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BFX Festival 2018

Wednesday 3 October – Sunday 7 October

This year’s BFX Festival takes place at the Bournemouth International Centre. With a fantastic line-up of industry speakers, screenings and masterclasses, BFX is designed for all animation, computer games and visual effects enthusiasts.

The unique three day BFX Core programme is aimed at students, professionals and hobbyists, and is your chance to see world class studio presentations, take part in artist masterclasses and launch your career or find your next move at our dedicated Recruitment day.

Enthusiasts between the ages of 8-18 are invited to join us at the BFX Family Weekend, a two-day drop in event filled with activities to inspire the next wave of creative talent.

BFX Core

3-5 October

A unique programme of presentations, workshops, tech demos and public screenings, BFX CORE gives you unprecedented insight behind the screens of the creation of some of your favourite films, television series, commercials, games and software.

BFX Family Weekend

6-7 October

BFX Family Weekend offers a range of activities, including screenings, talks and animation workshops, to inspire the next wave of talent.

Art Exhibition

BFX are delighted to once again be hosting an exhibition of concept art from some of the greatest animation and film projects of recent months. Browse an incredible collection of concept art from Walt Disney Animation studio's latest Wreck It Ralph movie Ralph Breaks the Internet flown in exclusively for BFX festival.

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3-7 October

Get tutored by some of the best creative minds in the industry at one of our Masterclasses.

Industry Talks

3-7 October

Not to be missed, Animated Women UK brings you Keyframes for Success, a panel celebrating the women who have succeeded in the animation business.

Film Screening

3 October

Join us on Wednesday 3 October for the screening of SOLO: A Star Wars Story, followed by a Q&A with Julian Foddy, the 2nd Unit VFX Supervisor on the film.

Recruitment Day

Network with your future employers and find out what it takes to get ahead in this creative industry and land your dream job. The world’s best studios will be in the Purbeck Lounge on Friday 5 October 2018 waiting for you to come and say hello. Recruiters include:


SUMO, Playground Games, Framestore, DNEG, Rebellion, Splash Damage, Escape Studios, Frontier Developments, Axis Studios, Union VFX, CDE, Blue Zoo, ILM, One Of Us, Cinesite, Creative Assembly and Outpost VFX.