There’s a reason to celebrate in 2013 – The Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS) will take place for the 20th time! And in its jubilee year, too, the festival will offer a platform to directors and production companies to present their films as well as a chance to fans of animated film to watch animated short and feature films, to meet well-known filmmakers and young talents, and participate in numerous workshops, informational events and presentations for six days.
Since its foundation in 1982, the festival has developed into an essential event within the field of animated film in Germany and is regarded as one of the biggest and most important festivals for animated film around the world. Around 80,000 viewers and approximately 2,500 accredited people attended the festival last year. Both professionals and friends of animated film appreciate the quality and up-to-date programmes as well as the unique atmosphere at Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz. They come to Stuttgart to gain information, to educate themselves and to establish contacts. The high-profile conference FMX will take place in parallel to ITFS. With the Animation Production Day (APD) – held in cooperation with FMX and organised by Michael Schmetz Mediaconsult – the festival offers an additional marketing platform for the animation sector.
Artistic animation films and the support of young talent represent the core of the festival. The various competition programmes are endowed with prize money of more than 65,000 euros in total.
You are kindly invited to submit films produced after October 1, 2012 to one of the Festival’s following competition categories!
DEADLINE: December 01, 2012
Entry forms and preview copies have to be received by Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH until December 01, 2012. Entry forms can be downloaded here  as of September 18, 2012.
Source: The Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart