Program Update: Jan Pinkava and N.E.W.S.


This festive time of the year is all about traditions, and we have been cherishing a very special one for a while at FMX: As every year, we'll finish 2018 by sharing the first confirmations as well as our brand new trailer with you! Jan Pinkava, Creative Director of Google Spotlight Stories, will join FMX to discuss an important aspect of this year's theme Bridging the Gap, while international talent consultant Shelley Page dedicates an entire track to some exciting N.E.W.S.

If these updates spark your excitement, keep in mind: Ticketsfor FMX 2019 will go on sale onJanuary 10, 2019!

Jan Pinkava – Bridging the Gap between Art and Technology

How do you unite artistic expression and technological innovation? Bridging the gap between tech and art can be a challenge especially when working with new formats and new technologies. Jan Pinkava, Creative Director of Google Spotlight Stories, will share his view on this highly relevant topic at FMX 2019.

Jan has been working at the intersection of art and technology throughout his career. Not only does he hold a PhD in Theoretical Robotics, but he also won an Oscar for directing Pixar's Geri's Game. For the last five years Jan has been exploring new forms of immersive and interactive storytelling for mobile and VR at Google Spotlight Stories. If you use technology or make art, this is a talk you won't want to miss!

N.E.W.S.– Global Cooperation in Animation Production

Animation feature production has recently migrated from traditional bases in Hollywood and Europe to all corners of the globe! The N.E.W.S. track at FMX will focus on new projects currently in development in locations from Asia to Europe, South America to Russia.

Feature animation veteran, and international talent consultant, Shelley Page curates this new series of talks, revealing how opportunities with start-up and established studios are bridging the gap between animation professionals from different continents to combine their expertise in new ways to bring animated stories to a global audience.


More program updates coming soon!

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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