We are thrilled to announce that the BFX finalists have arrived in Bournemouth for the UK’s first ever visual effects and animation competition for students. The 10 teams (54 individuals) have begun their 6-week battle hosted by the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) at Bournemouth University (BU) and the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB).
The 10 teams will have the challenge of producing a highly polished short visual effects or animated sequences. During the 6 weeks they will be staying on Bournemouth university campus and they will have access to the facilities of the NCCA and AUB, including studios, workstations/software platforms, cameras and lights. Professionals from MPC, The Mill, Cinesite, Double Negative and Framestore will mentor the teams regularly, both in person and over the Internet; they will also have the support of academic staff and technicians from both universities.
Alex Hope, Double Negative said “With this competition, BFX have created an invaluable learning opportunity for the competing students and graduates. Massive congratulations to the ten teams who’ve made it as finalists – it’s a great achievement in itself as the quality of applicants was so high. Good luck to everyone involved. We’re looking forward to seeing what you achieve in the next six weeks.”
Sofronis Efstathiou, academic at the NCCA and Festival Director said “We are extremely excited about finally having the BFX finalists here in Bournemouth. Academic staff and the industry are expecting excellent work from all the teams; it’s going to be a demanding six weeks so we want to wish them all the best of luck.”
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