50 outstanding projects selected for APD

The APD jury selected 50 projects from 17 different countries to be presented at APD. Among them two members of the AMCRS, well done Studio Soi and M.A.R.K.13!

Studio Soi goes in with "Boots & Paws". It is a TV animation series starring the young zookeeper "Boots" and his new fuzzy workmates: skunk, gorilla and co. Two pilot episodes are currently in production, supported by the MFG Baden-Wurttemberg and co-produced by WDR.

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M.A.R.K.13 is in the game with DINO MITE: it is a TV-Show for children, a 80mins feature film and a game. A universe full of adventure, fun, friendship and drama in a prehistoric world, in which Dinos are the leading species. All based on the charming childrens’ books by Ute Krause, produced in a mixed animation style together with TRIKK 17.

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Iron Sky - THE COMING RACE in german theaters March 21st!

“The world as we now it ended in 2018 and all humans took refuge at the dark side of the moon”.

Do you want to know what happens next?! Then make sure you get a ticket for this thrilling sequel to the movie “Iron Sky” (2012). The movie was created by 27 Films Production and PIXOMONDO and supported by the MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg.

Mackevision one of the #SXSW Interactive Award Finalists!

The Ocean Mind Experience is one of the South by South West Interactive Award Finalists, fingers crossed for the next couple of days!

With Mackevision’s computer generated imagery (CGI) and real-time specialists they created an incredible experience, the result is a fully immersive encounter with Humpback Whales in Hawaii! It’s a completely new documentary concept, watch how they did it below!

The SXSW Conference & Festivals is an annual event taking place in Austin, Texas (from March 8th - 17th 2019) and it celebrates the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

New Festival Trailer "Happy" out now!

For this years’ 26th Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) we go all colourful and happy! Usually the trailer for the Festival would have been done by students of Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg, but the concept changed this year: now a graduate got to do it with a production studio from the region BW. So see for yourself what M.A.R.K.13 and Meike Müller achieved together and read their story here. The project was completed with the support of MFG’s talent development program.

2019 R&D Reel from Animationsinstitut!

The Research and Development department at Animationsinstitut consists of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the creation of innovative tools and technologies, not only for entertainment productions, but also for alternative and more socially engaged applications. Over the years, we have explored a wide variety of topics that have been crucial in the media production of today and of tomorrow, while providing our students the possibility to experience first-hand the latest trends in technology.

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Invitation to join SAUCE Creative User Group

SAUCE is a three-year EU Research and Innovation project with the aim to create a toolset system allowing the reuse of existing digital assets. 

Creative companies will be able to make their assets ‘smarter’, so that they are fully adaptive to context (reusable in future productions), to purpose (among or within industries), to the user (faster and easier to catalog, search and retrieve), and to the production environment (future-proof).  Some of the main topic researched are light-field technology, deep learning and semantic labelling, automated asset transformation, smart animation, storage and retrieval. 

The Creative User Group professional expertise is key to the project.  You’ll be invited to look at our prototypes and evaluate them; take part in consultative workshops, organized at major trade fairs, and give us your feedback.  Your advice will help us develop better tools that respond to the needs of the Industry, as well as understanding possible application to other contexts. 
SAUCE is powered by: DNEG, Foundry, IKinema, Disney Research, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, BRNO University of Technology, Trinity College Dublin, Saarland University. 

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 780470.

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Don't forget: Pre Fixe No.1 in 2019 with "Smosh Mosh"

Quick reminder that we have Janina Putzker from “Smosh Mosh” speaking at our first Pre Fixe this year about "the ups and downs of an indie production with crowdsourcing". Janina and her very inspiring team are alumnis of the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and the projects’ storyline is based on an online-voting! Saying no more here to keep up the excitement - just make sure you secure your seat! See you on Monday!

Date: 11th March 2019

Time: 6pm (lounge with snacks afterwards)

Place: Theater Rampe, Filderstr. 47, 70180 Stuttgart