Confirmations: Encanto, Sing 2, Social Impact & More

News | 12.04.2022

HEY EVERYONE,

 

only three weeks left until we can all be on site in Stuttgart again, so let's take a closer look together at a few program highlights you shouldn't miss! ✨

 

Our program features not only a diverse array of sessions including Oscar-winning ENCANTO and feature animation SING 2, but also various special events like the ITFMX Screening of RON'S GONE WRONG. Discover all the highlights on our website. 🌐

 

Grab your tickets here: Ticket Shop 🎟️

 

 

Feature Animation

Walt Disney Animation Studios - The Technology Behind ENCANTO's Casita

 

Join Scott Kersavage (Visual Effects Supervisor), Tad Miller (Technical Supervisor), Nadim Sinno (Associate Technical Supervisor), and Technical Directors Justin Kern, Nellie Robinson, and Annamarie Fuchs, as they share the technological innovations behind bringing the artistic vision of ENCANTO's Casita to life.

 

 

Ron’s Gone Right: Making a Debut Feature with two Startup Studios

 

Director JP Vine will be presenting the behind-the-scenes process of creating and directing Locksmith's award-winning first feature, RON'S GONE WRONG.

 

FMX visitors will have the opportunity to attend the ITFMX Screening of RON'S GONE WRONG in cooperation with Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) on May 5.

 

 

Illumination - Sing 2

 

Illumination and Illumination Studios Paris present Sing 2! CG Supervisors Boris Jacq and Richard Adenot pull back the curtains and share a behind the scenes look at a new chapter in Sing 2. Boris and Richard will share production highlights from story to final frame featuring character animation, environments, effects, texture, lighting and more!

 

 

Sustainability & B-Corp Certification

 

Everyone wants to create work that makes an impact, but it's more important than ever to make sure that work is making a positive impact. Blue Zoo Animation Studio and Dupe VFX are two studios that have gone through the rigorous B Corp certification process to measure the impact of every aspect of their business. In this talk, Tom Box (Blue Zoo) and Jonathan Harris (Dupe VFX) will elaborate on how and why they went through that exhaustive process.

 

 

FMX would like to thank Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS) for their ongoing support, joining the event as a Gold Partner in 2022.

 

Baden-Wuerttemberg has been Germany's top location for animation and visual effects for many years. No other federal state has such a high density of animation and VFX studios. The creative professionals in these studios have received numerous internationally renowned prizes - including Oscars, Emmy Awards, Annie Awards, VES Awards and the Deutscher Computerspielpreis Award.

 

Behind this remarkable success is the work of the Animation Media Cluster of the Stuttgart Region (AMCRS). The network, initiated by MFG Baden-Württemberg in 2009, consists of more than 30 VFX service providers, animation studios, games and interactive studios as well as universities and academies all based in Baden-Württemberg.

 

The focus of the AMCRS lies in the development and expansion of strategic and organisational structures. In this way, the MFG promotes the interdisciplinary and international work of these creative professionals.

 

Find out more here.

Enjoy your week and stay curious! ✌️