Trickstar Business Award

‘Trickstar Business’ is the name of the animation industry’s business prize which will be awarded for the fourth time by the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

The Trickstar Business Award is worth €7,500 and recognises national or international innovative and groundbreaking business models for projects or companies in the animation industry. This makes Trickstar Business the world’s first animation prize to be explicitly focused on business. The prize is being sponsored by the Stuttgart Region.

The selection criteria for projects to the Trickstar Business Award is an innovative business concept, for example, in the area of financing, distribution, marketing or exploitation of rights. All projects submitted to APD are invited to apply for the Trickstar Business Award. Companies with an innovative business model can also apply for the award independently of participation in APD.

Submission for 2020 is closed.

The winner will be selected by a four-person industry jury inlcuding representatives of the Stuttgart Region and the L-Bank.

Jury assessment criteria:

  • competitiveness of the project / service / product
  • quality and feasibility of the business plan
  • innovation of the financing / evaluation / marketing concept
  • qualifications and experience of the submitter

Despite the Corona Pandemic, the prize will again be awarded this year. The award ceremony will probably take place during the online edition of ITFS.

The winner of the Trickstar Business Award 2019 was the Danish company Copenhagen Bombay with their project “CoboStories”.