BEYOND
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International Conference on Animation,
Effects, VR, Games and Transmedia
May 02-05, Stuttgart, Germany

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FMX 2017 - Newsletter #5: Program and Partner Confirmations / Elemental Teaser Trailer #3

07.03.2017

As spring is just around the corner we are in the midst of planning FMX 2017. Only two months left till we will take you Beyond the Screen! Time for a big wave of confirmations!

Academy Award winners and nominees at FMX

The Oscar night was exciting, especially for a lot of people who are going to join FMX 2017. We are thrilled to announce that Krzysztof Rost (Pixar) joins us at FMX to elaborate on the sand simulations in Piper, the winner in the category Short Film (Animated). Two filmmakers who received a nomination in the category Short Film (Animated) as well will make their way to FMX in Stuttgart: Robert Valley whose movie Pear Cider and Cigarettes was entirely animated in Photoshop and Theodore Ushev who moves audiences emotionally with his touching movie Blind Vaysha. Furthermore the FMX audience will be able to enjoy a presentation on the movie Moana and Terrance Tornberg (LAIKA) will share some insights into Kubo and the Two Strings (both movies were nominated in the category Animated Feature Film). Florian Gellinger (RiseFX) will discuss an intriguing case study of Doctor Strange (nominee "Best visual effects").

But that's not it! There is going to be more Oscar-awarded content for everyone who enjoys some fascinating tech talk. Sci-Tech Oscar winners Larry Gritz (Sony Pictures Imageworks), Vladimir Koylazov (Chaos Group), Maurice van Swaaij (Blue Sky Studios) and Marcos Fajardo (Solid Angle) are going to share what's currently hot in Lighting & Rendering at FMX 2017.

…and the list of confirmations goes on and on!
There are going to be many more great speakers with in-depth knowledge, captivating presentations and exiting news. Check out our program for more information!

Meet our Partners at the Marketplace, Workshops and Company Suites

This year the international audience and students can look forward to having a double chance to meet up with some companies. Allegorithmic, Avid, Chaos Group, VICON and Xsens will be present at the Marketplace, FMX' professional fair, as well as giving the audience the opportunity to dive deeper into what they have to offer during their Workshops. Of course there are many more companies that will come to Stuttgart to meet you. SideFX will have its own Company Suite and Maxon will host multiple Workshops - alongside many other great companies. Thank you to everyone for joining us! You can find the entire list of companies that are ready for FMX 2017 here!

NEW at the School Campus and Recruiting Hub!
We are very happy to welcome Victoria University of Wellington at the School Campus of FMX 2017. They are the first overseas school to be represented at FMX 2017, and they will travel all the long way from New Zealand to Stuttgart. Also, it's their first time at FMX! Other schools that are going to set foot on the FMX School Campus for the first time are: ESMA - École Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques, ifs - Internationale Filmschule Koeln, Kunsthochschule Kassel - Trickfilmklasse and NFTS - National Film and Television School. For the complete list of schools check out our website.
The atmosphere at the Recruiting Hub is always electrifying - a room full of fresh talents connecting with experienced experts from the industry. This year, five companies make their debut at the Recruiting Hub: Brown Bag Films, One Of Us, Rodeo FX, Sunday Digital and VR Coaster. Do you want to know what other companies are going to be at the Recruiting Hub? Click here. So great to welcome all of you at FMX 2017!

Third Elemental teaser trailer

Time until FMX 2017 is running fast - just like water! Watch our third teaser trailer and see how the beautiful dancer turns into a fountain of water.

 

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and the MFG Film Funding, taking place in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH and the World Building Institute, supported by Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), AMD, AutodeskBackstage, Epic Games and Mackevision. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS).