In school presentations the Festival of Animated Film will be showing the programmes of selected German and international film and art schools.

Gloria 2, Wed, 04.05. / 3 PM

Stuttgart Media University (HDM)

 The Stuttgart Media University educates students to become media professionals. Its 21 programs of study include Printing and Packaging Technology, Computer Science, Audiovisual Media, Media Management, Advertising, Library Science, Information Design and Publishing. This wide educational spectrum makes the Stuttgart Media University unique in Europe. Besides the long-term expertise of the faculty, HdM’s has a unique advantage in its comprehensive technical equipment, which allows for up-to-date professional production of media content: Film and TV studios, together with editing workstations, motion capture and motion control, photo as well as sound studios, interactive media and VFX/postproduction workstations are just a few examples of technologies made available to the enrolled students. The curricula emphasize training in science, technology, design, and humanities, as well as real-life problem solving in hands-on projects. Within the presentation we will see selected productions of our students from the last semesters to get an impression of the education at the HdM. The movies shown are projects of one semester which we call Studioproduction and are from areas such as Computeranimation, VFX-Special effects and Film. We are looking forward to a fruitful and interesting discussion at the end of the screening.

Gloria 2, Wed, 04.05. / 5 PM

New Bulgarian University

New Bulgarian University was founded in 1994. In the same time an Animated Film Program was created there where professors are Anri Kulev, Ivan Vesselinov, Stoyan Dukov and later Pencho Kunchev. Since then many young people finished their studies obtaining valuable knowledge and skill on the field of the art of animation. During the first and the second year of education the program of the University proposes general education and basic courses on the Aesthetics and Theory of Arts, Mythology and Religion, General History of Arts. There are also special courses of Animation Stylistics, Animation and Cinema Dramaturgy, A Fairy Tale and Parody Models in Animation, Drawing of Human Figure. During the third and fourth year of education there are special courses of Scriptwriting, Character and Background Design, Storyboard and Layout, Film Direction, Film Editing, Classical Animation Techniques. And of course there are special courses of the Art of Animation with pencil on paper and also of 2D and 3D animation. Thanks to many famous filmmakers, animated film has a long tradition in Bulgaria. Therefore our graduates should not only be a skilful and flexible designers and animators but also important individualists, who could contribute to the good image of Bulgarian Animated Film.

Gloria 2, Tur, 05.05. / 3 PM

University College Hogeschool Ghent

Over the last 45 years, both the tools and general face of animation have changed, but the vision of Raoul Servais, the founder of KASK’s animation department, has always been respected: filmmaker courses that employ self-fulfilling, creative and technical working methods, resulting in artistic works of art without comprise. It is therefore no surprise that our bachelor and master students are successful both at home and abroad. Be it animation, a documentary or a feature film, the aim must always be to develop the student’s very personal approach to his subject. This applies not only to the development of an initial idea, a structure or concept, but also to shaping a style fit for a specific project. Through thorough artistic research filmmakers become genuine film authors in the Master’s programme. Research, however, is not limited to actual projects. In the course of the year students also become more acquainted with themselves and their own limits. Both general intellectual and personal development are crucial elements of training.

Gloria 2, Thur, 05.05. / 5 PM

Harvard University Cambridge (Massachusetts):

Harvard Classics

Animation at Harvard was born in 1963, when Robert Gardner invited animators John and Faith Hubley to teach as part of the new film program at the newly-built Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. They were the first in a long line of distinguished animators to teach and work at Harvard, including Derek Lamb, Jan Lenica, Suzan Pitt, Wendy Tilby and Piotr Dumala. Caroline Leaf was a student and later taught there. Eli Noyes' student film was nominated for an Oscar, and Frank Mouris's film won one. Today, in Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, we have around thirty students at a time studying animation as part of a liberal arts education. Some do just one class, others take many classes, leading to a senior thesis in animation. Most of the films in Screening 2 were made in just one semester, alongside many other demanding classes, while some were continued across two classes or comprised a year-long senior thesis project. Our students work in a variety of techniques, from sand animation to Maya. In recent years we have held classes on Animation as Installation, Animation and Performance and Animating Science, a class co-taught with a Molecular and Cell Biologist. The student films in Screening 2 were made under the supervision of Wendy Tilby, Lorelei Pepi, Simon Pummell, Anreas Hykade, Dan Sousa, David Lobser, Sarah Jane Lapp and Ruth Lingford. Teaching Assistants in these classes included Tim Szetela, Terah Maher and Norah Solorzano.

Gloria 2, Fri, 06.05. / 3 PM

Harvard University Cambridge (Massachusetts):

Current film productions of Harvard University



Gloria 2, Fri, 06.05. / 5 PM

Phonak presents: Swiss Tricks

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Animation Departement (2D/3D)

The degree course in Animation is a combination of artistic and practice-orientated studies programme offering students the opportunity to develop their own film language and to acquire the necessary professional skills. There is an almost unlimited scope for design in animation films and we teach and train students by means of seminars, practical activities and film projects in the professional production processes needed. Besides the focus on film design and dramaturgy the students also learn professional production skills, such as 16/35 mm film technology, digital video cutting with FinalCutPro, 2D-computer animation with Animo, Aftereffects and Shake or 3D-computer animation with Maya and Cinema 4D. The third year offers the chance to specialise and to develop one’s own film language. Professional production processes are tried out within film projects; they include script and storyboard development as well as economic aspects of film production, film business management or finance planning. Elaborating on the course set during the BA study period, the "Master Animage" offers the opportunity to specialize and professionalize in various departments in animated film productions.

Gloria 2, Sat, 07.05. / 3 PM

The Bristol School of Animation, University of the West of England

The Bristol School of Animation is part of the University of the West of England, Bristol. The BSA has gained a national and international reputation for providing high quality teaching and training in all aspects of creative animation production. Our key philosophy centres around providing a nurturing environment common to all students in which training and education are of equal importance in the development of creativity and animation craft skills that meet the personal ambitions of our students, further the art-form and are of real benefit to the creative industries at an international level. The BSA is a distinctive animation community that allows space for learning and personal development via practice, experience and experimentation. It offers students, staff and industry the opportunity to working collaboratively with a focus on practice, theory and research. Students produce work that possesses a strong sense of genre, demonstrates professional production processes and deft procedural control.

Gloria 2, Sun, 08.05. / 2 PM

Baden-Württemberg Film Academy: Cinematic experimentation 1 & 2

Cinematic experimentation at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy is a subject which is open to all students during the basic course – it is compulsory in the first year and optional in the second year. Here experimentation is not just permitted, it is expressly recommended. Cinematic experimentation teaches the new approaches and methods of contemporary media, without the specifications and restrictions so typical of the market. Students adopt unusual and unique narrative style with due regard to formal and often underrepresented approaches to develop short films. In doing so, students incorporate animation, documentary and experimental elements to create hybrid forms. In this environment a whole range of film treasures are created ever year, whose appeal lies in their individual forms of expression.

Gloria 2, Sun, 08.05. / 5 PM

Baden-Württemberg Film Academy, Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction

20 years after the foundation of the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy, its students are still being taught and films produced according to the principle of "learning by doing". Students learn how to make films by making films: they write the screenplays, create the sets, operate the camera or direct, create the animation and the visual effects, compose the film music or work on sound design or editing. 250 films of all genres are made in this way annually and are regularly shown not only at film festivals. The degree course at the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction takes 4 ½ years after which graduates receive a degree from the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy. Technical directing is an additional qualification, otherwise unique in Germany, which allows graduates of computer science to combine their technical ability with artistic design. Training concentrates on idea generation, concept and design, the production of animated short films and visual effect sequences for games, advertising and documentary films, the study of real time animation and interactive media. Cartoon animation, live animation and stop-motion are available to students as well as all the common hard- and software systems and the newest equipment for producing stereoscopic 3D films. A variety of awards at festivals and the excellent career opportunities for graduates support the concept. The school presentation at the ITFS 2011 not only provides a current and direct insight into the various opportunities and facets of the course at the Institute, but is also a platform where supervising lecturers, employees and team members can present current productions. And not least it is an opportunity to pose questions, make comments and discuss.

presented by: Marc Lutz und Andreas Hykade

ITFS Trailer 2013