Monday, 2 December 2019

The VFX Festival is Back: 16-18 March 2020

The VFX Festival is back. The annual festival hosted by Escape Studios is returning to London from 16-18 March 2020.  As in previous years, the festival hosts industry speakers to come and talk about the latest developments in Animation, Games and VFX.  In 2020, the festival will focus on discovering and developing new and emerging talent.  Two parts of The VFX Festival 2020 - EDU and Emerging Talent - will take place on 16 - 18 March at the Southbank Centre - the UK’s largest arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames.

South Bank Centre, London
The 2020 VFX Festival
Now in its 8th year, Escape Studios' annual VFX Festival offers the perfect way to find out about the latest trends in our industry, who is hiring, and what skills are in demand.

We strongly encourage all our students at Bucks to make the short trip to London to attend. Come and find out what the future holds for our industry.

EDU and Emerging Talent will take place from 16 - 18 March 2020 at the Southbank Centre.

Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
Address: Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Who is it for
  • The VFX Festival EDU - 16 March 2020 - is an event aimed at school and college students
  • The VFX Festival Emerging Talent - 17 - 18 March 2020 is an event for students currently studying within higher education and young professionals who are looking to kick start a career in the creative industries. 
  • The VFX Festival After Hours - 16 - 18 March 2020. These afternoon technical talks and advanced workshops are dedicated to experienced industry professionals looking for knowledge-building opportunities and the chance to network. The sessions are also suitable for young professionals looking to progress their career in the creative industries.
Blue Zoo founder Tom Box at the 2016 VFX Festival
Who's coming
Like last year, the 2020 schedule hosts a series of industry talks and showcases from across the VFX, Animation, Games and Motion Graphics sectors.  VFX is a constantly changing landscape. Last year's "big thing" is this year's old news.

So come along, and find out about the latest trends in our industry. So far, confirmed industry participants include BlueZoo, Creative Assembly, DNEG, Framestore, ILM, Jellyfish Pictures, Milk VFX, and MPC Film.

Get yourself a business card
For many students at Bucks - and also recent graduates - the most important part of the Festival is probably the recruiters, who come from all the big animation and VFX houses hunting for talent. If you'd like to meet in person the people who could help you get a job (and why wouldn't you?) - this is the place to be.

How to get ready
And one last thing...don't forget to print out some business cards first.  Can't afford them? Make some yourself!

Booking tickets
2020 Tickets can be bought online
For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days, take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK.

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