Live Stream Interviews With Our Partners

ITFS x Kolping-Bildungswerk Württemberg: Education for everyone!

Education for everyone, regardless of age or social background. All of the aforementioned, but especially the role of digitalisation and new media in children and adult education are central topics for our education partner Kolping Bildungswerk Baden-Württemberg (KBW).

So we’ve invited Harun Tuncer, speaker of the board and coordinator of KBW’s DigitalPakt to our live stream to talk about the projects of and the concepts behind the education provider; topics included „Kolping Animation Kids“, a cooperation between ITFS and KBW as well as the educational offer of a G9 grammar school right here in Stuttgart.

Watch the full-length interview here.

ITFS x Paul Lange bike afternoon: Interview with Michael Wild and Emma Hinze

Saturday afternoon was in the sign of the bike in our live stream. Teamed up with Paul Lange & Co. and Shimano, ITFS hosted a grand family bike afternoon for the first time!

From our diverse film programme to our interview guests in the studio it was all things bike! Michael Wild, head of marketing and PR at Paul Lange & Co. and Emma Hinze, World champion, European champion and German champion in track cycling answered our interviewer Anja Lange’s questions.

You always wanted to know what cycling pros take with them on a bike trip or which animated film Emma Hinze loved as a child? Don’t miss the chance to find out in our exclusive interview right here.

ITFS x Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Württemberg: Du hast die Macht!

Just in time for the Bundestag election in autumn the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung (LpB) Baden-Württemberg presented their great animated spot „Du hast die Macht“ to our live stream viewers.

Moderator Anja Lange interviewed Daniel Henrich (LpB) about the making of the spot, while producers Martin Zell and Timo Strohmaier (Kastanie Eins) had their say via video message.

But one spot is not nearly enough, that’s why Jan Wittekindt (wirschneidengold) explained the making of the series of spots titled „Wie wähle ich?“ the studio has realized for Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Württemberg.

What’s more? You can re-watch the whole interview right here!

Premium Partner Tricks for Kids
Education Partner


As the development bank of the state of Baden-Württemberg, one of L-Bank’s tasks is to support the economy, municipalities and people in the state. This includes, not least, the promotion of the film and creative industries. The support includes the granting of classic development loans for company foundations and start-ups as well as for energy-efficient renovations and technical modernisations of cinemas, theatres and other buildings. In recent years in particular, L-Bank has increasingly supported innovative projects and measures for the digitalisation of products and processes in the media world. Stay Animated!

Online+ & Tricks for Kids

As our strong partner, L-Bank has been supporting the ITFS and its Tricks for Kids programme for years. A highlight on 8 May at 6 p.m. is the Tricks for Kids-Preisverleihung.

Kolping-Bildungswerk Württemberg e.V.

The Kolping-Bildungswerk Württemberg is one of the most important educational institutions in southern Germany. We train around 15,000 participants at 40 locations in 25 cities, every year. We guide our students to graduation in over 120 state-recognized schools and offer around 2,500 new students a school place every year. We employ over 1,500 qualified experts for our educational services. In order to provide our students with the best possible education, we are constantly developing our educational offers and learning environments. With this in mind, we also started the G9 grammar school in Stuttgart and will also build a new school building for 800 students in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt by 2024. We are also part of the Kolping network, which actively connects Kolping educational companies at over 180 locations across Germany. In line with Adolph Kolping’s vision, we pursue the goal of enabling lifelong learning for all people interested in education. “What man makes of himself, he is” – Adolph Kolping.


The Kolping-Bildungswerk will speak publicly for the first time about the upcoming animation and education project with the ITFS in our live stream on 6 May at 5 pm.

Tricks for Kids Partners

Studio 100 Media

Studio 100 Media is an international production and distribution company within the children’s and family entertainment sector. Among the well-known brands under the umbrella of Studio 100 Media are “Maya the Bee”, “Mia and me”, “Heidi” and also “Vik the Viking”. Based in Munich, Germany, the company is a 100 percent subsidiary of Belgian firm Studio 100.

100 Media owns an extensive TV rights library, develops, produces as well as acquires new animated series and produces animated feature films. In addition to theatrical productions, its subsidiary Studio 100 Film also distributes selected third-party films as an international, independent sales agency with the aim of comprehensively marketing a hand-picked portfolio of high-quality theatrical films internationally.

Studio 100 Media distributes its rights portfolio worldwide, including through international licensing of brand rights. In German-speaking countries, the company operates its own home entertainment label as well as the pay-TV channel Junior on Sky. In 2018, the company founded its own animation studio: Studio Isar Animation. Within the Studio 100 Group, the Studio 100 Media brands also have a home in seven theme parks in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland.

Studio 100 is one of Europe’s largest independent Kids & Family Entertainment companies. For more information: www.studio100group.com

Live-Stream & Prize Donation

Studio 100 shows episodes of Biene Maja and Alice im Wunderland as well as Biene Maja – Der Kinofilm and Heidi in our ITFS-Live-Stream. They also sponsor the Tricks for Kids-Awards

Kindermedienland BW

With the initiative Kindermedienland Baden-Württemberg under the patronage of Minister President Winfried Kretschmann, the state government is committed to strengthening the media competence of children, young people and adults in the state. With Kindermedienland Baden-Württemberg, numerous projects, activities and actors in the state are bundled, networked and supplemented by fixed support offers. In this way, broad public attention is created for the topics of media education and media literacy. The sponsors and media partners of the initiative are the Landesanstalt für Kommunikation (LFK), the Südwestrundfunk (SWR), the Landesmedienzentrum (LMZ), the MFG Baden-Württemberg, the Aktion Jugendschutz (ajs) and the Verband Südwestdeutscher Zeitungsverleger (VSZV).


For years, Kindermedienland has been co-organising the Kinder-Trickfilmakademie. together with ITFS. Saturday’s Tricks for Kids Award Ceremony will see also the 2020 awards. Save the date: On 7 May at 2.15 p.m., Kindermedienland will present its very special anniversary film in our Live-Stream!

Landesanstalt für Kommunikation

The LfK based in Stuttgart has existed since 1986 with the beginning of private television in Baden-Württemberg. For the past 35 years we advocate for a diverse media landscape in Baden-Württemberg. With our team of 30 staffmembers we shape the conditions for a diverse range of private radio and TV formats in Baden-Württemberg. We plan the distribution areas and take care of the observance of media laws offline as well as online. Furthermore it is our special goal to support journalist structures in Baden-Württemberg and to keep our most vulnerable users – children and adolescents – safe and teach them and also senior citizens a safe way of using digital media. Our goals haven’t changed much in the past 35 years. We need to secure the freedom of speech and a multitude of different opinions. To continually reach these goals, we rearrange our priorities over and over.
Panel discussion

LfK is involved in Edutain Me 7.0 in the studio stream on 6 May at 2pm.

Festival Partners

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

EnBW is transforming itself from a conventional energy company into a strong partner for energy and infrastructure. In the process, we are linking the transport sector with the energy and telecommunications world, for example, as part of the development of cities and districts oriented towards citizens. We accept our responsibility for the climate and are playing an active role in shaping the future of energy, which is why we are continuing to push forward the expansion of renewable energies, will remove our nuclear power plants from the grid by 2022 at the latest and have registered around 40% of our coal power plants for decommissioning since 2013. Our grid subsidiaries are ensuring that renewable energies are integrated into the electricity grid and are accelerating the development of so-called smart grids at the same time. Amongst other things, they are thus ensuring that even more renewable power plants can be connected to the grid in the future. Previously separate infrastructures such as those for energy, telecommunications and transport are beginning to converge due to digitalisation. This is why we aim to grow in this market of the future. We are already combining solar power plants with home storage systems for our customers today and enabling them to use this energy in their e-cars. We are integrating these types of solutions, as well as systems for public safety, traffic management and broadband technology, into liveable and sustainable city districts.

EnBW hopes you enjoy the diverse entertainment 

Under the motto “Creating*Diversity,” the 28th edition of the International Festival of Animated Film is also a very special event for us. Against the background of the ongoing coronavirus crisis and the associated restrictions to our lives, we are especially delighted to make our contribution to the promotion of culture as a sponsor and above all to support the diverse inspiring events and workshops for children at home.

In this spirit: #CreatingDiversity, the best of health and have an enjoyable time at the online festival.

Your EnBW


Creating*Diversity – Volle Energie voraus mit Speedy! EnBW and the ITFS are once again launching a participatory action with lots of positive energy this year! An accompanying animated film workshop and a tutorial for home give all participants the right tools for their first animated film!

Paul Lange & Co.

We are biking – a motto Paul Lange & Co. lives by every day in every department of our corporation. As one of the leading companies in the European biking branch, we took over the general agency of Japanese bike part supplier SHIMANO as well as many other renowned brands. In addition to the German market, Paul Lange & Co. is acting in seven other European countries under Paul Lange Group with a European team of nearly 500 staffmembers. Our goal is to always be a competent and reliable partner for specialized trade and the whole biking industry. But that is just one part of our mission. As a leading company we have a social and political responsibility. We have the belief that the bike is the answer to the growing challenge regarding sustainable mobility. That is why we are involved not only regionally but in the countrywide support and further development of bike traffic.


100 years ago, Shozaburo Shimano designed a freewheel that shaped the development of the bicycle. The beginning of a success story – ever since SHIMANO is considered the epitome of quality, reliability and performance and integral part of the industry due to its global technology leadership. From the DURA-ACE, to the Di2 shifting system, to the STEPS e-bike system – many of these milestones allowed improved or new possibilities of cycling. For 54 years, the Stuttgart Bad-Cannstatt based distributor Paul Lange & Co. has been playing a crucial role in this success story by bringing the renowned products to cyclists throughout Germany.


Together with Shimano and Paul Lange & Co. we are hosting the ITFS Bike Afternoon on Saturday at 2 pm with lots of raffles and activities. World Champion, European Champion and German Track Cycling Champion Emma Hinze will be interviewed in the live stream.

Stuttgarter Hofbräu

Even if the ITFS cannot take place as usual for the first time due to the Corona pandemic: Stuttgarter Hofbräu will of course still be there as a supporter when the 28th edition of the renowned festival takes place as an online edition from 4 to 9 May 2021. Then one of the most important breweries in the region will supply the dedicated ITFS studio team with drinks while providing the best digital festival feeling. With the commitment “Fürs Leben gern ein Stuttgarter!”, the modern traditional brewery, whose history goes back to the 16th century, shows itself to be a reliable partner even in challenging times and wishes all animation enthusiasts entertaining animation days.


Stuttgarter Hofbräu participates in the ITFS boxes of the Creating*Diversity-campaign and also takes care of our team’s well-being!

New World Classic

With New World Classic, a young classical music label is launching on the international market for rights to classical music productions. The classical music catalogue is aimed at commercial exploiters of classical music. Film and advertising agencies, directors and advertisers will find a wide range of one-stop licensing offers in this online platform. Anyone who purchases music from New World Classic also secures the rights of use for the defined application. “New World Classic responds to the growing demand for uncomplicated and time-saving ways to license productions,” says Zeljko Lopicic, founder and managing director of Instant Music Licensing GmbH (IML), under whose umbrella New World Classic appears. According to him, the young classic label fills a gap in the market: It facilitates time-saving access to high-quality productions of popular works from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake to Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries and Offenbach’s Can-Can for creative professionals such as film producers or advertising agencies.”

Prize Donation

New World Classic presents the New World Classic Animation Award (available live with Online+ access); the pre-recorded award ceremony will be shown in our live stream free of charge on Sunday, 9 May at 5PM.

Blue Ocean Entertainment

Blue Ocean Entertainment AG is the market leader for children’s magazines in German-speaking countries. Founded in 2005, the publisher published its first magazine in July 2006: “Prinzessin Lillifee”. Blue Ocean – in which Burda has held a majority stake since 2014 – now has a total of 60 regularly published magazines and numerous digital offerings in its portfolio. In addition to the magazines of the product family around “Prinzessin Lillifee”, there are also science magazines for kids such as “FRAG doch mal die Maus” and “Was Ist Was”, young classics such as “Bibi Blocksberg” and “Die drei ??? Kids”, the animal magazines “Pferd&Co”, “Total tierlieb! ” and “DINOSAURIER”, as well as exciting magazines on the play worlds of the LEGO Group, PLAYMOBIL, Simba and Schleich. Blue Ocean Entertainment also specializes in digital offerings on strong licensed themes such as “Princess Lillifee,” “Schleich Horse Club,” “Bibi & Tina” and “The Smurfs“. Since 2018, Blue Ocean has intensified its activities in other European countries with the establishment of publishing subsidiaries in Poland, Spain as well as Portugal. In addition, Blue Ocean is active in publishing in France, Hungary and Romania

Tricks for Kids & Creating*Diversity

Blue Ocean Entertainment mainly supports the Tricks for Kids programme and the raffles of the Creating*Diversity-campaign.


VVS offers an integrated and sustainable mobility concept to the citizens in the area of Stuttgart. Together with its partners, VVS contributes heavily to the safety and improvement of mobility in the area of Stuttgart.


The VVS participates in the raffles of the Creating*Diversity-campaign


MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg

The MFG Baden-Württemberg is an institution of the federal state Baden-Württemberg and Südwestrundfunk. MFG’s mission is the promotion of film culture and film economy as well as the cultural and creative economy. The MFG is a statewide centre of competence, a public funder of culture and economics and a supporter of these communities. MFG Filmförderung’s main focus is supporting films through project-based fundings, MFG Kreativ focuses on connection and networking in the cultural and creative economy and the digital culture field. At the same time we act as advisers regarding questions of media competence, open source, online state projects and university cooperations.

Prize Donation

Prize donor of the Animated Games Award Germany and the Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film.

Creative Europe MEDIA

Verband Region Stuttgart

Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst

Berthold Leibinger Stiftung

Institut Français

Event & Location Partner

INNENSTADTKINOS – Cinema culture in the heart of Stuttgart

Located directly on Schloßplatz, the GLORIA, EM and CINEMA have been a popular place to go for cineastes for over 70 years. With seven cinema halls, from the small studio cinema to the large hall for 459 spectators, there is film fun in every dimension. Technically up-to-date with the most modern picture and sound technology guarantee the best entertainment. Digital 4k and 2k projections conjure up images in breathtaking brilliance on the screen. Cinema becomes an experience here. GLORIA 2 is the only Stuttgart cinema with Dolby Atmos to impress. In addition to the regular cinema program, various film series are offered. In addition, many film festivals are held in the city center cinemas throughout the year.


On 5 May at 6 p.m. we will be live-streaming an interview with Dr. Karin Fritz, CEO of Innenstadtkinos and the head of marketing Margarete Söhner.

Innenstadtkinos Stuttgart are this year’s live stream location!

Design Offices

Design Offices is the leading provider of corporate coworking and serviced offices for agile work and innovation. Its locations are spread around Germany with about 40 sites in 15 cities and roundabout 173,000 sq m surface area. Two of them you can find in Stuttgart City and one location in Stuttgart Fasanenhof. Design Offices offers flexible office and coworking spaces as well as inspiring rooms for conferences and business events that perfectly suit the demands of a new work environment. The concept also includes a comprising service.

Live-Stream & Creating*Diversity

Win a Design Offices coworking day once a day, directly in the Live-Stream or via Creating*Diversity.

b&b Eventtechnik GmbH

MiDiA GmbH


KlickPiloten GmbH


Schawa Media GmbH

Plakat Total

BIG Cinema GmbH

Hospitalhof Stuttgart

castX GmbH

Cooperation Partners

Hochschule der Medien

The Hochschule der Medien (HdM) as a state university of applied sciences in Stuttgart trains specialists and allrounders for the media business. As of now, there are nearly 5400 students enrolled. The courses offered at our institution are unique Europewide. There are around 30 accredited bachelor and masters courses available: print and audiovisual media, information management and informatics, advertising or media production, even media economics and packaging technology.


Hochschule der Medien is partner of the GameZone

Institut für Games

Institut für Games concentrates on every activity surrounding games at the Hochschule der Medien. It is a platform for students, developers, publisher studios, manufacturers, associations and academic institutions. In our courses audiovisual media, media science, mobile media, as well as computer science and media we teach new ways of media production including film, sound, intteractive media, games, computer graphics and animation or mixed reality applications. In applied research we follow a collaborative, human-centered practice / design based approach to explore new mixed reality and interactive worlds in an experimental and playful way.


Institut für Games is partner of the GameZone

Staatsoper Stuttgart

The Stuttgart State Opera is one of the most important opera houses in Europe and at the same time part of the largest multi-discipline house in Europe: the Württemberg State Theatres consist of the Stuttgart State Opera, the Stuttgart Theatre and the Stuttgart Ballet and have been successfully managed in a management model unique in Germany since 1994: All three divisions work artistically and economically autonomously under the direction of their respective artistic directors, while the management of the joint overall operation is in the hands of the managing artistic director Marc-Oliver Hendriks. The Stuttgart State Opera has been led by Viktor Schoner since the 2018/19 season.

Live-Stream & Exhibition

A special highlight of the festival: the OpernTalk with Schorsch Kamerun and the exhibition “Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung” in cooperation with the Stuttgart State Opera.


scoyo online learning game and for kids, parents and teachers

We created an online learning game tool for kids with many games focusing on the key areas of the school curriculum for German-speaking countries from grade 1 to 7.

By entering our virtual world, kids will get to know our characters throughout their journey and experience tricky adventures with them in interactive and animated short stories. However, by taking those educational adventures the kids are supported by motivational feedback, can be rewarded with scoring points, and can even collect a nice new outfit for their own avatar. But the scoyo learning worlds are not just about games, it’s about learning – even though it won’t feel like it.

scoyo offers the entertainment factor kids expect from games but still guarantees a valuable and educational screen time. Gamification meets Storytelling – a new way for increased motivation and independent learning.

For teachers is scoyo free to use during lessons – forever. Make your lessons enjoyable with scoyo and know always what your students are doing and what they must practice more.




Scoyo is involved in GameZone Edu at the ITFS.


HABA Digitalwerkstatt is a creative workshop space for children, adults, families, schools, and partner companies. We focus on learning by playing within the digital world. Here, children can playfully develop skills that will prepare them adequately for the future and guide them through the digital space.

At HABA Digitalwerkstatt, children between the ages 6 to 12 build robots, code their own games, produce stop motion movies or create digital art and music. In online courses, workshops or holiday camps at our sites in 10 German cities, with our Digitalwerkstatt Box or our apps – our mission is to empower children digitally.


A special cooperation that we are looking forward to in the coming years. The Haba Digital Workshop will be participating in the ITFS for the first time with Stop-Motion-Workshops for children on 7 and 8 May and will enrich the programme.

vhs Stuttgart & vhs Treffpunkt Kinder

With more than 5,000 courses each year, vhs stuttgart brings out the individual talents and interests of its participants, regardless of their social background and educational level, so close to people that everyone benefits in a very personal way.

Different events are offered in the areas of society, politics and the environment, culture and design, health, exercise and nutrition, languages – vhs intercultural, digital skills, jobs and careers, and vhs school for adults.

Cultural events, film festivals, exhibitions, readings as well as conferences and congresses have become an established part of the vhs program at TREFFPUNKT Rotebühlplatz. The vhs ökostation at Wartberg and the children’s program at Treffpunkt Kinder round out the spectrum.

Tricks for Kids

vhs Stuttgart’s very own Iris Loos is curating our Tricks for Kids programme; vhs Stuttgart furthermore organises some of the TfK workshops and school programmes.

State Agency for Civic Education Baden-Württemberg

The State Agency for Civic Education Baden-Württemberg is a non-party educational institution that communicates politics in an uncomplicated and realistic manner. It provides information and guidance for forming opinions in an increasingly more connected (and more complicated) world. We invite you to engage in conversation and want to convey politics in an interesting way, inspire democracy and encourage participation. We advise and support the general public in all questions of political education. Our events, releases, publications and games, a wide range of services and further information on our websites (www.lpb-bw.de) and our social media activities are directed towards all citizens of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg.

Contact: State Agency for Civic Education Baden-Württemberg (LpB), Lautenschlagerstraße 20, 70173 Stuttgart, Tel.: 0711 164099-0, Mail: lpb@lpb-bw.de

Animation Production Days

Animationsinstitut der Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH

AG Animationsfilm e.V.

Cartoon Media

Cartoon Network

ComputerSpielSchule Stuttgart

Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum

Didacta Verband e.V.

Film Commission Region Stuttgart

Forum der Kulturen Stuttgart e.V.

Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken e.V.

Haver & Mailänder Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft MBB

Heinrich Böll Stiftung Baden-Württemberg e.V.

Institut français Stuttgart

Kazé Anime

Kultur für Alle Stuttgart e.V.

Landesmedienzentrum Baden-Württemberg

Merz Akademie gGmbH

Mobile Medienschule Stuttgart Ost

NaturVision Film Festival

Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart

Pop-Büro Region Stuttgart

spotlight Internationales Werbefestival GmbH

Stadtmedienzentrum Stuttgart

Studio Fizbin GmbH

Stuttgarter Jugendhaus gGmbH


Vision Kino gGmbH

Media Partners

Hitradio antenne 1

As the voice of the region, Hitradio antenne 1 broadcasts what people have on their minds in Baden-Württemberg – always to the point and five minutes earlier. Beyond regional, national, and international reporting, exclusive information as well as traffic jams and speed checks, Hitradio antenne 1 focuses on music – “Baden-Württemberg’s best music mix”. In addition, Hitradio antenne 1 guarantees a good mood and great entertainment. Especially with the centerpiece – the Hitradio antenne 1 morning show. Berliner Schnauze meets Swabian luminaries: Nadja and Ostermann accompany the listeners in a good mood into the day. With entertaining contributions and funny comedies, the two radio presenters ensure the best start into the morning from Monday to Friday from 5 a.m.

Welcome Addresses & Highlights

Greetings to the visitors of ITFS21 and our Festival-Highlights on Hitradio antenne 1!

Animation World Network Inc.


Animation Magazine Inc.


Verlag Luftballon

Digital Production



Film & TV Kamera

epd Film



Media Biz

Partner Festivals

Business Platform for the International Animation Industry
Animation Production Days (APD) is the only German co-production and financing marketplace event which is focused exclusively on animation. It is taking place as part of the 28th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) and the FMX – Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media. At APD, German and international producers present their films, series, games and cross-media projects to potential co-production partners, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, funders and investors in a series of fruitful one-to-one meetings.
51 projects from 22 countries have been selected for APD 2021. All meetings will take place via a central online platform as video meetings.

Animation Production Days 2021

Stuttgart / Germany

FMX 2021 Online Usually located in Stuttgart, FMX – Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media will host its first online edition from May 4-6, 2021.
Over three conference days, FMX will invite exceptional media creators to share their insights with an audience of professionals and students on a virtual event platform. To make sure that the community will have room for personal exchange, live Q&A will complement all presentations. Following FMX, presentation recordings will be available to ticket holders via video-on-demand until July 2021. FMX is one of the world’s most influential digital entertainment conferences and is organized by Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg.


Stuttgart / Germany

The German Short Film Association – with members including film festivals, film and art schools, short film distributors and sales companies, as well as film industry institutions – is the representational and lobbying body for German short film. Its ambition is to improve the public awareness of German short film both nationally and internationally. In this regard, the association functions as a service centre for makers and producers of shorts, as well as for various short film institutions, and as a contact source on German short film for political bodies, the film industry, cinemas and festivals.

AG Kurzfilm

Dresden / Germany

Animafest Zagreb is a place of inspiration, creativity, exchange of ideas, innovation, communication and international diversity. Z… is for Zagreb!

The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb, established in 1972, is the second oldest film festival in the world completely dedicated to animation. Launched thanks to the global reputation of the filmmakers sprung from the Zagreb School of Animation, founded based on the decision of ASIFA, International Animated Film Association, Zagreb Film production company and City of Zagreb, Animafest Zagreb takes place every year early in June.


Zagreb / Croatia

Many of us thought that this pandemic would not especially affect the animation industry, whose workers and artists often do their work from home. But it is doing it: here in the Basque Country there are productions that have stopped and although some studios and schools continue to work online, something is missing, something that is always essential for the animation community: the human contact. What the festivals guarantee and what helps to face the solitary work in front of the screen.

Animakom Fest – Bilbao International Animation Community Festival

Bilbao / Spain

Animateka is an international festival that focuses on high quality auteur animated film. Every december it presents the peak production of short animated films from Central and Eastern Europe in our main competition programme, a programme comprising the most original European student films and a programme of carefully selected international films for children and teenagers. Each year it presents various special programmes as well. Either the best contemporary works from all parts of the world, a historical glimpse at different countries, animation techniques or other topics. From the very beginning Animateka holds national premiere screenings of a selection of the newest animated feature films. Audiences of all ages have the opportunity to enjoy a rich film programme and also an abundance of events such as talks with authors, masterclasses, round tables, a regional pitching session (all within the industry-oriented platform AnimatekaPRO), workshops, exhibitions, concerts and informal gatherings. Animateka’s goal is to be a focal point where professionals from both the region and the world can meet, to create collaborations and co-productions, and at the same time attract the interest of the local public and get them to fall in love with the art of animated film.

Animateka International Animated Film Festival

Ljubljana / Slovenia

Animatex is an animation festival and an online portal with a focus on bringing all the artists working in the animation industry in Egypt together.We aim to be the go-to platform, online and offline, for everything related to animation in Egypt, and a space to showcase all the aspects and constituents of the animation arts, to facilitate networking and collaboration between these various constituents and -in time- to drive the animation art field in Egypt to international levels.animatex is one of the selected projects for support in the framework of the Open Call of the “Euro-Egyptian Cultural Programme 2019-2020” (EECP) and the programme is funded by the European Union Delegation to Egypt in cooperation with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC).


Cairo / Egypt

Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival represents historical continuity of film animation which has its roots in the May Animated Film Festival in 1971. During past 12 years the most important national cinematography of animated films were represented (Poland, Russia, Canada, Great Britain, France), program featured representatives of the most important regional and worldwide animated film festivals and famous animators worldwide. Festival consists of Main competition program for adults and children and accompanying programs.

Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival

Banja Luka / Bosnia & Herzegovina

CARTOON is an international, non-profit association based in Brussels. It organises Cartoon Forum; Cartoon Movie; Cartoon 360; and the Cartoon Masters training seminars.

Cartoon Forum is a pitching and co-production forum for animated TV projects. At the upcoming edition, producers will have the opportunity to pitch their project in front of 950 broadcasters, investors and other potential partners from 40 countries. Staying optimistic and focused, we hope to offer a safe on-site edition where all professionals will be delighted to see each other again!
Cartoon Movie is a co-production forum for feature-length animation, mainly for cinema, with around 900 participants.
Cartoon 360 is a pitching event dedicated to cross-media animation projects, while Cartoon Masters offers three training seminars for European industry professionals.

Cartoon Media

Brussels / Belgium

The International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, organized in Kraków since 1994, is the oldest film festival in Poland which juxtaposes the achievements of students of film and art schools from all over the world, as well as works of fine-art animation films creators: professionals, students, as well as independent producers.

The main events of every annual festival are the two contests which give the festival its name, and during which the following prizes are awarded: in the student competition (ETIUDA), comprising feature and documentary etudes, the Golden, Silver and Bronze Dinosaurs; in the anima contest (ANIMA), Golden, Silver and Bronze Jabberwocky, as well as the Special Golden Jabberwocky for the student creating the best animated etude of the festival.

Since the beginnings of the Festival, the main points of the programme are accompanied by a vast range of other events. They provide a chance to get acquainted with world-class animation artists and the most interesting phenomena of this sphere of art. The accompanying events provide a chance to recall the most interesting works in the history of cinema, especially animations and documentaries. They also enable to get acquainted with contemporary short films and feature animated films which don’t reach the mainstream.

Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival

Krakow / Poland

Fantoche is the most important animation film festival in Switzerland and one of the most distinguished events for animated film in the world. It takes place annually in September in Baden / Switzerland. The festival appeals to professionals as well as to a broad audience.

Each year Fantoche organises an international, a Swiss and a children’s film competition for animated short film productions. The annually changing themes in focus, which are developed in collaboration with curators, also offer space for new multimedia and interactive forms of animation. Fantoche cooperates with international festivals and cultural institutions and is involved in cultural education throughout the year. The 19th edition will take place from 7 – 12 September 2021.


Baden / Switzerland

Versatile, international, inspiring – that is the programme of the FILMFEST DRESDEN. Every year in April it brings the best short films from all over the world to Dresden on six festival days, attracting up to 20,000 visitors each year, including around 500 accredited trade visitors. The heart of the festival, the National and International Competition, honours current animated and short fiction films with prize money of over 67,000 euros. A diverse special and supporting programme completes the festival week.

Filmfest Dresden

Dresden / Germany

Französische Filmtage Tübingen-Stuttgart are the largest showcase of Francophone cinema in Europe and this year, for the 37th time, will present the latest feature-length and short films, exciting retrospectives, school cinema films, homages and Ciné concerts in Tübingen, Stuttgart, Reutlingen and Rottenburg. With over 16,000 visitors annually, the French Film Festival is a successful public festival that builds cultural bridges between Germany and the French-speaking countries beyond the medium of film with an attractive supporting programme and numerous guests from all over the world. For many years, the FFT has been highly regarded by the international film industry thanks to the awarding of attractive film prizes. The festival has thus established itself above all as a springboard for young, as yet undiscovered francophone cinema. The International Competition and the French Competition enable the audience to see the latest productions promptly in a stimulating festival atmosphere and to discuss them with the guests.

Französische Filmtage Tübingen-Stuttgart

Tübingen, Stuttgart / Germany

The London International Animation Festival proudly showcases the whole spectrum of creative animation, showing that animation is for everyone. Founded in 2003, LIAF aims to dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids by screening the broadest possible range of intelligent, entertaining and provocative current films on offer from all around the world as well as retrospectives and specialised sessions from countries and animators who don’t normally elicit such attention.

London International Animation Festival

London / United Kingdom

O!PLA Festival (existing from 2013) is the largest animation film festival in Poland, with almost 22.000 Jury members (only viewers), almost 140 festival venues located between the Baltic Sea and the Tatra Mountains, presenting more than 100. shorts each year, divided into 9 categories – these numbers briefly outline the specifics of the most unique and completely grassroots biggest Polish celebration of animated film. O!PLA was the first film festival in Poland reorganized themselves during quarantine, and start to be on-line. The quarantine gave O!PLA a lot of inspiration. Thanks to an online existence, the festival could reach more people, not only from Poland. People could watch and vote online. We inaugurated with the new cycle „O!PLA LIVE, but from home…” , where I meet with the directors/animators/screenwriters/musicians and talk about the process of creation. This is one of the most important positive effects of the pandemic, paradoxically.

O!PLA Festival


For over 30 years, the festival has been dedicated to the border crossings of cinema, media and net art with an experimental international programme of films, workshops, the Expanded Media exhibition and performances. The core of the festival are the international competitions for short film, media in space and network culture flanked by an extensive programme spanning all generations. The festival is both a meeting place for experts and professionals as well as a festival for the audience. The festival’s aim is to bring innovative and challenging forms of cultural expression and complex artistic and technological issues closer to a wider public in a playful way.

Stuttgarter Filmwinter

Stuttgart / Germany

Association Française du Cinéma d’Animation

Anibar Animation Festival

Anilogue International Animation Festival

Anima – Le Festival International du Film d’Animation de Bruxelles

Animafilm International Animation Festival

Animart Festival

Animate – Australia Animation Film Festival

Animation Marathon

Animation Production Days


Animatou Geneva Animation Film Festival

Animatricks Animation Festival Helsinki

Animaze Montreal International Animation Filmfestival

Animocje International Animated Film Festival

Annecy Festival

Athens Animfest

BAA – British Animation Awards

Bucheon International Animation Festival

Cardiff Animation Festival

Cinanima International Animated Film Festival

Fest Anca International Animation Festival

Festival of Animation Berlin

Filmschau Baden-Württemberg

Forum der Kulturen Stuttgart

Golden Kuker-Sofia International Animation Film Festival


Kaboom Animation Festival

Kecskemét Animation Film Festival

Stuttgarter Kinderfilmtage

Manchester Animation Festival

Neum Animated Film Festival

NaturVision Filmfestival

International Animation Film Festival Nikozi

Stoptrik International Film Festival

Tbilisi International Animation Festival

Streaming Partner

Hitradio antenne 1

Digital Production

Film & TV Kamera

Geheimtipp Stuttgart


Horads 88,6


Kolping-Bildungswerk Württemberg e.V.

Verlag luftballon

re.flect Stuttgart

Movie College

Merz Akademie gGmbH

Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart


Stadt Stuttgart

Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart

Stadt Ludwigsburg

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg