As part of this year’s BFX Festival, the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) will be hosting an exciting workshop about the experience of women in Animation.

Organised by Animated Women UK (AWUK) and BFX, the workshop will take place at 2pm on Friday 14th October and will be held in Bayview Room 1 of the BIC.

The workshop is titled ‘Being yourself – Surveying the experiences of women in developing their career in the animation and vfx industries’ and is an open panel discussion.

The session is inspired by original research undertaken on behalf of Animated Women UK and funded by Creative Skillset, identifying gender issues and the experiences of women working in the Animation and VFX Industries.

The panel will be chaired by Louise Hussey, VFX Producer at Double Negative.

You can book tickets by visiting the event’s Ticketsource site. Tickets cost £10 stand alone or are FREE as part of the BFX festival pass. There are many other exciting things happening on this day including an industry recruitment fair.

Guest panellists

Abigail Addison is a freelance producer who has worked for Forma Arts, Underwire Festival, Lupus Films, Creative Skillset, The Bureau, CAMP Films and University of Iowa Museum of Art. She has also produced work by artists and filmmakers including Juan delGado and Chris Shepherd. Whilst working in the UK Film Council’s Strategic Development Unit, she coordinated the ‘Film in the Digital Age’ consultation and publication.

Samantha Moore is an independent film maker who makes animated documentaries. Her work includes: ‘An Eyeful of Sound’ made for The Wellcome Trust, which won the ‘Nature’ award for Scientific Merit at the 2010 Imagine Science Film Festival, New York; ‘Doubled up’ made in 2004  for Channel 4 and Arts Council England and ‘Success with Sweet Peas’ about competitive sweet pea growers in Shropshire. 

Bella Honess Roe spent six years working in the film industry in Los Angeles and London, including roles in the development departments at Lakeshore Entertainment (Los Angeles), MGM (Los Angeles) and Granada Film (London). 

AWUK is a not for profit organisation set up in 2013 with a mission to positively support, represent, celebrate and encourage Women in Britain’s animation and visual effects (VFX) industries.