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Akkord Film has a  new executive producer in the person of Imke Fehrmann.

With over 25 years of international experience in various positions in animation and VFX production and management, including Associate Producer for animated feature films at Animal Logic (Australia) and Lucasfilm (Singapore), Consultant at Aardman and Executive VFX Producer at Framestore and Rodeo FX (Canada), Imke was most recently CEO of Hahn Film AG.

She is also actively involved with the international organization Women in Animation as mentor and was co-initiator of its German equivalent. Most recently, she produced an animated short film about child marriage with Pakistan's Oscar®-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

Together with Akkord Film’s founder and managing director, Dirk Beinhold, Imke Fehrmann will strategically steer the company and will be responsible for all productions as Executive Producer.

I am looking forward to the new challenge", says"Akkord consistently produces high-quality feature films and series, and is already one of Germany’s leading animation companies. Together with the talented Akkord team and new artists, I would like to build on this internationally and thank Dirk Beinhold for his confidence. Imke Fehrmann. 

Imke’s concentrated international competence is unique in Germany. Our upcoming feature film, THE ELFKINS – BAKING A DIFFERENCE already hints at Akkord Film’s future. With Imke, we will develop the company in such a way that our series and feature productions will be increasingly developed in international partnerships and have a firm place in the global market - Dirk Beinhold

Here's the trailer for The Elfkins- Baking A Difference from Akkord Film

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