First Confirmations and Ticket Sale: Foundation, Macbeth, & More

News | 25.12.2021

Ho ho ho! Just right before the holidays, we can finally share the first confirmations for FMX 2022 with you: Our program will feature Apple TV+ space saga FOUNDATION, Shakespeare adaption THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, the story behind graphic novel DRAGMAN and animation film IGRAINE THE BRAVE. Plus: Our program chair HaZ will welcome you at FMX 2022 with his opening keynote on CHANGING THE GAME.


Early bird tickets for FMX 2022 will go on sale on January 25, 2022.


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CHANGING THE GAME: Opening Keynote by Program Chair HaZ

Our program chair HaZ is busy working on the program with us - so we asked him what he has planned for his Opening Keynote at FMX 2022:

I am so excited to share some of the highlights my opening keynote for FMX 2022 will cover, and this will reflect where the industry is going for content creators & distributors. Firstly, the way we are producing content will very much be driven by realtime engines, specifically virtual production from LED volume stages to mixed reality stages, right through to final pixel animated feature films and shows. Secondly, the longevity of IP will expand through the rise of NFTs. The one thing these all have in common is putting the power and control back into the hands of the creators.


The VFX of Apple TV+ space epic FOUNDATION

Inspired by Isaac Asimov’s SciFi book series FOUNDATION, Apply TV+ took on the challenge to adapt the complex science fiction classic for TV. The spectacular series follows a band of exiles on their mission to save the Galactic Empire from destruction.


Chris MacLean, Overall VFX Supervisor, will explain how they invented the show’s unique visual language to immerse the audience in the galactic saga and how they created the dazzling VFX.


When Shakespeare meets VFX: THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, Joel Coen’s adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play offered visual effects challenges that were unique in their creative and technical approach for a contemporary production.


Visual Effects Supervisors Alex Lemke and Michael Huber (both east side effects) will talk about how some of the VFX sequences were created, and how the pandemic affected the production, allowing the work to be done by a small team working over a lengthy postproduction period while constantly involving camera and design departments in the creative process.



IGRAINE THE BRAVE: Script Development and Character Design

How do you adapt a novel by bestselling author Cornelia Funke for the big screen? Producer and co-director Volker Engel, producer Gesa Engel and character designer Johannes Mücke lift the curtain for an exclusive look behind the scenes of the script development and character design for the animated feature film IGRAINE THE BRAVE, a planned collaboration between Uncharted Territory, RISE Pictures and MACK Animation.



DRAGMAN: Real Life and Imaginary Worlds

The struggles and double-life of August Crimp, a man who can fly when he puts on women’s clothes – this is the imaginative plot of DRAGMAN, absurdist creator Steven Appleby’s first graphic novel.


In this presentation Steven will follow the thread of reality and lived experience that runs through all his ideas, writing, comic strips and creative work. He shows how this led, eventually, to DRAGMAN.



🌟 Many more confirmations to come in the New Year! Until then, we wish you a lovely holiday season.