Animationsinstitut, part of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, was established in 2002. Since then, it has evolved into one of the world’s most renowned educational institutions for animation, VFX and games.
Animationsinstitut offers the Film + Media diploma course with a focus on Animation or Interactive Media, along with various specialization options. Education is practical and project-based, encouraging the interdisciplinary exchange with all Filmakademie students right from the start. In addition, Animationsinstitut is part of a strong international network: Distinguished guest lecturers from Europe, the USA and Germany teach students, while a lively exchange with leading international film school is taking place.
Thanks to their great success at major festivals, where their diploma projects win internationally renowned awards, Animationsinstitut alumni are much sought-after. For instance, graduates work for studios in Germany or abroad, or start their own business
Hands-on training at the institute is complemented by scientific research and development work together with national and international partners.
In addition to its activities in the areas of teaching, research, third party productions, and digital post-production Animationsinstitut also organizes FMX - Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media. The English-language non-profit event attracts around 4,000 participants from 60 countries each day, and features a large number of internationally renowned speakers who shed light on the latest and most relevant industry topics.