FMX 2021

FMX – Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media

Event Date: 4-6 May 2021
Location: Online


FMX - Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media is Europe’s most influential conference dedicated to Digital Visual Arts, Technologies, and Business.

Every year, artists, specialists, scientists, producers, and other key people attend FMX to network and to discuss production issues, exciting technologies, and new ways of financing and distribution across the industries with an international audience.

High-quality experts deliver insightful presentations and Workshops as part of the Conference program, industry professionals introduce their hard - and software products as well as their latest R&D innovations at the Marketplace, top-notch companies scout talent at the Recruiting Hub and international schools present their best projects on the School Campus.

FMX 2021 has announced its first confirmed speakers which include Glen Keane, Director of Over the Moon,  Florian Gellinger will give a keynote on how VFX studio RISE | Visual Effects Studios evolved from a creative services provider into a content creator studio.  Keep up to date on the program confirmations here

Our own Kathleen Maher will take part in two panel discussions: 

Thursday, May 06, 6:00 PM After the dominoes have fallen: Where do we go from here?
Tech leaders and visionaries in content creation talk about the new practices adopted and how they’re changing the way entertainment is being produced. The shocking path of the Coronavirus pandemic through the business world, retail, society, and families has transformed the entertainment industry. Afterall, our entertainment is a reflection of the lives we’ve been living, but in 2020 our lives have changed dramatically. What has it done to entertainment?

The developers and company leaders in the content creation business were already charting a steady course to new digital workflows. The pandemic accelerated the process and as a result 2020 has been a year of unintended experimentation. What can we expect in new tools.



Thursday, May 06, 7:30 PM - Crawling from the wreckage: starting up, starting over, and rethinking the whole damn thing

Startups, young companies, old hands, and everyone in between are reassessing their careers after 2020. It’s been an exciting time and new technology approaches including remote working, virtual production, and digital locations are opening doors to small companies. Large companies have had to “think small” to create safe work environments. As the world starts to return to normal, there is huge opportunity for everyone making content even if we’re not quite sure what the demand will look like.

 A discussion with company leaders who have had the curious experience of starting up in a lock down and professionals who are putting new tools to work. What kind of work opportunities are opening up. After adapting to a new reality what kind of “normal” are they looking forward to.




Jon Peddie Research has been affiliated with FMX for many years with Kathleen Maher and Jon Peddie serving on the Progam Board since 2015. 

FMX 2021 will be an online event; attendees will be able to take part in a Live Q&A, with presentations available via Video on Demand up until July 31, 2021.

Ticket sales for FMX 2021 will start on February 15, 2021.