Thomas Stellmach (*1965) is an animation director, producer, writer and creator of short films. Among the international awards for his independent productions, he received the Academy Award (Oscar®) for the stop-motion film QUEST in 1997. He studied animation at the Academy of Arts in Kassel. After that he founded the animation studio "Lichthof – Film & Animation" in Kassel and produced for television and advertising. In 2009 Stellmach left the company to focus his work on artistic animation. His productions include stop-motion, 2D/3D animation, pixilation, experimental animation and stereoscopic. He conducts animation workshops and is the presenter of his Trickfilm-Show.