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Symposium „Unlocked – Gaming öffnet Kultur“


From November 9 to 11, 2023, the symposium “Unlocked – Gaming öffnet Kultur” will bring together different players from cultural education and the gaming industry and network them with each other. Keynote speeches, panel discussions and practical workshops will address connections, possible applications and future-oriented education methods in practice and make them tangible. At the conference, three fundamental aspects will be addressed, which have an essential influence on the connection between gaming and culture: Accessibility, Collaboration and Experience. The aim of the symposium is a lively discourse about the future of the physical place ‘museum’, about interactive possibilities in cultural education and about the chances that such an exhibition can mean for the role of the visitor.

Some HEROES of the AMCRS are also among the speakers – Jan Pinkava, Head of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg’s Animationsinstitut, and Anna Katharina Brinkschulte, Senior Lecturer Interactive Media at Animationsinstitut as well as Sebastian König, Interaction Designer and Technical Artist halbautomaten.

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Location: Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Neubau II, Am Weißenhof 1 / 70191 Stuttgart

Participation in the event is free of charge, pre-registration is requested. Further information at

The symposium “Unlocked – Gaming öffnet Kultur” is organized by “Inkubator”, the class for basic design and experimental design of the ABK Stuttgart, and the Linden-Museum Stuttgart and co-curated by Studio finster3000.

The Animationsinstitut at Annecy 2023

Dodo, image: FABW

The Annecy Festival 2023 (June 11-17, 2023) is currently taking place – and the Animationsinstitut of the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg is right in the middle of it! A large number of students of the institute is on site, talking to industry professionals and colleagues, and attending screenings.

This year, the short films DODO (Producer: Jiayan Chen, Director: Yi Luo, Animation: Oscar Bittner, Sarah Schulz, Laura Staab, Sabine Volkert) and MAKULATOUR (Director/Score: Tim Markgraf), produced at the Animationsinstitut, are part of the official student competition. Fingers crossed!

Makulatour, image: FABW

The new Head of the Animationsinstitut, Jan Pinkava, is attending Annecy Festival. At this year’s German Reception (Tuesday, June 13, 18:00-20:00 CET, by invitation, organized by AG Animationsfilm, AG Kurzfilm, Animation Germany, AMCRS, Animations Production Days, Animationsinstitut, FMX, German Films, ITFS, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg), he will give an introductory speech.

On Wednesday, June 14, starting at 15:00 CET, there will be an Animationsinstitut picnic at Jardins de l’Europe, Annecy. Come around!