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The BFX competition will be returning this year, with our screenplays being available from March 2015. Subscribe to our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates very soon.

Do you dream of a career working on blockbuster films such as Skyfall, The Pirates! or Gravity?

If you are currently studying visual effects or animation at a UK HEI (uni or art college) or recently graduated; then BFX is the competition for you…

BFX is a student competition designed to give you direct exposure to cutting edge practices and showcase your skills to some of the best supervisors, producers and artists in the VFX and animation industry.

As a team of 4-6 you will be tasked with creating a stunning 2-D or 3-D visual effects or animation sequence, based on a screenplay created from classic literature, whilst being mentored by industry experts from leading British studios. In 2014, teams were mentored and judged by experts from Framestore, Double Negative, The Mill, MPC, PsyOp, Realise Studios, Hibbert Ralph Animation, ILM London, Outpost VFX, Glassworks and Blue Zoo.

The best individuals on the winning teams will be given the opportunity to take up internships at some of the studios taking part in BFX.


BFX competition will be hosted by Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth between July – August 2015. It’s free to enter and participating teams will receive free accommodation and each member will receive a small stipend towards their living expenses and travel.

Please note – Numbers are limited, so all applications will be subject to a shortlisting process and interview.