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16th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film

The 16th Stuttgart International Festival Of Animated Film is open for submissions. The International Competition, Young Animation, Tricks For Kids animated series and AniMovie are due December 1, 2008. Categories for Under Commission films and for the German Animation Acreenplay award are due January 15, 2009.

50,000 viewers, 1,500 professional visitors, 500 films! Together with fmx -- a conference for experts and interested people dealing with animation, visual effects and digital post production -- and its 6,000 accredited guests, the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has emerged as one of the most important events and meeting platforms for animated film around the globe.

Thus the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film offers an ideal forum for filmmakers and producers to present their work to a wide audience. The festival awards more than 52,500 Euros in total for cash prizes in the altogether six competition categories, which, in 2009 will again be accompanied by an exciting and comprehensive supporting program. The now-established business platform Animation Production Day (APD) -- held in cooperation with Michael Schmetz Mediaconsult -- will be entering its fourth round. The Animation Coproduction Forum Eastern Europe -- held in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Foundation -- will take place for the second time.

You are invited to submit films produced after October 1, 2007, for one of the following competition categories. Make sure to adhere to the above mentioned submission deadlines as well as the rules and regulations for entries. --International Competition --Young Animation (International competition for student films) --Tricks for Kids (International competition for children's films) --AniMovie (International feature film competition) --Animated Series (International competition for TV series) --Under Commission (International competition for commissioned films)

You can download all submission forms, rules and regulations as well as the call for entries for the German Animation Screenplay Award at For further information contact Andrea Bauer at

Online submissions can be made at as of October 1, 2008.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 11:00am to Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 7:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Monday, December 1, 2008 - 12:00pm