Thu 21st Feb 2013 | News
The 20th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is calling for proposals and entries.
The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has a Fashion Award for work in Animation, due to close for entries on the first of March. As part of the highly successful partnership between the fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger and the International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart, the Animated Fashion Award will be awarded in 2013 again.
The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is the biggest and one of the most important festivals for animated film worldwide. The Festival is running alongside FMX 2013 this year, from April 23 to April 28, 2013. Around 1,000 of the best international animated films will be shown in Stuttgart representing the whole spectrum of the genre. Together, the Festivals last year attracted 80,000 visitor ticket sales.
The ITFS has had over 2,200 film submissions for the nine festival competitions! The competition and supporting programmes show the newest films from all over the world. Selected national and international film and art schools will be presented as well as animation studios such as Constantin Film, Pixar or Aardman Animation. The children’s festival Tricks for Kids in the Mercedes-Benz Museum presents the best and most recent films and series for children and families.
Special anniversary highlights have to be part of the 20th edition too. Twenty important pioneers of the ITFS will give a personal retrospective by presenting twenty films of previous festivals which they have selected on their own. The Mainzelmaennchen, some of Germany’s most popular cartoon characters are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2013 and are going to have their official jubilee gala at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. The ITFS will depict worldwide developments in animated film with several programmes: like the host country India, Animated Africa or the Arabic world of animated film and media.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ANIMATION CO-PRODUCTION FORUM 2013
The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film is also organizing an Animation Co-Production Forum highlighting the Caucasus and the Arab World to bring together young directors, animators and producers from Germany, Caucasus region and the Arab World. The deadline for referring interest is March 11, 2013.
The aim of the Forum is to connect optional co-production partners with regard to an application for the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperation. The winner of the Animation Co-Production Forum is automatically nominated for the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperation. At the Forum several meetings, workshops, coachings, pitching and matching sessions will be held.