Animex

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION, VFX & GAMES

16th - 22nd of May, 2022

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Animex festival 2022

Presented by Teesside University, the Tees Valley's international festival of animation, VFX and games is returning in 2022 as an in-person event taking place at Middlesbrough Town Hall for the biggest Animex Festival to date!

Check out the pages below to find out more and follow our social media @AnimexFestival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for further updates!

If you're interested what Teesside University would have to offer you, follow the link here to look at our amazing student work and course information.

Animex 2022

Welcome back to the Animex Festival! Come and see the fantastic speakers we have lined up, have your portfolio reviewed by industry professionals and take the chance to network with some like-minded attendees!

We're thrilled to announce that this year's event will be taking place at Middlesbrough Town Hall!

16th - 20th May

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Animex Line Up

For Animex Pass and Pro Pass holders, top talks from games, animation and VFX industry experts

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Animex Portfolio Reviews

For Animex Pass and Pro Pass holders, get your portfolio reviewed by industry professionals!

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Animex Pro

For Animex Pro Pass holders, masterclasses, specialist talks, and networking sessions.

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Animex Inclusivity and Diversity Showcase

For Animex Pass and Pro Pass holders, a showcase of the positive change taking place in the creative industries.

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Animex Fringe Events 2022

Animex Fringe Events are activities that take place around the Animex Festival throughout the year. For more information on this year's Fringe Events, click on the images below!

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Animex On Tour

All aboard! Animex On Tour will be showing off the work of some amazing local studios!

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Animex Academy

Giving school children an exciting introduction to writing, design and animation

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Animex Screen

An exciting programme of student animation and VFX screenings taking place from 9 to 15 May 2022!

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Animex Exhibition

Featuring the work of 2D animator Tina Nawrocki!

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SPEAKERS 2022

Framestore

Christian Manz will be speaking at Animex AVFX about his work on the Fantastic Beasts series.

NextGen Skills Academy

Phil Attfield will be speaking at Animex Pro about company culture with Amy Smith.

Creative Assembly

Naomi Biro will be speaking at Animex Pro about creating Total War: WARHAMMER III characters.

SloClap

Kevin Roger will be speaking at Animex Game about his work on Sifu.

Untold Studios

Suvi Jokiniemi will be speaking at Animex AVFX about Untold Studio's SuperBowl ad "Push It".

Witch Beam Games

Tim Dawson will be speaking at Animex Game about the BAFTA-winning game Unpacking.

SloClap

Paul-Emile Boucher is speaking at Animex Game about his work on Sifu.

Freelance

Tina Nawrocki will be speaking at Animex AVFX about The Art of the Walk Cycle.

Valve

Christine Phelan will be speaking at Animex Game about Half-Life: Alyx.

Untold Studios

Carlo Carfora will be speaking at Animex AVFX about Untold Studio's SuperBowl ad "Push It".

Skydance Animation

Jorge will be doing an Animex Pro Workshop on Substance Painter!

Double Eleven

Kimberley will be speaking at Animex Game on the Game Development in the North East panel!

SPONSORS 2022

If you would like to sponsor us, please see our brochure or contact us at SCEDT-events@tees.ac.uk

Double Eleven
Wacom
Ubisoft
ukie
Raise the Game
Tees Valley Combined Authority
Base Camp
Quantic Animation
Middlesbrough Town Hall
Animated Women UK
Untold Studios
NEVRlabs
SloClap
Beryl Productions International
Playground Games
Bomper Studio
White Paper Games
Supermassive Games
DNEG Animation
Blue Zoo
Many Cats Studios
NextGen Skills Academy
Witch Beam
Valve
Gearbox Software
Creative Assembly
Framestore
ILM
The Mill
FMX 2022
Sumo Digital