National Inclusion Week kicks off next Monday the 25th of September, uniting some of the VFX industry’s most influential talent leaders who have come together for the first time ever to create a jam-packed schedule of panels, workshops, discussions and career events, to connect and inspire the next generation of artists, producers and creatives.
The best in industry talent representatives from the likes of Double Negative, The Mill, MPC, Framestore, UK Screen Alliance and Escape Studios have joined forces to create a diversity focused group ‘Access VFX’ – inspired by the mutual aim of looking out for the interests of minorities within the industry.
Access VFX sees the industry community working together toward a shared goal, a crucial motive for success within innovative companies, proving that commercial success must be deeply rooted in the celebration of different perspectives, ideas, backgrounds and people by accepting everyone into the inclusion conversation.
The overall theme of this year’s National Inclusion Week is to “Connect for Inclusion”, encouraging those taking part to meet people from different teams, other parts of organisations, regions, countries, backgrounds and heritages, to enrich both individual and collective thinking and understanding of how we can be at our best for organisations.
With this in mind, there will also be a careers fair, workshops and mentorship pairing scheme taking place on Wednesday 27th for students from diverse and economically challenged backgrounds, looking to break into the industry.
To attend any of the National Inclusion Week events, visit www.accessvfx.org.