The Festival focus is on artistic animated films, innovations in the field of interactive and transmedia projects, as well as the promotion of young talent.

A total of up to 70,000 € in prize money is awarded in the various competition sections.

The International Competition is the Festival’s centrepiece, presenting artistic animated films of the previous twelve months.

  • Grand Prix: State of Baden-Württemberg and the 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 Audience Award:
    The ITFS Audience Award with a cash prize of 6,000 €, sponsored by SWR (regional broadcasting for southwest Germany).
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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 the 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 children’s animated film with a cash prize of 4,000 €, sponsored by Studio 100 Media.
  • Tricks for Kids Audience Award:
    Award for the audience’s favourite of the ITFS Children’s Film Festival with a cash prize of 1,500 €, sponsored by L-Bank.

Award for the best animated feature film.

Award for the best international animated short film that deals 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 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.

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

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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.

 

Award for the best animated short film created in 48 hours in cooperation with The M.A.R.K.13 Group.

The current submission deadlines, regulations and forms can be found here:

All award winners from the last festival:

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