The all-virtual 9th edition’s theme is ‘Limitless Creativity;’ event features various talks, presentations, and career advice aimed at students, emerging talent, and industry professionals.
The VFX Festival returns in 2021 in an all-virtual format, celebrating the theme of ‘limitless creativity’ in the visual effects, animation, games, and motion graphics industries. Hosted by Escape Studios, the virtual festival will begin in March and feature insight into award-winning productions, expert-led presentations, careers advice, as well as the latest trends, technology, and innovation from around the world.
The festival brings together the creative community, allowing emerging talent to explore creative industries and professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge. This year’s event will feature speakers from leading studios such as BlueBolt; Bluezoo; Framestore; Jellyfish Pictures; MPC; NVIZ; Rodeo FX; and The Focus.
This VFX Festival 2021 plans three areas of focus:
The VFX Festival EDU - This part of the festival is free to attend and will feature talks and presentations with industry professionals, helping to inspire the new generation of creative artists. The program is designed for students who are excited to learn about the world of visual effects, animation, games, and motion graphics.
The VFX Festival Emerging Talent – Aimed at students currently studying within higher or further education, as well as young professionals who are looking to kick start a career, this part of the event will be filled with inspiring talks, panel discussions, bite-size presentations, careers and recruitment opportunities. The ‘Marketplace,’ which runs alongside The VFX Festival Emerging Talent, will provide great opportunity for attendees to meet studios and hear about their work, as well as open or upcoming vacancies.
The VFX Festival Virtual Series – This is 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 for everyone looking to increase their knowledge of VFX, animation, games, and motion graphics.
“We’re thrilled to bring back the VFX Festival Virtual Series for 2021 and look forward to sharing this with our international community on the theme of ‘limitless creativity,’” commented Escape Studios director, Dr. Ian Palmer. “In the last year our industry has become more creative than ever before. We’ve had to work in constantly changing circumstances and innovate to deliver ground-breaking projects. I’m excited to hear how studios have adapted to work in this new era of creativity within visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics throughout our VFX Festival calendar.”
Visit the event website for additional information.
Source: Escape Studios