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


FMX 2017 takes place from May 2-5, 2017.


FMX has defined its main keywords for 2017! Here they are:
Real-Time | Automotive Industries | Virtual Reality Cave | Artificial Intelligence | Digital Human Forum | Computational Cinematography | Light Fields | Localization Technologies | 3D Scanning & Tracking | Real-Time Pipelines | Domes | 360° Cameras | HDR | HFR | WebVR | WebGL | Machine Learning | VR Audio & Sound Design | Location-based Entertainment | Immersive Experiences | VR Games | CEO Summit | Young Talents | Virtual Production | Cinematics & Storytelling | Tools Ergonomics | Directing & Designing for VR | VR Production Pipelines & VR Production | CTO Council | VR Storytelling | New Frontiers in Production | IMAX | Studio Insights | Neural Interfacing | Concept Art | VFX in Commercials | MR & AR | Animation Wild 'n Strange | Water & Sand Simulation | Hack Art | Emotion Capture | GPU-CPU | Virtualization | and much, much more…

Program Board

Vince Baertsoen, Group CG Director, The Mill
Hernando Bahamon, Animation Director, Globizco Inc.
Jean-Pascal Beaudoin, Co-Founder / Head of Sound, Headspace Studio/ Director of Sound Technology, Felix & Paul Studios
Julien Blervaque, UX Designer, Tools and Pipelines Technical Director, Ubisoft Motion Pictures
Bill Desowitz, Film Journalist, IndieWire
Stéphan Faudeux, General Manager, GENERATION NUMÉRIQUE
Adam Finkelstein, Professor, Computer Science Department, Princeton University
Dave Gouge, Head of Marketing & Publicity, Weta Digital
Patrick Hanenberger, Production Designer & World Builder, THE NEULAND
Christophe Hery, Senior Scientist, Pixar Animation Studios
Don Levy, Founder, Smith Brook Farm
David Morin, Chairman, Virtual Production Committee
Boris Neubert, JProf. Visual Computing, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Jon Peddie, Founder, Jon Peddie Research
Solomon Rogers, CEO & Founder, Rewind
Mike Seymour, Co-Founder, &
Nami Strack, Founder, Nami Strack Filmton/ Sounddesign
Brent Strong, Executive Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering
Sebastian Sylwan, CTO and Creative Partner, Felix & Paul Studios

More members to be announced soon.

Advisory Board

Victoria Alonso, Executive Vice President of Physical Production, Marvel Studios
Jacques Bled
, CEO, Illumination Mac Guff
Rob Bredow, Chief Technology Officer, Lucasfilm
Curtis Clark, Cinematographer, ASC Technology Committee
Volker Engel, President, Uncharted Territory
Gilles Gaillard, Managing Director, Mikros Image & Post-production Services Technicolor France
Florian Gellinger, Owner and Visual Effects Supervisor, RISE | Visual Effects Studios
Markus Gross, Director, Disney Research Zürich
Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect of Radeon Technology Group, AMD
Rob Legato, Visual Effects Supervisor
Kim Libreri, Chief Technology Officer, Epic Games
Dr. Richard Marks, Director, PlayStation Magic Lab, Sony Computer Entertainment
Christopher O’Reilly, Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director, Nexus and Nexus Interactive Arts
Shelley Page, Head of International Outreach, DreamWorks Animation
Eric Roth, Executive Director, Visual Effects Society
William Sargent, CEO and Founder, Framestore
David Sproxton, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Aardman
Shawn Walsh, Visual Effects Executive Producer and General Manager, Image Engine

More members to be announced soon.


Andrea Block, CEO and Co-Founder, LUXX Studios
Duncan Burbidge, General Manager and Executive Producer, The Third Floor London
Dawn Ernster Yamazi, Director, Talent Development, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Ed Hooks, Actor, Acting Trainer
Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research, Editor-in-Chief
Terrence Masson, Founder/CEO of Building Conversation
Christopher Nichols, Director, Chaos Group Labs
Ken Perlin, Professor of Computer Science, NYU Media Research Lab
Scott Ross, Founder Digital Domain, Ex CEO/Chairman Digital Domain, Ex Sr. VP LucasFilm, Ex GM Industrial Light & Magic
Deb Stone, Manager, Recruiting & Talent Development, Blue Sky Studios

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).