Beyond Study

From studying to the professional world - Talent development at Animationsinstitut

Beyond study, Animationsinstitut encourages cooperation and exchange between students, alumni lecturers, and employees, This leeds to a lively community in which members support each other regarding the development of ideas and projects, teambuilding, networking, a transfer of knowledge and technology, productions, and more.


Graduates keep in touch with each other and with Animationsinstitut. Regular Alumni-Meetings, the Alumni-Newsletter of Filmakademie, and personal profiles on the graduate portal ( build the framework of the dynamic Alumni-Network of Animationsinstitut.


Talent development

In accordance with the motto "lifelong learning", Animationsinstitut offers students and alumni to participate in programs such as Animation Sans Frontières (ASF). This EU-funded international training program brings together young creatives from all over Europe to develop animation-related projects. Also, to kickstart professional careers, Animationsinsitut supports its graduates in the matters of intellectual property, sustainable production, and entrepreneurship.


3rd party production

With and for external companies, institutions, and organizations, Animationsinstitut realizes a wild variety of commissioned productions and third-party funded projects in accordance with market conditions. These projects enable recent graduates to continue to work on ideas, approaches, and team works that were created during their studies, often in collaboration with Animationsinsitut's Research and Development department.


Our former students work at...

Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Industrial Light & Magic, Weta, Framestore, The Mill (ehemals: MPC), Scanline VFX, Mackevision, Pixomondo, Rise FX, Studio Film Bilder, Ravensburger, M.A.R.K. 13, Studio Soi, Studio Seufz, Woodblock, Studio Fizbin, Zeitlang Media & Games und vielen mehr oder gründeten ihre eigenen Studios.



Christian Müller 3rd Party Productions & Alumni Network Animationsinstitut +49 7141 969 82817
Tina Ohnmacht Head of International Network Animationsinstitut +49 7141 969 82822


Animationsinstitut celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022. The celebratory book "20 Years 20 Projects", which will be published in a limited edition, presented a selection of iconic projects from the animated and moving history of Animationsinstitut, curated by Tina Ohnmacht and Andreas Hykade. For this book, 20 of the alumni wrote essays on each project, reflecting their own personal view of it and their part in the history of Animationsinstitut. The celebratory publication is accompanied by other formats, such as interviews with the essayists.