The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is a public health emergency that continues to affect countries and communities all over the world.

As a University, we continue to be guided by the advice from Government and Public Health England. We are taking a calm and measured approach and aim to function as normally as possible.

The health and wellbeing of our university community and external partners remain our priority at this time.

We are therefore taking the decision to postpone Animex. This feels like the responsible decision given the evolving global health emergency.

Animex will be postponed until September. Dates and further announcements to follow. All tickets will be fully refunded. You do not need to contact us in order to claim your refund.

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

We are excited to announce that Animex is expanding in to Middlesbrough Town Hall for 2020!
More details coming soon!

My Life as a Courgette - Directed by Claude Barras

Animex Awards & Screenings

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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