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



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