12. Dezember 2017 Johannes Wolters

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film: APPLY NOW FOR TRICKSTAR BUSINESS AWARD

25th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (April 24 – 29, 2018)


Dear filmprofessionals, dear friends of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film,

‘Trickstar Business’ is the name of the animation industry’s business prize which will be awarded for the second time during Animation Production Day (APD) 2018 by the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

From now on, you can apply with a project that has an innovative business concept, for example, in the area of financing, distribution, marketing or exploitation of rights. All projects submitted to APD also qualify for the Trickstar Business Award. Companies with an innovative business model can also apply for the award independently of participation in APD.

The Trickstar Business Award is the world’s first animation prize to be explicitly focused on business. The prize is worth 7,500 € being sponsored by the Stuttgart Region. In 2017, the award winner was the Polish project „The Shadows“ by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman (BreakThru Films).

Joint award gala and professional meeting
The Trickstar Business Award will be awarded on April 27, 2018 in a joint award gala with the „German Screenplay Award“, „Animated Com Award International“ and the „Tricks for Kids Series“ (national and international) awards. The event takes place at the Stuttgart L-Bank Rotunda: perfect for networking opportunities between animation artists, authors, agencies and producers.

The regulations (pdf) and submission form (pdf) can be found here.

Submission Deadline is March 1, 2018. 

We look forward to your application!

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