The Elevator pitch

We create dazzling concept art and award-winning effects for television & feature films of all shapes, sizes, and budgets.

With more than 25 years’ experience, we’ve always been a creative pioneer in German VFX. There is no project too big nor small for TRIXTER— we’re ready to rock and roll with capacity for 200+ employees.

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Our Story

Est. 1998, Munich

We founded TRIXTER with an ambition to blaze new trails in German 3D animation. Then called Trixter Film, our co-founders Simone Kraus and Michael Coldewey led the way as we created memorable characters and visuals for films like Hui Buh – Das Schlossgespenst and Dragonhunters. Our Berlin studio opened its doors in 2016.


In 2010, we branched out into other realms of VFX and first teamed up with Marvel to work on Iron Man 2, setting us on a sensational new path. Since then, we’ve been lucky enough to work on 15+ films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, saving the world from the forces of evil… and making sure every frame looks spectacular.

Our trailblazing character work and über-creative concept team have since earned us a reputation as Germany’s leading VFX purveyors.


While our work has been featured far and wide, we’ve stayed true to our vision of bringing high-end visual effects to the German cinematic industry. We’ve happily worked on some of Germany’s most renowned films, including Hexe Lilli and the Jim Knopf series. In 2020, our team proudly took home a Lola award for our work on Die Känguru-Chroniken.

new strides with CINESITE

In 2018, we joined forces with CINESITE, becoming part of one of the largest independent digital entertainment studios worldwide.

In mid-2018, we entered an exciting new partnership with  CINESITE. The skills transfer and technology collaboration brought with this partnership has enabled us to exceed our previous achievements by far. Additionally, we’re no longer limited to just our Munich and Berlin studio spaces, but share resources and top talent across the UK and Canada as well. This reciprocal relationship means a bright and shiny future ahead of us!

Award/Project Type Year
  • VES Awards – NominationDie Känguru-Chroniken
    Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature 2021
  • Emmy Awards – Children’s & Family – WINNERI Am Groot Season 2
    Best Short Form Program, Best Sound Mixing & Editing For an Animated Program 2023
  • Critics’ Choice Awards -NominationShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
    Best Visual Effects 2022
  • Deutscher Filmpreis – NominationSchachnovelle
    Best Visual Effects 2021
  • Deutscher Filmpreis – NominationJim Knopf und die Wilde 13
    Best Visual Effects 2021
  • Heroes International Film Festival – WINNER
    Studio of the Year 2021
  • Deutscher Filmpreis – WINNERDie Känguru-Chroniken
    Best Visual Effects 2020
  • Bayerischer Filmpreis – WINNERDie Känguru-Chroniken
    Best Visual Effects 2020
  • Bayerischer Filmpreis – NominationJim Knopf & Lukas, der Lokomotivführer
    Best Visual Effects 2019
  • BAFTA AwardsBlack Panther
    Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects 2019
  • Academy Awards – NominationGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. II
    Best Visual Effects 2018
  • Animago AwardJim Knopf & Lukas, der Lokomotivführer
    Best VFX 2018
  • Critics’ Choice AwardsBlack Panther
    Best Visual Effects 2019
  • Satellite AwardsBlack Panther
    Best Visual Effects 2019
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror FilmsGuardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2
    Best Special Effects 2018
  • Hollywood Film AwardsIron Man 2
    Visual Effects of the Year 2010
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