The new FMX trailer is online!

This year’s FMX Trailer corresponds with the conference theme CONNECTING IDEAS: Tiny bulb creatures interlink with a lonely giant, illuminating the merit of collaboration. The trailer originates from WORLD OF GRA, a story universe created by graduates of the Animationsinstitut at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

The quest of these artists has gone way beyond the conference: They’re the first ones to be assigned to come up with trailers for all three events of the Stuttgart Animated Week in late April, FMX, the International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS) and the business platform Animation Production Days (APD).


The story of WORLD OF GRA

„The overall topic of WORLD OF GRA is change and how to deal with it“, says producer Julius Dorsel. „It’s about creatures who outgrow their world and have to move on. It’s about departure and self-discovery.“ For him, the whole approach resonates with FMX: „We meet other young creators, make new experiences and connect, dealing with change on a collective level.“

The stories of WORLD OF GRA have been conceived to be suitable for any media platform. „There are innumerous possibilities“, says Dorsel. Having presented the story world first at FMX 2023, the trailer now makes it a centerpiece of the conference. „It’s a badge of honor to be selected to provide all three trailers!“, says Dorsel. „It’s a little intimidating and just wonderful that so many people are going to see our creatures on the screen.“ More about the unique WORLD OF GRA IP and the artists can be found here.

FMX ticket shop to open soon

Many paths lead into the treasury of ideas that is FMX: The Conference Pass enables visitors to experience all of the conference on site at Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart plus the select content FMX will be offering On Demand through May. Also available are Day Passes, Combi Passes including ITFS access and Online Passes. Student groups (20 or more) are eligible for tickets with additional discount.

In line with the certification as a climate-friendly event, FMX ticket holders are eligible for discounted tickets with Deutsche Bahn (German Rail). They also can use public transport in Stuttgart free of charge.

The ticket shop will open on January 22.

Marketplace, Workshops, Recruiting Hub and School Campus filling up

The FMX Forum is off to a good start in 2024, and very well booked by now. Many longterm partners as well as FMX first-timers have already secured a booth in the Marketplace or a Workshop slot. Talent continues to be in high demand, as the steadily filling up Recruiting Hub demonstrates, and the School Campus is also gearing up. The following list includes just some of the partners that have already confirmed their participation (more to follow):

Marketplace: Abstract, Artineering, CG Wire, Chaos, das element, Fatfish, Escape Technology, Singarajan Studios, the vfx shop, VFXPICK.

Workshops: VFXPICK, vrbn, Ynput.

Recruiting Hub: Blue Zoo, Electric Theatre Collective, One of Us, Recom Film, Rotomaker.

School Campus: Breda University of Applied Sciences, Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule der Medien, ifs internationale filmschule köln, Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe – University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

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