Welcome to the festival garden with open air cinema!

The festival garden with open air cinema on Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz offers free animated film fun for young and old and is considered the public highlight of the ITFS. In the heart of the city, visitors can expect a varied programme on the large LED screen:

  • Daily from 12:00 a.m.: Colourful short film programme from the Tricks for Kids competitions of the last festival years as well as an animated feature film for the whole family. In the afternoon, current short films and music videos will be shown, followed by the presentation of the nominated games of the Animated Games Award Germany at the Games Flash.
  • At prime time at 8:15 p.m.: Gather on Schlossplatz to enjoy the animation blockbusters and arthouse gems (including “Isle of Dogs”, “Mary & Max”, “The Incredibles”, “The Lego Batman Movie”) of the ITFS on your picnic blankets and let the festival day come to an atmospheric close. On the last day of the festival, a production by the Stuttgart State Opera will also be presented on the big screen.

Amidst the unique backdrop of Stuttgart’s city centre, the Festival Garden with open air cinema lends the ITFS an incomparable atmosphere with lots of animation and a wide-ranging entertainment programme!

The Festival Garden also offers a wide range of gastronomic delights to satisfy both small and large appetites. Numerous hands-on activities as well as stands and tents of our exclusive cooperation partners will ensure the best entertainment – the offer ranges from handicraft workshops for children to exclusive raffles by Antenne 1 and volleyball by Allianz MTV Stuttgart to an active break with sports in the park. Visitors can also find out about the current programme at any time in the ITFS information tents.


Free admission!