Last year ITFS was one of the first festivals to go totally online. With a year to perfect the system the 2021 edition worked seemingly flawlessly to the home viewer.
Special Event: ITFS
The awards honor the best in German animation and screenplay, animated games, and innovation in business; awardees included ‘Butterfly Tale’ by Heidi Foss and Lienne Sawatsky, ‘Endzone – A World Apart’ developed by Gentlymad Studios, and Mitmalfilm UG with Uli Seis.
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.
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.’
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.
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.’
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.
Entries are being accepted for competition in five categories; submission deadline is December 1, 2020.
Representatives from 21 countries discussed co-productions and animation projects in 600 pre-planned virtual meetings.
On-demand edition of ITFS begins tomorrow, running through May 10, with nine features and more than 200 films in total.
After canceling their 27th ITFS edition scheduled for May 5-10, organizers will instead hold a digital festival during those same dates.
27th ITFS edition, running May 5-10, and 14th Animation Production Days, set for May 6-8, in Stuttgart, Germany, have been canceled.
Deadline for entries to the 14th APD co-production and financing platform event is February 20, 2020.
Stuttgart’s 13th annual business conference, held as part of ITFS and FMX, honors several projects from 50 selected for competition.
‘Endgame’ screening, in cooperation with Trickfilm Festival, will cap four packed conference days starting April 30 in Stuttgart, Germany.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Collaboration with Americana musician Jackie Greene screens this week at Cannes and at an upcoming special event May 22 in Brooklyn.