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Awards Headline News

Andreas Hykade Receives Poland’s Golden Dinosaur Award

Independent filmmaker, Filmakademie director and FMX Conference chair receives award honoring “outstanding artists turned pedagogues” for achievements in filmmaking and teaching at the 23rd Etiuda & Anima Festival in Krakow, Poland.

Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart Headline News

Call for Entries: Submit Your Films to ITFS 2017!

Deadline for submissions to Germany’s 24th Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart is December 1, 2016.

Education & Training Headline News

Animation Sans Frontières Brings International Talent to Filmakademie

Funded by Creative Europe, 16 aspiring technical directors, animation directors, producers and writers from Denmark, Germany, England, France, Hungary, Italy and The Netherlands visit the Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Stuttgart 2016 Blogs

Animation For Grown-Ups: 23rd International Trickfilm Festival Of Animated Film and FMX - 26 April to 1 May 2016 in Stuttgart, Germany

The motto of the 23rd International Trickfilm Festival was Animation For Grown-ups, and sure enough, the films shown at the opening night of the International Competition were very thought provoking.

Animation Production Day Headline News

APD 2017 Receives Funding from Creative Europe MEDIA

Animation Production Day receives funding from the Creative Europe MEDIA program for its 2017 edition to be held May 4 & 5, 2017.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Blue Sky Studios' Steve Martino Talks 'The Peanuts Movie' Challenges at FMX 2016

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 1:52am

'The Peanuts Movie' director Steve Martino discusses the creative and production challenges he faced making the studio's hit animated feature.

FMX Headline News

FMX Wraps 2016 Edition with Record Attendance

Twenty-first edition of European conference spotlighting animation, visual effects, games and transmedia saw a new all-time high of 3,500 attendees.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: ILM’s Patrick Tubach Talks ‘Star Wars’ & More at FMX 2016

Industrial Light & Magic VFX supervisor Patrick Tubach discusses the blend of practical and digital effects created for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ at FMX 2016.

FMX 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: USC's Alex McDowell Talks World Building, Augmented Reality and Transmedia at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:01am

Alex McDowell, creative director at the USC World Building Media Lab and 5D Global Studio, discusses how virtual reality, augmented reality and transmedia will impact the future of entertainment.

FMX 2015 VFXWorld

WATCH: Proof Inc.'s Ron Frankel Talks 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Previs and Postvis at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:00am

Ron Frankel, founder and creative director at Proof Inc., discusses the impact both previs and postvis have on films like 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'

FMX 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Professor Craig Caldwell Talks Storytelling in Games at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 4:28pm

Craig Caldwell, USTAR senior research professor at the University of Utah, discusses storytelling challenges in games.

FMX 2016 Headline News

Final Program Details Unveiled for FMX 2016

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson joining ‘The Peanuts Movie’ director Steve Martino and ‘Construct’ director Kevin Margo for a panel on the relationship between directors and technology.

MPC Headline News

MPC to Showcase Year of Spectacular Visual Effects at FMX 2016

Two conference sessions with production VFX supervisor Rob Legato and MPC VFX supervisor Adam Valdez will describe the unique filmmaking processes behind Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book.’

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Director David Silverman Talks All Things 'The Simpsons' at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:45pm

Director David Silverman talks about the unequalled ongoing success of the series as well as well as how the shows are produced.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: USC's Professor Mark Bolas Talks Future of VR at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 5:04pm

USC Professor Mark Bolas, a virtual reality pioneer, discusses applications for VR beyond entertainment and the challenges that virtual reality faces along the path to widespread consumer adoption.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Epic Games' Kim Libreri and Ray Davis Talk VR with Unreal Engine at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 25, 2016 at 4:38pm

Kim Libreri, CTO, and Ray Davis, Unreal Engine GM, from Epic Games, talk about opportunities for Unreal Engine in VR.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Uncharted Territory's Marc Weigert Talks VFX Production Economics at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 2:47pm

Marc Weigert, CEO of Uncharted Territory, talks about economic realities, production strategies and the inherent difficulties in making a good VFX-driven film.

FMX Headline News

FMX 2016 Spotlighting Oscar Winner ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Avengers’ VR Experience and More

Filmakademie graduate and Disney/Pixar Character TD Tanja Krampfert discusses the creation of Joy in ‘Inside Out,’ while DoP Patrick Lin illuminates the special camera set-up designed to parallel the main character’s emotional journey.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Weta Digital's Joe Letteri Talks 'The Hobbit' and Virtual Production at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:12am

Joe Letteri, senior VFX supervisor and studio director at Weta Digital, discusses the use of digital characters and virtual production technology on the three 'Hobbit' films.

FMX 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Pixar's Christophe Hery Talks Lighting on 'Finding Dory' at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 21, 2016 at 5:22pm

Christophe Hery, global tech and research TD at the Pixar Research Group, talks about the importance of new lighting technology on the film 'Finding Dory.'

APD 2016 Headline News

Animation Production Day Reports Record Submissions for 2016

Thirteen films, 23 series and three gaming and special projects selected to participate in the 10th anniversary edition of international co-production marketplace running April 28th & 29th alongside the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and FMX 2016.

FMX 2015 VFXWorld

WATCH: Sebastian Sylwan Talks VR Technology Creative Realities at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:33pm

Sebastian, a visual effects and digital media technologist, discusses consumers' acceptance of virtual reality and what the technology means for creators.

FMX 2015 VFXWorld

WATCH: VES Exec Director Eric Roth Talks VFX Industry Economics at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 5:49pm

Eric Roth, executive director of the Visual Effects Society, discusses recent entertainment industry business trends, how they impact artists and studios and how the VES is addressing membership regarding these critical issues.

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