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Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2023 reveals programme highlights 

The 30th edition of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) in Germany will take place from 25 to 30 April 2023. Since its beginnings in 1982 until today, it has been established as a meeting place, think tank and career springboard for filmmakers and animation artists from all over the world. ITFS has shared the first glimpse of their programme highlights.

The motto of the anniversary edition of this event is ‘Animation Connects’. ITFS 2023 will take place at various venues in Stuttgart, including the Schlossplatz and the Innenstadtkinos.

At the heart of the festival is the International Competition, featuring the latest animated short films from around the world. The diverse programme showcases important themes such as the exploration of migration and trauma, sexuality and gender, environment, social anxiety and loneliness, as well as films on human abysses. OSCAR 2023 nominated short films will also be screened.

Here are the important themes for ITFS 2023

Migration and trauma:

Films with a view to the human abyss:

Gender & Identity:

Environment & Society – With a pinch of humour:

OSCAR Nominated Films at ITFS:

Social anxieties and loneliness:

ITFS 2023 tickets for accreditation and festival passes are now available at the their website.

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