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31st Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film calls for entries!

Photo: Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Reiner Pfisterer

The 31st Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will take place from April 23 to 28, 2024. The festival (organized by Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH) focuses on artistic animated film as well as innovative interactive and transmedia works. Comprehensive film and competition programs as well as curated supporting programs guarantee exciting and extraordinary inspirations and insights.

Films completed after October 1, 2022 can now be submitted to the following competitions:

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2023:
International Competition – International competition for animated short films
Young Animation – International student film competition for animated short films
Tricks for Kids – International competition for animated short films and series for children
Trickstar Nature Award – Competition for animated short films that deal with the topics of climate protection, biodiversity, the environment and sustainability

Submission Deadline: January 17, 2024:
AniMovie – International competition for animated films of feature length

Entry forms and regulations

Source: Press Release

Pre Fixe with Animation Lounge on October 9 about SYMBLINGS

Together with the Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH (organizer of Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film) and the AMCRSMFG organizes the Pre Fixe with Animation Lounge as a prelude to the monthly network meeting of the film industry (Jour Fixe), at which speakers from the animation film scene report on current projects using practical examples and provide insights into their work.

On October 9, 2023 at 18:00 CET, Lennard Fricke, Dominik Girod, Sylvia Jorde, Anita Kerbel and Caroline Keulertz will be presenting their project SYMBLINGS. Across different courses of study, they have come together in their third year at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg’s Animationsinstitut.


SYMBLINGS was initially their semester project as part of “Anifilm/Aniplay”, before they decided to expand the world and the story further and develop a 2D Metroidvania game. The game is about a contaminated and doomed world, where plants and mushrooms are separated by a bitter enmity. In the midst of this conflict, the Symbling, a symbiosis of a chestnut and a mushroom, tries to reunite the two hostile worlds in order to save the world.

With SYMBLINGS the team set the cornerstone of their company, which they have now founded parallel to their studies.

Team of the Game „SYMBLINGS“ | Photo: Filmakademie BW

The event will take place at the Kulturzentrum Merlin, Augustenstraße 72, 70178 Stuttgart. Admission is free.

More info here