Founded in 1982, ITFS ranks among the world’s most important events for animated film in all its aspects, and with its intersections with visual effects, architecture, art, design, music, science, games, et al. Every year, it attracts up to 100,000 visitors and industry professionals from all over the world with the best of high-quality animations and interactive works.
ITFS is an Oscar-qualifying festival which offers directors, production companies and distributors as well as talent and all further professionals from the animation and games industries a platform to present their films, interactive and transmedia works as well as VR and AR projects to an interested, wide audience and a large number of industry representatives.
Short & feature films
In theatres & the media library ONLINE+
All films, in all cinemas: Here you will find short- and feature-length films, which run in the comeptitions or special programms. International competition, Tricks for Kids or Young Animation – be inspired by the latest films of the national and international animation scene.
In the heart of the city, we show animated fun for young and old every day on a large LED cinema screen. From 2 p.m. animated short films run in the family program and in the evening current animation blockbusters and cult films provide an atmospheric end to the festival day with free admission.
Studio and school presentations
Onsite & ONLINE PRO
Internationally renowned animation studios and universities are presented. You can take a look behind the scenes and learn about the latest news and insights from the experts! In addition screenplay workshops show how animation films are created.
Kitas & schools
Onsite & in the media library ONLINE+
Especially for daycare groups and school classes in grades 1-7, the short film programs and workshops created and moderated in cooperation with vhs Stuttgart – Treffpunkt Kinder offer a coordinated way to immerse yourself in the exciting world of animated films.
Galas & Award Ceremonies
Red carpet feeling and being at close quaters when the desired Trickstars are awarded is possible at the galas and award ceremonies during the festival.
ITFS as a guest
Stuttgart will be the center of Animation in April. Offside the cinemas, you will have the chance discover a lot of things, too. While accompanying us on a discovery journey you can visit all the exciting events around the topic animation!