Thomas Meyer-Hermann

Thomas Meyer-Hermann

1956 Born in Cologne, Germany

1967 First television set

1968 First animation work

1977 - 1984 Studies at the Kunstakademie Stuttgart under Professor Peter Grau and Professor Albrecht Ade. Graduates with degree in graphic design
Films made during this period: Strip, Dauerlauf, Flaming arrow

1982 Co-founds the artist's group Argonaut e.V. Activities include organising Stuttgart's Super 8 film festival and a range of animation events and activities

1984 - 1998 Teaches animation at Kunstakademie Stuttgart

1984 - 1989 Contract work on animations, including special effects for
Roland Emmerich's "Joey"

From 1986 Gives guest seminars in animation, among others at DFFB Berlin, HFF München, Wizo-Academy in Haifa, Ngee-Ann-Polytechnic in Singapore, Queensland College of Art in Brisbane and Netherlands Institute for Animation Film in Tilburg

1988 Co-organises 4th International Animation Festival, Stuttgart

1989 Founds Film Bilder animation studio

From 1989 Managing director, producer, director at Film Bilder
Work on independent shorts, commissions for television channels, advertising agencies, companies.

own films with Film Bilder include Flugbild, Mr. Chocolate, The Creation, Karl Anton

1995 first prize for "Creation" at the Festivals in Tampere, Krakow and Ruesselsheim

1995 - 1996 Member of the Board at Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg, co-founds Filmhaus Stuttgart

1997 - 1999 Teaches animation at Filmakademie Ludwigsburg

1998 Jury member at 9th Animation Festival Stuttgart

From 2000 Professor of animation at Kunsthochschule Kassel

From 2002: Producer of the series Tom & the Slice of Bread with Strawberry Jam & Honey, directed by Andreas Hykade

From 2004: Member of the Art Directors Club Germany

From 2006: Member of the advisory board at Animation Festival Stuttgart

2007 Jury member at Festival "Castelli Animati" at Cinecita in Rome

2007 Preparation of an animated series with Ged Haney and Andreas Hykade: The Bunjies

From 2008 Jury member of „Under Commission“ at the Animation Festival Stuttgart

2009 Jury member at the Animation Festival Ottawa

2011 Concept und Organisation of SPIELSALON, Festival of Authors Games in Kassel

2012 Production of the 52th and last episode of Tom & the Slice of Bread with Strawberry Jam & Honey

2013 Artistic Direction of SPIELSALON II in Kassel