The VFX Festival

Each year The VFX Festival assembles the best in the creative industries, to present the most dynamic and enterprising films, games and animations. Curated by Escape Studios, part of Pearson College London, the team are busy planning the 2019 VFX Festival. The festival will consist of a number of film screenings, panel discussions and keynote sessions from talent across the British film industry.

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About The VFX Festival


Highlights from the last VFX Festival include:

  • 95 speakers participated in presentations, panels, workshops and discussions

  • Philip Maddock presented work from The Mill on the John Lewis Mozz the monster Christmas advert

  • David Rolfe from Creative Assembly shared his insights from creating blockbuster games

  • Framestore’s Alexis Wajsbrot shared breakdowns and behind-the-scenes work from Thor: Ragnarok

  • Aaron Hartline flew in from the US to share his work from Pixar Animation Studios

  • ILM held a number of packed recruitment talks and showreel clinics

  • The Festival was sponsored by Wacom, Escape Technology, Media Molecule, Rodeo FX, Rise FX and Imaster Art: Trixster

Brought to you by Escape Studios

Escape Studios has been leading the way in education for the creative industries for over 15 years, with thousands of alumni (dubbed 'Escapees') who have worked on everything from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina, Spectre, Doctor Strange, Oscar winning The Jungle Book and more!

Our students possess raw talent and big aspirations, we offer undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in VFX, game art, animation and motion graphics. We work directly with creative professionals and some of the world’s biggest studios to design and deliver all our courses.

We boast an impressive list of industry partners including Framestore, The Mill, MPC, Double Negative, Creative Assembly, Cinesite, Electric Theatre and JellyFish Pictures (to name just a few!). The industry is extremely fast paced but here at Escape Studios we know our subjects inside out, our industry partners shape everything we do enabling us to always be on the pulse.

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