25th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film – CALL FOR ENTRIES + LIVE ANIMATION COMPETITION

CALL FOR ENTRIES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM COMPETITION YOUNG ANIMATION
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: DECEMBER 1, 2017!

LIVE ANIMATION COMPETITION
CRAZY HORSE SESSION – THE 48H ANIMATION JAM
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: FEBRUARY 1, 2018!

The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) celebrates its 25th anniversary edition! Founded in 1982, the ITFS has evolved into one of the world’s leading events for animated film and presents a full, up-to-date spectrum of animated filmmaking and its intersections with visual effects, architecture, art, design, music and games. The ITFS offers a platform to directors, production companies and distributors where they can showcase their films and transmedia projects to an interested, broad audience and numerous industry representatives.

In 2017, around 90,000 visitors came to Stuttgart in order to see over 1,000 films in Stuttgart’s movie theatres and in the Open Air venue. Industry professionals value the high quality and variety of the film programmes and the numerous special programmes such as workshops, lectures, presentations, information meetings and training events. With the Animation Production Day (APD) a joint venture from the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and FMX, the distinguished industry conference for Animation, VFX, Games and Mixed Realities, the Festival has established an important business platform for the international animation industry.

Baden-Württemberg and especially the region of Stuttgart are a hot spot of the German and European film industry with an emphasis on animation, special effects and digital post production. Germany’s Southwest has a number of excellent education and training facilities. Numerous animation and VFX studios renowned for their creative potential and technical know-how are located here. Furthermore, the region has a constantly and rapidly growing games industry. The ITFS GameZone has seen a particularly dynamic development and attracted almost 10,000 visitors in 2017.

For young filmmakers the Stuttgart Festival is a perfect place to attract attention, to educate, to network, to experience new motivation and gain more insights. Artistic animated film and the support of young talents represent the core of the Festival. In the Young Animation Competition the Jury awards a prize amounting to 2,500 euros to the best student film. In 2016 has been established another talent award – the FANtastic Award for the best animation talent worth 1,000 euros and donated by the Animation Family, the most faithful fans of ITFS.

Please find the regulations and the entry form at:
http://www.itfs.de/en/branche/competitions/

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