VFX studio Freefolk has launched its fifth annual Futurefolk internship scheme.

Futurefolk is a one-month paid work placement, for two people, in the London studio within the 2D or 3D departments, working on episodic and commercial projects.

The scheme will result in two people being offered a placement. Freefolk particularly welcomes applications from women, BAME, those from a lower-income background and those from further afield than the Greater London area.

Applicants need to compile a 2 minute reel.

Freefolk Managing Director Vittorio Giannini said, “We know that the creative potential of a team is maximised when it contains a diverse range of people, so our mission with Futurefolk is to find and nurture talent from all parts of society. The global talent shortage is more acute than ever, so discovering the VFX stars of the future has never been more urgent.”

Previous intern, Daniel Evans has since been offered a full time contract at Freefolk and last year’s intern, Luke Evans had this to say about his placement, “The overall experience has been extremely rewarding; it feels great to finally be able to put my skills towards a full production. The project I’ve worked on has been a real test of my modelling and texturing abilities, and I’ve certainly been pushed in terms of finding the line between getting the best quality result for my assets and being able to get them out at a good pace.”

Carina Carlsson, Nuke Compositor, had this to say about her experience, ‘ I really appreciated how much my mentor checked in, through a combination of both calls and messaging via Google Hangout.  I was able to learn so much and as some of it was written in the chat, I was able to make a lot of notes too, which was helpful when reviewing the skills I was learning. The use of screenshots to give feedback was also a really useful means of communicating so I could easily see the specific areas of the shot the feedback was for.”

This year’s placement will be either remote, at the studio, or a combination of both.

Deadline for submissions is 14th May 2022. Application is through the website


Jon Creamer

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