18. Internationales Tickfilm-Festival Stuttgart - Festival of Animated Film (ITFS)
Numerous events such as the German Animated Screenplay Award or the Animated Com Award (advertising films) make the Festival an important meeting place for those involved in the animated film industry. Animation studios such as Illumination Entertainment, Rija Film and Studio AKA have already announced their participation. This year selected national and international film and art schools will again be presenting their institutions and the excellent work of their students at the ITFS. These will include Harvard (Boston), Kask (Gent) and the New Bulgarian University. The FMX 2011 (May 03 to May 06, 2011), a further meeting point for the industry, will again be taking place at the same time as the Festival. The Animation Production Day (APD) will focus on the financing of animated films and series. The Festival is accompanied by a further event, the Conference on German Television and Productions for Children, Young People and Animation which takes place May 02, 2011.
Bill Plympton (Idiots&Angels, The Cow who wanted to be a Hamburger), Andreas Hykade (Love&Theft, Tom and the slice of bread with strawberry jam and honey), Andrea Martignoni (sound design on Muto) and Isaac Kerlow (head of the Siggraph Festival) as well as other German and European animation experts will be passing on their experience in various workshops.
Anthony Shafer presents his newest film "Mars needs Moms".
Within the In Persona series internationally renowned and artistically outstanding animation filmmakers from all over the world personally provide an insight into their work and working methods. Participants include the experimental filmmaker Bärbel Neubauer and the multiple award-winning filmmaker Ruth Lingford. All of the artists will be present!
Aditional information and the programme are available at www.itfs.de.