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International Festival of Animation, VFX & Games2 June 2021

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Animex 2021

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.

Following the success of last year’s virtual festival, Animex once again took 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 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!

Follow us on social media @AnimexFestival and keep checking here for updates.

All ticket holders will be able to access their respective vault of talks for 30 days after the event has ended.

Speakers 2021

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

Sponsors 2021

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