Stuttgart, Germany
April 24 - 27

Saschka Unseld, Director & Writer

Saschka Unseld is an Emmy Award winning German-born director and writer who cofounded the Academy Award–nominated animation studio Soi, where he directed and produced numerous award-winning shorts and commercials before joining Pixar Animation Studios in 2008. During his six years at Pixar, he worked on Toy Story 3, Cars 2, and Brave and wrote and directed the 2013 short film "The Blue Umbrella". In 2014 he co-founded Oculus Story Studio to help explore the future of VR storytelling and won the first ever Emmy for original VR content for "Henry". His latest VR Experiences "Dear Angelica" and his independent VR Dance project “Through You” both world premiered at Sundance 2017 and have since been shown and awarded at festivals around the world.

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).