The BFX festival has returned to Bournemouth for the fifth year with guest speakers from across the globe.
The event is a week-long celebration of visual effects, animation and games encouraging young people to explore their talent in movies and the games industry.
The BFX was launched in 2012 as a student competition and festival and has now developed the profile of Bournemouth as a worldwide centre of excellence for the creative industries.
This year, the event plays host to an exclusive ‘Walt Disney Animation Art Exhibition’, including original Disney character sketches flown all the way from California.
Today’s speakers include Shelley Page from Dreamworks animation in America, Matt Dickenson Head of Technical Art and and Andrew Vidler. Participants were passionate about hearing from the variety of global speakers.
19 year-old Millie Skinner, Computer Animation Arts student at Bournemouth University, said:
I’m having a great time at the BFX. They always get great speakers in and it’s really helpful having people from the industry. Last year they had Mark Ardington who went to BU and won an Oscar, which gives you an insight into the future of your life.”
Learn more about the festival from the man who helped put it together, Nathaniel Hobby the PR and Corporate Communications Manager for Bournemouth University and the BFX.