Animex Screen schedule

Animex Screen & Awards celebrates the unique art of animation, bringing you some of the best animated films from around the globe.

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My Life as a Courgette - by Claude Barras

22nd May 2017

12:00


Animex Awards Programme 1

Programme 1 of our official selection of short animations screening in international competition. The screenings commence with 20 short animations from around the globe - this session features twelve animations from the School of Computing, Teesside University alongside other international selections.

You also have the opportunity to vote for your favourite animation at the screenings!

OL7 Europa Building, Teesside University


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14:30


Animex Awards Programme 2

Programme 2 of our official selection of short animations in international competition features stop-motion animations including the BAFTA WINNER 2017 - Short Animation Category 'A Love Story' (from National Film and Television School) amongst further amazing stop-mo shorts.

You also have the opportunity to vote for your favourite animation at the screenings!

OL7 Europa Building, Teesside University


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16:00


Animex Awards Programme 3

Programme 3 of our official selection is a collection of CGI and character animations produced by students from ESMA (France), from the Institute of Technology Bilbao (Spain) and from Ecole Georges Melies (France)

You also have the opportunity to vote for your favourite animation at the screenings!

OL7 Europa Building, Teesside University


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18:00


Screen Feature - Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Goya Award Winner for Best Animated Film 2016

'Among the vastly more expensive, live-action dystopian visions of recent cinema, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything as original or surprisingly poignant…' Dennis Harvey, Variety.
View the trailer

Following this screening, see you at the AVFX Lounge at 7:30pm, a networking event for audience and speakers in the Student Union Terrace Bar.

OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University


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23rd May 2017

10:30


Screen Shorts - VCA Animations

A specially curated programme courtesy of our friends at The University of Melbourne VCA School of Film and Television (Australia) featuring student animations that explore a mix of analogue and digital techniques from drawn to digital to stop-motion.

Guest curated by Paul Fletcher, VCA Animation, School of Film and Television, Melbourne University.

OL7 Europa Building, Teesside University

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12:00


Screen Shorts - Animation Clash

A specially curated programme '10 Years Animation Clash' courtesy of our friends at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Austria) featuring animations selected from students & alumni 2007-2016, that take an experimental and fine art approach to the films.

Guest curated by Thomas Renoldner, Leader of Animationstudio, Institute of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

OL7 Europa Building, Teesside University

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14:30


Animex Awards Programme 4

Programme 4 of our official selection of short animations featuring CGI and special effects films, including a several shorts from SVA (School of Visual Arts, New York USA) amongst others from around the globe.



OL7 Europa Building, Teesside University

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16:00


Animex Awards Programme 5

Programme 5 of our official selection of short animations presents 2D animations ranging from trad drawing to computer animation.

You also have the opportunity to vote for your favourite animation at the screenings!

OL7 Europa Building, Teesside University

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17:30


Animex Awards Event & Winners Reel Screening

Join us for drinks refreshments at 5:30pm in the Atrium, Europa Building, Teesside University, followed at 6:00pm in OL1 by the Announcement of the Winners and 6:30pm screening of the Animex Awards Winners Reel.

The event is open to all Animex pass holders, delegates, guests and current students of Teesside University but booking for this event is recommended as capacity is limited. Simply use the Eventbrite button below, to book your place and a guest’s for the Animex Awards Winners Event 17:30 onwards. Your booking includes refreshments, followed by the announcement and screening.

Eventbrite - Animex Awards Event & Winners Reel Screening



OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

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Sabrina Schmid

24th May 2017

10:30


Screen Feature - My Life as a Courgette

Best European Animated Feature Film 2016, EFA European Film Awards

From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at festivals around the world, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Ce´line Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), was nominated for both a Golden Globe® and Academy Award®.

'...This is animation as an art form, inspiring and indelible.' Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.
'NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE!' Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter.
'MAGICAL! WENT STRAIGHT TO MY HEART!' Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal.
View the trailer

As one of the feature animation films invited at Animex this is an opportunity to see My Life as a Courgette at Teesside University. Also see DAY SIX - there is also a special Cinema Preview of the feature at the ARC Cinema on Tuesday 30th May in advance of the film’s cinema release in the UK.



OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

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13:00


Screen Shorts - Random Acts Presents

Throughout April 2017-March 2018, Random Acts Presents screens an exciting selection of short films by young artist filmmakers aged 16-24 in cinemas across England. From animation and comedy, to dance and spoken word – these bold and creative short films reflect the mosaic of contemporary life in England through the lens of its young artists.

These innovative, thought-provoking films ranging from 90 seconds to 3 minutes in length, are the result of commissioning opportunities enabled by ICA, Calling the Shots, Rural Media, Screen South and Tyneside Cinema. The project is a joint initiative by Arts Council England and Channel 4 Random Acts, seeing many of the short films broadcast by Channel 4 on television or online as part of Random Acts’ First Acts series. The project develops talent by offering film education, training, production support and funding to 16-24 year-olds to produce their short film. By 2018, 360 films will have been made and screened to audiences nationwide.

Audience feedback survey

The following collection is a selection of twenty unique animations created by young filmmakers through the project. Guest curated by Fiona Hegarty, Random Acts Project, Newcastle

OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

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14:30


Screen Shorts - Silent Signal

Silent Signal is an ambitious group exhibition that brings six artists working with animation together with six leading biomedical scientists, to create experimental animated artworks exploring new ways of thinking about the human body. The six new commissions explore how the immune system functions, how disease is spread and how our genetic code can be manipulated. Each work is the result of an artist having collaborated closely with a scientist for two years to produce an artistic response to their scientific research.

Silent Signal takes you on a journey: starting at the microcosm of the infection fighting internal landscapes of our cells, through the personal experiences and opinions of individuals and scientists, to the application of the research in the wider world of infectious disease modelling and genome code sequencing.

Curated and produced by Animate Projects with a range of partner organisations and supported by a Wellcome Trust Large Arts Award, Silent Signal has toured extensively at exhibitions and events.

OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

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18:00


Animex Awards Programme 6

Programme 6 of our official selection presents an eclectic mix of short animations that experiment with narrative or visual form, be that figurative or non-figurative, while the films also use various animation techniques including drawing, stop-motion and cgi.

You also have the opportunity to vote for your favourite animation at the screenings!

CLT Constantine Building

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19:30


Screen Shorts - Abstract by Punto Y Raya

Punto y Raya (Dot & Line), dubbed ’the most abstract festival in the world’ by the Japanese press, fosters experimentation in Visual Arts through the use of pure Form, Color, Motion and Sound, avoiding direct representation. This renders it universal and timeless. Since its launch in 2007, Punto y Raya aims to overcome intercultural barriers and bring together people from all over the world under the motto 'Back to basics'. Now, with six installments under their belt and a promotion platform comprising over 45 cities, Punto y Raya has established itself as the benchmark for Abstract Art in Motion. View the trailer

The following collection features the finalist and awarded films in their latest edition, which took place in October 2016 at ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany.

CLT Constantine Building

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25th May 2017

10:30


Animex Awards Programme 7

Programme 7 of our official selection is presenting some of the non-student animations in the professional category.

You also have the opportunity to vote for your favourite animation at the screenings!

Stephenson Building, ICLT 1, Teesside University

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12:00


Animex Awards Programme 1

Programme 1 of our official selection of short animations screening in international competition. The screenings commence with 20 short animations from around the globe - this session features twelve animations from the School of Computing, Teesside University alongside other international selections.

You also have the opportunity to vote for your favourite animation at the screenings!

Stephenson Building, ICLT 1, Teesside University

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14:30


Screen Shorts - VCA Animations

A specially curated programme courtesy of our friends at The University of Melbourne VCA School of Film and Television (Australia) featuring student animations that explore a mix of analogue and digital techniques from drawn to digital to stop-motion.

Guest curated by Paul Fletcher, VCA School of Film and Television, Animation Department, Melbourne University.

Stephenson Building, ICLT 1, Teesside University

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16:00


Animex Awards Programme 2

Programme 2 of our official selection of short animations in international competition features stop-motion animations including the BAFTA WINNER 2017 - Short Animation Category 'A Love Story' (from National Film and Television School) amongst further amazing stop-mo shorts.

You also have the opportunity to vote for your favourite animation at the screenings!

Stephenson Building, ICLT 1, Teesside University

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18:00


Screen Documentary - The Lost Arcade

The story of Chinatown Fair the last arcade in New York City and the community that made it legendary.

'Part Scrappy, part sweet and wholly enjoyable, The Lost Arcade is a love letter to a vanished piece of New York, and a little wish for the future. This documentary, directed by Kurt Vincent, recounts the golden years (the 1980s and early ‘90s) of New York City arcades, when teenagers slid countless quarters into video games. They were doing more than playing, though - an underground culture formed with its own rivalries, heroes and friendships, particularly among those who specialized in fighter games.' The New York Times.

Following this screening, see you at the Players Lounge at 7:30pm, a networking event for audience and speakers in the Student Union Terrace Bar.



OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

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26th May 2017

10:30


Animex Awards Programme 3

Programme 3 of our official selection is a collection of CGI and character animations produced by students from ESMA (France), from the Institute of Technology Bilbao (Spain) and from Ecole Georges Melies (France)

You also have the opportunity to vote for your favourite animation at the screenings!

CLT Constantine Building

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12:00


Animex Awards Programme 4

Programme 4 of our official selection of short animations featuring CGI and special effects films, including a several shorts from SVA (School of Visual Arts, New York USA) amongst others from around the globe.

You also have the opportunity to vote for your favourite animation at the screenings!

CLT Constantine Building

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14:30


Animex Awards Programme 5

Programme 5 of our official selection of short animations presents 2D animations ranging from trad drawing to computer animation.

You also have the opportunity to vote for your favourite animation at the screenings!

CLT Constantine Building

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16:00


Animex Awards Programme 6

Programme 6 of our official selection presents an eclectic mix of short animations that experiment with narrative or visual form, be that figurative or non-figurative, while the films also use various animation techniques including drawing, stop-motion and cgi.

You also have the opportunity to vote for your favourite animation at the screenings!

CLT Constantine Building

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18:00


Animex Awards Programme 7

Programme 7 of our official selection is presenting some of the non-student animations in the professional category.

You also have the opportunity to vote for your favourite animation at the screenings!

OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

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19:30


Screen Feature - Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Goya Award Winner for Best Animated Film 2016

'Among the vastly more expensive, live-action dystopian visions of recent cinema, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything as original or surprisingly poignant…' Dennis Harvey, Variety.
View the trailer

OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

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30th May 2017

11:00


The Best of Animex Screen & Awards at ARC
Catch up on the best of Animex Screen & Awards at a full day of animation screenings held at ARC Stockton Arts Centre on Tuesday 30th May.

The day's programme commences at 11am with some of the short films from the Screen & Awards programmes. The 11am session will be showing:
> Best of Animex Awards - Student short animations
> Animex Awards Programme 2 - Stop Motion

Animex pass holders can attend any of the screenings. Simply telephone ARC’s Box Office on  01642 525 199 to reserve your ticket, before collecting on the day. Advance booking is recommended as capacity is limited. Tickets are available for non-pass holders priced at £4 for an individual screening or £10 for a Day Pass (Access to all screenings at ARC).

Don’t miss the ARC Film Fans after-film chat
Join us for the ARC Film Fans post-film discussion following the 7.30pm programme in ARC’s cafe bar, No 60. This discussion is a relaxed and informal chance to chat about the day’s screenings.

ARC Cinema, Stockton Arts Centre

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14:00


The Best of Animex Screen & Awards at ARC
Catch up on the best of Animex Screen & Awards at a full day of animation screenings held at ARC Stockton Arts Centre on Tuesday 30th May.

The day's programme continues at 2pm with with some of the short films from the Screen & Awards programmes. The 2pm session will be showing:
> Screen Shorts - Random Acts Presents
> Screen Shorts - Silent Signal
> Best of Animex Awards - Professional short animations

Don’t miss the ARC Film Fans after-film chat
Join us for the ARC Film Fans post-film discussion following the 7.30pm programme in ARC’s cafe bar, No 60. This discussion is a relaxed and informal chance to chat about the day’s screenings.

ARC Cinema, Stockton Arts Centre

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17:30


Screen Feature - Window Horses

Produced and distributed by National Film Board of Canada

As one of the feature animation films invited at Animex, Window Horses is screening exclusively at the ARC Cinema.

Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, Window Horses is a feature animation about love - love of family, poetry, history, culture.

'Window Horses is a film which is a natural fit in festivals, particularly those which aim to promote cultural diversity and/or women’s voices.' Wendy Ide, Screendaily.
'... entertaining, educational, and poignant tale about identify and imagination that is filled with stories and poetry.' Alissa Simon, Variety.
View the trailer

Don’t miss the ARC Film Fans after-film chat
Join us for the ARC Film Fans post-film discussion following the 7.30pm programme in ARC’s cafe bar, No 60. This discussion is a relaxed and informal chance to chat about the day’s screenings.

ARC Cinema, Stockton Arts Centre

Film details



19:30


Screen Feature - My Life as a Courgette

Best European Animated Feature Film 2016, EFA European Film Awards

As one of the feature animation films invited at Animex, this is a special Cinema Preview of My Life as a Courgette at the ARC Cinema in advance of the film’s cinema release in the UK.

From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at festivals around the world, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Ce´line Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), was nominated for both a Golden Globe® and Academy Award®.

'...This is animation as an art form, inspiring and indelible.' Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.
'NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE!' Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter.
'MAGICAL! WENT STRAIGHT TO MY HEART!' Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal.
View the trailer

Don’t miss the ARC Film Fans after-film chat
Join us for the ARC Film Fans post-film discussion following the 7.30pm programme in ARC’s cafe bar, No 60. This discussion is a relaxed and informal chance to chat about the day’s screenings.

ARC Cinema, Stockton Arts Centre

Film details



31st May 2017

10:00


Animex Awards Programme 6

Programme 6 of our official selection presents an eclectic mix of short animations that experiment with narrative or visual form, be that figurative or non-figurative, while the films also use various animation techniques including drawing, stop-motion and cgi.

You also have the opportunity to vote for your favourite animation at the screenings!

OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

Film details



11:45


Screen Shorts - Abstract by Punto Y Raya

Punto y Raya (Dot & Line), dubbed ’the most abstract festival in the world’ by the Japanese press, fosters experimentation in Visual Arts through the use of pure Form, Color, Motion and Sound, avoiding direct representation. This renders it universal and timeless. Since its launch in 2007, Punto y Raya aims to overcome intercultural barriers and bring together people from all over the world under the motto 'Back to basics'. Now, with six installments under their belt and a promotion platform comprising over 45 cities, Punto y Raya has established itself as the benchmark for Abstract Art in Motion. View the trailer

The following collection features the finalist and awarded films in their latest edition, which took place in October 2016 at ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany.

OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

Film details



17:30


Screen Documentary - The Lost Arcade

The story of Chinatown Fair the last arcade in New York City and the community that made it legendary.

'Part Scrappy, part sweet and wholly enjoyable, The Lost Arcade is a love letter to a vanished piece of New York, and a little wish for the future. This documentary, directed by Kurt Vincent, recounts the golden years (the 1980s and early ‘90s) of New York City arcades, when teenagers slid countless quarters into video games. They were doing more than playing, though - an underground culture formed with its own rivalries, heroes and friendships, particularly among those who specialized in fighter games.' The New York Times.

OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

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19:30


Animex Awards Winners Reel

A final opportunity to see all the winning films of Animex Awards 2017 in one screening.



OL1 Europa Building, Teesside University

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