The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is one of the world’s most important events in the field of animated film. We show the best international animated films from around the world on the big screen; filmmakers present their work in exclusive audience talks and presentations.

The free open air cinema brings international flair to Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz: look forward to a family-friendly and entertaining programme and enjoy the best blockbusters and independent films in a unique atmosphere in the evening.

The Animation Production Days and the FMX take place in Stuttgart at the same time as ITFS – this is where the international animation industry meets.

Festival Period

Short & Feature Films

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.

Open Air

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.


Welcome to the GameZone! The place, where game lovers of every age meet to play or talk about the latest gaming trends.

Tricks for Kids

You will have the chance to discover the exciting world of animated film with your children at the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film. In workshops and while watching animated films: The whole family can enjoy!

Studio & School Presentations

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.

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.

All Year

Stuttgart animation fans take note: Once a month we show the best short and feature films of the past festival in the cinema.

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has been organizing a yearly tour programme with a selection of some of the best animated films from the previous Festival. The programme comprises: Best of International Competition, Best of Tricks for Kids and Trickstar Nature Award.