Simon Jon Andreasen, Head of Animation and DADIU, The National Film School of Denmark

Simon Jon Andreasen is a an award winning director and serial entrepreneur – in the past he was one of the first in Denmark to work with interactive storytelling in the award-winnning Blackout. Later he has directed the Total Overdose game. With film, television and games published worldwide as well as experience from working with book publishing, Simon has unique knowledge and experience as well as lots of insights into the future of storytelling. Since November 2016 Simon has been in charge of the Directors Education (Animation and interactive) at the National Film School of Denmark as well as the head of the cross-national games education DADIU. The National Film School of Denmark is a state school, financially supported by the Danish Ministry of Cultural Affairs. There are seven study programmes available: Script writing, sound, editing, fiction directing, documentary directing, animation and games directing, cinematography, and film producing. The number of students is approximately 100. DADIU educates future game developers. DADIU admits around 100 students each year. The students participate in classes, workshops, and game productions. During the productions, the students are divided into six teams, resembling six real game studios.

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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