Tricks for Kids comprises an imaginative programme of short and feature-length films including a children’s award ceremony, exciting workshops to participate in, the GameZone Kids and much more! The programme is put together in cooperation with Tricks for Kids curator Iris Loos (vhs Stuttgart – Treffpunkt Kinder).

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Children’s Animated Film Academy

In 2021, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film was again held exclusively online. Nevertheless, there were various opportunities for our young animation fans to participate. Here you can see the result film of the Children’s Animation Academy: “Stuttgart is looking for the super monster”.

The Children’s Animation Academy took place in five consecutive live webinars via Zoom. A total of eight participants between the ages of 11 and 15 created a puppet animation film. They were accompanied by professionals from the various branches of animation film production: Tine Kluth, Thorsten Puttenat, Francesco Farrana and Derek Roczen.

They taught the participants everything they need to know for the production of an animated film: the development of characters that were drawn and elaborately made, the creation and dubbing of stop motion shots, visual effects for the final touch and the joining of the individual shots into an overall film.


In cooperation with Kindermedienland Baden-Württemberg

"Stuttgart sucht das Supermonster"

Tricks for Kids-Competition


The Tricks for Kids Competition consists of age-based programmes of selected episodes of the most beautiful, international animated series for children of all ages. Children and their families can look forward to a journey across different continents, full of surprises and discoveries.

AniMovie Kids – Feature Film Competition

Adventure, fun and excitement await you at the international selection of cutting-edge animated feature films we have put together for you in the AniMovie Kids series. The winning film will be chosen on Sunday at the closing gala of the ITFS.

Tricks for Kids Award Ceremony


Our children’s jury will present their winners of the day and the winning film from the Tricks for Kids short film competition at the Tricks for Kids awards ceremony.

Family Programme


The family programme daily from 2 to 5 pm shows short and long films, live interviews and special programmes for the whole family.

Free of charge

GameZone Kids


Let your play instinct run free: at GameZone Kids – supervised by media educators of ComputerSpielSchule Stuttgart, Stuttgarter Jugendhaus Gesellschaft, Mobilen Medienschule Stuttgart Ost and Merz Akademie Stuttgart – children between 6 and 14 years of age can play entertaining but also educational games with family and friends on a daily basis. From current consoles to VR headsets – it’s all available to be tried and tested. In addition, the media experts are available for frank discussions and creative workshops