Press Release #11 – FMX’s online edition a great success
For immediate publication
Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media
Online, May 4-6, 2021
Ludwigsburg/Germany, May 7, 2021. FMX 2021 has come to a successful close. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our speakers, presenters, curators, partners, staff, and attendees who helped make the conference such a success.
The first online edition of FMX leaves a deep impression
During the three conference days from May 4 to 6, FMX offered 178 presentations and 100 live Q&A, presented by 388 speakers, viewed by 2.200 participants from 45 countries. 66 companies and schools were part of the FMX Forum, giving insights into their innovative products, services and curricula.
FMX 2021 was a great global exchange about the latest projects, tools, new approaches, and techniques that highlighted the stunning creativity in media and entertainment production. With its unique exchange of ideas dedicated to the central theme Reimagine Tomorrow, FMX 2021 has left a deep impression. It became clear that the future of the industry is promising, even though it has been disrupted in unprecedented ways.
„We took this year’s theme Reimagine Tomorrow quite literally. Together with our speakers and partners, we not only took a look at the future of entertainment but also reinvented FMX itself. We are very pleased that FMX was such a success, and that we were able to contribute to a profound exchange within the industry,“ concludes FMX’s Project & Program Manager Mario Mueller.
„Conferences like FMX have always been vital to what we do, as they provide opportunities to learn from the industry and share stories that inspire new ideas,” said Ingrid Johnston, Head of Production at Animal Logic. „Staying connected with our global film community is more important than ever and FMX’s virtual conference has made it more accessible to people, with the flexibility to attend sessions in your own time.“
Iconic speakers and fascinating insights into the state-of-the art of the industry
The FMX program featured iconic speakers like Victoria Alonso and Danielle Costa from Marvel Studios, and visual effects veteran Doug Trumbull. The audience gained insights into the latest state-of-the-art VFX projects such as WandaVision, Godzilla vs. Kong, and Jim Button and the Wild 13. Wonderfully animated movies were discussed, for instance, Soul and Over the Moon. Breathtaking advances in cutting-edge technology were presented, covering topics like digital humans and expanded realities. All this made FMX a remarkable event for its audience of professionals and students from around the globe.
Key note speaker Florian Gellinger, Co-founder and Executive Producer at RISE | Visual Effects Studios, says „I’m eternally grateful to Mario Mueller and his team to make FMX 2021 happen, against all odds, and the way they adjusted to the current limitations was most impressive. Broadcasting from a beautifully designed studio and presenting an amazing line up of international speakers underlined the status of FMX as the most important CG conference in Europe and meeting point for professionals from around the world.“
FMX 2021 videos available until July 2021
Most of the conference sessions will be available on the FMX event platform until July 31, 2021. For those who did not attend the live conference, it is still possible to buy tickets for FMX 2021 and watch the recorded sessions.
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