FMX – Film and Media Exchange

Your Direct Contact to the Industry

From the 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, the English-language non-profit event is a globally influential conference dedicated to animation, visual effects, interactive and immersive media. The Animationsinstitut works with the FMX program team to develop content for the international conference. FMX brings together creative minds and industry experts from around the world to share and expand their knowledge. Top-notch speakers provide fascinating insights into the latest developments in the industry in exciting presentations, interactive workshops, master classes and company suites.


For all students of Filmakademie, the four-day event is of course free of charge!



FMX brings our students face-to-face with the latest in animation and digital media, and in direct contact with inspiring luminaries from all over the world.

Jan Pinkava, Director of the Animationsinstitut



As a student at the 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.

Being a Student Guide at FMX

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