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Call for Entries: Submit Your Films to ITFS 2017!

Deadline for submissions to Germany’s 24th Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart is December 1, 2016.

Organizers for the 24th Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS) are now accepting entries for the 2017 edition, running May 2-7 in Stuttgart, Germany.

ITFS is one of the most outstanding events for animated film worldwide. The Festival takes into its scope the spectrum of current productions in the animated film sector, including the intersections between visual effects, games, architecture, art and design. The Festival offers directors as well as production and distribution companies a platform to present their films to an interested and large audience as well as countless members of the industry. Stuttgart will 2017 once more become the center of the world with regards to animated film for six days and nights.

Animated films produced after October 1, 2015 can be submitted to the following competition categories:

  • International Competition (Short film competition)
  • Young Animation (Student film competition)
  • Tricks for Kids (Competition for short films and TV series for children)
  • AniMovie (Feature-length competition)

The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2016. For entry rules and submission requirements, visit the festival website at

The Festival has developed into a leading event for animated film in Germany and is regarded as one of the most important and biggest events for animated film around the world. Stuttgart’s city center 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 for shows of animated short films and popular features to be screened day and night, making the ITFS a true family festival. In 2016, more than 80,000 visitors came to Stuttgart and watched more than 1,000 films. Artistic animation and the promotion of up and coming talent make up the core of the ITFS. The various competition categories award cash prizes totaling more than 70,000 euros. Together, the ITFS, the Animation Production Day, and the first-class industry conference FMX have developed into an important platform for the financing and development of animated projects.

Source: Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.