ITFS Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2023

ITFS Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2023

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
25/04/2023 - 30/04/2023
Stuttgart, Germany
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Festival Description

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 organised by Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH established in 2000, who have made it their business ever since to promote high-quality media content and create outstanding film and media events, so as to achieve a sustainable strengthening of the creative industries in the Stuttgart region.

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. The competitions and film programmes screened at Innenstadtkinos are the heart of the festival. A total of up to 90,000 € in prize money is awarded by international expert juries in currently twelve competition categories.

2023 Call for entries

Animated films completed after October 1, 2021 can now be submitted for the main competitions of the Festival. Only Animated Films of up to 30 minutes in length are admitted for entry in the International Competition, the Young Animation competition for student films, the Trickstar Nature Award and in the children’s film competition Tricks for Kids.


  • International Competition: International short film competition for animated films
  • Young Animation: International student film competition for animated short films
  • Tricks for Kids: International competition for animated short films for children
  • Trickstar Nature Award: Award for the best international animated short film that deals with the topics of climate protection, biodiversity, environment and sustainability



2022 Festival Coverage

2021 Festival Coverage

Selected films (International Competition)
Selected films (Young Animation)

2020 Festival Coverage

2018 Festival Coverage


Event Dates

  • From 25/04/2023 to 30/04/2023



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