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International Festival of Animation, VFX & Games2 June 2021
Schedule to be announced shortly

Animex is back!

The Tees Valley’s international festival of animation, visual effects and games returns with yet another stellar line-up of speakers from top studios across the world.

Following the success of last year’s virtual festival, Animex once again takes place online, featuring workshops for budding creators, student film screenings to our international audience, networking opportunities with some of the brightest minds in the industry, and much more.

Hosted by Teesside University for more than 20 years, there really is something for everyone – from the seasoned pros, to career starters, and those who simply love animation, films and games.

Don’t miss out – follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram to see announcements of dates, speakers and more Animex 2021 news.

We look forward to seeing you all again (virtually) in June.

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Aimed at younger fans and their families.

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Masterclasses, specialist talks and networking sessions aimed at a professional audience

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Network with like-minded people, make contacts and get great advice from industry figures.

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An exciting programme of Animation screenings.

Get your portfolio of art viewed by industry professionals.

Talks from animation, VFX, top AAA games and exciting indie studios.

Featuring the work of 2D animator and illustrator Tina Nawrocki.

For primary school children, giving them an exciting introduction to creating stop-motion animations.

Speakers 2021

Our 2021 line-up will be announced soon. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates

Sponsors 2021

If you would like to sponsor us, or for more information, please contact

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