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! 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, Union VFX, Blue Bolt, Painting Practice, Automatik VFX, Atomhawk, Playground Games, DNEG Animation, Blue Zoo, Nexus, Cinesite and Climax Games.

Featuring talks on the making of acclaimed films, shows and games including Poor Things, The Creator, Napoleon, Doctor Who, Under The Boardwalk and Forza Horizon.

View the detailed agenda to find out about all the exciting talks.

View the programme

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Tech Sponsors

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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