Open Day 2021

Peek behind the scenes of Filmakademie!


This year, you got the opportunities to get to know Filmakademie and its Animationsinstitut virtually on our online Open Day and learn all about the range of courses. As part of the study information day in Baden-WĂĽrttemberg, a virtual program will be offered on November 17, which will give you comprehensive insights into the individual departments and, for example, bring you together with contacts from the study coordination in live Q&As.


Open Day online: Wednesday, 17.11.21


Get to know Filmakademie's Animationsinstitut!

Our live Q&A will take place at 17:00 CET giving you the opportunity to ask all your questions about studying at Animationsinstitut.

You missed registering for the Q&A? Don't worry, for all spontaneous attendees, participation is also possible without registration.


Q&A in English
Zoom Link (Password: Virtual_21)


Q&A in German
Zoom Link (Password: Virtual_21)


Note: The event will take place in Zoom. We will send you the corresponding access links after successful registration and shortly before the event starts. The virtual room will open only a few minutes before and is limited to a maximum of 300 participants. Please watch our video program in advance so that we can address individual questions in the Q&A.


You can find the video program of Animationsinstitut further down on this page.

PROGRAM 17.11.2021

Note: The individual program items take place in different virtual rooms. Some events will take place in parallel. You will find the corresponding access links in the following program schedule shortly before the start of the event.


FABW Open Day Program on YouTube

11:00-12:00 Production, Screenplay, Production Design

Production Zoom Meeting (Code: 763866)

Screenplay Zoom Meeting (Code: 523615)

Note: The online portfolio consultation for Production Design takes place as Zoom-Meeting from 15-16:00 CEST. Registration via szenenbild(at)

12:00-13:00 Motion Design, Montage/Editing, Executive & Line Producing

Motion Design Zoom Meeting (Code: 644186)

Montage/Editing Zoom Meeting (Code: 224223)

Executive & Line Producing Zoom Meeting (Code: 537121)


13:00-14:00 TV Journalism, Series/ Series Producing

TV Journalism Zoom Meeting (Code: 350148)

Series/ Series Producing Zoom Meeting (Code: 300730)


14:00-15:00 Film Music, Directing, Advertising Film

Film Music Zoom Meeting (Code: 215988)

Directing Zoom Meeting (Code: dzTe1b)

Advertising Film (Directing & Producing) Zoom Meeting (Code: 267173)


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

Filmsound/Sounddesign Zoom Meeting (Code: Sound)

Production Design Zoom Meeting (Code: 355104)


16:00-17:00 Cinematography

Cinematography Zoom Meeting (Code: 234735)

17:00-18:00 Animation, Interactive Media

Q&A in English
Zoom Link (Passwort: Virtual_21)

Q&A in German
Zoom Link (Passwort: Virtual_21)

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 and 14:00-16:00


Beate Pfennigwerth Zoom Meeting (Code: 856338)

Gabi Bäuerle Zoom Meeting (Code: 457238)

Lucy-Ann Bauer Zoom Meeting (Code: 909272)


Zoom meeting is designed as a one-on-one which works via waiting room. Please enter access code. You will then be let into the meeting one at a time.

About Animationsinstitut

As a little headstart to our Live Q&A, we summarized the most important information about studying at Animationsinstitut in the video below.



In the following three clips, our students Clara, Lukas and Vanessa share their personal impressions of studying at Animationsinstitut and talk about the application process, campus life, project work & Co.


Showreel 2020


Selected 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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