The VFX Festival 2022

Hosted by Escape Studios, The VFX Festival returns in 2022 to bring together the creative community, allow emerging talent to explore the best of the creative industries and provide opportunities for professionals to expand their knowledge. 

The festival features professional insights into award-winning productions, inspiring expert-led presentations and careers advice, as well as the latest trends, technology, and innovation from around the world. 

In 2022 this hybrid festival will be hosted at Escape Studios' central London campus for a limited number of attendees and will also be streamed live online to provide access for a global audience. 

There are three exciting areas of this year's festival:

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The VFX Festival EDU

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

Tuesday 8th March, 10am - 4pm

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The VFX Festival Emerging Talent

Emerging talent is for students currently studying within Higher or Further Education and for professionals who are looking to kick start a new career and want to learn more about the industry. The festival will be filled with inspiring talks, presentations, panel discussions, careers, and recruitment opportunities. 

Wednesday 9th March, 10am - 7pm

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The VFX Festival The Future

Escape to the Metaverse: a day of virtual production and virtual worlds. For professionals and students looking to develop their knowledge about changes taking place in the creative industries. In 2022 this part of the festival will focus on the ‘Metaverse’, exploring its future impact, opportunities and challenges.

Thursday 10th March, 10am - 3:15pm

The VFX Festival will be hosted as a hybrid event

In 2022 all The VFX Festival events, including The VFX Festival EDU, The VFX Festival Emerging Talent and The VFX Festival The Future, will be hosted at Escape Studios’ central London campus (190 High Holborn, WC1V 7BH) and live online.  

There will be a limited number of tickets for the face-to-face event at Escape Studios’ campus – these will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon registration you can select tickets to either join us face-to-face or live online. 

Attendees joining face-to-face events will have an opportunity to network with artists, recruiters, speakers and other attendees during dedicated networking sessions taking place through each day of the event. All face-to-face events will take place in accordance with the Government Covid-19 guidelines.

We are all responsible for ensuring our own safety and safety of others while visiting venues and attending face-to-face events. To ensure the safety of all visitors we ask everyone to read through carefully the below information before booking and attending the festival.

Thank you to all our previous edition contributors, speakers, presenters and panelists representing the following companies:


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VIEW Conference 

VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX. VIEW 2020 will continue to focus on exploring the increasingly fluid boundary between real and digital worlds. Through lectures, meetings, tributes, exhibits, screenings and demo presentations VIEW will reveal the new digital frontier sweeping from cinema to architecture, from automotive design to advertisement, from medicine to videogames. 

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ACCESS:VFX is a global, industry-led, non-profit comprised of 40 leading companies, industry bodies and educational establishments in the VFX, animation and games industries. It focuses on actively pursuing and encouraging inclusion, diversity, awareness and opportunity under its four pillars of Inspiration, Education, Mentoring and Recruitment. ‍ 

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ArtStation is a community that was shaped with the goal of empowering artists and creating opportunities for success. As a one-stop-shop for artists, ArtStation provides you with a simple, yet powerful way to show your portfolio and be seen by the right people in the industry. Users can showcase their portfolio, monetize their work through digital or print-on-demand products, learn to improve their craft through courses, and find jobs.