The VFX Festival The Future

O​n 6 June 2019 The VFX Festival ​The Future will open doors for professionals and students looking for knowledge about changes taking place in the creative industries and how these elements are diversifying and changing to adapt to the future. 


*Programme is subject to change.

09:30  Doors Open / Check in

10:30 - 11:15 Technology - Beyond The Hype | Amelia Kallman, Inition

It is said that we will experience more change in the next ten years than in the previous 200. We are living in a time of unrivalled innovation. However we need to proceed with caution and understand not just the immense opportunities, but also the potential risks.

11:30 - 12:15 A look Inside the Lab: the Weird and Wonderful World of Unexpected Results | Joe Mango, Creative Technologist at MediaMonks

The beauty of research is stumbling upon unexpected results — and seeing where they can lead you. We might’ve missed out on the slinky if it wasn’t for a fortuitous mishap in a naval engineers research. Using and abusing emerging tech to stretch the boundaries of what’s possible can return funny, insightful, and often times just plain weird results. In this talk, Joe opens the doors to the lab to show which cutting-edge technologies will change the creative industries, and how emerging technologies can add value to a wide variety of industries.

13:15 - 14:00 From VFX to Creative Technology and back again | KevinYoung, Head of Creative Technology at The Mill

The field of Creative Technology is one that is in a state of constant change. This talk will break down some of the ways in which creative tech is currently creating new types of work within the VFX industry.Kevin Young is Head of Creative Technology at The Mill London where he has built a diverse team that can confidently approach a wide range of tech related projects. He specialises in designing and building immersiv experiences.

14:15 - 15:15 - Panel Discussion - The future of skills and technology

Our guest speakers will focus on the wealth of changes taking place in the creative industries and how these elements are diversifying and changing to adapt to the future.


  • Dr Ian Palmer, Dean at Escape Studios

Guest speakers:

  • Lee Danskin, Chief Technology Officer at Escape Technology
  • Simon Devereux, Director & Founder ACCESS: VFX
  • Christopher Hebert, Director of Marketing at SideFX
  • Jess Hider, Technical Designer at Rare
  • Kadine James, Creative Tech Lead at Hobs 3D and Founder The Immersive Kind Collective


The details


6 June 2019



How to find us

By Tube

Holborn Station - Central or Piccadilly (then a short 3 mins walk)

By Bus

1, 8, 9, 25, 38, 55, 59, 68, 91, 98, 168, 171, 188, 242, 243, 521, X68


190 High Holborn