Competition Brief 2018

Competitors should form teams and complete the application form found in the application pack.

This year we are asking for 8 teams of 5 people to submit an application form and showreels by the 28th February 2018 deadline.  The teams will then be shortlisted and 8 final teams chosen to take part in the competition.  On the 5th March each team will be given the charity brief selected for them by the BFX team and will then have until 31st May 2018 to create  storyboards, animatics and character designs for the charity to view and feedback on before the residential competition starts on July 9th 2018.

We are delighted to announce the following charities have been selected for the BFX Competition 2018…

Access All Areas makes urban, disruptive performance by learning disabled and autistic people. They make work that champions learning disabled creative voices, and tour in London and around the UK. In addition, they run a range of innovative projects for people with all levels of learning disabilities to bring their own creative voices to their lives and their communities.

Book Aid International provides around one million brand new books to thousands of public and community libraries, schools, refugee camps, hospitals, Universities and prisons around the world. The books reach communities where people would otherwise have few, or even no, new books to read. In addition to providing books, they also run projects and programmes which help children discover books, begin to read and succeed in education.

DEMAND adapt and make custom disability equipment that helps disabled people. From their Hertfordshire workshop, the DEMAND team work with individuals to design and manufacture equipment that makes their daily life easier, assists with therapy goals or enables them to enjoy sport and leisure activities. Those with special requirements frequently find there is no ‘off- the- shelf’ solution to help them achieve their goals.

Rethink Mental Illness is England’s only charity providing services specifically for people affected by severe mental illness. They run over 200 services, from housing and community support to advocacy, as well as crucial care in a crisis as well as more than 130 support groups. They also raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental illness through campaigns and education projects.

So here is a quick checklist:

  • Think of an amazing team name!
  • If you need help finding some team members, then join our Facebook page here
  • Read our FAQs section
  • Download the application pack here
  • Upload your application form here.
  • Any questions, email us at

Competition Application 2018

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Find a Team Member

You can find a member of our team on our Facebook page

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