Wednesday 3 October – Friday 5 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.

World Class Speakers & Industry Talks

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.

Film Screenings

Join us on Wednesday 3 October for the screening of SOLO: A Star Wars Story, followed by a Q&A with Julian Foddy, the 2nd Unit VFX Supervisor on the film.

Masterclasses

Get tutored by some of the best creative minds in the industry at one of our Masterclasses.

Recruitment Day

Network with your future employers and find out what it takes to get ahead in this creative industry and land your dream job. The world’s best studios will be in the Purbeck Lounge on Friday 5 October 2018 waiting for you to come and say hello. Recruiters include:

 

SUMO, Playground Games, Framestore, DNEG, Rebellion, Splash Damage, Escape Studios, Frontier Developments, Axis Studios, Union VFX, CDE, Blue Zoo, ILM, One Of Us, Cinesite, Creative Assembly and Outpost VFX.