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During the festival week, filmmakers and audiences together immerse themselves in the world of animation. Moreover, whoever wins the International Competition in Stuttgart automatically qualifies for the Oscars.

All competitions at a glance:


  • International Competition (short films)
  • Student Competition (short films)
  • Tricks for Kids (short films)
  • Trickstar Nature (short films)
  • AniMovie (feature films – for adults and kids)

We also show films that are not in competition!

The SPECIAL PROGRAMME brings even more animation to the screen: premieres, exceptional feature films, series specials or the complete works of individual filmmakers.

In the Special Focus Ireland we take a look at the young, progressive animation scene of the Emerald Isle and in the German Animation section we focus on the domestic animation industry.



Meeting point for the industry:

The world of animated film comes together in Stuttgart and celebrates the STUTTGART ANIMATED WEEK together with the APD and the FMX. To see, discuss, network, learn, doubt, marvel. With exclusive insights, talks and panels, workshops and masterclasses, school and studio presentations.

Open Air

Stuttgart, but magic!

The Schlossplatz is transformed into an open-air cinema thanks to the giant LED screen. With short and feature films for kids and families, for blockbuster fans and independent cinema enthusiasts. Free open-air cinema for everyone.


Welcome to the GameZone! This is where gaming enthusiasts of all ages meet to play games or discuss the latest gaming trends.

Tricks for Kids

Age-appropriate programmes are available for families, daycare groups and school classes. Experts put together and moderate special film programmes for children and young people, and in workshops join them in immersing themselves in the exciting world of animated films.


Last but not least: What would a festival be without events? The ITFS has much to offer outside the cinema too – including parties, an opening gala, and award ceremonies.

ITFS Animation Tour

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is on tour worldwide: with the “Best of International Competition”, “Best of Tricks for Kids” and “Best of Trickstar Nature Award” programmes.