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International Festival of Animation, VFX & Games 16 - 22 May, 2022

Animex 2022

The Tees Valley's international festival of animation, visual effects and games returned with yet another stellar line-up of speakers from top studios across the world. Hosted by Teesside University for more than 20 years, there was something for everyone - from the seasoned pros, to career starters, and those who simply love animation, films and games.
Planning for Animex 2022 has begun!

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COVID-19 Guidance

The safety of our delegates and staff is our number one priority. Please do not attend this event if you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19.

  • Whilst on campus you must follow University advice on social distancing. You must also practice good hand hygiene and use the facilities provided on campus.
  • Unless exempt, whilst at the University you are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in indoor places where social distancing cannot be maintained, in circulation areas and in places where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

Before your visit please review the University’s Covid-19 Guidance and Campus Pledge.

Previous Speakers - 2021

Here is some of our amazing speakers from Animex 2021, our 2022 line-up will be announced soon! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates

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Previous Sponsors - 2021

2022 sponsors will be announced shortly! If you would like to sponsor us, or for more information, please contact

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##RaiseTheGame diversity pledge logo

Tees Valley Combined Authority logo

Adobe logo

Animersion logo

Ambitious About Autism logo

Dr Amy Kavanagh: Navigating the World Differently logo

Square Enix logo

Kucheza Gaming

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Code Coven logo

Northforge logo

Sumo Digital logo

Gaming The Mind logo

Creative Assembly logo

auticon logo

Framestore logo

Lucid Games logo

Industrial Light and Magic logo

Insomniac Games logo

Deck 13 Interactive logo

SideFX logo

London Gaymers logo

Digital Schoolhouse logo

Making The Leap logo

UK Social Mobility Awards - SOMO's logo

Playtonic Games logo

Safe In Our World logo

Silent Games logo

OMDIA logo

Zakia Abdulah logo

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Cartoon Saloon logo

DNEG logo

MPC Film logo

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