The 28th ITFS takes place online only this year. Animation and games fans from all over Germany have the chance to participate live and enjoy the colourful Tricks for Kids programme from the comfort of their sofa on And best of all, the ONLINE+ films will be available in the media library until May 16, 2021. We have once again put together the imaginative programme and the great hands-on offers together with our Tricks for Kids curator Iris Loos (vhs Stuttgart – Treffpunkt Kinder). And again, the L-Bank Baden-Württemberg is providing substantial support to the ITFS children’s and family programme.


Tricks for Kids
Short Film Competition

fee-based / ONLINE+

The Tricks for Kids Competition features a selection of  the best current animated shorts and series for children of different ages.


AniMovie Kids
Feature Film Competition

fee-based / ONLINE+

Adventure, fun and excitement await you at the international selection of cutting-edge animated feature films we have put together for you in the AniMovie Kids section.


Oh no – our animals have lost their colours! Can you help them find them again? Just move the slider on the picture. Or download our colouring sheet and let your creativity run wild!


ITFS Live Stream

Daily Family Programme from 2 pm – 5 pm

With the free ITFS live stream, the ITFS brings the Schlossplatz Open Air to your home screen.


Tricks for Kids Award Ceremony

Sat, May 8, 6 PM

Our children‘s jury will present the winning film from the Tricks for Kids short film competition. The magical host Alexander Merk accompanies the children’s jury and the audience with his magic tricks through the colourful animated film show.

Access: With an ONLINE+ or ONLINE PRO ticket or via:

Matthias Baus

Generation Enchanted World – Opera and Animation, Competence and Resistance

Wed, May 5, 6:00 pm

A discussion between Elena Tzavara (Artistic Director JOiN – Junge Oper im Nord), Schorsch Kamerun (director & musician) and Ulrich Wegenast (Artistic Managing Director of ITFS) on workshop work with young people in the field of opera & animation accompanying the production “Verzauberte Welt” of Staatsoper Stuttgart.



Our workshops invite you to join in. In the comic workshop, you will learn how to tell stories with pictures, in animation workshops you will create your own stop motion videos and in the sound design workshop you will experiment with sound recordings and sounds. All workshops take place online as live webinars.


GameZone Kids

Give free rein to your urge to play: In the GameZone Kids, children and young people can discover the world of games and play together every day. It’s certainly worth a visit!


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