11 - 15 May 2020

Bringing together an exciting line-up of speakers from some of the world's top studios, giving you the chance to learn from the best.

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About Animex

Animex was founded by Teesside University in 2000 with a view to creating a world-class inclusive festival that would draw some of the games and animation industries' brightest lights and future stars together to share their knowledge with the next generation. Consisting of a unique blend of talks, workshops, networking events, exhibitions and screenings, Animex promotes an ethos of collaboration and sharing and prides itself on its warm friendly atmosphere.

Animex is your chance to meet industry experts, discuss the state-of-the-art, see behind the scenes of the biggest hits, and to have a great time at one of the premier games and animation events anywhere in the world.

What's on

Keep checking back for updates on speakers and events that will be occurring as part of Animex 2020.

Moana - Disney

Animex AVFX

Animex AVFX is a two day programme of talks from world class animation and VFX studios, packed with expert insight into the year's major releases and the lowdown on the projects that are grabbing the headlines.

Overwatch - Blizzard

Animex Game

Animex Game is a packed two day programme of talks from top AAA and exciting indie studios worldwide. Join us for a behind the scenes look at recent and highly anticipated titles, as well as top tips from some of the games industry’s shining stars.

My Life as a Courgette - Directed by Claude Barras

Animex Screen schedule

Animex Screen presents an exciting programme of animation screenings from January to May 2020, including the British Animation Awards Public Choice programmes and Animex Awards the international competition for student animations.
All screenings are FREE.

Animex Awards proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

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More information

Alessandro Taini Exhibition 2016 Animex

Animex Exhibition

Animex Exhibition runs at key dates in the run up to festival week, as well as during Animex. It is your chance to view exciting pre- and post- production artwork and individual projects by artists and designers in the field of animation and games. Please check back for more dates and venues.

Primary school students enjoying an animation workshop.


Animexperience works with over 100 primary school children, giving them an exciting introduction to creating stop-motion animations. The children’s animations are screened at a special red carpet premiere event during festival week where they are awarded certificates by special guests.

Animex Players Lounge 2016

Animex AVFX and Players' Lounge

Whether you're a student, professional or just an avid gamer, the Animex Lounge events provide perfect opportunities for you to network with like-minded people, make contacts and get great advice from industry figures. Players Lounge is held on Tuesday evening and AVFX Lounge is held on Thursday evening, both free to Animex pass holders and held in The Hub


Animex Workshops give you the rare opportunity to meet and learn from highly respected professionals in the animation and games industries. Keep checking back for new listings.

Portfolio Reviews

Animex is delighted to once again offer a free Portfolio Review opportunity to our ticket holders. We will be inviting a number of Teesside University graduates who have made it in to some of the top studios to come along to Animex and offer one-to-one feedback and advice on your portfolio and how to make the break in to industry.

Sessions will be tailored to concept art, animation, games art, games design and VFX. Ticket holders will be able to sign-up for a one-to-one session with one of our alumni, details of how to do so will be emailed to all ticket holders shortly.

These sessions are FREE to ticket holders ONLY and are offered on a strictly first-come, first-served basis as numbers are limited. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for information, and keep an eye on your inbox for your invite!


Sponsor Us

For more information on our sponsorship opportunities, please download our sponsorship brochure. If you would like to sponsor us, or for more information, please contact scdt-sponsorship@tees.ac.uk

Sponsorship brochure