Do you dream of a career working on blockbuster films such as InterstellarGuardians of the Galaxy or The Lego Movie?


Applications for 2015 are now closed.
Thank you for your interest.

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 five people, you will be tasked with creating a stunning 2D or 3D visual effects or animation sequence that is based on one of several supplied screenplays. The 7-week residential competition is based in Bournemouth over the summer from 13th July to 28th August 2015 (all accommodation is free and the team members are given a stipend to help with their cost of living expenses). 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.

BFX Competition 2015 from Sofronis Efstathiou on Vimeo.

This year BFX has partnered with media accountants Kingston Smith as part of their Creative Vision Award and we have selected two charities to be the beneficiaries of the BFX films – the Anthony Nolan Trust and Dyslexia Action. And for the first time we are permitting a team to pitch twice, once for each charity; so you have double the chance of being successful.

This year we have space for 8 teams. We are looking for four teams to tackle the Anthony Nolan Trust briefs and four teams to tackle the Dyslexia Action briefs.




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

If your looking for an extra team members, or maybe your looking for a team – check out our facebook page where you can add your details

BFX competition will be hosted by Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth.