Press Release #1: Bridging the Gap is the theme of FMX 2019

Ludwigsburg/Germany, November 6, 2018. Bridging the Gap is the theme of FMX – Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media, which will open its doors at Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart, Germany, from April 30 to May 03, 2019, to welcome professionals and students from the areas of film, technology, art, business and science.

The central theme of FMX 2019, Bridging the Gap, will highlight worldviews and workflows that inspire exchange in the fields of animation, effects, games and immersive media. The FMX 2019 speakers will discuss the following questions: How can artistic expression unite with technological invention? What are the possibilities to link human and artificial intelligence? How can younger generations cross over from education into the industry? How can we create social awareness through popular culture? What strategies and efforts should be pursued to take the leap from indie to IP? How can we bridge the left and right sides of the brain? These and other issues will be the focus of presentations, workshops, masterclasses, exhibition floors and screenings.

In this spirit, FMX 2019 is dedicated to bridging the gaps between people and projects from around the world.

The FMX ticket shop will open on Thursday, January 10, 2019 on

The first program highlights will be released soon.


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FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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