Thomas Stellmach directed, animated and produced several independent films and received many international awards e.g. the OscarÂ© of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 1997 granted for the puppet animation film Quest.
Thomas Stellmach studied at the Department of Animation at the University of Kassel Art College in Germany, being taught by the well-known artist Paul Driessen. Having received his Degree of Arts in 1999 Stellmach founded the animation studio "Lichthof, Film & Animation" in Kassel with two partners and produced animation films for television and advertising. He has handed off his share of the company to focus on artistic animation projects since 2009. His field of experience contains computer animation, stop motion, animated cartoon and pixilation. At least he is directed the animated experimental film 'Virtuos Virtuell' together with the artist Maja Oschmann to the overture of the opera "The Alchymist" by Louis Spohr in stereoscopic.
So far he hold workshops at various academies, e.g.
2002 - now: annual animation workshop with the prize winners of the International Competition for Youths,youth creativâ€™ by the association of the German Volks- u. Raiffeisenbanken, Germany