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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

M.A.R.K. 13’s Dominique Schuchmann in short film series Digithoughts

In the short film series Digithoughts, the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation (Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart) regularly presents people from the creative and digital industries in the Stuttgart Region who provide insights into their thoughts on digitization.

Guest of the latest episode is Dominique Schuchmann, founder and CEO of our HEROES from The M.A.R.K.13™-Group.

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M.A.R.K. 13’s Hitchhikers Guide to Animation, VFX, Motion Graphics and beyond. at Innenstadtkinos Stuttgart

Dominique Schuchmann, Owner and Executive Producer The M.A.R.K.13-Group, will give an insight behind the scenes of the animation film industry in a presentation at the Innenstadtkinos Stuttgart (EM2, Königstr. 22 / Ecke Bolzstr. 4). on October 26, 2023, 18:30 CET.

Animation, cartoons, CGI – terms related to animated motion pictures that you may have heard before but can’t quite place. In the Stuttgart region, there are several companies that operate globally in these fields and are part of many film productions that we regularly experience in theaters, advertisements, or promotional films. Dominique Schuchmann takes the audience on a cinematic journey into the world of animated motion picture production, providing insight into what each term means, showcasing various applications, and illustrating their implementation through examples. It’s a glimpse behind the scenes of what’s happening in the world of film in the Stuttgart region.It’s going to be colorful, vibrant, and fun.

In cooperation with the Katholisches Bildungswerk Stuttgart, Evang. Bildungszentrum Hospitalhof Stuttgart

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“Cursed Children” successfully pitched at Cartoon Movie 2023!

Photo: Cartoon Movie 2023

At Cartoon Movie in Bordeaux, Matisse Gonzales Jordán (Director and Author) and Stefan Michel (Producer Studio Seufz) pitched the 2D animated feature film project “Cursed Children” (“Condenaditos“) – very successfully with a lot of applause in between! Congratulations!

Besides Studio Seufz also M.A.R.K. 13, Sola Media and for the AMCRS Stefanie Larson were present at the pitch! More about the project

Photo: Cartoon Movie 2023
Photo: Cartoon Movie 2023

Pipeline TD wanted at M.A.R.K. 13!

Our HEROES at The M.A.R.K. 13 Group are looking for a full-time Pipeline TD (m/f/d) in Stuttgart or remote!

The Pipeline TD is responsible for developing and maintaining software tools, support for artists, and general troubleshooting within the studio’s full-CG pipeline. The main focus is on ensuring the efficiency of artists and eliminating potential sources of error.

More about the job and the application

Call for Applications Crazy Horse Session – 48h Animation Jam at ITFS 2023

ITFS 2023

The 30th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS, April 25-30, 2023) is calling all filmmakers to apply to the online live animation competition Crazy Horse Session – 48h Animation Jam! Deadline for applications is March 1, 2023, and the Crazy Horse Session will be held in cooperation with our HEROES from M.A.R.K.13.

Applications are open to teams of two who are either animation students from international film and art schools or freelance animators and animation producers, and also not older than 30 years. Within 48 hours, up to six teams will develop a short animated film (30 seconds to a maximum of 2 minutes) around the ITFS mascot Trixi during the festival. The competition will take place online between Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 12 noon and Friday, April 28, 2023 at 12 noon.

A jury selected by the festival management will choose the winning film. The winning team will be appointed to the ITFS 2024 48h Jam jury and will receive an invitation to next year’s festival.

Application Form & Regulations

Winner film ITFS 2022