BFX Festival to celebrate and promote Creative and Digital Industry


Returning to Bournemouth in 2015, 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 knowledge. BFX is separated into four distinct areas – the Competition, the Academic Conference, the Festival and lastly, the Workshops.

BFX launched in November 2012 to overwhelming support from industry and subsequently has some incredible partners on board, including; Double Negative,Framestore, Moving Picture Company, The Mill, Cinesite, Creative Skillset and BAFTA.

At the heart of the BFX festival is a summer competition for VFX and animation students from around the country taking place this summer, with the winning team walking away with internships at a leading UK film and visual effects studio.


The competition is followed in September with a festival programme around Bournemouth consisting of; public film screenings of the best of British visual effects, in depth workshops,  a careers hub showing how to get involved with the industry as well as the awards ceremony itself. This year’s festival will also include a 2 day academic conference on campus at Bournemouth University (BU) and Arts University Bournemouth (AUB).

The Festival consists of one day industry event BFX Pro aimed at professional followed by BFX Core – a unique programme of presentations, workshops, tech demos, public screenings, family friendly events and of course – our careers hub featuring recruiters from around the world looking for the best talent to work in the creative industries. Showcasing your favourite films, television series, commercials, games or software – the festival will give you an incredible insight regarding their creation with unprecedented access to behind the scenes footage and methods.

For anyone who shares a love of movies, visual effects, animation and games; be they a student looking for a career, already working in the industry, at school or just a film enthusiast. 

The festival takes place from 28 September to 4 October at Bournemouth International Centre. For tickets and more information, visit









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