Program 2015

In 2015, FMX celebrates its 20th anniversary. FMX 2015 continues to focus on digital entertainment, the convergence of film, television, computers, consoles and mobile devices, and the paradigm shift that has transformed the industry during the last years. Read all about the FMX 2014 program and stay tuned for more information on FMX 2015.

FMX' 20th anniversary edition focuses on:
Immersion | Virtual Production | Demoscene | Concept Art | Funding & Financing Technology Start-ups | Pipelines | Next Gen Images | European Scene | Virtual Human Forum | Commercials | Interaction in the Real World | Pre-production | Virtualization | Animation as Fine Art | Visual Communication | SIGGRAPH Papers | Animation Wild 'n Strange | Worldbuilding | VFX in TV | VFX & VR | Future Hardware | Games 4 Change Europe | Immersion in Games and much more!

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Program Board

Thierry Baujard, Founder, Media Deals
Tomasz Bednarz, Computational Research Scientist, EcoSciences Precinct
Doug Cooper, Visual Effects Supervisor, DreamWorks Animation
Dave Gouge, Head of Marketing & Communications, Weta Digital
Adam Finkelstein, Professor, Computer Science Department, Princeton University
Patrick Hanenberger, Production Designer & World Builder, THE NEULAND
Christophe Hery, Senior Scientist, Pixar Animation Studios
Alexander Herrmann, Project Consultant, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Don Levy, Founder, Smith Brook Farm
Prof. Dr. Susanne Marschall, Deputy Head of the Institute of Media Studies/ Director of the Centre for Media Competence, Tübingen University
Terrence Masson, Founder/CEO of Building Conversation
David Morin, Chairman, Joint Technology Subcommittee on Virtual Production & Chairman, Autodesk Film CTO Advisory Council
Joseph Olin, Founder, It's A Secret
Jon Peddie, Founder, Jon Peddie Research
Bill Polson, Director of Industry Strategy, Pixar Animation Studios
Benjamin Rudolf, Founder, NAU-HAU
Mike Seymour, Co-Founder, &
Brent Strong, Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering
Sebastian Sylwan, Visual Effects and Digital Media Technology Executive
Katharina Tillmanns, Co-President Games for Change Europe

Advisory Board

Victoria Alonso, Executive Vice President of Visual Effects & Post Production, Marvel Studios
Marc Bertrand, Producer, French Animation Studio/ National Film Board of Canada
Jacques Bled, CEO, Illumination Mac Guff
Chris deFaria, President, Digital Production, Animation and Visual Effects for Warner Bros. Pictures
Paul Debevec, Associate Director of Graphics Research, USC's Institute for Creative Technologies
Volker Engel, President, Uncharted Territory
Markus Gross, Director, Disney Research Zürich
Gilles Gaillard, Managing Director, Mikros Image
Philip Hunt, Partner, Director & Creative Director, Studio AKA
Alex McDowell, Production Designer, Creative Director, 5D Institute at USC School of Cinematic Arts
Shelley Page, Head of International Outreach, DreamWorks Animation
Armin Pohl, CEO, Mackevision Medien Design
Eric Roth, Executive Director, Visual Effects Society
William Sargent, CEO and Founder, Framestore
Gaël Seydoux, New Business Development Director, Ubisoft
David Sproxton, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Aardman
Eddo Stern, Director, UCLA Game Lab, Professor, UCLA Design | Media Arts


Dawn Ernster Yamazi, Director, Talent Development, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Thierry Frey
, CTO & Co-Founder, D.S.T.M.
Kevin Geiger
, VP & Head of Creative, Local Content Production, Greater China, The Walt Disney Company
Ed Hooks, Actor, Acting Trainer
Ken Perlin, Professor of Computer Science, NYU Media Research Lab
Jerry Schmitz, Independent PR, Marketing, Brand Management and Awards Consultant
Deb Stone
, Manager, Talent Development, Blue Sky Studios
Saschka Unseld, Creative Director, Passion NY and Oculus Story Studio

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). It is an event in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH, 5D Institute and Eurographics. FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry for Finance and Economic Affairs of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart, the MFG Film Funding and the FFA German Federal Film Board.