An Introduction to BFX
BFX is a unique event created and curated by Bournemouth University. It was originally launched in 2012 as a student competition and a festival – the BFX Competition identifies and encourages the next wave of talent in VFX and Animation production and the Festival brings together leaders of the Visual Effects, Animation, Visualisation and Computer Games industries. It showcases cutting edge production techniques, creativity and research to inspire new talent and educate the next generation of practitioners.
BFX is a competition for UK students and recent graduates, designed to give them direct exposure to cutting edge practices whilst being mentored by the world’s best supervisors, producers and artists in the VFX and animation industry. In partnership with media accountants Kingston Smith and their Creative Vision Award, we ask students and recent graduates to form teams and over 7 weeks create an animated film for two selected two charities.
Now in its 6th year, BFX attracts a mixture of professionals, students and general public and is recognised as one of the world’s premier animation, film and games festival, attracting collaborators from around the world. The festival takes place annually and features presentations, workshops and master classes delivered by leading industry professionals, screenings of the best VFX and Animation movies as well as the latest developments from the Games industry. The presentations are entertaining, educational and inspirational and highlight the amazing work of the creative and technical artists behind the latest blockbuster movies and games. The festival culminates in a two-day family weekend aimed at enthusiasts aged 8-18, boasting an array of educational, engaging and fun workshops, talks and demos to enthuse and inform on the routes to this ever-expanding industry.