Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart

ITFS // Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart

25th edition

Apr 24 - Apr 29, 2018
Stuttgart, Germany

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Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Short

Mission / description The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is one of the largest and most important events for animated film world wide. The Festival takes into its scope the entire spectrum of current animated films, including the intersections between games, architecture, art, design and fashion. The Festival offers directors and production companies a platform for film screenings, and, for six days, becomes a home to animated film fans of all ages, offering them a place to see and experience short and feature length animated films.

Since its founding in 1982, the Festival has developed into the premiere event for animated film in Germany, and, likewise, has also become one of the most significant animated film events at the international level. Stuttgart‘s city centre provides a one-of-a–kind backdrop for the Festival’s open-air film screenings, lending them a truly special atmosphere. The large LED projection screen allows animated short films and popular features to be screened starting in the afternoon, which makes the ITFS a true family festival. In 2013, more than 80,000 visitors came to Stuttgart and watched more than 1,000 films at the open-air screenings, at venues in the city centre, and at venues in Ludwigsburg.

Award-winning, worldrenowned animators like Stephen Hillenburg (SpongeBob), Michel Ocelot, David Silverman (The Simpsons), and Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me), have expressed how much they love the Festival’s unique and intimate atmosphere.

Through innovative event formats and unusual locations – such as the world famous and architecturally unparalleled Mercedes-Benz Museum, the Musikhalle Ludwigsburg, and Wilhelma, the Stuttgart Zoo – animated film is celebrated in all its facets, and in truly grand style, at a numerous festival galas and shows.

Yet it is the art of animation and the promotion of up and coming talent that makes up the core of the ITFS. The various competition categories award cash prizes totalling more than 70,000 Euros. Together, the ITFS, the Animation Production Day, and the first-class industry conference FMX – all taking place concurrently – have developed into a unique and very important platform for the financing and development of animated projects.
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Festival website http://www.itfs.de/en/

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Overall

4.05
Atmosphere / Experience
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Industry Connectivity
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Quality of films
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Quality of screening
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Service/Guest Relations
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Special Activities
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mohanad attended as a guest in 2013

4.0
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No additional comment Mohanad Around 5 years ago

trojav attended as a guest in 2012

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No additional comment Vera Around 6 years ago

orozcovictor attended with Reality 2.0 in 2012

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The best open air cinema that i have seen with a huge led screen. The screenings are very well attended. Victor Around 6 years ago

mohanad attended with Nour in 2007

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diversity of animation films and the activities makes it one of best animation festivals Mohanad Around 6 years ago