BFX - Bournemouth University

One of the UK’s largest visual effects, computer animation and games festivals.

BFX Festival

28 October – 2 November 2024

The annual BFX Festival, hosted by Bournemouth University, inspires current and future generations of artists, technicians as well as engineers, with a week-long schedule of talks, panels and masterclasses delivered by industry experts. 

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Exciting News for Animation Enthusiasts!

For the first time, BFX Festival is thrilled to announce that we are accepting submissions for our festival screening awards!

If you’re a computer animator with a passion for storytelling, creativity, and innovation, this is your chance to showcase your talent on the big screen. Submit your short CG animations now for a chance to be a part of the BFX Festival and compete for our prestigious awards. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to have your work seen by industry professionals and fellow animation enthusiasts.

Join us in celebrating the art of computer animation at BFX Festival!

More details to follow on submission guidelines and rules for entry. [Only animated short films, up to 30 minutes and completed after January 1, 2023, are eligible for submission.]

Submissions will be accepted through the FilmFreeWay platform.

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History of BFX

Over the years BFX has become established as an international event that celebrates all aspects of VFX, computer animation and games’ unique mix of technical and creative practices.