Conference’s first digital event presented 388 speakers, with 2,200 participants from 45 countries.
The three-day virtual FMX 2021 conference, held May 4-6, has come to a close. After canceling last year’s event because of the pandemic, conference organizers successfully rebounded for 2021, offering 178 presentations and 100 live Q&As, presented by 388 speakers, viewed by 2,200 participants from 45 countries. 66 companies and schools were part of the FMX Forum, giving insights into their innovative products, services, and curricula.
FMX 2021 provided a global exchange on the latest projects, tools, new approaches, and techniques that highlighted the stunning creativity in media and entertainment production. Organizers stated that with its unique exchange of ideas dedicated to the central theme Reimagine Tomorrow, FMX 2021 has left a deep impression. It became clear that the future of the industry is promising, even though it has been disrupted in unprecedented ways.
According to FMX's Project & Program Manager, Mario Mueller, "We took this year's theme Reimagine Tomorrow quite literally. Together with our speakers and partners, we not only took a look at the future of entertainment but also reinvented FMX itself. We are very pleased that FMX was such a success, and that we were able to contribute to a profound exchange within the industry.”
"Conferences like FMX have always been vital to what we do, as they provide opportunities to learn from the industry and share stories that inspire new ideas,” said Ingrid Johnston, Head of Production at Animal Logic. "Staying connected with our global film community is more important than ever and FMX's virtual conference has made it more accessible to people, with the flexibility to attend sessions in your own time."
The FMX program featured top speakers like Victoria Alonso and Danielle Costa from Marvel Studios, and visual effects veteran Doug Trumbull. Presentations provided insights into the latest state-of-the-art VFX projects such as WandaVision, Godzilla vs. Kong, and Jim Button and the Wild 13. Leading animated movies were discussed, as well, including Soul and Over the Moon. Advances in cutting-edge technology were presented, covering topics like digital humans and expanded realities.
Keynote speaker Florian Gellinger, Co-founder and Executive Producer at RISE | Visual Effects Studios, said, "I'm eternally grateful to Mario Mueller and his team to make FMX 2021 happen, against all odds, and the way they adjusted to the current limitations was most impressive. Broadcasting from a beautifully designed studio and presenting an amazing line up of international speakers underlined the status of FMX as the most important CG conference in Europe and meeting point for professionals from around the world."
Most of the conference sessions will be available on the FMX event platform until July 31, 2021. For those who did not attend the live conference, it is still possible to buy tickets for FMX 2021 and watch the recorded sessions.