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 Saturday 6 October and Sunday 7 October at the Bournemouth International Centre, also has a number of bookable workshops that allows young people to test their skills and learn first-hand what it takes to make movies and games.

Attendees to the Family Weekend will be able to interact with green screen technology, play on retro games consoles like SNES, Sega Mega Drive and Atari, and even create their own video game.

Other activities include floor robots, pixel art, and an exclusive Ralph Breaks the Internet art exhibition provided by Disney Animation Studios.

Bookable workshops include a chance to use a tool called Z-brush, learning how to sculpt a 3D character. There is also a Minecraft scripting workshop using Raspberry Pi, Stop Frame Animation workshops and a Micro:bit coding and craft workshop.

Tickets for the Family Weekend are £2.50 per person, with workshops bookable for £4 per person, including a ticket to the main activity.

BFX Festival Director Sofronis Efstathiou said, “One of the reasons we organise the BFX Festival every year is to teach and enthuse new generations about visual effects, animation and gaming. We all love movies and games, and the UK has a major industry in these areas, with good, well-paid jobs for people who are passionate about these industries. The Family Weekend is a great chance to have a look at visual effects and games, we’ll have loads of fun, but it might also be a chance to explore a future career with your children.”

The BFX Family Weekend is a part of the BFX Festival, which takes place every year in Bournemouth. The main Festival this year includes a behind-the-scenes look at some of the largest movies of 2018, including Ralph Breaks the Internet, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Avengers: Infinity War. Professionals from across the world, and organisations such as Disney, ILM and MPC, will be speaking about their work.