Trickstar Business Award

‘Trickstar Business’ is the name of the animation industry’s business prize which will be awarded within the ‘Trickstar Professional Awards Ceremony’ for the 8th time by the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) in 2024.

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.

You can apply for the Trickstar Business Award with a business model for a project or a company.

  • All projects which have an innovative business concept, for example in the areas of distribution, marketing, exploitation of rights
    or financing can be submitted to the Trickstar Business Award.
  • Applicants who submit a project to APD 2024 are invited to submit the project (if in accordance with the regulations) also for participation
    in the Trickstar Business competition. To apply, please complete the Trickstar Business application form as well.
  • All companies with an innovative and groundbreaking model can apply for the Trickstar Business Award

You can find the submission form here: “Call for Entries” page of ITFS.
Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2024.