BFX Festival

Wednesday 3 October – Friday 5th October 2018

BFX 2018 will focus on design, examining the way in which it underpins the work produced by leading artists in Animation, VFX, Film, Television and Computer Games. BFX will take you from initial concept to final sequence; looking at the way the latest technological advances continuously push the boundaries of moving image production and feed the imaginations of creators and audiences. We already have several great studios and content creators lined up including Ed Hooks, Lois Van Baarle, Criterion Games, Anim Dojo, Flipped Normals and Maddie Spencer.

The unique three day programme is aimed at students, professionals and hobbyists, and is your chance to see world class studio presentations, film screenings, take part in artist masterclasses and launch your career or find your next move at our dedicated Recruitment day.

World Class Speakers

With an audience of up to 1000 people per day, BFX Festival has always attracted some of the best studios, vendors and speakers from all areas of the VFX, Animation and Computer Games industries. Over the past five years our presentations have included speakers from world class studios and projects, including:

Framestore, Pixar, Disney Animation Studios, Iloura VFX, Double Negative, MPC, Animal Logic, Aardman, Frontier Developments, Playground Games, Creative Assembly, Blue Zoo, The Chaos Group, The Foundry, Eric Shaw, ILM, Dreamworks, SideFX, Solid Angle, Epic Games, Sony, Microsoft, Random 42, Blue Sky, Rhythm and Hues, Escape Studios, Karrot Entertainment, Dave McKean, Cinesite, Paul Campion, Sumo Digital, Foundry 42/Cloud Imperium Games and The Mill.

See last year's SpeakersSee last year's Mentors

Want to work in VFX, Animation or Computer Games?

This is the day for you!

The world’s best studios will be in the Purbeck Lounge on Friday 5 October 2018 waiting for you to come and say hello. Previous recruiters include MPC, ILM, Framestore, Animal Logic, Illumination Mac Guff, Frontier Developments, Method, Playground Games, Creative Assembly, Taylor James, The Mill, The Third Floor, Mikros, Jellyfish Pictures, Cinesite and Aardman to name a few.

Network with your future employers and find out what it takes to get ahead in this creative industry and land your dream job.

Entry to the BFX Careers Hub is included within a BFX Core pass – day tickets to our recruitment event can also be purchased separately for £15.