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Stuttgart Fest Issues Call for Entries

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film issues a call for entries for the 2014 edition of the festival; the deadline for submissions is December 1, 2013.


Stuttgart, Germany --

Festival organizers have issued a call for entries to the 21st Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart, taking place April 22-27, 2014.

For six days, The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will again open up the doors to the great world of animated film, offering a platform to filmmakers, directors and production companies to present their films and give to fans of animated film the chance to watch animated short and feature films of all genres.

The ITFS is one of the biggest and most important international festivals for animated film. It has developed into an essential event within the field of animated film in Germany and worldwide. Around 80,000 visitors and approximately 2,500 accredited professionals attended in 2013. Be a part of it and take the chance to meet well-known filmmakers and young talents, and to participate in numerous workshops, informational events and presentations.

The festival takes into its scope the entire spectrum of current animated film productions, including the intersections between games, architecture, art, design and fashion. Both professionals and friends of animated film appreciate the quality and up-to-date programs as well as the unique atmosphere at Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz. Information, networking, creativity and professional expertise are major topics at the festival. Together, the ITFS, the Animation Production Day (APD), and the first-class industry conference FMX (Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia) - all taking place concurrently - have developed into a unique and very important platform for the financing and development of animated projects.

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 totaling more than 70,000 Euros.

Filmmakers are invited to submit animated films produced after October 1, 2012, to one of the Festival’s following competition categories:

  • International Competition (Short film competition)
  • AniMovie (Feature-lengthfilm competition)
  • Young Animation (Student film competition)
  • Tricks for Kids – shorts and series (Competition for short films and TV seriesfor children)
  • Cartoons for Teens (Competition for short films, series, animes, machinimas and cutscenes from computer games)

The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2013.

Information on the terms and conditions, the competition categories and the awards as well as entry forms and regulations can be found on the ITFS homepage.

Entry forms and film uploads or DVDs have to be received by the Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH until December 01, 2013. To submit your film, please use your ITFS community account or create one. You can access both the online registration form and upload your film with this account. Films may also be submitted on DVD. Please read the regulations carefully. On submitting a film, the applicant agrees to the regulations and accepts that the film can be selected for any of the competitions or for another program section.

Source: The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.