Markus Fischmann is Professor of Animation and VFX at the University of Hanover, and founding member and Director of the Digital Media Institute.
From 2007 to 2009 he lectured at the University of Technology in Sydney. From 2010 to 2013 he lectured as a visiting professor at the University of Hefei (China).
He is managing director of digitalfish GmbH, a private company specialised in animation and special effects for TV and film. Previously, Professor Fischmann worked in various capacities as Animation Director, Head of 3D, Senior Animator, coach and has won numerous awards and nominations at international festivals. He lectures at universities and at international conventions worldwide.