Upcoming CGIF Event

Digital Art Conference Antwerp

27 March 2021


CGI Friday

CGI Fridays are industry meetups for people in the CG community. Everyone doing anything 3D, VFX, VR/AR and Motion Design is invited to join us. We meet in a location in Antwerp to hang out (and nerd out) in an informal way.

Each night, hosted regularly every few months, starts with an industry speaker to get the ball rolling. The aim is to create relaxed environment where we can share our collective experiences and start building an open community for creatives.

We do ask that you register for free on our Eventbrite page (when it's available), this way we can anticipate the number of people and make arrangments accodingly.

CGIF vzw

CGIF vzw was started by Johan Belmans, Midge "Mantissa" Sinnaeve, Mats Lemmens and Robin Sinnaeve out of a desire to bring their local creative community together.

Wanting to give back to the CG community by sharing their experiences, CGIF vzw and CGIF Fridays were created.

After a few years of hosting CGI Fridays, it's time to take things to the next level. DAC-ANT will be the first larger event hosted by CGIF vzw and will take place on March 27, 2021 in the form of a free online conference. Check out the DAC-ANT website for info!


Before CGIF vzw, CGI Fridays were first organized as the Max User Group (MUG) in Antwerp by Johan. After a number of years, Midge joined and the decision was made to expand the event further than just 3ds Max users to the local CG community.

Those were called 3D meetups first, and were finally re-branded to CGI Fridays to incorporate the larger CG, VFX and AR/VR landscape. From here Midge and Johan had talked about doing a larger event, but that finally materialized when Robin and Mats joined to form the non-profit CGIF vzw. Currently, CGIF vzw is the organizing body behind DAC-ANT, a digital art conference in Antwerpen, Belgium.


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