Friday 14 October
BFX CORE Careers & Recruitment Day
Animated Women UK
BFX Pitch Event
09.00-17.00 BFX Careers Hub | Purbeck Lounge
Want to Work in VFX, Animation or Computer Games?
This is the day for you!
The world’s best studios will be in the Purbeck Lounge waiting for you to come and say hello. Confirmed so far are D-Neg, MPC, Creative Assembly, Jellyfish, ILM, Playground Games, Mikros, Cinesite, Frontier, Aardman, Framstore, The Mill, Blue Zoo and Outpost VFX.
Network with your future employers and find out what it takes to get ahead in this creative industry and land your dream job.
Entry to the BFX Careers Hub is included within a BFX Core pass – day tickets to this event are sold separately
Animated Women UK present: Being yourself – surveying the experiences of women in developing their career in the animation and vfx industries’
14.00-16.00 Bayview Suite 1
“It is a tough business, and it is male dominated…and will be for the foreseeable future. Women who do well have often consciously developed different ways of working which use skills and behaviours which are effective within their company.”
Open panel discussion inspired by original research sponsored by Creative Skillset surveying the experiences of women in developing their career in the animation and VFX industries. This research was led by Helen North and Shiona Llewelyn on behalf of Animated Women UK. This event will be of particular interest to those in animation, VFX, education and research.
Panel Chair: Louise Hussey (Double Negative, VFX Producer)
Abigail Addison a freelance producer who has worked for Forma Arts, Underwire Festival, Lupus Films, Creative Skillset, The Bureau, CAMP Films and University of Iowa Museum of Art. She has also produced work by artists and filmmakers including Juan delGado and Chris Shepherd. Whilst working in the UK Film Council’s Strategic Development Unit, she coordinated the ‘Film in the Digital Age’ consultation and publication.
Samantha Moore an independent film maker who makes animated documentaries. Her work includes: ‘An Eyeful of Sound’ made for The Wellcome Trust, which won the ‘Nature’ award for Scientific Merit at the 2010 Imagine Science Film Festival, New York; ‘ Doubled up’ made in 2004 for Channel 4 and Arts Council England and ‘Success with Sweet Peas’ about competitive sweet pea growers in Shropshire. Sam is senior lecturer in animation at the University of Wolverhampton and a member of CADRE.
Bella Honess Roe spent six years working in the film industry in Los Angeles and London, including roles in the development departments at Lakeshore Entertainment (Los Angeles), MGM (Los Angeles) and Granada Film (London). Bella has worked with the non-profit London-based DocHouse. Previously she taught at the Arts University College, Bournemouth, St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She currently lectures at University of Surrey.
Schedule - 14.00hrs
Welcome and introduction to the event and panellists – Kavita Hayton, AUB
Summary of research findings - Helen North and Shiona Llwellyn
Introduction of key questions for consideration – Louise Hussey
Panellists response and open discussion
Discussion summary – Louise Hussey
Networking – 15.40hrs
**Please note whilst we will do our best to adhere to the timings and content of the programme , these are subject to change at the organisers discretion. We advise you to check the timetables within the venue on arrival for an up to date schedule **
Tickets are £10 or free for BFX ticket holders on a first come basis. Book HERE