Melanie Beisswenger is a German animator, media artist and director. Her animation credits include the Academy Award winning feature film ‘Happy Feet’, its sequel ‘Happy Feet 2’, and the VFX on ‘Iron Man 3’. Her animated short film ‘There’s Bliss in the Kiss’ has won many awards and her experimental video art piece ‘Follow Me’ has been exhibited internationally. Melanie is professor in the Time-Based Media programme at University of Applied Sciences Mainz in Germany and also occasionally teaches animation in the BFA programs at The Animation Workshop, VIA University College in Denmark. She has spoken at international conferences such as SIGGRAPH, FMX, View Conference and Animago.