The VFX Festival

The VFX Festival returns 3rd - 4th June at the BFI IMAX, in Waterloo, London! We are proud to present our annual celebration dedicated to animation, games, visual effects (and more!) for like-minded creatives.

Join us for two packed days at the BFI IMAX, home to Britain's largest cinema screen, for a chance to learn behind-the-scenes details of your favourite films, network with professionals in the industry, meet recruiters and test some of the latest tech from our headline sponsor Wacom.  

Book your ticket today with a 15% early bird discount! Tickets starting from £25.

Hosted by Escape Studios, The VFX Festival brings together the creative community, allowing emerging talent to explore the best of the screen industries and providing opportunities for professionals to share and expand their knowledge.

The festival features insights into award-winning productions, inspiring expert-led presentations and careers advice, as well as the latest trends, technology and innovation.

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Whether you're new to the creative industries or an experienced professional, you'll love our impressive line-up of industry speakers* from some of the world’s leading studios, featuring: 

  • Industrial Light & Magic on Oscar-nominated The Creator

  • Union VFX on Oscar-winning Poor Things

  • Creating the Battle of Toulon for Ridley Scott's Napoleon - a panel hosted by Blue Bolt

  • Doctor Who panel with guests from Painting Practice and Automatik VFX

  • Atomhawk on their internal I.P. Project Smoke

  • Playground Games on the making of the iconic Forza Horizon

  • Hermit Crabs to Hermite Curves - Rigging Under the Boardwark - a panel by DNEG Animation

Full agenda coming soon...

*Schedule subject to change

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There’s lots of exciting ways for creative professionals and companies to get involved with this year’s festival. 

If you're interested in any speaking or sponsorship opportunities, contact