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Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 Launching May 5

Starting tomorrow, running through May 8 and then every two weeks through the end 2020, conference will post a new online piece dedicated to an outstanding personality from the event’s history.

FMX’s new series of online shows, Highlights of FMX 1994-2020, kicks off tomorrow, May 5, with Jan Pinkava, Academy Award-winning founder and Creative Director of the renowned Google Spotlight Stories project. A pioneer in animation and immersive media, Pinkava has been a continuous source of inspiration for FMX over the last two decades. In his exclusive interview, he will share with you his personal views on the world of animation. Running through May 8 and then every two weeks through the end 2020, the Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 program will post a new online piece dedicated to an outstanding personality from the event’s history.

There are two possible ways to join our Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 shows:

1. Get interactive: Please go to our website a few minutes before the show. By entering your name and email address, you can join the interview room, send in your questions, and chat with the other participants. The number of participants is limited, so be there on time.

2. Just enjoy: If the interview room is full, or if you'd just like to watch the interview please head over to our live stream on

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On Wednesday, May 6, 18:00 CET, we will continue with Volker Engel, President, Uncharted Territory.

Working on iconic VFX movies over the last 30 years, Volker Engel has crossed from SFX to VFX and used a unique VFX-hub for each blockbuster production. In this exclusive interview, Volker will elaborate on his vast experience and perspective in VFX, and beyond.

On Thursday, May 7, 18:00 CET, we will meet Regina Pessoa, Animation Director, Ciclope Films.

Embracing the spirit of Eastern European animation, Portuguese animator Regina Pessoa has developed a unique artistic style and created highly personal films that have all become cornerstones of independent animation. In an exclusive interview, Regina will give us insights into her work - past, present and future.

On Friday, May 8, 18:00 CET, it is time for Ed Hooks, Actor / Acting for Animators.

Teaching generations of animators what is essential in bringing the soul of a character to life, Ed Hooks has been a highlight of FMX throughout the years. In his exclusive interview, Ed will tell us how he plans to continue to bring his Acting for Animators series of workshops to a worldwide audience.

After the show on May 8, FMX will continue to bring you a new episode of Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 every two weeks.

And they are still looking forward to more questions and more feedback from you!

Are there any highlights from FMX's past that you would like to see picked up and discussed in their online series?

Please keep on sending your feedback and questions via, and they will do their best to address your input.

Or follow FMX on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, and leave your feedback and questions in the comments below the upcoming Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 posts, or via direct message.

Source: FMX

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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.