Hi my name is Moritz Schneider,

I design and create animated films and media with head and heart. I am always looking for the perfectly rounded composition of design, motion and narration, delivering most memorable animation for your film or project.

The narrative aspect of animation is something I have always been excited about, the ability to take an audience on a shorter or longer journey to follow along. Besides my passion for visual stylized designs and characters, simple but surpring story is one of the ingredients that I love about animation. For that reason I enjoy to work as a 3D animation artist on one hand, and as a director and story artist on the other, depending on what the situation demands.

Recently, I have been working as a co-director on an international 3D-animation series for tv. As a graduate of the Institute of Animation at Filmakademie and having worked on commercial projects from small advertising to feature film production, I am always happy to work in a team with fellow artists and clients, since it means more fun and great feedback.

If you have any feedback or question please don't hesitate to get us in touch!


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Films (selection)

2015 - 2017 Petzi (Animation TV series, 7+ episodes) - Co-Director

2012 Harald - Director

2009 The Astronauts - Co-Director



2017 Communicator Award | Online Video - "Craft Categories - Use of Animation" @ BärTigerWolf, Job: Animator

2016 Red Dot Award | Communication Design @ BärTigerWolf, Job: Animator

2015 Best International Animation Volkswagen Award, Pune International Film Festival (India)

2014 Critic's Choice Award, Golden Orchid Int. Animation Festival Pennsylvania

2014 Award for Best Computer Animation, Block Party New York

2014 Audience Award for Best Shortfilm, ShorTS Trieste

2013 Best Animation & Prize of the Jury, U.Frame Festival Porto

2013 Best Student Project Runners-Up Award, SIGGRAPH USA

2013 Best Student Animation Award, Palm Springs International ShortFest

2013 Shortfilm of the Month & FBW Award (Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung "Besonders Wertvoll")

2005 Encouragement Prize at 4th Block Festival, Warsaw


Professional projects (selected works)

2014-2017 Petzi (Television Series), Director & Environment Layout/Modeling Artist

2014 Die Kartoffelstory (Television, ZDF), Animation Direction (shortfilm)

2014 Maya the Bee (Animation Feature), Director: Alexs Stadermann – Lighting & Rendering

2013 White House Down - Director: Roland Emmerich – 3D Animation & Modeling

2011 Ich kenne ein Tier (Television, Kika/SWR) – Director: Verena Fels – Character Design

2010 Löwenzahn (Feature), Director: Peter Timm – FX Rigging & Animation (1 Shot)

2010 Planet Egypt (Television, ZDF/BBC), Director: Christian Twente – 3D Modeling & Animation

2009 History of the Oceans (Television, ZDF/BBC), Director: Stefan Schneider – 3D Layouts, Rigging & Animation

2009 Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis (Event Trailer) – Direction, 3D Modeling & Motion Design Animation (After Effects)

2009 HAWX 2 (Advertisement Gametrailer), Director: Patrick Schlosser & Jens Gronek – 3D Animation, Storyboards, Rigging

2009 Settlers 7 (Advertisement Gametrailer), Director: Patrick Schlosser – 3D Layouts & Animation

2008 Fahrrad (TV), Director: Jürgen Haas – Digital Cutout Animation (AfterEffects)

Professional Qualification

2013 Diploma of Digital Arts & Computer Animation | Filmakademie (1,2 grade)

2009 & 2011 Acting for Animators Workshops | Ed Hooks

2009 Storyboarding Workshop | Frank Gladstone (Dreamworks)

2006 Graduation as a media designer



2014-2018 Assistant Director | Studio Soi GmbH & Co. KG

2013 - 2014 Lighting & Rendering Artist | M.A.R.K.13 GmbH

2013 Story Artist | LUXX Film Block/Haas GbR

2013 Animator & 3D Artist | LUXX Studios

2009 - 2012 Animator & 3D Artist | LUXX Studios

2006 - 2013 Studies at the Institue for Animation & VFX | Filmakademie / Freelancer

2002 - 2006 Postproduction Trainee / Media- & Motion-Designer | tema medien GmbH

1982 Born in Sonthofen im Allgäu, Germany



Advanced: Maya, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Samplitude/Reaper.

Good: 3DS Max, 3D Coat, Toonboom.

+ ability to quickly learn any program with a new project