Stuttgart, Germany
April 24 - 27

Associated Events 2017

Animafest Zagreb

June 5 - 10, Zagreb, Croatia

World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb, established in 1972, is one of most important and the second oldest film festival in the world completely dedicated to animation. Held every year in June in Croatia´s capital city Zagreb, Animafest brings the best of animation from all over the world, fostering rich tradition and presenting latest trends.


September 07 - 08, Munich, Germany

For more than 20 years the animago AWARD has been one of the most important international competitions covering the entire spectrum of 3d animation, visual effects, visualization and design.

Digital artists from 84 different nations have competed in the contest last year and have submitted approximately 1.000 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 two-day animago AWARD & CONFERENCE has evolved into a high-profile business event in Germany, a combination of the animago AWARD ceremony, the trade exhibition and an international and first-class conference program.


May 22 - 26, Middlesbrough, UK

Animex is the largest festival dedicated to animation and computer games in the UK. For one week in May, speakers and representatives from the global animation, VFX and games community converge on Teesside to educate, inspire and entertain a diverse audience made up of students, professionals and enthusiasts from across the UK and Europe. Consisting of a unique blend of talks, workshops, networking events, exhibitions and screenings, Animex promotes an ethos of collaboration and sharing and prides itself on its warm friendly atmosphere.

Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2017

June 12 - 17, 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 Festival 2017

September 7 - 11, 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.

Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival

September 19-24, 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.  The festival provides a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world, and unique viewing opportunities for audiences.

The 23rd Encounters Festival in 2017 will present the annual International Competition showcasing the best new short films from around the world, alongside an intensive industry programme featuring masterclasses, panel discussions, talks and workshops with leading figures from the film and animation industries.

Fantoche – International Animation Film Festival 2017

September 5 - 10, 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.

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival

October 17-22, 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 tenth anniversary edition will be hosted 17-22 October 2016 at EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam. For last year’s international competition KLIK received over 1800 entries from 83 countries.

Laval Virtual

March 22-26, Laval, France

LAVAL VIRTUAL is the 1st international event of virtual technologies and uses : +200 Exhibitors, 17 000 Visitors, +700 media impacts. Since 1999, LAVAL VIRTUAL is the reference event of these evolutions and the international leader in the New Technologies sector or uses of Virtual Tech : Industry, Medicine, Training, Marketing, Culture, etc. Each year the whole VR Community gets together at LAVAL VIRTUAL (Next edition 4/8 APRIL 2018).

London International Animation Festival

December 1 - 10, 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

June 6-8, Los Angeles, USA

LOS ANGELES, CA – Declared “Sundance for the Facebook Crowd” by Culture Rehab and hailed for making “the cutting edge accessible” by Huffington Post, The New Media Film Festival celebrates the ever-changing world of new media. Held on June 6-8th  in Los Angeles, the 2017 edition of the festival will showcase New Media Films and content from all over the globe in 20 cutting edge categories.

As noted by Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Matthew Modine, “New technologies have empowered and enabled creators outside of a studio or network system to make their own movies and develop cutting edge entertainment. Affordable cameras and editing software allow artists to create and express their skills for a multitude of new distribution platforms. We are presently witness to how storytelling is being redefined in the 21st Century. New Media Film Festival highlights and showcases what will come next."

Paris Images Digital Summit 2018

End of January 2018, 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 2017

November 27 – 30, Bangkok, Thailand

The 10th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia will take place in Bangkok, Thailand at BITEC from 27 to 30 November 2017. The annual event, which rotates around the Asian region, attracts over 7,000 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 28 – 30 November, 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.


July 30 – August 3 2017, Los Angeles, USA

SIGGRAPH 2017 will feature five days of research breakthroughs, alternative realities, advanced training, digital-media extravaganzas, human-computer interaction, creative collaboration, and tomorrow's technologies. Learn more at




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).