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Night of Shame on April 26, 2024!

Night of Shame

Night of Shame is the curated film show that celebrates filmmakers’ worst! From charmingly incompetent to all out shameful – established directors excavate their questionable films and submit them to the fascinated gaze of a live audience. An introduction, a screening and an on-stage interview with our host Michael Bohnenstingl. Slightly uncomfortable or outrageously funny! Finally our filmmaker is rewarded by the redemptive applause of a loving crowd. Night of Shame makes you feel humbled, elated, and a bit closer to each other. Because ultimately: “We’re all the same in our shame.”

Be there on Friday, April 26, 2024, at 20.00 CET – during Stuttgart Animated Week (aka ITFS (April 23-28, 2024), FMX (April 23-26, 2024) and APD (April 23-25, 2024)) – when it gets really embarrassing again, but also incredibly funny!

Location: Contain’t, Container City Kunstverein Wagenhalle, Nordbahnhofstraße 1, 70191 Stuttgart

Get your tickets as soon as possible, as experience shows that the show is booked up pretty quickly!

Further information on the Night of Shame website and Instagram

The Night of Shame has already taken place at Animationsinstitut, at the Kaboom Festival in Amsterdam and twice during the Stuttgart Animated Week. It is an event organized by Studio Seufz, hosted by ITFS and Animationsinstitut der Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and supported by AMCRS, Film Commission Region Stuttgart, Kulturförderung der Stadt Stuttgart, Sono2, contain’t e.V. and Soybloq.

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

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

Animation Production Days 2024: Call for Projects

Animation Production Days 2023, Photo: Reiner Pfisterer

Animation Production Days (APD) is the most important co-production and financing market for animation in Germany. It brings together co-production, financing and distribution partners for animation projects in efficient one-to-one meetings and offers focused debates and lectures on current challenges of the industry with the APD Conference. It is a joint venture of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) and FMX – Film & Media Exchange, and will take place this year from April 23 to 25, 2024 in Stuttgart.

Call for Projects 2024: The APD is on the lookout for innovative, creative and original animated Feature Films, TV Series, Mobile Content and Games, Cross- and Transmedia projects! The projects should be in the concept or development stage, should have potential for brand development and be open to international co-productions. Prioritized are projects with compelling perspectives on diversity and ecological sustainability. A maximum of 50 projects will be selected for presentation at APD 2024.
Deadline February 6, 2024. Submission | Early Bird rate until January 19

Connecting with the Industry: APD Talent Programme – Young European animators (max. two members) can now seize the opportunity to submit project applications for the APD Talent Programme! Enjoy free access to the full APD programme in Stuttgart, (including tickets for FMX and ITFS). Accommodation costs are covered for the selected eight outstanding young talent projects at APD 2024.
Deadline February 6, 2024. Details on applying

Co-Producer Programme for animation, games, VR, and VFX production companies and studios not presenting their projects at APD but eager to participate as co-producers or service providers (only a limited number of participants).
Registration

Investor Programme for broadcasters, streamers, world sales, funders, and investors, who like to explore a curated selection of cutting-edge projects.
Registration | Early Bird rate until January 19

Full house at the AMCRS Animation Media Lounge!

On April 26 we had our annual party, the Animation Media Lounge, at “Die Note”, on the occasion of the event trio FMX, ITFS and APDs 2023, and musically accompanied by the Caligari Band.

Thank you all for coming – we hope you had as much of a blast as we did!

The AMCRS HEROES @ ITFS, FMX and APDs on Friday, April 28, 2023!

APDs (Photo: Reiner Pfisterer)

Find out where our HEROES can be found or are involved especially at ITFS on Friday, April 28! Many of the FMX presentations can be viewed online via VOD (starting) today (more info here and tickets here). At APDs today, there are mainly non-public one-on-one meetings which set the course for future projects.

8:30 CET
ITFS, TREFFPUNKT Rotebühlplatz (vhs), Rotebühlplatz 28, Stuttgart, 70173
School Programme (Class 1 – 4)
Trudes Tier – Glückshof (Studio Soi)
https://www.itfs.de/en/events/school-programme-class-1-4/

10:30 CET
ITFS, TREFFPUNKT Rotebühlplatz (vhs), Rotebühlplatz 28, Stuttgart, 70173
School Programme (Class 1 – 4)
Trudes Tier – Glückshof (Studio Soi)
https://www.itfs.de/en/events/school-programme-class-1-4-2/

11:00 CET
ITFS Cinema
Panel-Talk: Animating AI – The Role of AI in Animation
Dr. Erwin Feyersinger (AG Animation; Universität Tübingen)
https://www.itfs.de/en/events/panel-talk-animating-ai-the-role-of-ai-in-animation/

11:30 CET
ITFS Gloria 1
International Competition 3 (Rep.)
Miles Davis – What’s Love Got to Do With It (Irina Rubina, AI Alumna, FMX Trailer)
https://www.itfs.de/en/events/international-competition-3-rep/

13:00 CET
ITFS Cinema
Workshop: Enter Late, Exit Early: Dramaturgy in the animated Short Film
Gesa Engel, producer and lecturer for story development Animationsinstitut
https://www.itfs.de/en/events/workshop-enter-late-exit-early-dramaturgy-in-the-animated-short-film/

15:30 CET
FMX Turm Aalen (online)
Technical Directing, Setextension and VFX Graduation Project
Speakers are TD students in their second year of project studies at Animationsinstitut. Fynn Frederick Aurich: Creature Rigging & Simulation, Autorigger, Research: USD Rigging and Character Pipeline, Paul Golter: Pipeline for final year project, Research: Asset Transformation Framework
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/27134

16:30 CET
FMX Turm Aalen (online)
IP-based projects AniFilm / AniPlay Students of Animationsinstitut
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/27135

21:00 CET
ITFS Gloria 1
International Competition 4
The Last Bar (Arne Hain, AI Alumnus)
https://www.itfs.de/en/events/international-competition-4/

ITFS Open Air (Photo: Reiner Pfisterer)

The AMCRS HEROES @ FMX, ITFS and APDs on Thursday, April 27, 2023!

FMX (Photo: Dominique Brewing)

Check out where to find our HEROES at FMX, ITFS and APDs on Thursday, April 27!

9:30-18:00 CET
FMX Marketplace
MFG Baden-Württemberg mbH/AMCRS, RnDeep GmbH
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/category?categoryID=1587

9:30-18:00 CET
FMX, Eyth-Saal, Turm A, Turm B
Recruiting Hub
Accenture Song Content Germany GmbH, jangled nerves, Pixomondo, recomFilm, RISE | Visual Effects Studios, Scanline VFX
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/category?categoryID=1558

9:30-18:00 CET
FMX Recruiting Booth in front of Haus der Wirtschaft
RISE | Visual Effects Studios

9:30-18:00 CET
FMX School Campus
Animationsinstitut, Hochschule der Medien, Hochschule Offenburg
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/27142

10:00 CET
FMX König-Karl-Halle
Realtime Worlds: Tips and Tricks for Creating Stunning Visuals in Camera and Post
Nathan Larouche, VFX Supervisor, Mark Dauth, Compositor, Pixomondo
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26096

10:00 CET
FMX Raum Tübingen
Animation Schools Exchange
If you would like to join the Animation Schools Exchange please reach out to study@animationsinstitut.de. Please note: This is an invite only event.
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26121

10:30 CET
ITFS Gloria 2
Young Animation 1 (Rep.)
Kolaj (Gülce Besen Dilek, Filmakademie)
https://www.itfs.de/events/young-animation-1-wdh/

12:30 CET
FMX Bertha-Benz-Saal & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28)
VFX Team Sustainability: Growing and Retaining Talent
Marian Dobrunz, Head of HR, RISE | Visual Effects Studios, Jasmin Hasel, Vice President & Executive Producer European Operations, Scanline VFX
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26112

12:30 CET
FMX Turm Aalen
Challenging Productions for Web/TV/Cinema: TALES OF ZALE and HUI BUH 2
Peter Lames, Accenture Song / Associate VFX Supervisor, Animationsinstitut Alumnus, Roland Petrizza, Senior Digital Compositor at Accenture Song, Accenture Song Content Germany GmbH, Filmakademie Alumnus, Sveta Yuferova, Director, Animationsinstitut Alumna
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26132

13:00 CET
ITFS Cinema
Workshop: Scoring and Sound Design for Animated Short Films: A Transcultural Collaboration
Prof. Olaf Taranczewski, Musikhochschule Trossingen
https://www.itfs.de/en/events/workshop-scoring-and-sound-design-for-animated-short-films-a-transcultural-collaboration/

13:05 CET
FMX Raum Mannheim, The Houdini Suite
Our Solaris experience so far at RISE
Bernhard Esperester, Head of Lighting, Oliver Markowski, Head of 3D, Fuat Yüksel, Head of FX, RISE | Visual Effects Studios
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/27376

13:30 CET
FMX School Campus
Meet up with all Fresh Vision talents & European Animation Development Lab „Animation Sans Frontières“ (ASF).
Animationsinstitut

14:00 CET
ITFS Open Air
Animation connects Europe! – Kids
Mobile (Verena Fels, Animationsinstitut Alumna)
https://www.itfs.de/en/events/animation-connects-europe-kids/

14:30 CET
FMX Bertha-Benz-Saal & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28)
Is the (current) VFX Business Model Sustainable?
Panel hosted by Heiko Burkardsmaier (VFX Executive Producer, Accenture song VFX)
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26694

14:30 CET
FMX Turm Aalen & Video on Demand (from April 28)
From VR to animated installations: THE FAMILY PORTRAIT and TALES FROM SODA ISLAND
Dan Franke, VR Artist & Co-Founder and Director of Studio Syro, Animationsinstitut Alumnus
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26133

15:00 CET
ITFS Open Air
My Fairy Troublemaker
SERU
https://www.itfs.de/en/events/my-fairy-troublemaker/

15:45 CET
FMX König-Karl-Halle
How RISE gave GHOSTED a Spin
Michael Wortmann, VFX Supervisor, RISE | Visual Effects Studios
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26067

15:45 CET
FMX Raum Heilbronn, The Autodesk Suite & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28)
Bad Ghouls: A look at the award-winning workflow behind A Calling. From the Desert. To the Sea
Animationsinstitut Students & Alumni: Lennard Fricke, VFX Producer, Lukas Kapp, Creature TD, Lukas Löffler, Lead Compositor, Mario Bertsch, VFX Supervisor, Till Sander-Titgemeyer, Character Artist
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/27310

15:45 CET
FMX Bertha-Benz-Saal & & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28)
Evolving Places for a Sustainable Future
Moderator: Stefanie Larson, AMCRS
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26048

16:00 CET
ITFS Gloria 1
AniMovie/Kids: Three Robbers and a Lion
Sola Media (World Sales)
https://www.itfs.de/en/events/animovie-kids-three-robbers-and-a-lion/

18:15 CET
FMX Meidinger-Saal & Video on Demand (from April 28)
Fully Immersive Adaptations: Hölderlin’s Echo VR and ShakesVR
Professor Susanne Marschall, University of Tübingen
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26055

19:00 CET
FMX, FMX Square in front of Haus der Wirtschaft
Thursday GET-TOGETHER sponsored by RISE | Visual Effects Studios

21:00 CET
ITFS Gloria 1
International Competition 3
Miles Davis – What’s Love Got to Do With It (Irina Rubina, AI Alumna, FMX Trailer)
https://www.itfs.de/en/events/international-competition-3/

22:00 CET
ITFS Cinema
Best of Animation 3 – Get an Earful
Films by Andreas Hykade, Jürgen Haas et. Al, Studio Film Bilder, Animationsinstitut Alumni, curated by Förderverein ITFS e.V.
https://www.itfs.de/en/events/best-of-animation-3-get-an-earful/

FMX (Photo: Dominique Brewing)

The AMCRS HEROES @ FMX and ITFS on Tuesday, April 25, 2023!

FMX (Photo: Dominique Brewing)

This week is going to be ANIMATED – our beloved Stuttgart will once again become an event hotspot for animation, VFX and games fans and industry alike: the FMX – Film & Media Exchange (April 25-27, April 28 online)Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (April 25-30) and Animation Production Days (April 26-28) will take place! Yeah, we could hardly wait!

Of course, our HEROES will be on board as well! Check out where they’ll be on Tuesday, April 25!

9:00 CET
ITFS, TREFFPUNKT Rotebühlplatz (vhs), Rotebühlplatz 28, Stuttgart, 70173
Zwergenschau 1
Katze (Julia Ocker, Studio FILM BILDER, Animationsinstitut Alumna)
https://www.itfs.de/en/events/zwergenschau-1-daycare-and-kindergarten/

9:30-19:00 CET
FMX Marketplace
MFG Baden-Württemberg mbH/AMCRS, RnDeep GmbH
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/category?categoryID=1587

9:30-19:00 CET
FMX, Eyth-Saal, Turm A, Turm B
Recruiting Hub Accenture Song Content Germany GmbH, jangled nerves, Pixomondo, recomFilm, RISE | Visual Effects Studios, Scanline VFX
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/category?categoryID=1558

9:30-19:00 CET
FMX Recruiting Booth vor Haus der Wirtschaft
RISE | Visual Effects Studios

9:30-19:00 CET
FMX School Campus
Animationsinstitut, Hochschule der Medien, Hochschule Offenburg
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/27142

10:00 CET
FMX König-Karl-Halle & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28)
Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Fausto Tejeda, VFX Supervisor, Pixomondo
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26037

11:15 CET
FMX König-Karl-Halle
SLUMBERLAND: Building Dreams
Sue Rowe, Visual Effects Supervisor, Scanline VFX
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26103

11:15 CET
FMX Bertha-Benz-Saal & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28)
Green Shooting – The Ecological Standards as a Funding Requirement
Marian Bendix Metzner, Project Manager Film Funding / Green Shooting, MFG Baden-Württemberg mbH
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/27299

14:30 CET
FMX Meidinger-Saal & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28)
Kleo
Matthias Backmann, Compositing Supervisor, Pascal Bußmann, VFX Supervisor, LAVAlabs
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26431

14:30 CET
FMX Raum Tübingen & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28)
EMIL – European Media and Immersion Lab
Volker Helzle, Head of Research and Development, Dr. Alexander Kreische, Jonas Trottnow, Software Developer, Animationsinstitut, Filmakademie
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26727

14:30 CET
FMX Turm Aalen & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28)
Little Heroes / LEVEL UP / Petrushka / Mine Diamonds – A minecraft parody / Grandpa tell me about the climate change
Presented by Alexandra Joshi (International Network Animationsinstitut, Filmakademie) and Mark Szilagyi (International Office Filmakademie)
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26069

15:45 CET
FMX Turm Aalen & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28)
Roots / Rooms Inside Out / Vessel /Take a deep breath / Peach – Royal Enfield / The Artist‘s Workshop
Presented by Alexandra Joshi (International Network Animationsinstitut, Filmakademie ) and Mark Szilagyi (International Office Filmakademie)
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26070

17:00 CET
FMX König-Karl-Halle & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28)
Making Of THE BEAUTY (Trailer FMX 2023)
Pascal Schelbli, Director & CG Artist, Marc Angele, Animation & VFX Artist, Aleksandra Todorovic, Producer, Noel Winzen, Character Rigger, Animationsinstut Alumni
https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26072

18:00 CET
Mittelstraße 9/1, Stuttgart
LAVAlabs BBQ

ITFS Open Air (Photo: Reiner Pfisterer)