The BFX Festival 2022 Recruitment Day

As a budding young creative, connecting with the industry is essential in setting up your future career path. 

During this event you will have the opportunity to speak with and hear from many of the UK’s leading companies about what they are looking for in a future employee, their company culture, and ask any queries you might have. 

Brenda Ximena Roldan-Romero, animator at Blue Zoo and alumna of Bournemouth Universities National Centre for Computer Animation, has said “My degree didn’t just prepare me in the knowledge of my work but also in being able to network, with team mates, lecturers, and making connections along the way during the BFX Festival and from visiting speakers.”

Blue Zoo

Blue Zoo's company logoSince starting the studio in London in 2000, we have grown to become one of the leading animation studios in the UK. Our ethos is to build a positive workplace environment which is supportive of all talent and celebrates difference.

We’re incredibly proud that Blue Zoo is the first major animation studio in the world to receive B Corporation certification, using the power of animation for good. We are also really happy to be a “Broadcast Best Places to work in TV” workplace several years in a row, voted on by our staff.

Blue Zoo careers


Charisma logoCharisma Entertainment works with Dreamworks, Warner Bros, Sky, the BBC, and video games companies around the world to produce next-generation interactive entertainment powered by our storytelling engine,

We are exploring procedural animation, music, and stories with GPT-3, and are keen to meet those with similar passions.

Charisma’s website

Creative Assembly

Creative Assembly is a 35-year-old studio of over 850 talented developers, with state-of-the-art facilities in the UK and Bulgaria.
Our diverse portfolio of AAA titles is driven by our three core teams: our Total War team, our Hyenas team, and our new project team.
We are united through our shared values, our craft approach to games development, and our award-winning social responsibility programme, The CA Legacy Project.
We are a global team bringing unique and diverse viewpoints to the art of crafting games.
We win awards for our culture and our people-focused approach.
We are collaborative, inclusive and supportive. We give our people the stability, technology, tools, flexibility and opportunities to achieve the best work. We invest in initiatives that matter to us, our people and the wider industry, including flexible working, health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, and global education and charity.
Dimension Studios

Dimension is a real-time 3D content production studio, specialising in advanced virtual worlds, virtual humans, and virtual production for the entertainment industry.
The team is pioneering new forms of storytelling, creating mixed reality content for film, games, sports, music videos, fashion, and metaverse experiences. Recent productions include Coldplay x BTS “My Universe”, Disney’s “Pinocchio” and Balenciaga’s Afterworld game.

DNEG's company logoDNEG is one of the world’s leading visual effects (VFX) and animation companies for the creation of feature film, television, and multiplatform content.

DNEG employs nearly 8,000 people with worldwide offices and studios across North America (Los Angeles, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver), Europe (London) and Asia (Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai and Mumbai).

DNEG’s critically acclaimed work has earned the company seven Academy Awards® for Best Visual Effects and numerous BAFTA and Primetime EMMY® Awards for its high-quality VFX work.

Current and upcoming DNEG projects on behalf of its Hollywood and global studio and production company partners include Entergalactic (September 2022), Black Adam (October 2022), Devotion (October 2022), Shazam! Fury of the Gods (December 2022), Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022), The School for Good and Evil (2022), “The Witcher: Blood Origin” (2022), “Super/Natural” (2022), Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (March 2023), Haunted Mansion (March 2023), Fast X (May 2023), The Flash (June 2023), Oppenheimer (July 2023), Coyote Vs Acme (July 2023), Meg 2: The Trench (August 2023), Nimona (2023), “The Last of Us” (2023), and Garfield (February 2024).

DNEG’s website


EPM is a full-service agency which incorporates specialist departments, each with individual skill sets working together under one roof.

From enhancing digital and physical presences with successful strategies to pushing boundaries with ground breaking technology, at the centre of our work is a distinguished team united to create products that stand out from the crowd.

EPM’s website


Framestore logo

Framestore is home to a collective of visionaries working across film, advertising, television and immersive. Our work and skillset is wide-ranging, thanks to a pool of 3000 talented artists and producers in offices across the globe.

Framestore’s website

Frontier Developments

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Based in Cambridge, Frontier’s an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. With 800+ talented people, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds. Some of our IP’s include Planet Coaster, Planet Zoo, Jurassic World Evolution, Elite Dangerous, F1 & Warhammer.

Frontier Development’s website

Koala FX

Koala VFX logo, white background and black outline of a cartoon koala face

Koala FX is the most innovative London based VFX company which provides full VFX services from Script to Screen.
With a vast understanding and respect to the filmmaking process, we work closely with Producers and Directors to propose the most cost-effective and sensitive approach to achieve creative goals. As Film lovers, we believe our mission is to make Your Films Come True. We are helping to tell Your stories and this is how we like to think about VFX.

Koala Fx’s website

Locksmith Animation

Locksmith Animation is a premier producer of CG animated movies for global audiences. Its debut feature film, Ron’s Gone Wrong was released theatrically by the Walt Disney Company on October 22, 2021 and is currently streaming on both Disney+ and HBO Max.
LSA is in production on the holiday feature film That Christmas, based on writer/director Richard Curtis’ (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually) series of Christmas children’s books.
The studio recently optioned Marissa Meyer’s best-selling The Lunar Chronicles series of novels including Cinder, 2012; Scarlet, 2013; Cress, 2014, and Winter 2015, published by Feiwel & Friends. The series, which focuses on a reimagining of classic fairy tale heroines, has been a sensation since the first volume was published.

Visit Locksmith’s website


Founded by George Lucas in 1975 to create the special effects for his space epic Star Wars, no other facility of its type existed at the time. Now with locations in San Francisco, Vancouver, London, Singapore, and Sydney, ILM remains one of the leading effects companies in the world, serving the motion picture commercial production and attraction industries. From its astounding innovations in the original Star Wars trilogy to its groundbreaking CGI work in blockbusters like Jurassic Park, Star Trek, and The Avengers, ILM has changed and expanded the possibilities of what a film can be.

Visit ILM’s website

Misc Studios

Misc Studios (formally UNIT Film & TV) is our most exciting evolution yet, bringing together like-minded creatives from across London and the world, united by a fresh, new goal to deliver the highest quality of VFX in film and streaming by harnessing the power of our creative community.

Misc Studio website

Nexus Studios

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Nexus Studios is a double BAFTA winning and Emmy, Grammy and Academy Award nominated global creative studio fostering world-class talent to produce high-quality branded content, film and episodic tv, and immersive content. With studios in London, LA and Sydney, they create meaningful stories and creatively innovative experiences that positively add to the cultural conversation.

Nexus Studios website

One of Us

One of Us is a visual effects studio with a focus on design and collaboration. We have a reputation for being visually intelligent and bold, and for finding creative and inventive ways to make the best use of visual effects. We are excited by the evolving challenges and possibilities of filmmaking. Above all, we want to make beautiful images!

One of Us’ company website

Outpost VFX

Outpost VFX create stunning visual effects for film and episodic productions. Headquartered in Bournemouth, UK, and with offices in Montréal, London and Los Angeles, Outpost VFX exists to bring vivid creative ideas to life by harnessing artistry, technology and innovation.

Best known for creating striking environments, seamless digital makeup and photoreal creatures, we deliver all kinds of visual effects for all kinds of productions globally.

Outpost VFX’s company website

Pop Paper City

Pop paper cityPop Paper City is a 3D preschool series being produced in Bournemouth. The series is airing on Channel 5’s (Paramount) Milkshake! at the end of 2022, and is being distributed by Aardman. Pop Paper City is a craft series… with adventure! It follows a group of unique paper characters who get crafty in a captivating paper world.

Learn more about Pop Paper City


We combine technology with creativity to provide premium, award-winning VFX services to the global entertainment, media & advertising industries.

We inspire companies across the world to produce their most iconic work. Our award-winning teams of artists and technologists partner with the global creative community across film, television, animation, gaming and brand experience & advertising to bring the universal art of storytelling to audiences everywhere.

No idea is too ambitious for us to create to an incredibly high standard. Our global network of studios includes The Mill, MPC, Mikros Animation and Technicolor Games, who are leading experts in what they do

Technicolor’s company website

Union VFX
Union is an independent visual-effects facility founded in 2008 by Adam Gascoyne and Tim Caplan to provide a creative service for feature film and television productions.
Located in the heart of Soho, London, the studio is founded on a culture of originality, innovation, and collaboration. Exceptional supervisors, producers, and artists share their experience and passion for filmmaking and storytelling to produce imaginative solutions, quick turnarounds, and stunning results.

Union VFX’s company website

Untold Studios
We are a BAFTA and EMMY nominated studio, shaping culture through Music, TV and Advertising. We develop original programming, produce music and advertising content and craft world-class VFX, all enabled by next-generation technology.
Notable recent VFX project includes, Super Bowl hit ‘Push It’ for Frito-Lay, PlayStation ‘Play Has No Limits’, Avanti ‘Feel Good Travel’, MoneySuperMarket ‘Monster’, ‘Amp’ and ‘Money Calm Bull’, Churchill ‘Slide’, Deliveroo ‘A New World’ and ‘Garlic Vs. Lemon’, Virgin Media ‘Skater Girl’ and more.

View Untold’s company website