Launchpad Competition

Monday 1 February 2021

With the pandemic still affecting the way we work across the industry in 2021 we will be continuing with our virtual Launchpad Competition again this year to replace our usual Summer Internship programme 

The competition calls upon 6 teams of budding VFX wunderkinds to craft an original 30-second film in either full CG or using a combination of CG and live action. Working remotely, the chosen teams will have eight weeks to produce a concept, project plan and finished film, and receive online mentoring, advice and training from Framestore experts along the way. There will be a prize for the winning film, as well as the knowledge that recruiters will have participants’ on speed dial when suitable opportunities arise. 

“This is an uncertain time for everyone working in VFX, and that goes for new grads and school leavers as much as seasoned professionals,” says Amy Smith, Framestore’s Global Head of Talent, Film. “Our Launchpad internship scheme is seen as an industry fixture and an important route into that vital first role, so we’re all hugely disappointed that it can’t take place as usual. Rather than close off an avenue to new and recent grads we thought we’d try something different - a competition that helps engage and train the next generation of VFX talent, as well as get them on the Framestore radar.”

More information see here.