Escape Studios announces the 9th edition of The VFX Festival starting in March 2021

Hosted by Escape Studios, The VFX Festival returns in 2021 and will celebrate the theme of ‘limitless creativity’ in the visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics industries. 

The virtual festival will begin in March and will feature insight into award-winning productions, inspiring expert-led presentations, careers advice, as well as the latest trends, technology and innovation from around the world.  

The Festival will feature speakers from some of the world’s leading studios: BlueBolt, Bluezoo, Framestore, Jellyfish Pictures, MPC, NVIZ, Rodeo FX, The Focus and many more. 

Each year the festival brings together a leading creative community, allowing emerging talent to explore the best of the creative industries and gives opportunities for professionals to expand their knowledge. There are three exciting areas to this year’s festival: 

The VFX Festival EDU

For school and college students who are excited to learn about the world of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics. This part of the festival is free to attend and will feature talks and presentations with industry professionals, helping to inspire the new generation of creative artists. 

The VFX Festival Emerging Talent

For students currently studying within Higher or Further Education and young professionals who are looking to kick start a career. The festival will be filled with inspiring talks, panel discussions, bite-size presentations, careers and recruitment opportunities. The ‘Marketplace’ which runs alongside The VFX Festival Emerging Talent will provide great opportunity for attendees to meet studios and  hear about their work, as well as open or upcoming vacancies. 

The VFX Festival Virtual Series

A series of monthly events focusing on award-winning projects, trends, technology, development and innovation from around the world. This part of the festival consists of talks, presentations and workshops for everyone looking to increase their knowledge of VFX, animation, games and motion graphics. 

Dr Ian Palmer, Director of Escape Studios, said: “We’re thrilled to bring back the VFX Festival for 2021, and look forward to sharing this with our international community on the theme of ‘limitless creativity’.  

“In the last year our industry has become more creative than ever before. We’ve had to work in constantly changing circumstances and innovate to deliver ground-breaking projects. I’m excited to hear how studios have adapted to work in this new era of creativity within visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics throughout our VFX Festival calendar.” 

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