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28th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film

Stuttgart, Germany, May 4 to 9, 2021

Call for entries

(Features, short films, student, TV series – Animation)

The 28th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film is currently accepting applications for its next edition. Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival.

  • Competitive: Yes, cash prizes
  • Entry fees: No


  • Films selected in Competition must not have been released commercially in Germany prior to the Festival;
  • Films must have been completed after October 1, 2019.

For more information please consult the festival regulations.


Founded in 1982, the festival is one of the biggest and most important international festivals for animation. The festival attracts 80,000 cinephiles and 2,500 accredited professionals. Among the varied film program, the focus is on short films for adults and children, with numerous competitive categories awarding cash prizes. The winning short film of the Grand Prix (15,000 €) automatically qualifies for the Oscar Animated short category. Two prizes are reserved to school film, the Best Graduation Film (10,000 €) and the Best Student Film (2,500 €).  Other awards include the Tricks for Kids Award for the Best children’s animated short film (4,000 €), the Audience Award (6,000 €), and the AniMovie Award for the Best animated feature.

“FMX – Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media” as well as “Animation Production Days” (APDs), Germany’s most important market for animation co-production and financing, take place at the same time as the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS). Thanks to the special combination of a film festival, a specialist conference and a financing market, the events have evolved into a unique platform for the financing and development of animation projects, attracting up to 6,000 industry visitors to Stuttgart each year.


Telefilm Canada recognizes the selection of a feature-length film at this festival and may provide assistance through the International Festival Participation Program.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890