Open Day 2020

Peek behind the scenes of Filmakademie!


The Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg with its Animationsinstitut invites you to this year's online Open Day. Although the classic campus visit has to be cancelled, the different departments have again prepared a colorful program that provides you with comprehensive insights into the fileds of studies offered in Ludwigsburg.



Let's meet: Thursday, 26.11.20 / 10-17:00 CET



Attention: The individual program points will take place in different virtual rooms. Some events take place at the same time. You will find the corresponding access links in the program below shortly before the event begins.


Additional program on the FABW YouTube Channel

10:00-11:00 Introduction by Prof. Thomas Schadt (Director FABW) and Prof. Andreas Hykade (Head of Animationsinstitut)

Tune in now on YouTube. (German only)

11:00-12:00 Production, Screenplay

Join now: Zoom link Production, Zoom link Screenplay (Password: Drehbuch) (German only)

12:00-13:00 Motion Design, Montage/Editing, Executive & Line Producing
13:00-14:00 TV Journalism, Series Producing

Join now: Zoom link TV Journalism (Password: 348325) Zoom link Series Producing (Password: Serie) (German only)

13:00-15:00 Animationsinstitut

Join now: Q&A in English , Q&A in German

14:00-15:00 Film Music, Directing

Join now: Zoom link Film Music (Password: 343414), Zoom link Directing (German only)

15:00-16:00 Production Design: Portfolio Advise

Register now: Pre-registration via e-mail to

15:00-16:00 Filmsound/Sounddesign, Production Design

Join now: Zoom link Production Design, Zoom link Filmsound/Sounddesign (Passwort: Filmton) (German only)

16:00-17:00 Cinematography, Advertorial Film

General advice on application and studies

In the virtual office hours of the study department, represented by Beate Pfennigwerth (director), Gabi Bäuerle and Lucy-Ann Bauer, you can find answers to all your questions about appliying and studying at Filmakademie.

Slots: 11:00-13:00 CET and 14:00-16:00 CET


Join now: Zoom link Beate Pfennigwerth (Password: 418855), Zoom link Gabi Bäuerle (Password: 586761), Zoom link Lucy-Ann Bauer (Password: 029822)

Introducing Animationsinstitut

In addition to our Q&A from 13:00-14:00 CET, we provide you with several information videos: after an introduction by Animationsinstitut's Director Andreas Hykade (German only), Constanze Bühner will tell you everything about the requirements for studying at Animationsinstitut and the application procedure. In the same video, we will also show you our studios, editing rooms, project rooms and classrooms with a small tour through our building. Furthermore, you can look forward to three project presentations by our students from the fields of Animation, Visual Effects and Interactive Media.


Please make sure to tune in and inform yourself about Animationsinstitut prior to our Q&A Session so we can focus on individual questions.




General Information

The Projects



Format: Animationseries/Music album


Synopsis: After the invention of cryonic reality (CR) in 2073 the leaders of the world agreed to stop time count and proclaimed the year 2073X. While one is in the CR, the body does no longer age. Users also have access to a virtual utopia that serves as a substitute for the bleak real world. The story begins when a new CR-Virus called "Neoshin" shatters Ayukoas world.


Presented by: Sebastian Selg (Director), Jiayan Chen (Producer) and Ramon Schauer (Co-Director/Technical Director)


Learn more about the project here.


A Juggler's Tale


Format: Game


Synopsis: A Juggler’s Tale is an atmospheric 3D sidescroller set in a medieval puppet theater play. The string puppet Abby flees from her captors into freedom and adventure: a world of beauty and wonder - but also danger! She finds herself in a war-torn, medieval fairytale, surrounded by ravaged, starving citizens and hunted by the relentless cut-throat, Tonda. Who can she trust? Can she avoid the traps and betrayal? Despite dangling from her threads, Abby learns that she can still influence her destiny - if only by winning over the audience.


Presented by: Dominik Schön (Game Design, Gameplay Programming, Level Art), Enzio Probst (Game Design, Programming, Shading), Elias Kremer (Programming, Technical Artist) and Steffen Oberle (Game Design, 3D Art, Storytelling)


Learn more about the project here.


The most boring Granny in the whole World

Format: Animationfilm


Synopsis: Greta has the most boring grandma in the whole world. When she falls asleep on the sofa, Greta gets the idea, to play funeral with her grandma. This confronts them with some questions they didn’t ask themselves before. Because what remains when you have to leave life behind?


Presented by: Damaris Zielke (Director), Jiayan Chen (Producer) and Janik Otterbach (Technical Director)

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