What’s it all about?

Returning to Bournemouth for a second year (22nd-28th September 2014), 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 three distinct areas – The Academic Conference, The Festival and lastly, the Workshops

This year we have introduced a two day Academic Conference for students, academics and anyone interested in the more theoretical aspects of creative practises or production methods for industry.

The Festival consists of a unique programme of presentations, workshops, Tech Demos, a career hub, public screenings and family friendly events. The programme has a variety of activities that would be suitable for professionals, hobbyists and families. The very best VFX and animation students across the country are also taking part in a 7-week competition over the summer; followed by screenings of their work and an awards ceremony at the festival itself. 

We have recently added daily passes for access to the Festival speakers, and on Saturday we have a special Family Pass that allows one parent and two children under 18 years old to attend for £30 – more information here 

This years 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, and/or included in the price of a Festival ticket or need to be purchased as a separate ticketed event.

We already have a number of great speakers confirmed including Paul Kidby (artist of choice for the award winning writer Sir Terry Pratchett), Scott Eaton (artists in the field of digital sculpture for films such as World War Z, Spielberg’s War Horse, Wrath of the Titans), Eric Scot Shaw (Staff Writer for SpongeBob SquarePants, Walt Disney Animation Studios), Adam Redford (Senior Texture Artists for Gravity and Wrath of the Titans), Melania Fodritto (Nuke trainer and NCCA lecturer) and Sarah Perry (acting & movement coach for films such as Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Nania: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader, John Carter, World War Z and Guardians of the Galaxy). Tickets for the workshops are on sale now – More information here

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 second exciting BFX Festival this year.

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