The VFX Festival

Hosted by Escape Studios, The VFX Festival brings together the creative community, allowing emerging talent to explore the best of the creative industries and providing 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, the festival was hybrid, hosted at Escape Studios' central London campus for a limited number of attendees and also streamed live online to provide access for a global audience. 

There were three exciting areas of this edition of the festival.

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 the creative industries. 

Spring 2023 dates to be confirmed

The VFX Festival Emerging Talent

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

Spring 2023 dates to be confirmed

The VFX Festival The Future

The Future is dedicated to new technologies, techniques and topics used and trending in the creative industries. Perfect for professionals and students looking to develop their knowledge about changes taking place in the creative industries. In the 2022 edition, we focused on the ‘Metaverse’, exploring its future impact, opportunities and challenges.

Spring 2023 dates to be confirmed

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

Partners

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. 

ACCESS:VFX 

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. ‍ 

ArtStation 

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. 

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.