Bournemouth’s Visual Effects, Animation and Games Festival

BFX 2018... Dates to be announced soon! See what happened in 2017

Welcome to BFX 2018

Returning to Bournemouth in 2018 for its 6th year, BFX has been designed to celebrate and promote the visual effects, computer games and animation industry, inspire the next wave of talent and share the latest practices and knowledge found in today’s Digital Economy. BFX will have a fantastic line-up of speakers, screenings, workshops, masterclasses and family activities, with content from across the globe.

BFX Festival

A unique programme of presentations, workshops, tech demos, public screenings and family events, BFX CORE gives you unprecedented insight behind the screens of the creation of some of your favourite films, television series, commercials, games and software.

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Family weekend

BFX Family Weekend offers a range of activities, including screenings, talks and animation workshops, to inspire the next wave of talent.

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Get tutored by some of the best creative minds in the industry at one of our Workshops. Some are free to all, others included in your Festival tickets, whilst some will need a to be purchased as a separate ticketed event.

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BFX Competition Awards Ceremony 2017

As a part of the BFX Festival, the BFX team held its annual BFX Competition Awards Ceremony. The ceremony, hosted at the Bournemouth International Centre was hosted by Co-founder of Blue-Zoo Animation Studio - Tom Box, and Managing Director of Outpost VFX - Danny...
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Struggling to tear your kids from their computer games? How about this…

The BFX Festival is back in Bournemouth for 2017, and with it comes the BFX Family Weekend. On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October the BFX Family Weekend will offer a chance for kids to get hands-on with the technology that goes into creating their favourite games and...
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Dave Throssell – Keynote Speaker announcement

This year BFX is proud to announce that we will be having Dave Throssell of Fluid Pictures as this year’s Keynote Speaker on Tuesday 3rd October Dave’s talk will take a wider and more pragmatic view of the VFX industry and help remind us that we are at heart a service...
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3D Artist and E-on Software Masterclasses have been announced

BFX has announced its next batch of Masterclasses for Monday 2nd October at this year’s BFX Festival from 3D Artist and E-on Software. 3D Artist Masterclass tickets are: NUS £12 / Standard £20 per masterclass. E-on Software Masterclasses are FREE. With these classes...
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BFX are proud to announce Future Publishing as our Media Partner for this year’s BFX Festival

Founded in 1985, Future Publishing now have operations in the UK, US and Australia, creating over 200 print publications, apps, websites and events. Focusing on core areas such as consumer technology, games, entertainment, music and photography, Future Publishing have...
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E-on software: Sponsors of BFX Festival 2017

BFX is proud to announce E-on software as a sponsor for this year’s BFX Festival. As a leading developer of solutions for the creation, animation, rendering and integration of natural 3D environments (VUE, PlantFactory, CloudFactory Ozone and Carbon Scatter), E-on...
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More speakers added to the BFX line-up

Ari Rubenstein Join Ari Rubenstein at the BFX Festival 2017 as he discusses what it takes to maintain a successful career within an everchanging industry. Ari is currently a Lead Compositor at Blue Sky Studios, with Visual FX credits to his name on major films such as...
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New speakers announced 2017

Denis Jose Francois – Jellyfish Pictures This year Denis will be showing us how he helped facilitate the merging of animation and real-life settings in Jellyfish Pictures’ hit preschool children’s series Floogals. As CG Supervisor for the 52 episodes of the 2016...
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BFX 2017 first round of speakers confirmed.

Keep checking the website for further updates. Check out this year's speakers!
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BFX Competition Mentors 2017

The BFX competition 2017 is in its fourth week and the industry mentors have been on hand to provide invaluable feedback and advice to our teams.  3D Artist magazine recently met with some of our mentors, take a look at the video. You can also see our competition...
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Film Screenings

Your chance to see one of this year’s blockbusters films in the evening. Full details coming soon.

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Art Exhibition

BFX are delighted to once again be hosting an exhibition of concept art from some of the greatest animation and film projects of recent months. Previous years have displayed work from Zootopia, Moana, Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent, Frozen, Paperman, Star Wars -The Force Awakens, Star Wars - Rogue One, Prometheus and World War Z.

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