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What’s it all about?

Returning to Bournemouth in 2015, 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, The Academic Conference, The Festival 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, the Anthony Nolan Trust and Dyslexia Action) 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 2015.


This year our two day Academic Conference will return, inviting students, academics and anyone interested in the more theoretical aspects of creative practises or production methods to attend. This year’s theme is ‘Analogue to Post-Digital’, in which participants are invited to consider the trajectories of these movements as we engage in a discourse of the ‘post-digital’ in still and moving image. The conference will take place between 26th – 27th September 2015.



The Festival consists of one day industry event BFX Pro aimed at professionals followed by BFX Core – 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 28th September – 4th October 2015. BOOK TICKETS


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 26th – 27th September and 3rd – 4th October 2015.

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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