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Sacha The Bear

Director: Henri Desaunay.
Playful, beautifully designed adaptation of the fairy tale Goldilocks and the three bears. Except this time, the bear comes to visit her. A hunter is after a bear in the forest. The bear hides in the house of the little girl Goldilocks, who gives him food and plays with him. But then everything changes. The first short film by Desaunay is a wayward, ironic adaptation of the British fairytale Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

FMX 2012 - 17th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia

FMX 2012
17th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia
May 8-11, Stuttgart, Germany

FMX is Europe's largest conference on the creation, production and distribution of digital entertainment and interactive visualization in design, industry and research. Every year artists, specialists, scientists, producers and other key people come to FMX to present new projects, developments and opportunities in the Conference, at the Marketplace, in Workshops or Presentations, in the Recruiting Hub or Education Section, Screenings or Events. As a community-based event, the aim is to provide a space where experiences can be exchanged, innovative approaches discussed and ideas multiplied. The conference’s binding theme is the convergence of film, television, computers, consoles and mobile devices.

FMX 2012 focuses on technical issues such as Virtual Production, Previs, Digital Worldbuilding, Lighting and Rendering, Cloud Computing, VFX on TV, Industrial CG, VFX produced in Europe & India, Scientific Papers and Transmedia. The conference takes place May 8-11 in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Director: Jens Wischnewski.
Phillipp Hofmann is on the surface a cold professor of physics. Emotions and humor are strangers to him. But at night, Phillipp is online under the nickname “Mr. Fatso”, to escape his loneliness. On the website “Your Channel”, he watches the anarchistic videos of “Ms.Bingo”, and falls for her. In real life she has the name Anne Krämer and is a student of Mr. Hoffmann. But in reflection to Phillipp, everybody knows Anne´s second identity and he doesn´t have the balls to talk to her. But when Anne uploads a video, in which she is announcing her suicide as a live broadcast to the internet, Phillipp is the only one who believes her. Everybody else thinks it is a joke, like all the other videos. But he doesn´t reach her with normal conversation . So he starts to make videos as “Mr. Fatso” by his own, and sends them to her. And Anne starts to open up, without knowing that “Mr. Fatso” is her own physics professor.

International Awards for Animation Students at Filmakademie

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The computer animated graduate film "Loom" by Ilija Brunck, Jan Bitzer, Csaba Letay, Fabian Pross and Regina Welker - all of which are students at the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg - has received the Best in Show Award at the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival in Los Angeles."Loom" tells the story of a moth getting entangled in a spider web. Fighting for survival, it is caught up more and more by the web and therefore s...

SOS - International Festival of Performing Arts&Media Ludwigsburg

This unique festival is an interface between theatre, music and media. It will be held every two years, each time with a different focus. In 2010 the focus will be on music. Following the Motto "Music on Screen" filmmakers, media representatives, musicians, theatre people and directors as well as students and interested non-professionals will consider this complex subject in all its diversity in workshops, podium and panel discussions.
Internationsal Artists like Wim Wenders, Irmin Schmidt or the Catalonian performance group La Fura dels Baus will be our guests at this years Festival.
Stage on Screen/Screen on Stage - International Festival of Performing Arts & Media Ludwigsburg, as this three-day event is officially called, has been initiated by the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg, the Academy for Performing Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg ADK, the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele and the Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH.

FMX 2010, the 15th Conference on Animation

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   Early this morning FMX 2010, the 15th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media ended with a booming party. The biggest expert meeting in Europe maxed out capacities for the venue of Haus der Wirtschaft. On each of the four days way over 3.000 international animation specialists, visitors and young talents from 41 countries rarely found free seats in one of the simultaneous programs in the other ten rooms and had to sit on the floor. You could hardly miss t...

Training Ground 2010 s program new speakers anouncd

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Training Ground 2010 confirmed 4 top experts added to the program:OLIVIER COTTE IN SPECIAL EFFECTS ON MY BACKYARD Olivier Cotte is a French film director, writer, graphic novel author, and animation historian.After studying music, ballet, fine arts and films, he worked 15 years in the industry as director, flame artist and director of special effects, with such people as Wim Wenders (Until the End of the World), Roman Polanski (Death and the Maiden), Costa-Gavras (Mad City), Bob Swaim (The Clim...

FMX 2010, the 15th Conference on Animation wrapped

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Early this morning FMX 2010, the 15th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media ended with a booming party. The biggest expert meeting in Europe maxed out capacities for the venue of Haus der Wirtschaft. On each of the four days way over 3.000 international animation specialists, visitors and young talents from 41 countries rarely found free seats in one of the simultaneous programs in the other ten rooms and had to sit on the floor. You could hardly miss the positive atmosph...

Line-up at its finest: prominent speakers at FMX 2010

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FMX 2010 15th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media May 04-07, 2010  In the beginning of May, most of the big names in digital entertainment will collectively gather in Germany's Southwest. FMX 2010, the 15th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media, the 17th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and the business platform Animation Production Day are three events enjoying high international standing.   FMX preparations: the final cou...

FMX 2010 preview

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FMX 2010: 15th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive MediaMay 04-07, 2010, Stuttgart, GermanyMulti-disciplined thinking draws cinema, television, computer, console and mobile screens even closer, reinventing them to remain competitive. FMX has been part of this process for more than 15 years now, introducing the world’s leading experts in the creation, production and distribution of digital entertainment and interactive visualization. Grown with the industrySince its foundin...

Closing report from fmx/ 09

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fmx/09 ran from May 05 through May 08, 2009 In the early hours of Saturday morning, fmx/09 drew to a close as the most persevering guests finally left the closing party. Once again, the 14th International Conference for Animation, Effects, Games and Digital Media gathered an international community of CGI enthusiasts in Stuttgart. Animation has long become a key technology shared across a wide range of media, going beyond animated films to live-action films and television shows as wel...

A Closing Report from fmx/09

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fmx/09 ran from May 05 through May 08, 2009In the early hours of Saturday morning, fmx/09 drew to a close as the most persevering guests finally left the closing party. Once again, the 14th International Conference for Animation, Effects, Games and Digital Media gathered an international community of CGI enthusiasts in Stuttgart. Animation has long become a key technology shared across a wide range of media, going beyond animated films to live-action films and television shows as well as compute...

The animago Award in Karlsruhe and the Porsche Award in Ludwigsburg:

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The animago Award in Karlsruhe and the Porsche Award in Ludwigsburg: Students of animation from the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg recognized for outstanding work”Best Character” – ”Best Technical Implementation” – ”Best Visualization” – 3 of this year's eleven animago trophies were handed to students from the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. Heiko von der Scherm, Onni Pohl and Thilo Ewers were honored at the animago AWARDs 2008 awards ceremony on November 12 within the ”dig...

Cartoon Forum Animation in Baden-Wuerttemberg

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The Cartoon Forum is the primary European meeting for animation makers and movers. From the 16th to the 19th of September, more then 700 animation industry representatives will come together to negotiate the production, financing and funding of animated films – all in all, 63 projects with a total volume of over 190 million Euros. In the spotlight this year: Animated television series and new formats for the internet, mobile phones and games. The Cartoon Forum – In Germany for only the secon...

Digital media under scrutiny at next fmx/08

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Digital media change the way we perceive the world around us – next to film and television, interactive entertainment is playing an ever larger role. This can be seen and experienced at fmx/08 in Stuttgart, Germany. Everyone committed to the creation, production and distribution of animation, effects, games and other digital media will meet for the 13th year to instruct and learn, to discuss and listen, to see and be seen. Hundreds of speakers and thousands of visitors from all over the world ...

fmx/08 Complete Program Online!

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Digital media change the way we perceive the world around us – next to film and television, interactive entertainment is playing an ever larger role. This can be seen and experienced at fmx/08 in Stuttgart, Germany. Everyone committed to the creation, production and distribution of animation, effects, games and other digital media will meet for the 13th year to instruct and learn, to discuss and listen, to see and be seen. Hundreds of speakers and thousands of visitors from all over the world ...

fmx/08: Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital

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fmx/08: 13th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital Media : May 05 - 08, 2008Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany www.fmx.de Deutsche Telekom Digital Entertainment Awards @ fmx/08! This brand new award aims at honoring new concepts, cutting edge developments and forward thinkers, shaping the future of digital entertainment. The award will be given in 3 categories: Best New Technology in Effects & AnimationBest Small Screen AdaptationBest Interactive Design & Usabil...

fmx program – putting the pieces together

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Preparations for fmx/08 are now in full progress. Our website has launched with new developments, new partners and a new look and it will be continuously updated as fmx takes shape with a growing list of committed partners. The AIAS – Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences – has climbed on board and will be presenting a full day's worth of the latest and greatest from the world of games and interactive content. This new partnership underscores our commitment to the growing world of games and...

fmx/07 Awards

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Late at night on May 4, fmx/07 – 12th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Realtime and Content came to an end. With more than 400 lectures, panels and workshops, the most important meeting for the digital community in Europe gave an insight into the creation, production and distribution of every kind of CGI images. fmx/07 is organized by the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. It is generously supported by the Staatsmi...

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film: A festival becomes a party

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The organisers of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film are looking back at six fantastic days with great satisfaction. The competition films were of the usual high standard and audiences made sure that cinema theatres were sold out. Most important, however, was that the atmosphere was magnificent. “The Festival was full of atmosphere and people here in the city are celebrating animated film together with us” is how Dittmar Lumpp, the Festival’s Managing Director, summed up the event.Par...

Film Academy Ludwigsburg - Innovation Prize for animation research project

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The Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction, Filmakademie, Baden- Wuerttemberg has been distinguished with the Innovation Prize 2006 from the Federal Film Funding BKM presented by the Minister for Cultural and Media Affairs, Bernd Neumann. During the award ceremony for the German film script prize and innovation prize, which took place in the Film and Television Academy (HFF) in Potsdam, Professor Thomas Haegele, Head of the Institute of Animation, was awarded a prize o...

Animex student animation awards

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Animex Student Animation Awards The winners and runners up for the Animex Student Animation Awards were announced at Animex Talk! by Tom Martinek of Industrial Light and Magic, Rachelle Lewis of DreamWorks and Marc Craste of Studio AKA on Friday 4 February 2005. All the winners will screen at the BALTIC, International Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead on the 5 and 6 February 1.30pm – 4.00pm. Sponsors in this year's awards include Adobe, Alias, Apple, Character Animation Technologies, Chro...

Honorary Foreign Film Student Oscar nomination

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FRAGILE by Sikander Goldau nominated for Honorary Foreign Film Student OscarAcademy AwardAMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) has selected five films from 39 entries coming from 23 countries. The winner of the Honorary Foreign Film Student Oscar Academy Award automatically qualifies for participation in the OSCAR competition for the best short film. The short fiction film FRAGILE by Sikander Goldau – student at the Academy of Television & Film Munich (HFF/M) - was produced by Sc...

Imagina awards

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IMAGINA AWARDS 2004 PRIZE LISTING In a universe invaded by video clips, video games and advertising, a growing number of image connaisseurs are attracted to computer artwork that is progressively transcending reality. In the domain of computer image creation certain works stand out as artistic and visual masterpieces. For this 2004 edition, IMAGINA will bring together the best of worldwide digital creationGrand Prix Imagina « Annie & Boo » - Germany / AllemagneShort / Court MétrageDirection /...
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