 €, sponsored by LFK Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Württemberg and MFG Film Funding Baden-Württemberg.
- The FANtastic Award:
Award for the best animation talent with a cash prize of 1,000 € sponsored by the FANtastic Jury, the most faithful fans of ITFS.
The Tricks for Kids children’s film festival presents entertaining, outstanding animated films and series for children.
- Award for the best animated children’s short film:
with a cash prize of 4,000 €, sponsored by Studio 100 Media.
The AniMovie competition for feature films presents a selection of internationally outstanding animated films of feature length.
- AniMovie Award: Award for the best international animated feature-length film
Award for the best international animated short film that deal with the topics of climate protection, biodiversity, environment and sustainability, with a cash prize of 7,500 €, sponsored by Verband Region Stuttgart.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.