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 Baden-Württemberg

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

From 2015  Member of the Board at AG Animationsfilm

2017  Completion of the series Patchwork Pals, directed by Angela Steffen

2017  Jury member at the International Festival of Animated Films in Annecy

2017  Mentor at Animarket Workshop in Jerusalem

From 2017  Member of the Advisory Board at Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart

seit 2017  Member of the Advisory Board at Animation Germany

2018  Completion of the series Animanimals, directed by Julia Ocker