Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film


Years running: 41 (since 1982)

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

One of the world's largest and most important festivals for animated film.


Together with the fmx -Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media, the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is developing into the biggest and most important meeting in the world of animated film. Founded in 1982, the Festival of Animated Film has always promoted artistic animated films, young talented artists and the entire animated film sector. The accompanying events and programmes range from presentations by schools and studios, showcases of famous animation artists and the popular “Best Of Animation” series, right up to screenplay writer workshops with well-known animated film professionals. At the festival’s open air programme on the Schlossplatz in Stuttgart, the people of Stuttgart celebrate the art of animated film together with guests from all over the world.

There are a lot of workshops, meetings, etc.


International Competition:

  • Grand Prix: State of Baden-Württemberg and City of Stuttgart Grand Prix for Animated Film
  • Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film Award for the best graduation film
  • SWR Audience Award

Young Animation:

  • Award for the best student film
  • The FANtastic Award – Prize of the Animation Family for the best animation talent

Tricks for Kids:

  • Award for the best children's animated film


  • Award for the best animated feature film


  • Any animated film including computer generated animation and combinations of life action and animation completed after October 01, 2020 may participate;

Entry forms (online or in print form) are required to be fully completed and have to include a brief synopsis of the film, a list of cast and credits, a CV and a fi lmography of the director, a dialogue list with time codes in original language and English, a list of subtitles in English, film stills (300 dpi), available press material and a preview DVD. The film may also be submitted in digital data transmission.

After completing the form you can upload your film. Films may also be submitted on DVD.

One may use the online submission platform to submit your film.

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Programme Management: Andrea Bauer
  • Managing Director, programme: Ulrich Wegenast




Official Website



Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH
Stephanstrasse 33
D-70173 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 (0)711-925 46-0
Fax: +49 (0)711-925 46-150


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    December 01, 2021
  • Notifications
    March 01, 2022
  • Event Dates
    3 — 8 May 2022
Categories & Fees

Up to a running length of 35 minutes.

  • Deadline — free

Films produced by students or graduates of film schools, art colleges or other training institutions for animated film (up to a running length of 35 minutes).

  • Deadline — free

Animated short films and TV series for children can be submitted to the children’s film competition Tricks for Kids. Please do not submit more than two episodes for each series (up to a running length of 35 minutes).

  • Deadline — free

Productions from a running length of 60 minutes up. The films must not have been released commercially in Germany prior to the Festival.

  • Deadline — free
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