Go grab your tickets for FMX 2021!

News | 01.03.2021


the ticketshop for FMX 2021 is online! Get yourself a ticket and be part of a unique digital live experience, connecting you to media creators from all over the world.


We also got the first partner confirmations for the Forum of FMX 2021 and some more program news for you. Stay tuned for presentations on THE LIBERATOR by Juice, George Clooney’s THE MIDNIGHT SKY by NVIZ and David Fincher’s MANK by Territory Studio.

The new visual language of THE LIBERATOR

THE LIBERATOR is a four-part live-action and CGI hybrid animation series created for Netflix. It’s an exciting proof of concept of a whole new kind of visual language that offers a fresh take on traditional storytelling. Michał Misiński (art director) and Marko Zarić (VFX supervisor) will talk about how the Juice team managed to transfer real emotions from live-action footage to the comic-stylized work, and also why a well-designed proof of concept is the key to the effective & successful pitch.


Unlike previous years, tickets for FMX will be valid from the first day of the conference on May 4 through until July, giving the audience the opportunity to watch conference presentations via video on demand after the live conference has ended.

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Inner space – How a collaborative virtual world helped to plan THE MIDNIGHT SKY’s most intense scenes.


In George Clooney’s THE MIDNIGHT SKY a global catastrophe has wiped out most of the earth's population and left the surface contaminated. Only an arctic base and a spaceship remain inhabited by a few who are set to save the future of humanity.

For the movie's powerful imaging of space environments, the filmmakers previsualised key sequences using NVIZ’s virtual camera system ARENA. Used in combination with detailed, directed animation, it enabled them to plan and to refine their ideas for shots in a stunningly precise manner. The system also permitted rushes generated from the virtual camera shoots to be supplied to editorial in an extraordinary flexible handling of digital workflows.

NVIZ’s Head of Visualisation, Janek Lender, talks about their approach to collaborative real time visualisation in a virtual space by exploring two key scenes from THE MIDNIGHT SKY, underlining how recent technological advances in previsualisation and virtual camera workflows allows to visualise sequences anywhere, anytime.

Re-creating 1930’s Wilshire Boulevard in CG for a real-time LED back projection in David Fincher’s MANK


For many, Orson Welles’ CITIZEN KANE (1941) is still considered the best movie ever made. MANK portrays the film’s co-screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as a biographical drama in which great acting and stunningly atmospheric imagery bring old Hollywood’s most glorious times back to life. This session will show how Territory Studio’s meticulous research and efficient yet realistic VFX techniques created an era-relevant, fully CG black and white environment. And, how the environment was applied as a real-time LED rear projection to bring unprecedented fidelity and realism to a key scene. One, with no dialogue, which purposely evoked the traditional techniques used during the 1930's and 40's.


Forum News


The FMX 2021 Forum is shaping up nicely and we're happy to present you our first partner confirmations:


Series (a new format for FMX Online: three consecutive presentations, each one followed by a live Q&A and exchange): MAXON with 2 x "The MAXON Series"


Workshops: InstaLOD, New Audio Technology, Pixar's RenderMan and SAE Institute


Recruiting: Axis Studios and One of Us


Schools: SAE Institute, Konrad Wolf Film University of Babelsberg (Potsdam), MOME Anim (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest), U-TAD (University of Technology, Arts and Design Madrid) and IFS (International Film School Cologne)