BFX Festival 2018

The UK's largest visual effects, computer games & animation festival

Wednesday 3 October – Sunday 7 October

BFX Festival 2019 announcements

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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.

BFX competition winners announced

The winners of the BFX student competition have been announced, following an awards ceremony held at the Bournemouth International Centre. The BFX student competition, now in its fifth year, is...

Limited places available on BFX Masterclasses – book now to avoid disappointment

Professional visual effects artists from international organisations will be delivering workshops and masterclasses as a part of the BFX Festival this year. The masterclasses will be delivered by...

BBC’s Will Gompertz to headline visual effect Festival… via hologram!

BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz will be giving the keynote talk at an international conference in a very unique way… by hologram! The broadcaster and journalist will be speaking to a gathered group of...

Get your tickets for the BFX Family Weekend in Bournemouth

Tickets are on sale for the BFX Family Weekend, with activities for children of all ages to explore their interest in visual effects, animation and gaming. The Family Weekend, taking place on...

First speakers announced for 2018 BFX Festival

Solo – A Star Wars Story, The Jungle Book and Ralph Breaks the Internet; just three of the many films set to be showcased at this year’s BFX Festival. The Festival, which takes place from 3-7...

BFX Competition returns for 2018

The BFX Competition has kicked off for 2018. Eight teams of students from six institutions are competing by creating visual effects shorts for four different charities. The Competition, in its fifth...