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20. Stuttgart Animation Meetup on February 27, 2024

The next Stuttgart Animation Meetup will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 19:30 CET at Flora & Fauna (U-Bahn Mineralbäder). Tables are reserved inside. Let’s talk, drink and connect the regional industry!

The Meetup is open to everyone – whether student, senior artist, newcomer or animation fan! Here, everyone can chat about the industry, connect with each other, and whoever wants can scribble cartoons and characters with the others.

Tell your friends and colleagues!

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stuttanimmeetup/ 
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/329784908362059   
Whatsapp Community https://chat.whatsapp.com/HBy916VD5LpG9v2MGS9LGm
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hkr1dv

Julia, Michael and Kris are looking forward to seeing you!

Talent Meet-Up BW 2024

Are you at the beginning of your own start-up, currently immersed in developing a new game, or still studying – perhaps “something with media”? Do you come more from an (academic) background but wish to connect with others from the animation, film, and games industries because you value cross-industry exchange? Do you welcome inspiration from a wide range of media sectors, enjoy meeting new people, and aren’t afraid of technological innovation?

Then the TALENT Meet-up BW 2024 is the right thing for you! Apply now for one of the 20 spots in this free, exclusive program with a unique networking opportunity.

Immerse yourself in the Stuttgart Animated Week together with other young professionals and visit the FMX – Film & Media Exchange (April 23-26, 2024), the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (April 23-28, 2024) and the APD Conference (April 23, 2024) of the Animation Production Days with a free Combi Ticket. You will be supported in networking, you will receive individual program tips and the framework for the best possible exchange – with each other and in the international industry. Last but not least, you will get to know regional support services and contacts so that nothing stands in the way of your professional future in THE LÄND.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024

This way to more information and the application form!

Initiated and organized by: MFG Baden-WürttembergStuttgart Region Economic Development CorporationFilm Commission Region StuttgartFilmakademie Baden-WürttembergAnimationsinstitut, AMCRS

Get your tickets for FMX and ITFS!

In a few weeks, Stuttgart will once again become a hotspot for the animation and VFX industry and for animation fans worldwide when the FMX – Film & Media Exchange conference, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and the Animation Production Days open the doors to their visitors.

FMX (Photo: Dominique Brewing)
ITFS Gala (Photo: Reiner Pfisterer)
APDs (Photo: Reiner Pfisterer)

The FMX will take place from April 23 to 26, 2024 on site at Haus der Wirtschaft. Numerous presentations will subsequently be available online on demand from April 27 to May 31. The ITFS will take place in Stuttgart from April 23 to 28, 2024 at various locations and on Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz. The co-production market Animation Production Days will be organized as a cooperation between FMX and ITFS from April 23 to 25, 2024.

From now on, FMX Conference, Day and Online Passes as well as ITFS Festival and Professional Passesare are available in their ticket shops. Worthwhile for visiting both events is a Combi Pass which is available in both the FMX and ITFS ticket shops (until March 15 at the Early Bird rate).

Ticket shop FMX | Website FMX

Ticket shop ITFS | Website ITFS

Registration APD | Website APD

Gamescom 2024: Exhibitors wanted for the THE LÄND joint stand

THE LÄND joint stand 2023, photo: Tobias Vollmer

Games companies and institutions from Baden-Württemberg will once again have the opportunity to present themselves to the public at Gamescom in Cologne from August 21 to 23, 2024. This year,  MFG Baden-Württemberg is once again organizing THE LÄND joint stand in the business area of the world’s largest trade fair for computer and video games. Interested companies can now apply to exhibit at the stand.

At the trade fair, participants present themselves to the trade audience and make contacts in the international games scene. Co-exhibitors at THE LÄND joint stand benefit from discounted participation conditions, a comprehensive service package and joint communication activities.

All information about the Gamescom appearance can be found on the website. Places for co-exhibitors are limited. An application is necessary. This is uncomplicated and possible until April 1, 2024 via an online form.

The stand is organized by MFG Baden-Württemberg in cooperation with Baden-Württemberg International (BW_i), supported by K³ Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaftsbüro Karlsruhe and funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Tourism.

Source and further information: MFG Baden-Württemberg

In 2023, our HEROES from Pixelcloud were part of the stand, and in 2022 Zeitland Media & Games.

Wanted: Professor (m/f/d) for Media Design at Hochschule Offenburg

Media Faculty, Hochschule Offenburg

The Media Faculty (M) at Hochschule Offenburg invites applications for a W2 professorship in media design, in particular animation, for the winter semester 2024/25 or later.

They are looking for a personality who will strengthen the design department of the Media Faculty. The artistic-scientific professorship should cover the basic area of animation in the Bachelor’s program, both in analog and digital techniques, in terms of practice and content, and teach the basic principles of animation. The deepening of knowledge in the 2nd stage of studies and the conceptual, practical and technical supervision of student projects in both the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs, from the idea to the finished work, are also part of the areas of responsibility.

The focal points that should ideally be covered are illustration, 2D / 3D animation, motion design, stop motion, games, AI-supported tools, knowledge of animation and art history.

Job description

The application deadline is March 3, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Vice Dean Prof. Sabine Hirtes at 0781 205-4720 or sabine.hirtes@hs-offenburg.de.

UP Designstudio new AMCRS HERO!

DÜRR Material Supply Systems

Time to introduce you to a new AMCRS HERO – we are delighted to welcome UP Designstudio on board!

In interdisciplinary teamwork, they create animation and interaction to turn complex and technical content into catchy stories for industry, medical technology, education and consumer goods. This results in digital and physical products that convey values, strengthen brand identity and inspire users.

Learn more about UP Designstudio!

BASF Battery Recycling

Open Stage Kreativ BW @ BRYCKE

Image: MFG Baden-Württemberg

The Open Stage Kreativ BW is Baden-Württemberg’s networking platform for cultural and creative professionals from the various creative industries. On February 7, 2024, 17:00-19:00 CET, the event series takes place in the Pop-up-Space BRYCKE in Stuttgart (Schmale Straße 9-13, 70173 Stuttgart). Two projects funded under the “KMU-Transfer KREATIV“ program (a funding program of Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Tourismus Baden-Württemberg) are presented.

Cross innovation with the games and animation media industry:

The fields of games, animation and virtual reality are becoming increasingly important and offer great potential for companies from various sectors. The aim of “KMU-Transfer KREATIV” is to promote cross-industry collaboration with creative companies and to demonstrate the added value of cooperation and the use of new technologies.

Together with Ulrich Lang, the developer of niche fragrances from Backnang, the creative company acameo from Tübingen is implementing virtual distribution and presentation options by modeling virtual spaces and animating product-specific fragrances.

With Xbrick, wd3 GmbH has developed a universally applicable seating cube. Now, together with the creative agency halbautomaten Kommunikationsdesign GmbH – one of the AMCRS HEROES – an AR app is to be developed that will add an additional level to the playful and animated learning with Xbrick as a digital extension. Both companies are based in Stuttgart.

Speakers:

  • Simone Braun, halbautomaten Kommunikationsdesign, Stuttgart
  • Anna Katharina Brinkschulte, Reviewer KMU-Transfer KREATIV, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg
  • Dr. Frank Dürr, acameo Gruppe für digitale Kommunikation, Tübingen
  • Ulrich Lang, ULRICH LANG NEW YORK, Backnang
  • Helen Scholz, wd3_spatial design, Stuttgart

Participation is free of charge. Registration is requested by February 6, 2024. Further information and registration

The Open Stage Kreativ BW is organized by the MFG Baden-Württemberg in cooperation with the Wirtschaftsförderung der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart and the Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Tourismus Baden-Württemberg.

Diploma Project WORLD OF GRA Creates Visuals for FMX, ITFS and APD

Source: Press Release Animationsinstitut, Ludwigsburg, January 23, 2024

Stills World of Gra, Credits: World of Gra von Mucks! Games, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

The development of story worlds at the Animationsinstitut has yet another success story: the 2023 diploma project WORLD OF GRA is the face of three leading animated media events in Europe. The conference FMX – Film & Media Exchange (April 23-26, 2024), the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) (April 23-28, 2024) and the Animation Production Days (APD) (April 23-25, 2024) all chose WORLD OF GRA as their motif for the just released event trailers and visual designs.

For the very first time, custom trailers for each event have been created – each with its own story, focus and theme – by the same authors, from the same narrative universe, illustrating the harmonious spirit of synergy between the three events of “Stuttgart’s Animated Week.” Dr. Jan Pinkava, Director of the Animationsinstitut, welcomes the choice of WORLD OF GRA and sees it as a significant win-win situation: “I am delighted that our talented alumni have created such a beautifully resonant and meaningful collection of graphics and trailers for this year’s FMX, ITFS, and APDs. This is the best of all worlds for the three events, for our graduates, for the Animationsinstitut, and for Stuttgart’s ‘Animated Week’. Congratulations.

WORLD OF GRA is a universe of many different stories that share one overarching theme: growth. The beings of the WORLD OF GRA all have one big problem. They grow and grow and just won`t stop growing. Clara Deitmar, the creator of WORLD OF GRA, believes that this theme is a universal human experience – life means change, growth, moving on.

Mirroring the IP itself, all of them have grown personally and artistically throughout the creation process and their Interactive Media studies at the Animationsinstitut. The production of the visuals and trailers for FMX, ITFS and APD 2024 marks a special milestone, as the producer Julius Dorsel explains: “It’s a badge of honour to be selected to provide the trailers for all three events! A bit intimidating and just wonderful that so many people are going to see our characters on the big screens.

Trailer FMX 2024
Trailer ITFS 2024
Trailer APD 2024

Grimme Award Nominations for Projects involving AMCRS HEROES!

Still from “The Ogglies – Welcome to Smelliville” | Image: WunderWerk

Two projects, involving animation studios from AMCRS in their production, have been nominated for a Grimme Award 2024! Congratulations!

Nominated in the Children & Youth category is the series „Neue Geschichten vom Pumuckl“ (NEUESUPER for RTL+/RTL). The beloved kobold was animated by studio soi, based on the illustrations from the children’s books by Ellis Kaut.

Additionally, nominated for a Grimme Award in the Children & Youth category is the animated film “The Ogglies – Welcome to Smelliville” (WunderWerk for ZDF/KiKA), which was created with the collaboration of M.A.R.K. 13.

Pumuckl, Screenshot Official Teaser https://youtu.be/7Ofee7jwc1M

Complete list of Grimme Award Nominations 2024

Sources: MFG Baden-WürttembergGrimme Award

VES AWARDS 2024 Nominations for AMCRS HEROES!

The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominations for the VES Awards 2024! In the race for the awards are the effects created by three companies, which are also HEROES of the AMCRS.

Accenture Song VFX is delighted to receive a nomination for the Robot Dog in “The Nevers: It’s a Good Day” in the OUTSTANDING ANIMATED CHARACTER IN AN EPISODE, COMMERCIAL, GAME CINEMATIC, OR REAL-TIME PROJECT category.

PIXOMONDO has been nominated in the OUTSTANDING CREATED ENVIRONMENT IN AN EPISODE, COMMERCIAL, GAME CINEMATIC, OR REAL-TIME PROJECT category for The Broken Circle in “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds“.

Scanline VFX received a nomination for their effects in “Nyad” in the OUTSTANDING EFFECTS SIMULATIONS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE category.

Congratulations to all nominees and fingers crossed for the awards ceremony at the 22nd Annual VES Awards on February 21, 2024 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles!

List of all nominations