Winners Announced at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS)


The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (aka ITFS—International Trickfilm -Festival Stuttgart) wrapped up over the weekend. The popular festival, now in its 20th year, sponsors screenings and competition programs in nine different animation categories along with an audience award. ITFS also offers lectures and workshops, as well as school and studio presentations.

According to Pixar animator Saschka Unseld, ITFS provides “such a great atmosphere…Everyone loves discussing the great films they’ve just seen…It’s like a family reunion.”

Here’s a list of the winners of this year’s “ITFS-Trickstar” award:

  • International Competition Grand Prize
  • Oh Willy… (Emma de Swaef, Marc James Roels; Belgium)
  • Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film
  • Kara No Tamago (A Wind Egg) (Ryo Okawara; Japan)
  • SWR Audience Award
  • Junkyard (Hisko Hulsing; The Netherlands)
  • Young Animation Award/Best Student Film
  • Eine Murul (Breakfast on the Grass) (Erik Alunurm, MariPakkas, Mari Liis Regane, Mihkel Reha; Estonia)
  • AniMovie Award for Best Animated Feature
  • Ernest & Celestine (Benjamin Renner, Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar; France, Belgium, Luxembourg)
  • Tricks for Kids Award for Best Children’s Feature
  • Schrecken ohne Ende (Nearest and Dearest) (Michael Sieber,Max Stöhhr; Germany)
  • Cartoons for Teens award for Best Animated Series
  • Der Notfall (Déjà-moo) (Stefan Muller; Germany)
  • German Screenplay Award
  • Molly Monster: The Movie (Written by John Chambers)
  • Animated Fashion Award
  • Freitag X-Mas Movies, Claudia Rothlin and Yves Gutjar (Switzerland)
  • German Voice Award
  • Rick Kavanian for Knight Rusty – Yesterday’s Hero Recycled (Universum, Germany)

For more information, check out the ITFS website and follow ITFS on Facebook and Twitter.

Source: Animation Magazine

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