The BFX Festival, a brand-new festival designed to celebrate the UK’s visual effects and animation industry, announces a student competition designed to give participants direct exposure to cutting-edge practices while showcasing their skills.
Bournemouth, England -- The BFX Festival, a brand-new festival designed to celebrate the UK’s visual effects and animation industry, inspire the next wave of talent and share the latest knowledge, has announced a student competition.
The creative extravaganza will consist of a 6-week summer competition for the UK’s best VFX and animation students; followed by screenings, master classes, an awards ceremony and other exciting events taking place across Bournemouth September 25-29, 2013.
The competition is 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 industries.
Working in teams of 4-6 contestants 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 competition is open to all UK HEI (university or art college) students or recent graduates of visual effects or animation.
The BFX competition will be hosted by Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth from July 8 through August 16, 2013. The contest is free to enter and participating teams will receive free accommodation and each member will receive a stipend towards their living expenses and travel.
Find out how to enter at www.bfxfestival.com/competition.
Source: BFX Festival
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.