BFX is a student competition designed to give participants direct exposure to cutting-edge practices while showcasing their skills to some of the best supervisors, producers and artists in the VFX and animation industry.
Working in groups of 4 to 6, the teams will be tasked with creating a stunning 2D or 3D visual effects or animation sequence based on a passage from classic literature. They will be mentored by experts from the leading British studios, including Framestore, Double Negative, The Mill, MPC and Cinesite, and be assessed by a panel of independent judges to find the winning team. The best individuals in specific disciplines will be given the opportunity to take up internships at some of the studios taking part in BFX.
The BFX competition will be hosted by Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth July 8 through August. It's free to enter, and participating teams will receive free accommodation and each member will receive a stipend towards their living expenses and travel. Details can be found at: www.bfxfestival.com/competition. The competition is open to all HEI (university or art college) students or recent graduates of visual effects or animation.