FMX – Film and Media Exchange

Your Direct Contact to the Industry

From Animationsinstitut straight to working on a Star Wars blockbuster? These and even more opportunities are waiting for you at the four-day international conference FMX – Film & Media Exchange.


Held once a year, FMX is the world's most influential digital entertainment conference. The English-speaking non-profit event is organized by Filmakademie whilst Animationsinstitut is responsible for the program. The FMX brings you directly in contact with important representatives of the industry. At FMX in Stuttgart at Haus der Wirtschaft, creative professionals and international experts from the fields of animation, effects, games and immersive media meet. For all students of Filmakademie, the four-day event is of course free of charge!



FMX is an important part of Animationsinstitut’s curriculum. It is a big plus for students that they can build a network for their future careers there.

Prof. Andreas Hykade, Head of Animation Directing


As a student at Animationsinstitut, you not only have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the latest artistic and technological trends and innovations, but you get the chance to present your student projects to an international audience as part of the Filmakademie Projects conference program.

In addition, you can easily establish direct contacts with the industry: at School Campus, you will be able to exchange ideas with students in your field from all over the world, or network with Filmakademie alumni. At the FMX Recruiting Hub, you can introduce yourself to well-known studios and companies. As a Student Guide, you can personally take care of a speaker and expand your network in the industry while you are still studying. Our animation student Arne Hain was a student guide for stop-motion legend Phil Tippett during FMX, and this led to an intensive collaboration that resulted in Arne working on scenes for STAR WARS - THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.


In addition, top-class speakers from FMX teach as guest lecturers at Animationsinstitut and provide in-depth insights into developments in the industry. This not only allows you to ask your questions directly to international experts, but also gives you a direct insight into the industry.


Do you want to learn more about FMX? Then visit the FMX website.

Animationsinstitut @ FMX 2022

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