Jury Experts 2018

Every year all submitted entries are viewed and evaluated by an independent jury. We proudly introduce you into our jury experts for the animago AWARD 2018 and say thank you for their support.

Jury Chairman

Günter Hagedorn

Jury Chairman and animago AWARD Management
freestyle computer, Germany

Günter is a graphic designer and freelance editor who grew up in Hamburg, Germany. Since 2004 he also started in photography. He's been involved in organising and managing the animago AWARD since it was first launched in 1997.
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Members of the Jury

Melanie Beisswenger

Animator, Director and Educator
University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Germany

Melanie Beisswenger has animated almost all around the world and in different animation styles and formats. Her character animation credits include the Academy Award winning feature film ‘Happy Feet’ and its sequel ‘Happy Feet 2’, the TV launch commercial for the BioShock game, as well as work on ‘Iron Man 3’.
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Alexander Bouquet

Chief Production Officer
Jung von Matt/NECKAR GmbH, Germany

Alexander Bouquet works as Chief Production Officer in the internationally acclaimed agency JUNG VON MATT. He started his career at Mackevision, then worked for RECOM, and finally arrived at JUNG VON MATT, headquartered at Hamburg. These agencies formed his focus on the automotive sector.
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Thomas Gronert

Head of Department, Digital Film Design
Mediadesign Hochschule München, Germany

Prof. Thomas Gronert is Head of the Department of Digital Film Design – Animation/VFX at MD.H Mediadesign Hochschule in Munich.
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Tobias Hager

Editor-in-chief
DIGITAL PRODUCTION, Germany

Tobias Hager is the editor-in-chief of Digital Production magazine and the project manager of animago AWARD & CONFERENCE.
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Elisa Krenz

Graphic and Motion Design
Freelancer, Germany

Elisa Krenz studied Multimedia Virtual Reality Design at the University of Arts and Design “Burg Giebichenstein” in Halle. After graduating in 2009 she moved to Munich and worked as a freelancer ever since.
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Sarah Neuner

CEO
LIGA 01, Germany

As Managing Director of LIGA 01 in Munich, Sarah Neuner leads one of the country’s top Media Houses.
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Tim Rau

Director Marketing Transformation
3DEXCITE, Germany

Tim Rau is a global expert in high-end 3D visualization and studio production. Tim leads the Marketing Transformation Team for 3DEXCITE based in Munich, Germany.
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Tom Sporer

3D Generalist / VFX Supervisor
TomSporer 3D Productions Hamburg, Germany

Being a 3D generalist and compositor for over 20 years, Tom Sporer has worked in many fields of visual design and animation.
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Matthias Zabiegly

Senior 3D
Aixsponza, Germany

Matthias Zabiegly is a veteran 3d artist who has gathered more than ten years of industry experience. He is currently working as Head of 3D and Set Supervisor at Aixsponza GmbH in Munich.
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Guest Jurors

The animago AWARD & CONFERENCE is funded by Bayerische Staatskanzlei  and by  Team of Excellence Culture Creative Industries City of Munich. Many thanks for the continuous support.

Daniel Curio

Director of the Department of Film and Games
Bavarian State Chancellery, Germany

Daniel Curio studied law in Freiburg and Bordeaux. After completing the Second State Exam in 1998, he started his career in the Bavarian Ministry of Economy´s New Technologies department.
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Jürgen Korbinian Enninger

Leiter des Kompetenzteams Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft
Landeshauptstadt München, Germany

Since September 2014, Jürgen K. Enninger has been Head of the cross department Excellence Team for Culture & Creative Industries, City Of Munich, to promote the culture and creative industries in the city of Munich.
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