The VFX Festival 2021

Hosted by Escape Studios, The VFX Festival returns in 2021 to celebrate the theme of ‘limitless creativity’ in the visual effects, animation, games, and motion graphics industries. The virtual festival features insight into award-winning productions, inspiring expert-led presentations, careers advice, as well as the latest trends, technology, and innovation from around the world.

Each year the festival brings together an awesome creative community, allowing emerging talent to explore the best of the creative industries and gives opportunities for professionals to expand their knowledge.

There are three exciting areas to this year's festival.

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The VFX Festival Virtual Series

A series of monthly events focusing on award-winning projects, trends, technology, development, and innovation from around the world. This part of the festival consists of talks, presentations and workshops to dedicated to everyone looking for knowledge-building opportunities.  

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The VFX Festival EDU

For school and college students (under 18 years old) who are excited to learn about the world of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics. 

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The VFX Festival Emerging Talent

For students currently studying within Higher or Further Education and young professionals who are looking to kick start a career. The festival will be filled with inspiring talks, panel discussions, bite-size presentations, careers, and recruitment opportunities. 

Join us at the next event.

Nuke 13.0 Skill-Up by Jessie Burgess, Creative Specialist at Foundry 

Foundry’s Creative Specialist Jessie Burgess will present a Nuke demo, review Nuke’s new machine learning tool sets, share tips and tricks on how to use the Smart Vector feature, and discuss best practices

Thank you to all our 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. 


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 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.