Press Release #8

Encanto, Dune's Sound Design & Screening of Ron's Gone Wrong

FMX 2022
Film & Media Exchange
On Site May 3-5, 2022
Online May 6, 2022
On Demand Until May 31, 2022


Stuttgart/Germany, April 12, 2022. Three weeks before the start of the conference, FMX 2022 has confirmed most of this year’s program, featuring not only a diverse array of sessions including Oscar-winning ENCANTO and DUNE, but also various special events like a Sound Masterclass and the ITFMX Screening of RON’S GONE WRONG.




Find an overview of the Feature Animation talks here.


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 + ITFMX Screening


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.


llumination - 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!




For more Sound Design sessions, visit the FMX website.


Theo Green on Sound Design and Music Composition


Academy-Award winning sound designer and supervising sound editor (DUNE, BLADE RUNNER 2049), and composer (THE GAMBLER), Theo Green will discuss the incredibly blurred lines between sound design and music composition and how these trends appear in modern cinema, and in his most recent work trading sounds back and forth with Hans Zimmer for DUNE.


In addition, Theo Green will host an exclusive Sound Masterclass at Filmakademie Campus on Friday, May 6. Participation is limited. To register, please email


Those who would like to learn more about the stunning visual effects of DUNE can join an insightful presentation by DNEG on Friday, May 6.


Skywalker Sound Presents: Creating the soundscape for THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT


Join Bonnie Wild and David Acord for a conversation discussing the soundscape the team created for THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT and how they brought something familiar to creatures, characters, ships, and places that are wholly new.


Casting and Audio Production at Nickelodeon Animation Studios


Justin Brinsfield and Roxanne Escatel, panelists from casting and audio production, will detail the Nickelodeon Animation Studio process for ensuring industry leading voice recordings for their slate of content. Topics will include initial casting, working with talent, technology used, and continuing production in a remote work-state and beyond.




Find all presentations on Social Impact here.


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-Württemberg 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-Wuerttemberg 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.



Peris Digital

Peris Digital simplify and enhances the audiovisual industry, enabling production companies, VFX artists and costume designers to create new worlds. Peris Digital offers a huge stock of 7.5 million garments from their parent company Peris Costumes (the world's largest costume rental company) that are digitized "on demand" to simplify character creation. They have a professional team of specialized 3D artists to deliver models ready for seamless integration into the post-production pipeline to save time and effort.


Learn more about Peris Digital here.



FMX is very happy that Backstage Veranstaltungstechnik is not only a Silver Partner of FMX 2022, but once again delivers the complete technical equipment for this year's event. Whether video, audio or light - the equipment for FMX is always on the cutting edge of technology, it is set up and supervised by experienced technicians during the days of the event.


You can find more information here.



Plenty of Partners are joining the FMX Forum to present their companies and schools. Here are the latest additions to the Forum:


Recruiting Hub: The Mill, Rocket Science VFX, Skydance, Trixter


Workshops: LED Cave, Mapstar, Vicon


Marketplace: BenQ, Peris Digital, PresenZ, U-Render, Vicon, ZEISS


Company Suite: Houdini


School Campus: Artline Institut (online), Lucerne School of Art and Design (online)




Programme of the 16th Animation Production Days (APDs) is set!


Animation Production Days, a curated business platform for newly developed animation projects, is taking place as a hybrid event from 4 - 6 May 2022. Around 100 of the approximately 150 participants from 22 countries are expected to participate in person in Stuttgart. This year, 35 projects are being presented in pre-planned one-to-one meetings at the APD Co-Production and Financing Market. The complementary APD Conference is taking place on the afternoon of 4 May in Stuttgart’s L-Bank Rotunda. Detailed information on the conference programme can be found here on the APD website. APD is a joint venture of ITFS and FMX.





Franziska Ullrich
Public Relations & Social Media
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Editor's Notes:


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


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