Best of ITFS - International Competition 2022

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The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and the Film- & Medienfestival gGmbH at the HFM Summer Festival!

A diverse, colorful animation program for everyone.

Diverse and creative, experimental, entertaining, and political is the selection of the best animated short films of ITFS 2022. Alongside themes such as sustainability in films like “Pig” or “Sprite Fright”, personal dramas (“To the Last Drop”, “Steakhouse”) and issues of violence and power (“The Immoral”, “BusLine35A”, “Tio”) play an important role this year.

The Grand Prix winner of ITFS22, “Bestia” by Hugo Covarrubias from Chile, is also an excellent example of how a complex historical portrait of a dark period – the military dictatorship of Chile from 1973 – 1990 – can be represented on film using a special stop-motion technique. However, not only does the programme impressively show dark sides of our present and past, but it also offers poetic, playful and abstract films that interpret fairy tales in a new feminist way (“Deep Water”) or create new visual worlds with the help of AI (“HYSTERISIS”).

The Award is sponsored by Verband Region Stuttgart

In cooperation with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) and the Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH.

Look forward to an entertaining animation film spectacle for all.

Please note that photographs and film recordings might be taken during the event for public relations purposes.

Kindly supported by the City of Stuttgart.

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