Questions & Answers

What is fmx?

fmx stands for Film & Media eXchange. After ten successful conferences with international speakers and guests from all over the world, fmx has become one of Europe’s leading events on Animation, Visual Effects and Games. fmx/06 is at the same time a Conference, a Forum and a Realtime Film Festival. It is the perfect platform for entertainment enthusiasts such as animators, effects artists, game developers, producers, editors, screen writers, funding institutions and investors to meet and exchange information.

Where and when does fmx take place?

fmx/06 takes place in Stuttgart, Germany, May 03 - 06, 2006. fmx/06 is just following the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, April 27 - May 02, 2006. The opening ceremony for fmx/06 will be part of the closing ceremony for the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film. This ensures that many animation professionals, especially from the eastern European countries, will hear about fmx/06 and hopefully extend their stay in Germany to attend fmx/06.

Who is organizing fmx/06?

fmx/06 is an event by the Institute of Animation, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, funded by Staatsministerium Baden-Wuerttemberg and MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Wuerttemberg mbH. The Institute for Animation is run by Professor Thomas Haegele who founded fmx in 1994. Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg is the most prestigious film school devoted to cinema training in Germany. fmx/06 is organised with the support of NX Publishing, France based Company. NX Publishing is an integrated media company providing products and services in the field of new technologies founded by Jean-Michel Blottière. This German/French association guarantees that professionals from Northern and Southern Europe are invited to participate in fmx/06.

How many people are attending the event?

A first balance after fmx/05: more visitors than ever!

A new record: 3500 tickets were sold for fmx/05! Compared to 2004 this is a rise of 50% or 1200 visitors more. The increase is mainly thanks to the industry’s excellent response to the event and fmx has therefore been able to manifest its position as Europe’s fastest growing event on Digital Content Creation, Management and Delivery.

3500 international guests visited fmx and let’s not forget 250 speakers from all over the world and 250 guests invited by our partners making a total of 4000 attendees. 30 % were students, 70 % were professionals.

What about the content of fmx/06?


The fmx/conference comprises of fmx/essentials, featuring the "Virtual Humans Forum" and in Special Events, in depth presentations of new movies, fmx/talks about Animation, Effects, Games and Content - including talks on Mobile Entertainment - and fmx/screenings, showing, together with the Stuttgart International Festival Of Animated Film, animated shorts as well as all the feature films discussed in fmx/essentials.


At fmx/forum, all the important hard- and software vendors take part in fmx/workshops, fmx/suites and the fmx/expo. A new series, fmx/technologies, deals with “Digital Cinema”, talking about the technical workflow from shooting to transfer, editing, grading and delivery as well as about technical infrastructures and rendering.


Contact is the key word for fmx/talents - freelancers and graduates meet representatives from international companies: The Recruiting Event attracts young talent from all over Europe and offers them the opportunity to meet recruiters from big and small companies from all over the world. European Talents allows selected teams of students to pitch their projects to a jury of influential producers. The Eyes & Ears Junior Showcase presents the best student projects from Germany - Eyes & Ears of Europe being the Association for the Design, Promotion and Marketing of Audiovisual Media, the professional European communication platform for all those who work in the strategic planning, creation and realisation of audio-visual communication in the areas TV, film, radio, internet, mobile, games and events. And School Presentations give an insight into studying animation and effects.


Further fmx/events include the animago AWARD:2006 prize-winning ceremony. The animago AWARD is an initiative from the magazine DIGITAL PRODUCTION and is supported by PNY and HP. Publisher of DIGITAL PRODUCTION is Reed Business Information GmbH, a subsidiary of the leading world publishers, Reed Elsevier plc.

The flashconference®, organised in cooperation with the company online in4mation is the oldest and largest conference about Macromedia's flash format and is all about the most innovative and extraordinary developments in the flash scene.

The sagasnet Developing Interactive Narrative Content Seminar aims at furthering narrative interactive content. The pivotal point focused upon will be promising content ideas for interactive media and to enable participants in getting these ideas into development, production and - successfully into the market.