Escape Studios to welcome world’s leading creative companies at The VFX Festival 2023

Tickets are now available for The VFX Festival, which is returning in February 2023 as hybrid event, hosted in-person at Escape Studios' central London campus and streamed live online to provide access for a global audience.

The VFX Festival brings together the creative community, allowing emerging talent to explore the best of the screen industries and provides opportunities for professionals to expand their knowledge. Speakers from some of the world’s leading studios will be presenting in 2023, featuring:

• BlueBolt

• Blue Zoo

• DNEG

• Framestore

• Freefolk

• Industrial Light & Magic

• Outpost VFX

• Union Visual Effects

• ...and more

The festival will feature insights into award-winning productions, inspiring expert-led presentations and careers advice, as well as the latest trends, technology, and innovation. In 2023, there are four areas of The VFX Festival:

The VFX Festival EDU - Tuesday 21st February 2023 

EDU is tailored to school and college students (under 18 years), who are excited to learn about the world of visual effects, animation, game art and motion graphics. This part of the festival is filled with inspiring sessions and top tips from industry professionals about how future actions can lead to the exciting world of creative industries.

The VFX Festival Emerging Talent – Wednesday 22nd and Thursday, 23rd February 2023

Emerging Talent is for students currently studying within Higher or Further Education, recent graduates looking to kick start a career, and professionals wanting to learn more about the industry. The festival is filled with inspiring talks, presentations, panel discussions, careers, and recruitment opportunities. This part of the festival includes the Marketplace – a small exhibition area where studios can meet talent.

The VFX Festival Masterclass - Tuesday, 21st to Wednesday 22nd February 2023

This part of the festival includes late afternoon and evening talks, presentations and hands-on workshops. It is dedicated to industry professionals looking for knowledge-building and networking opportunities; and young professionals looking to progress their career in the screen industry.

The VFX Festival After Hours - Thursday 23rd February 2023

Open to all, a networking event hosted in the late afternoon. It’s a perfect opportunity to meet like-minded industry professionals and recruiters to hear about job opportunities and learn about the future of the industry.

Dr Ian Palmer, Principal at Escape Studios, said: “We’re excited to welcome speakers and guests to our London campus in 2023 for the 11th VFX Festival, to showcase the latest developments in animation, games and VFX. If you want to see behind the scenes of some of the most exciting projects of the last year, are looking to network and raise your profile, or want to find out how to get your first break in the industry, we’ve something for everyone.”  

For more information and tickets see thevfxfestival.com; follow #VFXFestival on social media for updates.

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