All about Festivals! Games, VFX and Animation

It’s the end of September… how did that happen? Summer's gone, but there's some unmissable festivals, just around the corner, so all is not lost!

The awesome thing about it being September means, tickets for the 2017 VFX Festival go on sale REALLY soon (Monday 3rd October 2016). The VFX Festival will be running from 7th – 9th February 2017 at Rich Mix in East London, so to keep you busy until then, here are some of the best creative festivals happening over the next 3 months.   


BFX Festival – Bournemouth’s VFX, Animation and Games Festival

Dates: 8th – 16th October 2016
Location: Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5BH
What’s happening there? BFX has been designed to inspire the next wave of creative talent and share the latest knowledge.

LIAF - London International Animation Festival

Dates: 2nd – 11th December 2016
Location: London International Animation Festival, Hungerford Road, London, N7 9LF
What’s happening there? This is the UK’s largest festival dedicated to screening international and local animation. This 10 day festival includes Q&A’s with filmmakers, workshops and gala premiere's.


Dates: 9th – 11th December 2016
Location: NEC, Birmingham
What’s happening there? Insomnia is a unique event which combines Esports tournaments, special guests, live music and loads of other awesomeness!

Anim’est International Animation Film Festival

Dates: 7th – 16th October 2016
Location: Bucharest, Romania
What’s happening there? Anim’est is the largest film festival in Bucharest and one of the most important animation film festivals in Europe. They show short films, run workshops, seminars and talks with the biggest names in animation.

MIA Animation Conference and Festival

Dates: 21st – 22nd October 2016
Location: Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Miami, FL
What’s happening there? MIA ANIMATION hosts every year world-renowned speakers, technology influencers from the nation’s top animation studios, universities and the best talent in the industry. It has become one of the most exciting and cutting edge events in Miami.

VIEW Conference

Dates: 24th -28th October 2016
Location: Torinoincontra, Turin, Italy
What’s happening there? VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX.

Paris Games Week

Dates: 27th – 31st October 2016
Location: Parc des expositions Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles, Paris
What’s happening there? PGW is in it's 6th year and is dedicated to all things related to video games!

Melbourne International Games Week

Dates: 29th October – 7th November 2016
Location: Melbourne, Australia
What’s happening there? Melbourne International Games Week is Asia Pacific’s largest digital games celebration featuring conferences, events and activities for the games industry, games enthusiasts and the general public.


7th – 13th November 2016
Location: Espinho, Portugal  
What’s happening there? Cinanima is an animated film festival screening the latest animation films from around the world. 

Siggragh Asia

Dates: 6th-8th December 2016
Location: The Venetian Macao, Macao
What’s happening there? SIGGRAPH Asia is Asia’s largest annual event in computer graphics and interactive techniques. It is in it’s 9th year, and comprises of demonstrations, and screenings featuring the community's latest technical achievements, and commercial exhibits displaying the industry's current hardware, software, and services.

P.S don’t forget to register for updates about the 2017 VFX Festival here ;)