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Stuttgart Fest Opens Call for Entries for 23rd Edition

The 23rd edition of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film runs April 26 - May 1, 2016; deadline for entries is December 1, 2015.

The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) has issued a call for entries for the 23rd edition of the Festival, which will be held April 26 - May 1, 2016.

Developing into an important platform for the financing and development of animated projects, ITFS runs alongside Animation Production Day and the FMX industry conference. One of the most outstanding events for animated film worldwide, the festival encompasses the entire spectrum of animation production, including the intersections between games, architecture, art, design and comedy.

Founded in 1982, 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, employing a large LED projection screen that allows for shows of animated short films and popular features to be screened day and night.

 In 2014, around 85,000 visitors came to Stuttgart and watched more than 600 films at the open-air screenings at venues in the city center, and at venues in Ludwigsburg.

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 50,000 euros.

Animated films produced after October 1, 2014 can be submitted for the following competition categories:

The deadline for short film and feature submissions is December 1, 2015. Submissions for the Animated Com Award will open at the end of October.

For more information and submission guidelines, visit

Source: The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film

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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.