On December 8, 2023, we are celebrating World VFX Day, dedicated to recognizing and honouring the remarkable artistry and innovation that visual effects professionals bring to the world of filmmaking.

Did you know there are over 50 VFX studios in B.C.? You can discover them on Creative BC’s Knowledge Hub, we’ve selected a few of them to further explore the impact they’ve made on both the global stage and the local community.

Key B.C. VFX studios include:

Sony Pictures Imageworks

A leading VFX and animation studio in Vancouver, this powerhouse has made an enduring imprint on the cinematic realm. Renowned for their exceptional work, they have played a pivotal role in bringing to life blockbuster titles such as Suicide Squad, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse, Hotel Transylvania, and many more cinematic gems.


Beyond their expertise in 3D animation, Bardel stands as a force in Vancouver’s classical animation sector. Their influence extends to collaborations with some of the animation industry’s giants, including Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Disney, Warner Bros, and Dreamworks. The impressive roster of projects they’ve contributed to includes The Dragon Prince, Rick and Morty, Teen Titans Go!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Puss in Boots, and a myriad of other acclaimed productions.

Industrial Light and Magic (ILM)

ILM boasts an extensive portfolio including blockbuster hits such as Avatar: The Way of the Water, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, and a multitude of other cinematic triumphs. Beyond their mastery in VFX, ILM also takes the reins in concept art and visual development, showcasing their diverse and influential presence in the realm of film production.

DNEG (Double Negative)

DNEG has proven themselves to be one of Vancouver’s forefront VFX studios, having garnered an impressive array of accolades. With an extraordinary track record that includes seven Academy Awards, seven BAFTA Awards, and 18 Visual Effects Society Awards, DNEG has solidified its reputation as an industry leader. The studio boasts an impressive list of credits, featuring projects such as 1899, Entergalactic, Bullet Train, Blade Runner 2049, Men in Black: International, Bohemian Rhapsody, Venom, and numerous others.

Discover more about the local VFX community:

VFX at Vancouver Film School

VES Vancouver Spotlight

Vancouver VES Community

Spark FX: One-Stop Source for Computer Graphics Information, Resources, and Events