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11 - 15 November 2024

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Animex is an international festival of animation, games and VFX, hosted every year for the past 25 years by Teesside University.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended Animex 2023, and a special thank you to our sponsors and guest speakers who made last year’s event possible.

Animex 2023 was our biggest event so far but 2024 is going to be even bigger. Our team are busy making plans for Animex 2024 with some exciting news for collaboration with our international partners and the Tees Valley Combined Authority.

Be sure to follow our social media @AnimexFestival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates about tickets, speakers from games and film studios; workshops and other Animex goodies.

Animex Events

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Animex Game

Games talks from industry speakers.

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Animex AVFX

AVFX talks from industry speakers.

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Animex Portfolio Reviews

Get some pointers from industry professionals.

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Animex Marketplace

Meet your favourite studios, discover a new one and try out new games and tech.

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Animex Pro Workshops

Come and learn from industry professionals.

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Unreal Engine Education Mixer

Hear the latest news from Epic Games education development manager, James Butcher.

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Game Bridge x Animex

Network with industry and expand your network.

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Animex Exhibition

An exhibition featuring artwork from a range of artists, animators and illustrators.

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AVFX Lounge

Network with AVFX speakers and industry.

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A fun workshop discovering the secrets of animation.

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Animex Academy and Spark Teesside 2024

An opportunity for schools to learn more about the world of games.

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Animex Screen

Animex Screen showcases amazing work by talented student animators from around the world.

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Speakers 2023


Fern Griffiths will be speaking about level design at Animex Game


Curtis Jobling will be talking about breaking into animation at Animex AVFX

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Rob Dressel will be talking about cinematography from Raya and the Last Dragon at Animex AVFX


Curtis Jobling will be talking about breaking into animation at Animex AVFX

Double Eleven

Tom Pedalino will be talking about Minecraft Dungeons at Animex Game

TT Games

Jade Crosby will be talking about creating your dream career as a games artist at Animex Game

California State University, San Bernardino

Stuart Sumida will be discussing the importance of biological sciences at Animex AVFX


Nick Marshall will be talking about the VFX of The Last of Us at Animex AVFX


Dennis van Kessel will be speaking about using Blender at Animex Pro Workshops

TT Games

Felix Pereira will be speaking about bringing LEGO to life at Animex Game


David Neumann will be discussing the art of the animation business at Animex AVFX

Sponsors 2023

Creative Assembly
Rockstar Games
Epic Games
Toon Boom
Behaviour Interactive
LightField London