Animex Screen

6 - 10 February

OL7, Europa Building, University of Teesside

Animex Screen brings some of the best animated films from around the world to screens in and around Middlesbrough. Animation allows artists and storytellers alike to express themselves in infinite ways; from the traditional pencil on paper to state-of-the-art computer animation techniques, anything is possible.

This year Animex Screen will be showcasing some of the best animation from the UK and across the globe. On offer will be a selection of films from the hugely successful animate! 2006 programme and our very own Animex Awards, highlighting the best of student animation from every continent on the planet. Wednesday's screenings will be rounded off with a special presentation of some of the best British Animation ever produced, compiled especially for Animex by the British Animation Awards.

Manga Mania, in conjunction with Film Education, is a special season of Manga movies being screened at Middlesbrough's CineWorld multiplex during festival week. Features will be screened to schoolchildren on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Internationally renowned animation expert Professor Paul Wells will introduce Wednesday's film and shed some light on why Manga is taking the world by storm!

And this year, we're launching the first edition of Cartoon-a-palooza at Animex, an idea borrowed from our sister festival Red Stick. This event is tailor-made for the whole family to enjoy and promises to be much more than your usual cinema experience with face painting, guest speakers, balloon animals and much more. Cartoon-a-palooza is free for everyone, but all adults must be accompanied by at least one child!

So, get along to one of our screens and enjoy some fantastic animation!

Katherine O'Connor
Curator, Animex Screen

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