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What’s it all about?

Returning to Bournemouth in 2016, 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 knowledge. BFX is separated into four distinct areas – The Competition, BFX Pro, BFX Core and lastly, the Workshops


This Competition provides an opportunity for student and graduate teams to compete against one another to produce a short animation or VFX sequence to a given brief. As well as having a real client (this year we have Kingston Smith, Create Arts Ltd and Refuge) teams will be mentored by the very best supervisors, producers and artists found working in the VFX and animation industry worldwide. This event takes place over the summer months of 2016.


BFX Pro, in partnership with The Foundry, returns with an amazing line up of panel discussions and poster sessions.  BFX Pro is a symposium dedicated to CTO’s, pipeline engineers, asset managers, professionals and academics developing the latest innovations and practises found within the creative industries.

10th October 2016.


BFX Core is a unique programme of presentations, workshops, tech demos, public screenings, family friendly events and of course – our careers hub featuring recruiters from around the world looking for the best talent to work in the creative industries. Showcasing your favourite films, television series, commercials, games or software – the festival will give you an incredible insight regarding their creation with unprecedented access to behind the scenes footage and methods. The festival will take place from the 11thOctober – 14th October 2016.


This year’s Workshops will allow you to be tutored by some the best creative minds in the industry today. Some of the workshops are free to the general public, others are included in the price of a Festival ticket, whilst some need to be purchased as a separate ticketed event. We will be announcing our workshops very soon. Workshops will take place on the 8th – 9th October and 15th – 16th October 2016.

Who’s it for?

Anyone who shares a love of movies, visual effects, animation and games; be they a student looking for a career, already working in the industry, at school or just a film enthusiast. We’ve got some terrific industry supporters on board and look forward to bringing you a third exciting BFX Festival this year.

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