The VFX Festival

Hosted by Escape Studios, The VFX Festival brings together the creative community, allowing emerging talent to explore the best of the screen industries and providing opportunities for professionals to expand their knowledge.

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

In 2023, the festival will be a hybrid, hosted at Escape Studios' central London campus for a limited number of attendees and streamed live online to provide access for a global audience.

REGISTRATIONs are now CLOSED. See you next year!

There are four exciting areas of this edition of the festival:

The VFX Festival 2023 - EDU

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 is filled with inspiring sessions and top tips from industry professionals about how your future actions can lead you to the exciting world of creative industries.

21st February 2023 

The VFX Festival 2023 - Emerging Talent logo

The VFX Festival Emerging Talent

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.  

22nd - 23rd February 2023

The VFX Festival 2023 - Masterclass logo

The VFX Festival Masterclass

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. 

22nd February 2023 

The VFX Festival 2023 - After Hours

The VFX Festival After Hours

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. 

23rd February 2023


About the organiser: Escape Studios

From VFX to Game Art, Animation to Motion Graphics, Escape Studios is recognised for supplying the industry with fresh studio-ready talent through a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses developed by industry experts.

Now approved and endorsed internationally as an Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center, as well as both Rookies and Houdini certified schools, we take students with raw talent and shape them into the creative professionals demanded by today’s employers.