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Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) Presents: New Festival Motifs for 2020 and New Wordmark



The time has come: The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film presents new designs for 2020. Six naked cartoon animals represent ITFS next year. The design for the 27th Festival edition is characterised by the new Festival trailer “Caught Naked" created by Studio Seufz in Stuttgart together with Film und Medienfestival gGmbH. This is also a good opportunity to present the new ITFS wordmark. The 27 th ITFS takes place from May 05 to 10, 2020.

In short film clips, audiences can witness the charismatic animals in private, all too human everyday situations in front of the wardrobe, in the bathroom, doing sports. These animals are so human that they get embarrassed all of a sudden, feeling caught out because they are naked, after all. Only “Trixi”, the ITFS Festival mascot is unimpressed, sitting in her cinema seat, slurping lemonade and waiting for the Festival of Animated Film to start.

The professional animators from Studio Seufz have created the concept for Caught Naked and are producing the trailer for a February 2020 launch. “The style is very minimalist and focused on the characters; there are ba rely any backgrounds or other distracting elements. We try to stand out and impress with obsessive minimalism and mystic absurdity”, directors Anselm Pyta and Benedikt Hummel explain. The different characters (fox, duck, horse “Trixi”, penguin, sheep, and frog) will adorn posters and print materials, the website and any further communication media of the 27th ITFS and so be “caught naked” by fans everywhere.

The new ITFS Wordmark
In addition to the new design for 2020, the Festival will be represented by the revised wordmark. The four distinctive letters and the silhouette of farm horse Trixi, the Festival mascot establish a significant style for external communication, to be used year round as of now. “The new wordmark is simple and catchy, for the first time we focus on the abbreviation ‘ITFS’ which has become well established in Germany and internationally”, says Prof. Ulrich Wegenast, Managing Director of ITFS. The colour of the bar matches each year’s different colour scheme, thus underlining the respective Festival design. The wordmark was developed by agency in Stuttgart.

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Katrin Dietrich,, +49 (0) 711-925 46-102, Rebecca Pfister:, +49 (0) 711-925 46-120













The Festival of Animated Film (ITFS)
was founded in 1982 and is one of the world's biggest and most important festivals for animation films. In nine categories of competitions more than Euro 100,000 prize money will be awarded. The FMX takes place alongside the ITFS. As the largest professional conference for animation, effects, games and immersive media (Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media), it is organizing the Animation Production Days business platform, the only coproduction and financing market specialized in animation projects Germany.




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