AnimfxNZ is an Animation, VFX and Games conference held annually in Wellington, New Zealand. It brings together some of the biggest and brightest names in the global digital entertainment industry for two days of learning, sharing and networking.

Wellington is an epicentre for world-class Animation, VFX and Gaming industry specialists. Since Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy put the sector on the map, international projects head over here in search of high-calibre creative and technical talent to help tell their stories. The burgeoning VFX industry also developed alongside a dynamic and innovative local games industry which is garnering more international attention, kudos and commercial success.

Now in its tenth innings, AnimfxNZ attracts a diverse range of digital entertainment talent and expertise. Industry professionals at the top of their game congregate alongside students at the very beginning of their careers. Creative, technical and entrepreneurial minds gather to share ideas, discover new talent, network, brainstorm, invent, inspire, plan and ponder.

And all happening in Wellington, the place of the possible.

If you are a manager, an animator, a 3D or 2D artist, a producer, director, digital media professional, VFX supervisor, advertising agency professional, writer or teacher, then AnimfxNZ is for you.

AnimfxNZ 2015 is currently being organised by Grow Wellington, the Wellington regional economic development agency with the support of the GAV Trust, a group of digital media professionals dedicated to advancing the Animation, VFX and Game industries in New Zealand. This event would not be possible without the help of Weta Digital and PikPok.


Game, Animation and VFX industry professionals & students: animators, 3D & 2D artists, producers, directors, digital media professionals, creative leads, vfx supervisors, ad agency executives, writers and teachers.

I absolutely loved the conference and all the people. It’s odd that with all of the conferences I speak at, this one will stand out.
— Steve Schklair - Founder 3ality Digital