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Filmakademie Appoints Andreas Hykade

Internationally renowned filmmaker Andreas Hykade is named Director of the Institute of Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

Ludwigsburg, Germany -- Yesterday, April 1st, the internationally renowned filmmaker Andreas Hykade took office as the new Director of the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Beforehand, Professor Hykade had worked at the Institute as Senior Lecturer of Animation.

Andreas Hykade studied at the Academy of Arts in Stuttgart from 1989 to 1990 and subsequently at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg from 1992 to 1995, as one of the Filmakademie's first graduates in Animation/Digital Art Work. Hykade has been working as a freelance director of animated films since 1992, realizing projects for children as well as adults. His work includes award-winning short films such as We lived in Grass (1995), Ring of Fire (2000), Love & Theft (2010) and, most recently, Nuggets (2015). Hykade has also produced several popular German TV productions, including Tom and the Slice of Bread with Strawberry Jam & Honey (2004-2012), as well as various interactive projects. His artistic output has been honored with numerous retrospectives, including a show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 2007.

Since 2002, Professor Andreas Hykade has been teaching at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. Furthermore, he has worked as a lecturer at the renowned Art University Kassel (2005-2010) and as a visiting professor at a number of international schools, among them Harvard University (2008), Shenkar College Tell Aviv (2010) and Royal College of Arts London (2001/02). In 2011, Hykade became Senior Lecturer for Animated Film at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Head of the subject area Animation at the Institute of Animation. The 46-year-old succeeds Professor Thomas Haegele as Institute Director, who led the Institute of Animation since its foundation in 2002 and retired in December 2014.

Source: Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg

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