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17th March 2020 27th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
Due to the spreading of the coronavirus, Germany takes security measures banning large-scale public meeting.
Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH announced the cancellation of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) scheduled for May 5 to 10, 2020. This is based on the immediately effective and indefinite decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration Baden-Württemberg of Wednesday, March 11, 2020 to the Public Health Departments.
The highest priority is to protect the health of the staff and audiences from the region and the whole world as well as anyone involved in our events has, not only with regard to the current coronavirus threat.

The programme for this year’s ITFS has been established. So as to provide a platform for the more than 1,800 films from around the world submitted for competitions, a digital version of ITFS for the Festival period from May 5 to 10, 2020 has been planned, also to make competition entries available for streaming / as video on-demand.
All ITFS 2020 competition entries will also be shown and judged on a big screen in the cinema at the 28th ITFS 2021. The jury meeting for ITFS 2020 will take place in the run-up to ITFS 2021.
The winners of ITFS 2020 will be presented and honoured at the opening of the 28th ITFS on May 4, 2021. Thus, ITFS audiences – locally and globally – will have the pleasure to view the best of recent animated films in the categories short film (International Competition), feature film (AniMovie), student film (Young Animation), and children’s film (Tricks for Kids) in spite of the Festival cancellation in virtual form.
On the other hand, the ITFS 2020 competition films will have the opportunity to be screened in 2021 under the best presentation conditions.
The next Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film will take place from May 4 to 9, 2021 People can keep themselves up-to-date on ITFS 2020 online: https://www.itfs.de/news/
Press and public relations contact: presse@festival-gmbh.de"
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