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FMX 2019: Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media; 26th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film: Stuttgart, Germany, April 30–May 3, 2019; Stuttgart, Germany, April 30–May 5, 2019

FMX 2019: Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media; 26th Stuttgart... By combining an animation festival with a professional computer graphics and special effects conference, Stuttgart has established itself as an annual destination for all aspects of animation. Now in its twenty-fourth year, the conference FMX brings together professionals, commercial operations, practitioners, and educators of special effects and animation creation for four days of multifaceted sessions and demonstrations. Operating as an adjacent event, the public-oriented Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart ’19 (ITFS, also known as the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film) screens over one thousand animated films, from blockbusters to short films from student competitions. These films are screened at multiple venues throughout the city. In recent years, the festival has expanded to include animated games and virtual reality, and there are a number of ancillary events that move the festival beyond entertainment and competition to take a culturally critical or theoretical approach to the medium [Image 1]. IMAGE 1. Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film open-air screening at the Schlossplatz; courtesy Julia Bradshaw. The underlying theme for ITFS this year was “Europe.” This theme was particularly appropriate in light of the inescapable media coverage of the Brexit quagmire, an overt statewide emphasis on the democratic process in the run-up to the European elections on May 26, and continuous financial support for the festival from the European Union since 1994. The city of Stuttgart and the festival organizers, Dieter Krauß and Ulrich Wegenast, expressed the belief that creativity and animated film are closely linked to the ideal of a “peaceful, creative, and open Europe.”1 To this end, the Ministry of Justice and European Affairs in Baden-Württemberg sponsored an animation competition on the topic of Europe. The pre-announced winner of the film competition “Animation for Europe” was Shadi Adib, for. her animated film Ode (2019). Originally from Iran and now living … http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism University of California Press

FMX 2019: Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media; 26th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film: Stuttgart, Germany, April 30–May 3, 2019; Stuttgart, Germany, April 30–May 5, 2019

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10.1525/aft.2019.463001
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Abstract

By combining an animation festival with a professional computer graphics and special effects conference, Stuttgart has established itself as an annual destination for all aspects of animation. Now in its twenty-fourth year, the conference FMX brings together professionals, commercial operations, practitioners, and educators of special effects and animation creation for four days of multifaceted sessions and demonstrations. Operating as an adjacent event, the public-oriented Internationales Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart ’19 (ITFS, also known as the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film) screens over one thousand animated films, from blockbusters to short films from student competitions. These films are screened at multiple venues throughout the city. In recent years, the festival has expanded to include animated games and virtual reality, and there are a number of ancillary events that move the festival beyond entertainment and competition to take a culturally critical or theoretical approach to the medium [Image 1]. IMAGE 1. Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film open-air screening at the Schlossplatz; courtesy Julia Bradshaw. The underlying theme for ITFS this year was “Europe.” This theme was particularly appropriate in light of the inescapable media coverage of the Brexit quagmire, an overt statewide emphasis on the democratic process in the run-up to the European elections on May 26, and continuous financial support for the festival from the European Union since 1994. The city of Stuttgart and the festival organizers, Dieter Krauß and Ulrich Wegenast, expressed the belief that creativity and animated film are closely linked to the ideal of a “peaceful, creative, and open Europe.”1 To this end, the Ministry of Justice and European Affairs in Baden-Württemberg sponsored an animation competition on the topic of Europe. The pre-announced winner of the film competition “Animation for Europe” was Shadi Adib, for. her animated film Ode (2019). Originally from Iran and now living …

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Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural CriticismUniversity of California Press

Published: Sep 3, 2019

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