FMX 2021 reveals first confirmed speakers

FMX has announced the first speakers for this year’s FMX 2021 Online conference (May 4-6). Among them will be Glen Keane, renowned director of the Netflix production Over the Moon. Further presentations include upcoming short film Mila and video game adaptation Monster Hunter.

FMX is one of the world’s most influential digital entertainment conferences. In 2021, the first online edition of FMX (May 4-6, 2021) will feature an entirely virtual conference program dedicated to the central theme Reimagine Tomorrow. Over three conference days, FMX will invite exceptional media creators to share their insights with an audience of professionals and students on a virtual event platform.

FMX will host several presentations dedicated to animation movie Over the Moon, including The Making of Over the Moon with director Glen Keane and producers Peilin Chou and Gennie Rim. Production designer Celine Desrumaux will talk creative inspirations, designing the look and feel of the film, and working with filmmaker Glen Keane.

Highlighting this year’s FMX theme Reimagine Tomorrow, Florian Gellinger will give a keynote on how the internationally acclaimed VFX studio RISE | Visual Effects Studios evolved from a creative services provider into a content creator studio by co-producing animated and live-action content for the big and small screen through RISE Pictures, its film and TV production company.

In the spirit of the theme Reimagine Tomorrow, Cinzia Angelini (Head of Story and Director at Cinesite) will present the incredible production story of short film Mila: Over the past decade, 350 volunteers from 35 countries contributed to the film remotely. Through a unique, worldwide online collaboration that included scores of volunteers and sponsors PepperMax Films, Pixelcartoon, IbiscusMedia, and with substantial support from Cinesite and Aniventure, this powerful short was completed.

Paul W.S. Anderson will share details of his cinematic adaption of the wildly popular video game Monster Hunter with the creative team behind the visual effects. Join MR. X’s Trey Harrell (VFX Supervisor), Jo Hughes (VFX Producer), Ayo Burgess (DFX Supervisor) and Tom Nagy (Animation Supervisor) as they walk us through how they adapted Capcom’s famous video game creatures for the silver screen.

Tickets are on sale from 15 February, 2021 via Unlike previous years, tickets for FMX will be valid from the first day of the conference on May 4 up until July, giving the audience the opportunity to watch conference presentations via video on demand.


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