Paul Franklin

Paul Franklin

Paul Franklin DNEG - Creative Director Paul Franklin is a filmmaker and one of the world’s leading visual effects designers with over 30 years of experience, two Academy Awards and two BAFTAs to his name. Paul serves as DNEG’s Creative Director, overseeing a wide...
Dave Cook

Dave Cook

Dave Cook Head of 3D - Jellyfish Pictures Joining Jellyfish Pictures in 2010, Dave is the company’s Joint Head of 3D. Bringing his wealth of experience, vision and creative genius to the team, Dave’s most notable recent credits at Jellyfish include Captive State,...
Gabriel Arnold

Gabriel Arnold

Gabriel Arnold Cross Show Groom Lead - MPC Film Gabriel has worked at MPC for 13 years with it being his first job after graduating from the BA Computer Animation and Visualisation course at Bournemouth University in 2006. After starting in the Matchmove department,...
Julian Foddy

Julian Foddy

Julian Foddy Industrial Light & Magic After ten years in the VFX industry, Julian Foddy joined Industrial Light & Magic’s (ILM) London studio in 2015 first working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and then supervising a team on...
Igor Jovanovic

Igor Jovanovic

Igor Jovanovic FX supervisor - Framestore Igor Jovanovic is a FX supervisor at Framestore. While studying electrical engineering in his home town of Belgrade, Serbia, Igor soon discovered the world of visual effects and the rest is history. Prior to working feature...
Andy Morley & Maurizio Giglioli

Andy Morley & Maurizio Giglioli

Andy Morley & Maurizio Giglioli Head of VFX & Head of 3D – Outpost VFX Andy Morley – Head of VFX Andy Morley is a renowned Visual Effects Supervisor known for supervising high-end blockbusters such as Avengers: Infinity War and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find...
Mikhail Gubkin

Mikhail Gubkin

Mikhail Gubkin FX TD – Framestore Mikhail Gubkin is a FX TD at Framestore. Starting with the company in 2017, Mikhail has an extensive portfolio of credits working across films such as Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Hobbs & Shaw, Avengers: Infinity...
Amanda Johnstone-Batt

Amanda Johnstone-Batt

Amanda Johnstone-Batt CG Supervisor – Framestore Amanda Johnstone-Batt is a CG Supervisor within Framestore’s Rides division, where she applies her skills in CG and VFX to an exciting slate of theme park attractions and environmental media. Overseeing a team of...
Avengers: Endgame – Film Screening

Avengers: Endgame – Film Screening

Avengers: Endgame - Film Screening Entry to this event is included in BFX One Day and Festival Tickets. Alternatively, you can purchase individual film screening tickets for just £5pp. BUY NOW Avengers: Endgame – Film Screening 18:00 – 18:45 Introductory...
Simon Payne

Simon Payne

Simon Payne Principal Technical Animator - Creative Assembly (Sega) Simon Payne has over 20 years’ experience in both VFX and Games industries. Simon brings together lead level experience in multiple disciplines, to the benefit of his primary specialisation in the...
Jon Park & Grant White

Jon Park & Grant White

Jon Park & Grant White White Rabbit (Collective) Jon and Grant are award-winning VFX supervisors and directors, each with over 20 years of VFX and CGI experience. With a background in commercials, Jon who has been nominated for an Emmy this year for his work at...
Lukas Koelz

Lukas Koelz

Lukas Koelz Senior Lighting Artist - Playground Games Lukas Koelz is a Senior Lighting Artist for Playground Games, a Xbox Game Studio and one of the UK’s most pre-eminent AAA developers. He originally started his career as an environment artist and worked on Horizon...
Benjamin Ratcliffe

Benjamin Ratcliffe

Benjamin Ratcliffe Film & TV Solutions Engineer - Unity Ben is a Film & TV Solutions Engineer for Unity Technologies with 20 years experience in CG Feature Animation, Television Animation, and VFX working across the globe in North America, Asia, and Europe for a...
Keyframes for Success with Animated Women UK

Keyframes for Success with Animated Women UK

Keyframes for Success with Animated Women UK Entry to this event is not included in BFX One Day and Festival Tickets. Please purchase tickets separately, £5pp BUY NOW Not to be missed, Animated Women UK brings you Keyframes for Success, a panel celebrating the women...
Chris Marsh & Oliver Powell

Chris Marsh & Oliver Powell

Chris Marsh and Oliver Powell Lead Animator and Principal Programmer - Frontier Developments Chris Marsh – Lead Animator Chris Marsh is a graduate in Digital Character Animation from Teeside University and a Lead Animator for Frontier specialising in bringing...
Hector Macleod

Hector Macleod

Hector Macleod Chief Executive Officer - Glassworks Founded in 1996 by chief executive officer Hector Macleod, Glassworks was launched as a state-of-the-art post-production facility supplying high-end digital animation and visual effects expertise for the production...
Charlie Miller

Charlie Miller

Charlie Miller Director - Funko Animation Studios Charlie works as a Director at Funko Animation Studios in Bath. Within his role he is responsible for the creation of original IP for the studio, directing, storytelling, managing a brilliant small team of artists, and...
James Digby Jones

James Digby Jones

James Digby Jones Executive Creative Director - Saddington Baynes In his role as Executive Creative Director, James is the driving force behind production at Saddington Baynes, and has been part of the studio for over 20 years. James’ work revolves around creating...
Bart Yates

Bart Yates

Bart Yates Founder - Blinkink Born and bred in Brisbane, Bart started out in the music industry, working for Warner Music Australia. He also managed a death metal band called Sakkuth on the side. He moved to London in 1999 and secured his first role in advertising as...
Kareem Ettouney

Kareem Ettouney

Kareem Ettouney Art Director and Co-Founder - Media Molecule Kareem Ettouney is the Art Director and a Co-Founder of Media Molecule, the band of creative minds behind the hugely successful and innovative LittleBigPlanet game franchise. The studio is currently working...
Christian Bense

Christian Bense

Christian Bense Electronic Arts - Criterion Christian Bense has been in the industry for 12 years, working at studios like Streamline Studios, Lionhead, EA Frostbite and currently EA Criterion. Starting out as an environment artist, he has had a hand in env. art,...
Ivelina Dobreva & Ross Gilbert

Ivelina Dobreva & Ross Gilbert

Ivelina Dobreva & Ross Gilbert Compositing Supervisor & CG Supervisor - Axis Studios Ivelina Dobreva – Compositing Supervisor Ivelina is a multi-talented Compositing Supervisor, bringing with her a wealth of experience in visual effects. She first worked in Axis...
Larry Wu & Todd Scorpio

Larry Wu & Todd Scorpio

Larry Wu & Todd Scorpio Head of Environments & Technology Lead: Environment & Effects - Walt Disney Animation Studios Larry Wu – Head of Environments Larry Wu oversees the creation of the worlds in the film, ensuring that the environments reflect art direction...
ReSpace

ReSpace

ReSpace Over the next year the AHRC funded project ReSpace will investigate concepts of space and memory with artists, architects, animators and young people from the UK, Rwanda and Kosovo using digital techniques of 3D animation, 360 video and game design with VR. As...
Helen Arnsten & Laura Annis

Helen Arnsten & Laura Annis

Helen Arnsten & Laura Annis Head of Development & Development Manager - Blue Zoo Helen Arnsten – Head of Development Helen heads up Blue-Zoo’s development department, that work on ideas originated from within the studio as well as collaborating with...
Michael Córdova

Michael Córdova

Michael Córdova Lead Compositor - LAIKA Michael is Lead Compositor at LAIKA with twenty years’ experience in visual effects. Prior to joining LAIKA in 2010, he worked for 12 years at Industrial Light & Magic. He was nominated by Visual Effects Society for his...
Joshua Beveridge

Joshua Beveridge

Joshua Beveridge Animation Supervisor - Sony Pictures imageworks Joshua Beveridge is an animation supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, most recently completing work on the Academy Award ®-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Beveridge joined Imageworks in...
Stuart Bayley

Stuart Bayley

Stuart Bayley Art Director - RealtimeUK Responsible for all visual aspects of RealtimeUK’s games and TV outputs; Stu Bailey has employed his artistic eye at the studio for eight diligent years and has a lot to show for his time as RealtimeUK’s Art...
Jude Brownbill

Jude Brownbill

Jude Brownbill Supervising Animator - Pixar Animation Studios Since joining Pixar Animation Studios in 2010 Jude Brownbill has animated on the Academy Award©-winning features “Brave,” and “Inside Out,” as well as “Cars 2,” “Monsters University”, “The Good Dinosaur,”...
Spider Man Into the Spider Verse – Film Screening

Spider Man Into the Spider Verse – Film Screening

Spider Man Into the Spider Verse - Film Screening Entry to this event is included in BFX One Day and Festival Tickets. Alternatively, you can purchase individual film screening tickets for just £5pp. BUY NOW Spider Man Into the Spider Verse – Film Screening...
Simon English

Simon English

Simon English Client Manager – Guys & Dolls Casting Ltd After 10 years working as an Assistant Director in the Film and Television industry working up from 3rd AD to 1st AD on projects such as Ghost in the Shell, Mortal Engines, Killing Eve, Good Omens & Stray,...
Centre for Digital Entertainment

Centre for Digital Entertainment

Centre for Digital Entertainment showcase Friday 4 October 2019 CDE will be back at BFX 2019 showcasing student research projects.  They will be located next to the recruitment stands on Friday 4 October.  Come along and get involved with the following interactive...
BFX Recruitment Day

BFX Recruitment Day

BFX Recruitment Day Friday 4 October 2019 Blue Zoo Animation Studios 12:45 HR Talk One of the UK’s leading animation studios with a shelf full of BAFTAs for our trademark CG character animation. We produce shorts, commercials, digital content and some of the most...
BFX Summit

BFX Summit

BFX Summit Invitation only BFX Summit 2019 The Summit builds on the BFX Festival’s energy and this year, provides a platform to discuss the many and varied ways Dorset’s creative economy can grow and help develop the cultural capital of the region. Keynote...