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.

Date: Wednesday 22nd – Thursday 23rd February 2023


Still from Escape Studios VFX Student short film - Ardi

What to expect 

  • Inspiring sessions
  • Learn from industry professionals
  • Get the latest industry news through a variety 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! Also, you will be able to visit our facilities.


Wednesday 22nd February 2023

Thursday 23rd February

*Please note that the programme is subject to change


Face-to-face ticket holders joining us at Escape Studios will have an opportunity to meet artists, recruiters and talent managers at our dedicated recruitment zone.  

Confirmed studios participating in the Marketplace on 22nd February include: 

  • Outpost VFX
  • The Third Floor 
  • Union VFX 
  • Industrial Light & Magic 
  • DNEG 
  • FreeFolk 
  • BlueBolt
  • Jellyfish Pictures
  • Escape Studios 

Confirmed studios participating in the Marketplace on 23rd February include: 

  • Outpost VFX 
  • Blue Zoo 
  • Union VFX 
  • DNEG 
  • Framestore 
  • Black Kite 
  • Untold 
  • Technicolor
  • One of us
  • RISE
  • Escape Studios


More questions? 

Please contact with any questions about the event. 

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.