BFX Festival opens in Bournemouth


The BFX Festival, a festival that celebrates the visual effects industry in the UK, has opened in Bournemouth.

The four day Festival includes talks and workshops by industry professionals as well as demonstrations of visual effects tools and a showing of the film Rush at Empire Cinema in Poole. It is being hosted by Bournemouth University, the Arts University Bournemouth and a number of other partners.

Opening the Festival, Alex Hope, Managing Director and Co-Founder of British visual effects company Double Negative, was quick to praise Bournemouth University for providing an exceptional quality of education in visual effects to prepare graduates to contribute and work in the industry.

Alex Hope said, “15 per cent of staff currently working at Double Negative are Bournemouth University graduates, this works out at 140 or 150 members of staff.” Alex also pointed out that current Double Negative staff member Alex Lockley, who was awarded an Oscar in 2011 for visual effects work on the film Inception, was also a Bournemouth University graduate.

The Festival runs from 25th – 29th September 2013 and more information is available on the BFX Festival website.