The VFX Festival EDU

EDU is tailored to school and college students (under 18 years old) who want to learn more about the world of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics. 

The 2022 event schedule is packed with exciting sessions featuring our expert tutors who will be joined by experienced guest speakers from industry. This really is the best place to discover the Creative Industries!

Tuesday 8th March, 10am - 4pm.

Dragon from How to train a dragon

What to expect 

  • Inspiring sessions 
  • Learn from industry professionals 
  • Get the latest industry news through selection of presentations  
  • Hear careers tips and advice from artists, recruiters and talent managers 
  • Are you joining us at the face-to-face event at Escape Studios? You will have an opportunity to meet and network with speakers, artists, recruiters, talent managers and other attendees  


Please note: this programme is subject to change.


Covid-secured facilities 

All face-to-face (physical) 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 the venue and attending face-to-face events. To ensure the safety of all visitors we ask everyone to please carefully read through the Health & Safety information before booking and attending the festival. For more information about Health & Safety please go to


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Find out more about the studios you'll be hearing from...

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The Third Floor

As one of the world leading visualisation studios, The Third Floor work on a huge array of stories across film, television, games, VR and themed attractions. Some of their recent work includes Dune, The King's Man, Venom: Let There Be Carnage and The Mandalorian

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Blue zoo

Bluezoo is one of the UK's leading animation studios. They produce compelling stories packed with colour and character. Their recent work includes The Adventures of Paddington, Supertato, Lynx & Birds and the Back To The Future Trilogy.

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Jellyfish pictures

Jellyfish Pictures has grown from a two-man band in 2001 to one of the most higly respected VFX and animation studios in the world, employing over 300 artists. Some of their recent work includes Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett, Sex Education and How To Train Your Dragon: Homecoming.

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Industrial Light & Magic

Industrial Light & Magic is a multi-awarding winning American motion picture visual effects company, founded in 1975 by George Lucas. Some of their recent work includes Loki, The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett and The Batman.

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Sumo Digital

Sumo Digital Ltd. is an award winning video game developer which has grown from a group of 13 people in 2003 to 10 international studios across Europe! Some of there recent work includes Hood: Outlaws and Legends, Hotshot racing and Forza Horizon 4.

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Milk VFX

Milk creates award winning visual effects for high-end television and feature films, specialising in FX (special effects). Some of their recent work includes Intergerlactic, Suspicion, Cursed and Dracula.

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The Mill

The Mill is an international VFX and creative production studio headquartered in London. Some of their recent work on adverts include Samsung takes gamers down the rabbit hole, 'Heaven & Hell' for Yeazy, Fantastical holiday creatures for Lego and Open Spaces for Burberry.

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.