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‘Precious,’ ‘Wolfwalkers’ Take Top Prizes at ITFS 2021

International Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film concludes six-day virtual event that provided a global audience with live streaming access to more than 400 shorts and features; entire ITFS media library will stay available to accredited users until May 16, 2021.

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ITFS’ AniMovie 2021 Competition Running Online May 4-9

Program highlights include feature film animation competition, screenings, film talks, and free live-streams; notable speakers include Oscar-nominated ‘Wolfwalkers’ director Tomm Moore and David Silverman, director of ‘Extinct.’

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Upcoming Stuttgart Animation Festival Moves Completely Online

The planned live/online hybrid event makes decision to go all virtual due to continuing coronavirus restrictions; the program runs May 4-9 and will offer a new ITFS VR Hub accessible by VR headset or browser, with media library viewing extended until May 16.

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ITFS21 Online and Onsite Coming May 4-9

Highlights for this year’s Stuttgart Animation Festival include the international competition for short films; German premieres of ‘Wolfwalkers’ and ‘Josee, the Tiger and the Fish;’ ‘Creating*Diversity and Pandemic Animation’ film compilations hitting on current social and political topics; and ‘Wonderwomen – Women in Games & Animation.’

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52 Projects Selected for Animation Production Days 2021

Selected films, series, and cross media projects for the upcoming May 4-7 event represent a variety of genres and animation technique ranging from adult gothic thrillers to topics focusing on diversity and sexuality; an additional eight projects were selected to participate in the APD talent program for young creatives and producers.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Call for Entries: ITFS 2021 Now Open for Submissions

Entries are being accepted for competition in five categories; submission deadline is December 1, 2020.

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Stuttgart Animation Festival Going Digital, Announces OnlineFestival.ITFS.de

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 6, 2020 at 3:51pm

After canceling their 27th ITFS edition scheduled for May 5-10, organizers will instead hold a digital festival during those same dates.

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Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2020 Canceled

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:34pm

27th ITFS edition, running May 5-10, and 14th Animation Production Days, set for May 6-8, in Stuttgart, Germany, have been canceled.

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Call for Submissions: Animation Production Days 2020

Deadline for entries to the 14th APD co-production and financing platform event is February 20, 2020.

Animation Production Days Headline News

‘CoboStories’ and ‘Smosh Mosh’ Among Award Winners at 2019 Animation Production Days

Stuttgart’s 13th annual business conference, held as part of ITFS and FMX, honors several projects from 50 selected for competition.

ITFS Headline News

VR, AI and Blockchain: ITFS 2019 To Explore New Business Models for Animation

With new technologies like Virtual Reality, Artificial intelligence and Blockchain increasingly finding their way into the film and games sector, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film will host presentations from seven different companies about these new business models.

ITFS Headline News

Stuttgart Festival to Examine the Intersection of Art & Science of Animation at 26th Edition

Running April 30 - May 5, 2019, the 26th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film will combine science and animation from in the special program ‘She Blinded Me with Science – Science, Games & Animation.’

FMX 2019 Headline News

FMX 2019 to Spotlight Animation History with John Canemaker

International conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media running April 30 through May 3 sets additional speakers on VFX for television & global animation production.

Animation Production Days Headline News

Building Brands, Real-Time Production in the Spotlight at ADP 2019

Case studies detailing the use of game engines in animation production as well as new ideas and strategies for the exploitation of animation projects to be presented at the 13th edition of Germany’s leading animation business platform.

Animation Production Days Headline News

50 Projects Selected for Animation Production Days 2019

Films, series and transmedia properties with topics ranging from edutainment, comedy, adventure stories and fantasy for kids to historical and political material, animated documentaries, satire and science fiction to be presented at Germany’s leading animation business platform. 

ITFS Headline News

ITFS Announces 2019 Program

Highlights from 26th event edition include GameZone interactive installations, a new immersive media and pop culture conference, a special track on Science, Games and Animation and numerous premieres and screenings.

FMX 2019 Headline News

FMX 2019 Releases First Trailer and Program Confirmations

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 5:57pm

Keynote by Oscar-winner and Google Spotlight Stories creative director Jan Pinkava one of initial set of events confirmed for upcoming animation and VFX conference.

Short Films Headline News

Plympton-Directed 'The Modern Lives' Wins USA Fest Honor

Collaboration with Americana musician Jackie Greene screens this week at Cannes and at an upcoming special event May 22 in Brooklyn.

call for entries Headline News

Suttgart Festival Open for 2018 Submissions

Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary edition with six-day celebration and associated events in the heart of Germany.

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