BFX on line up for BU’s Festival of Learning in July

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Visual effects, computer games and animation are all on the menu for the BFX Festival showcase as part of the Bournemouth University’s Festival of Learning 2015.

‘Bournemouth’s visual effects industry: BFX Festival showcase’ is a taster session for those interested in animation and visual effects. It is being held as a part of the Festival of Learning at BU.  These events will take place 6.30pm-7.30pm Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 July at Talbot Campus. 

Free to attend the showcases are an opportunity for anyone from film buffs to students to find out what the BFX Festival and Competition is all about. Book tickets here

The only Festival celebrating the visual effects, computer games and animation industry in Bournemouth is back for a third year to inspire and inform a new wave of talent. The drop in sessions will feature the Competition and Festival Director and attendants can watch the winners and show reels from last year’s event.

Peter Truckel is an organiser of the event and the VFX Hub Project Director, he said: “The BFX team are thrilled to be part of the Festival of Learning again and will be hosting two presentations on this year’s BFX Festival, including a breakdown of some of the content and speakers that delegates can expect to see and hear. The BFX Festival in September will be held at the BIC for the second year running and has confirmed the venue for the next 3 years, during which time it should grow to become one of the most important events in VFX, animation and gaming in Europe.

“As BFX enters its third year the team will also be screening some of the films created as part of the BFX Competitions​ in the last 2-years, as well as discussing the way the competition has evolved and the opportunities it offers students and graduates to engage with leading industry practitioners.”

The BFX Festival itself begins 28 September until 4 October and consists of a unique programme of presentations, workshops, tech demos and public screenings. Recruiters from about the world are looking for the newest talent to work in their creative industries.

From films and television series, to games and software, the festival offers an incredible insight to behind the scenes footage and methods.

Split into three parts, BFX Pro, Core and Family Weekend, the festival has something for everyone. The week will feature speakers from renowned organisations within the visual effects industry such as Double Negative and BAFTA. The team behind the festival, The National Centre for Computer Animation at BU is the leading centre for teaching production and research in computer animation and digital effects.

Additional events at the Festival of Learning based on these technologies include Learn to programme your own computer game in scratch, which teaches the basic principles of computer programming, it takes place Sunday 12 July from 11.30am at Talbot Campus.

For more information and to book FREE tickets please visit  Festival of Learning