About Animex International Festival of Animation, VFX and Games

Animex International Festival of Animation, VFX and Games, founded by Teesside University over 20 years ago, is your chance to get the low-down and behind the scenes secrets of the biggest hits in cinema, TV and games from some of the industries’ brightest lights and future stars, brought together to share their knowledge with the next generation.

Brought to you by Teesside University, ranked in the Top 20 in the world for animation courses, and in the Top 5 in the UK (Animation Career Review, 2020), we invite you to join us at one of the premier games and animation events anywhere in the world.

Animex Open Access – FREE

You can join Animex for free, and this will provide you with access to The Vault, which is our bank of fantastic, recent talks from the Animex archives and some new masterclasses in Animation, VFX and Games from Teesside University academics. You will also gain access to the Exhibition hall where you can come and chat with exhibitors, recruiters and Teesside University academics. Join us for FREE and get loads of free tips, course advice, feedback on your portfolios* and advice on how to join the industry.


Animex Talk Pass – £25

This pass will grant you access to our Main Auditorium, which will be the venue for our Animation, VFX and Games talks and our Diversity and Inclusivity Showcase. We have some of the biggest names in the industry coming to present to you LIVE and this pass gives you the chance to ask them any burning questions!

We have nearly 20 live talks for you to watch, which will be available on-demand for 30 days after the event, which makes this pass incredibly good value!


Animex Industry Pass – £75

An Access-All-Areas pass! We’d really recommend this pass for educators. It provides you Access to everything included in the Animex Talk pass and Animex Open Access pass, with exclusive access to our Industry Auditorium which is the venue for our more specialist talks, access to network with industry in the Animex Industry Lounge, and to the Q&A with our inspiring Animex Inclusivity and Diversity Speakers.

To register* for your pass and to view the Animex Programme visit



Event Overview

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Teesside University

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Wednesday 2nd June 2021

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All Day Digital Event

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