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 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).
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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 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.

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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).

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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