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

Associated Events 2016

Animafest Zagreb

animago AWARD

animago AWARD & CONFERENCE 2016
October 27 - 28, Munich, Germany

For 20 years the animago AWARD has become one of the most important international competitions that covers the entire spectrum of 3d animation, visual effects, visualization and design. Digital artists from 58 different nations have attended in the contest last year and have submitted exactly 1.008 productions. (animations for film/TV, commercials, shorts & industrial productions as well as ambitious homemade pictures & movies). Thanks to its industry-wide acceptance and reputation, the 2-days animago AWARD & CONFERENCE has evolved into a high-profile business events in Germany, a combination of the animago AWARDs ceremony, the trade exhibition and an international and first-class conference program.

Animation Production Day

Animation Production Day 2016
April 28 - 29, Stuttgart, Germany

Animation Production Day (APD) - hosted by FMX 2016 and ITFS 2016 - is a business platform for the international animation industry. In individually prepared and customized one-to-one meetings, APD brings together financing, distribution and coproduction partners for animated cinema, TV, transmedia & games projects. The new section "Producers for Co-Production" offers an additional coproduction platform for producers, service producers and production service providers only. The programme is rounded off with the APD Conference in which high-profile speakers discuss new trends and developments in the animation industry.


Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2016
June 13 - 18, Annecy, France

The Festival, the world's top reference for animation films: Check out the latest animated gems, find out about current and future trends, meet up with your favorite film directors and up-and-coming talents, track down new associates and partners... in the fun and friendly atmosphere of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The International Animation Film Market (Mifa): Don't miss the animation industry's foremost showcase in terms of co-producing, purchasing, selling, financing and distributing animation content for all broadcasting platforms.

Ars Electronica

Ars Electronica Festival 2016
September 8 - 12, Linz, Austria

Ars Electronica made its debut on September 18, 1979. This festival of art, technology and society spotlighted the emerging Digital Revolution. Within a few years, Ars Electronica developed into one of the world’s foremost media art festivals. For more than three decades now, this world-renowned event has provided an annual setting for artistic and scientific encounters with social and cultural phenomena that are the upshot of technological change. Symposia, exhibitions, performances and interventions carry these inquiries beyond the confines of conventional conference spaces and cultural venues and take them out into the public sphere and throughout the cityscape.

Cross Video Days

Cross Video Days 2016
08 - 10 June, Paris, France

Cross Video Days is the Leading European Market for Digital-first Content, one of the best place to capture market trends and discover the very finest of the International interactive & immersive creation. During previous éditions, the Content Market hosted 500 pre-arranged one-to-one business meetings between 60 selected projects and 60 Commissioners among the most emblematic TV, web broadcasters, MCNs, funding bodies such as Tribeca, POV Digital, Youtube, Sony Pictures, Red Bull Media House, Dailymotion, Rigthster, VICE, Channel 4, BBC, RAI educational, YLE, DR Denmark, ZDF, Arte, France Télévisions, RTVE, RTBF, ORF, RTS...



22nd Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival
20 - 25 September, Bristol, UK

Encounters is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival.  The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world, and a unique meeting place for the industry. Encounters Festival presents one of the world’s leading International Competitions for short film and animation, and is also an official gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards; BAFTAs, European Film Awards and Cartoon d’Or and a qualifying festival for the The Academy Awards®.


Fantoche – International Animation Film Festival 2016
September 6 - 11, Baden, Switzerland  

Fantoche is Switzerland’s biggest animation film festival. Fantoche is both a festival for the general public and a meeting place for the film and creative industries in equal measure. It comprises an international and a national short film competition, a carefully chosen selection of animated feature films, its own programme slots for innovative computer games, themes with in-depth insights into the medium of animation and games, a multifaceted programme for children and young people and student groups as well as a diverse offering of lectures, panel discussions, presentations and exhibitions. Fantoche has a particular interest in game design and the interfaces where games meet animated film technology.


Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart

23nd Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS)
April 26 – 1 May, Stuttgart, Germany

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is one of the most important festivals for animated film worldwide, with around 85.000 visitors each year and 1.000 screened films. In addition to the competitions an extensive supporting programme offers numerous special screenings, workshops, informational events, presentations and much more with plenty of possibilities for networking. The festival takes into its scope the entire spectrum of current animated film productions, including the intersections between games, architecture, art and design.


Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival
October 25 - 30, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival is an annual celebration of all things animated. KLIK! likes to showcase animation in all of its shapes and sizes, giving a platform to animated feature films, shorts, commercials, video games and installations. KLIK! brings its passion and knowledge of provocative quality animation to a wide audience with an annual festival in Amsterdam, and other exciting activities happening in its wake. The 9th festival edition will be hosted 25-30 October 2016 at EYE, Amsterdam.

Laval Virtual

Laval Virtual 2016
March 23-27, Laval, France

Laval Virtual is the European event of virtual technologies and uses. 154 Exhibitors, 14 000 Visitors, +600 media impacts. Laval Virtual is an opportunity to discover the latest technologies advances and the most innovative applications in the field of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, real-time 3D, immersive experiences, Human-Computer Interaction, interactive design, .... Laval Virtual encompasses a professional exhibition, a start-up area, round tables, a scientific conference, a student competition "Virtual Fantasy", the Laval Virtual Awards,an invest forum, the demonstration exhibition "Revolution" and a show for the general public.

London International Animation Festival

LIAF 2016
December 2 - 11, London, UK

The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) proudly showcases the whole spectrum of creative animation, showing that animation is for everyone. Founded in 2003, LIAF aims to dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids by screening the broadest possible range of intelligent, entertaining and provocative current films on offer from all around the world as well as retrospectives and specialised sessions from countries and animators who don't normally elicit such attention. Our annual 10-day Festival includes gala premieres, retrospectives, Q&A's with filmmakers, workshops, audience voting, and the Best of the Festival screening.

New Media Film Festival

New Media Film Festival 2016
June 7 - 9, Los Angeles, USA

As noted by Academy Award-winning producer Nicholas Reed, “The New Media Film Festival seemed like an outlier when it started in 2010 with their strange categories. All of a sudden, web series, 3D storytelling, and digital comics have become the new normal. The NMFF is always looking to the future, challenging creators, the market and the audience to discover new storytelling. There are not many festivals pushing the limits. Go NMFF!” While many festivals have stuck with “old-school” programs of shorts and features, the NMFF exhibits a stunning diversity of emerging media across 20 categories, including Digital Comics, 3D, VR, Drone and Mobile content. Besides envisioning the future of media, the festival is also concerned with the future of the world itself."

Paris Images Digital Summit

PIDS 2017
End of January, Paris, France

Paris Images Digital Summit (PIDS) celebrates the best of digital creation. Discover the latest trends and innovations in digital visual effects, CGI, motion-capture, 3-D, Virtual Reality and disruptive technologies in cinema, television, advertising, video games and transmedia.


SIGGRAPH Asia 2016
5 – 8 December, Macao

The 9th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia will take place in Macao at The Venetian Macao from 5 – 8 December 2016. The annual event, which rotates around the Asian region, SIGGRAPH Asia attracts over 6,000 industry leaders and computer graphics and interactive techniques professionals in business, education, art and technology to explore the newest technologies, state-of-the-art products and innovative services. Conference Programs include the Computer Animation Festival, Courses, Emerging Technologies, Posters, Symposium on Education, Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications, Symposium on Visualization, Technical Briefs, Technical Papers and Workshops. Alongside the 4-day Conference, there will also be a 3-day exhibition held from 6 – 8 December, showcasing products and services from various sectors related to the computer graphics and interactive technologies sector. Come immerse in the kaleidoscopic world of computer graphics and interactive techniques where art, science, technology and research, and business meet.



Paris ACM SIGGRAPH is the French Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH, the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Every year, Paris ACM SIGGRAPH organizes approximately 20 events to promote the SIGGRAPH conference, French companies, research labs and schools working in the computer graphics field.



24 - 28 July, Anaheim, California

The annual SIGGRAPH conference is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience on the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. The conference also hosts the international SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, showcasing works from the world's most innovative and accomplished digital film and video creators. Juried and curated content includes outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts. SIGGRAPH 2016 will take place 24-28 July 2016 in Anaheim, California. Visit the SIGGRAPH 2016 website or follow SIGGRAPH on Facebook and Twitter for detailed information.

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, World Building Institute and Eurographics. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS).