Bechstein ClassicAnimation Award

About the award

The music competition Bechstein Classic Animation Award is a new award organised by the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) and sponsored by Bechstein Classic. It is aimed at animation students and graduates at international institutions of higher education for film, art and the media and honours the best use / the best implementation of music in an animated short film. For this purpose, music label Bechstein Classic makes five pieces of music from its portfolio available, either for use as an integral part of an animated short film or for direct visualisation. The licence is free of charge in conjunction with a submission of the film to ITFS 2020. The award carries a value of 2,500 €.

The deadline for entries is March 01, 2020.
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How to proceed?


Please read carefully the regulations.


Choose and download one or more tracks and the licence agreement.

The Nutcracker, Op. 71, TH.14, Act. 2, No.12 Divertissement Trepak (Russian Dance)


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The Seasons, Op. 37b, X October (Autumn Song)


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Can Can (Orphee Aux Enfers) From Orpheus In The Underworld

Jacques Offenbach

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Hungarian Dance, No. 5

Johannes Brahms

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Flower Duet

Léo Delibes

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Complete the licence agreement and send it back to:

Instant Music Licensing GmbH
Burgsteige 2
Deutschland / Germany


Make/complete your film.


Submit your film to ITFS 2020 using the official application form.

Submission deadline: March 01, 2020.

Download Application Form