BFX Festival 2018

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

Wednesday 3 October – Sunday 7 October

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Welcome to BFX 2018

Returning to Bournemouth for its 6th year, BFX has been designed to celebrate and promote the visual effects, computer games and animation industry, inspire the next wave of talent and share the latest practices and knowledge found in today’s Digital Economy. BFX will have a fantastic line-up of speakers, screenings, workshops, masterclasses and family activities, with content from across the globe.

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. Previous years have displayed work from Zootopia, Moana, Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent, Frozen, Paperman, Star Wars -The Force Awakens, Star Wars - Rogue One, Prometheus and World War Z.

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3-7 October

Get tutored by some of the best creative minds in the industry at one of our Masterclasses. Some are free to all, others included in your Festival tickets, whilst some will need to be purchased as a separate ticketed event.

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.

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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 and CDE.