Tickets are now available for The VFX Festival, which is returning in February 2023 as hybrid event,  hosted in-person at Escape Studios’ central London campus and streamed live online to provide access  for a global audience. 

The VFX Festival brings together the creative community, allowing emerging talent to explore the best of  the screen industries and provides opportunities for professionals to expand their knowledge. Speakers  from some of the world’s leading studios will be presenting in 2023, featuring: 


Blue Zoo 




Industrial Light & Magic 

Outpost VFX 

Union Visual Effects 

…and more 

The festival will feature insights into award-winning productions, inspiring expert-led presentations and  careers advice, as well as the latest trends, technology, and innovation. In 2023, there are four areas of  The VFX Festival: 

The VFX Festival EDU – Tuesday 21st February 2023  

EDU is tailored to school and college students (under 18 years), who are excited to learn about the  world of visual effects, animation, game art and motion graphics. This part of the festival is filled with  inspiring sessions and top tips from industry professionals about how future actions can lead to the  exciting world of creative industries. 

The VFX Festival Emerging Talent Wednesday 22nd and Thursday, 23rd February 2023 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. This  part of the festival includes the Marketplace – a small exhibition area where studios can meet talent. 

The VFX Festival Masterclass Tuesday, 21st to Wednesday 22nd February 2023 This part of the festival includes late afternoon and evening talks, presentations and hands-on  workshops. It is dedicated to industry professionals looking for knowledge-building and networking  opportunities; and young professionals looking to progress their career in the screen industry.

The VFX Festival After Hours Thursday 23rd February 2023 

Open to all, a networking event hosted in the late afternoon. It’s a perfect opportunity to meet like minded industry professionals and recruiters to hear about job opportunities and learn about the future  of the industry. 

Dr Ian Palmer, Principal at Escape Studios, said: “We’re excited to welcome speakers and guests to our  London campus in 2023 for the 11th VFX Festival, to showcase the latest developments in animation,  games and VFX. If you want to see behind the scenes of some of the most exciting projects of the last  year, are looking to network and raise your profile, or want to find out how to get your first break in the  industry, we’ve something for everyone.”  For more information and tickets see The VFX Festival; follow #VFXFestival on social media for  updates.

Tanya Combrinck
Author: Tanya Combrinck

Tanya is a writer covering art, design, and visual effects. She has 15 years of experience as a magazine journalist and has written for publications including 3D World, 3D Artist, Computer Arts, net magazine, and Creative Bloq.