Studio Soi’s “Trudes Flatmate – Glückshof” receives Special Mention at ITFS 2023
The winners of the Tricks for Kids competition for animated short films for children at the 30th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film have been announced! The prize was awarded at the TREFFPUNKT ROTEBÜHLPLATZ of vhs stuttgart on Saturday, April 29. The winning film was chosen by a children’s jury. In addition, the audience favourite of the Tricks for Kids competition was honoured with the Tricks for Kids Audience Award.
The Award for the best children’s animated film (with a cash prize of 4,000 €, sponsored by Studio 100 Media) went to Elegy of Elefant, Director: Sergio Lu, China 2022.
Our HEROES from Studio Soi received a Special Mention for Trudes Tier – Glückshof by Klaus Morschheuser!
Trude and the flatmate are going on a picnic trip. The flatmate already pilfers some sausages from the picnic basket. When the two of them get stuck in a traffic jam and halt next to a cattle truck, the flatmate is struck by pity for the porr pigs. And when Trude explains to him, what sausages are made of, the flatmate makes up his mind: He has to do something about this!
The Award for the audience’s favourite of the ITFS Children’s Film Festival (with a cash prize of 1,500 €, sponsored by L-Bank) was won by Les Astres Immobiles (Immobile Stars), Directors: Noémi Gruner, Séléna Picque, France 2022.
The AMCRS HEROES @ ITFS on Sunday, April 30, 2023!
The last day of a week full of events and inspiration, great meetings with old and new friends, an incredible amount of new background knowledge about current developments in art, technology and research, hopefully many new project ideas and collaborations and above all films, games and other media projects and experiences has almost arrived! We hope you’ve made it this far – here come the events our AMCRS HEROES are involved in at the ITFSon Sunday, April 30, 2023. We are keeping our fingers crossed for all nominees for the grand ITFS 2023 award ceremony!
21:30 CET Weltcafé, Charlottenplatz 17, Stuttgart The ITFS Booster Club Party Förderverein ITFS e.V., sponsored by Studio Seufz et al.
April 27, 2023
The Winners of the Trickstar Professional Awards at ITFS 2023
Press release ITFS, April 26, 2023
The first award winners of the 30th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) have been chosen: In a joint awards ceremony – the Trickstar Professional Awards – the German Animation Screenplay Award, the Animated Games Award Germany, the Trickstar Business Award, and the Honorary Trickstar of the ITFS 2023 were presented on the evening of April 26, 2023 at the L-Bank Rotunde.
The prize for the best German screenplay for an animated feature film in the amount of € 2,500 sponsored by the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), goes to:
CLARISSA, Screenplay: John Chambers, Production: XFilme Creative Pool GmbH, Producer: Uwe Schott
The jury found: Based on the popular IP and German board game KAKERLAKAK, Clarissa’s journey from hated underdog insect to rising star shows how rewarding it can be to pursue your dreams without fear rather than hiding in the shadows and doing what’s expected of you because it has always been so. The story is also a modern appeal for equality, inclusion, and acceptance of gender diversity, supported by lots of humour, songs, and dance. CLARISSA – The Musical is born.
The prize for the German screenplay with the greatest international market potential in the amount of € 1,500 sponsored by Pink Parrot Media goes to: PIRATE MO AND THE LEGEND OF THE RED RUBY, Screenplay: Richie Conroy, Production: Ulysses Filmproduktion GmbH, Producer: Emely Christians.
The jury consisted of: Peter Keydel (Producer Mago Production, Barcelona/Düsseldorf), Tania Pinto de Cunha (President and Director of Int. Sales and Acquisitions, Pink Parrot, Media, Madrid), Lilian Klages (CEO & Executive Producer, Zooper Film, Ludwigsburg), Holger Weiss (CEO & Founder, M.A.R.K. 13 Group, Stuttgart), and Silke Wilfinger (Founder, SilkWayFilms, Munich).
SIGNALIS, Developer: Barbara Wittmann, rose-engine, Publisher: Humble Games
From the jury statement: “Signalis” convinced us with a particularly strong visual language that honors the 90s art style, but does not limit itself to it and skillfully mixes genres. Inspired by pop culture it uses familiar elements and through technical innovation, this develops into a modern aesthetic. While playing the game, one can feel the passion for storytelling in an immersive, meticulously crafted game world that captivates not only visually. The reduced but skillful use of sound and music underlines the thrilling atmosphere of this classic survival horror game.
The jury consisted of: Anna Katharina Brinkschulte (Senior Lecturer Interactive Media, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg – Animationsinstitut, Ludwigsburg), Stephan Jakob (Professor for Game Design and Development, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da) & Founder, BiteTheBytes, Darmstadt), and Lea Schönfelder (Co-Founder, Fein Games, Frankfurt am Main).
The Trickstar Business Award, the prize for the best innovative and forward-looking business model in the animation sector in the amount of € 7,500 sponsored by Verband Region Stuttgart, goes to PentoPix Inc., Founders: Volha Paulovich, Amid Pate, United Kingdom.
The Honorary Trickstar of the ITFS 2023 goes to Latvian animation artist Signe Baumane (“My Love Affair with Marriage”, “Rocks in my Pockets”).
The AMCRS HEROES @ ITFS, FMX and APDs on Friday, April 28, 2023!
Find out where our HEROES can be found or are involved especially at ITFS on Friday, April 28! Many of the FMX presentations can be viewed online via VOD (starting) today (more info here and tickets here). At APDs today, there are mainly non-public one-on-one meetings which set the course for future projects.
15:30 CET FMX Turm Aalen (online) Technical Directing, Setextension and VFX Graduation Project Speakers are TD students in their second year of project studies at Animationsinstitut. Fynn Frederick Aurich: Creature Rigging & Simulation, Autorigger, Research: USD Rigging and Character Pipeline, Paul Golter: Pipeline for final year project, Research: Asset Transformation Framework https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/27134
12:30 CET FMX Bertha-Benz-Saal & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28) VFX Team Sustainability: Growing and Retaining Talent Marian Dobrunz, Head of HR, RISE | Visual Effects Studios, Jasmin Hasel, Vice President & Executive Producer European Operations, Scanline VFX https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26112
12:30 CET FMX Turm Aalen Challenging Productions for Web/TV/Cinema: TALES OF ZALE and HUI BUH 2 Peter Lames, Accenture Song / Associate VFX Supervisor, Animationsinstitut Alumnus, Roland Petrizza, Senior Digital Compositor at Accenture Song, Accenture Song Content Germany GmbH, Filmakademie Alumnus, Sveta Yuferova, Director, Animationsinstitut Alumna https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26132
13:05 CET FMX Raum Mannheim, The Houdini Suite Our Solaris experience so far at RISE Bernhard Esperester, Head of Lighting, Oliver Markowski, Head of 3D, Fuat Yüksel, Head of FX, RISE | Visual Effects Studios https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/27376
13:30 CET FMX School Campus Meet up with all Fresh Vision talents & European Animation Development Lab „Animation Sans Frontières“ (ASF). Animationsinstitut
14:30 CET FMX Turm Aalen & Video on Demand (from April 28) From VR to animated installations: THE FAMILY PORTRAIT and TALES FROM SODA ISLAND Dan Franke, VR Artist & Co-Founder and Director of Studio Syro, Animationsinstitut Alumnus https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26133
15:45 CET FMX Raum Heilbronn, The Autodesk Suite & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28) Bad Ghouls: A look at the award-winning workflow behind A Calling. From the Desert. To the Sea Animationsinstitut Students & Alumni: Lennard Fricke, VFX Producer, Lukas Kapp, Creature TD, Lukas Löffler, Lead Compositor, Mario Bertsch, VFX Supervisor, Till Sander-Titgemeyer, Character Artist https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/27310
14:00-15:30 CET APDs L-Bank Rotunde (available as VoD to all APD accredited participants) APDs Conference Part 1, Case Study 1 From Film School to Industry with “Ich kenne ein Tier / I know an animal” – A Launchpad for Young Animators Prof. Andreas Hykade, Head of Animation Directing, Animationsinstitut/Filmakademie https://www.animationproductiondays.de/programme/conference-2023/
14:30 CET FMX Bertha-Benz-Saal & Video on Demand (from April 28) Evolving Research & Technology for a Minimized Footprint Prof. Jan Adamczyk, Hochschule der Medien, Professor Susanne Marschall, Professor, University of Tuebingen, Volker Helzle, Head of Research and Development, Animationsinstitut https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26120
14:30 CET FMX Raum Heilbronn, The Autodesk Suite & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28) No turning back because I deleted the folders – the early adopter USD journey at RISE Kolja Hübschmann, Oliver Markowski, (RISE I Visual Effects Studios) https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26871
16:15 CET FMX Raum Reutlingen & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28) Accenture Song Recruiting Presentation Michael Bergmann, Recruiting Senior Specialist, Gus Martinez, Compositing and VFX Supervisor, Carina Thomiczny, 3D Senior Realtime Artist, Accenture Song Content Germany GmbH https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26249
17:30 CET ITFS Open Air Best of Animation 1 – Homemade Highlights 1 Films by Tine Kluth, Julia Ocker, Andreas Hykade, Marc Schleiss, Gottfried Mentor, Volker Engel, Johannes Weiland et al., Hochschule der Medien, Studio Filmbilder, Animationsinstitut Alumni, curated by Förderverein ITFS e.V. https://www.itfs.de/en/events/best-of-animation-1-homemade-highlights-1/
17:00 CET FMX König-Karl-Halle & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28) Creating Visual Effects for STRANGER THINGS, Season 4 Overall VFX Supervisor and Emmy Award winner Jabbar Raisani, Additional VFX Supervisor Marion Spates, Jan Burda, VFX Supervisor, Accenture Song Content Germany GmbH https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26072
17:00 CET FMX Turm Aalen & Video on Demand (from April 28) A Calling. From The Desert. To The Sea. Animationsinstitut Students & Alumni: Lennard Fricke, VFX Producer, Lukas Kapp, Creature TD, Lukas Löffler, Lead Compositor, Mario Bertsch, VFX Supervisor, Till Sander-Titgemeyer, Character Artist https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/27094
11:15 CET FMX Bertha-Benz-Saal & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28) Green Shooting – The Ecological Standards as a Funding Requirement Marian Bendix Metzner, Project Manager Film Funding / Green Shooting, MFG Baden-Württemberg mbH https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/27299
14:30 CET FMX Raum Tübingen & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28) EMIL – European Media and ImmersionLab Volker Helzle, Head of Research and Development, Dr. Alexander Kreische, Jonas Trottnow, Software Developer, Animationsinstitut, Filmakademie https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26727
14:30 CET FMX Turm Aalen & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28) Little Heroes / LEVEL UP / Petrushka / Mine Diamonds – A minecraft parody / Grandpa tell me about the climate change Presented by Alexandra Joshi (International Network Animationsinstitut, Filmakademie) and Mark Szilagyi (International Office Filmakademie) https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26069
15:45 CET FMX Turm Aalen& VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28) Roots / Rooms Inside Out / Vessel /Take a deep breath / Peach – Royal Enfield / The Artist‘s Workshop Presented by Alexandra Joshi (International Network Animationsinstitut, Filmakademie ) and Mark Szilagyi (International Office Filmakademie) https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26070
17:00 CET FMX König-Karl-Halle & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28) Making Of THE BEAUTY (Trailer FMX 2023) Pascal Schelbli, Director & CG Artist, Marc Angele, Animation & VFX Artist, Aleksandra Todorovic, Producer, Noel Winzen, Character Rigger, Animationsinstut Alumni https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26072
18:00 CET Mittelstraße 9/1, Stuttgart LAVAlabs BBQ
April 15, 2023
Save the Date – Animation Media Lounge, April 26, 2023
In the last week of April, it’s that time again – Stuttgart will become a worldwide hotspot for the animation and VFX industry thanks to the event trio FMX – Film & Media Exchange (April 25-27, April 28 online), Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (April 25-30) and Animation Production Days (April 26-28). Three pretty good reasons for us to throw a party – and not just any party, but the “MASSIVE MEGALOMANIAC ROCKSTARLICIOUS MONSTER PARTY” aka Animation Media Lounge 2023! And the best part – you’re all invited!
When: April 26, 2023, starting at 21:00 CET Where: Die Note, Berliner Platz 1, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany