The UK's largest visual effects, computer games & animation festival

3 - 7 October 2018
What happened last year

Welcome to BFX 2018

3 - 7 October 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.

Family weekend

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


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

BFX Competition open for applications

The BFX Competition is set to return this summer, pitting some of the UK’s brightest visual effects talents against one another to create animated shorts for charities. The competition, now in its fifth year, gets teams of students, or recent graduates, working...

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...

Film Screenings

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

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.