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Please get in touch with us to discuss your participation in FMX 2020!


Patricia Rohr
Program Manager
tel +49 7141 969 82884
patricia.rohrspamgeschützt @spamgeschützt

Mario Mueller
Program Manager | Consultant
tel +49 7141 969 82882
mario.muellerspamgeschützt @spamgeschützt



Brenda Chapman, 'Twas Entertainment, Owner/ Producer/ Writer/ Director


Brenda Chapman


Brenda Chapman started her career as a story artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1987, where she worked on films such as The Little MermaidThe Rescuers Down Under, the Oscar nominated Beauty and the BeastThe Hunchback of Notre Dame and Fantasia 2000. Chapman was the story supervisor on the original The Lion King, for which she won the Annie Award.

Chapman then helped launch DreamWorks Animation Studios, where she co-directed the 1998 release of the Oscar winning Prince of Egypt. Chapman was the first woman to direct an animated feature for a major Hollywood studio. 

She joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 2003Chapman created, wrote and directed Brave – inspired by her relationship with her daughter - for which she was the first woman to win an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.

Currently, Chapman just finished her first live-action film Come Away, starring David Oyelowo and Angelina Jolie which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film FestivalShe is also working on several projects in different stages of development for ‘Twas Entertainment, which she co-owns with her husband, filmmaker Kevin Lima. (Enchanted, A Goofy Movie, Disney’s Tarzan).


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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