Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH (FMF) is a non-profit company based in Stuttgart and has been successful in the accomplishment of their public mission, the organisation of top-class, creative event formats in the Stuttgart region, since December 01, 2000.
Their major event is the annual Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) taking place end of April/early May. It is one of the world’s largest festivals for animation, having evolved into a crowd puller and must-go for professionals thanks to its extensive programme, numerous (Oscar-qualifying) competitions, and intersections with other disciplines such as games and music, art, and science. Animation Production Days (APD), the most important co-production and financing market for animation in Germany takes place alongside ITFS, organised by FMF in cooperation with the FMX – Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media. FMF is also co-organiser of NaturVision Filmfestival in Ludwigsburg, Germany’s largest and longest-standing film festival for nature, animals and the environment.