International Festival of Animation, VFX & Games

2 June 2021

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.

Animex was founded with a view to creating a world-class inclusive festival promoting an ethos of collaboration and sharing and prides itself on its warm friendly atmosphere.

This online event is part of an even bigger programme, which includes showcasing the work of animators from around the globe at Animex Screen, displaying the work from industry professionals at Animex Exhibition, and Portfolio Reviews from leading members of industry. New this year is our Animex Academy, a series of fantastic workshops and speakers delivered in schools to inspire a new 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.

For more information, please visit animex.tees.ac.uk

Animex Open Access FREE

Free access to a fantastic selection of pre-recorded talks and discussions, including the exhibition space where you can seek out sponsors and industry studios looking to recruit talent.

Animex Talk £25

Access to all our exciting live events from Animex Talk, Animex Lounge and the Animex Inclusivity & Diversity Showcase plus all the benefits of the Animex Open Access pass. Can be enjoyed by everyone; fans, students, teachers and professionals!

Animex Industry £75

An Access-All-Areas pass! Access to everything included in the Animex Talk pass and Animex Open Access pass, with exclusive access to live events from Animex Industry, Animex Industry Lounge, and to the Q&A with our inspiring Animex Inclusivity and Diversity Speakers.

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

Animex Open Access

With access to The Vault, watch our fantastic pre-recorded talks at your own leisure and, with our online Exhibition Hall, it will be easier than ever to meet, network and share your portfolio with industry exhibitors and recruiters!

Animex Talks

From the comfort of your own home, enjoy world-class industry talks from top names in the animation, VFX, AAA and indie games industries from across the globe.

Animex Lounge

In our online lounge, network with like-minded people, make contacts and get great advice from leading industry figures.

Animex Industry

Exclusive masterclasses, specialist talks, and networking sessions delivered by subject experts and aimed at a professional audience; industry and educators.

Animex Industry Lounge

A unique networking space exclusively for our professional audience and an opportunity to join a live Q&A with our amazing speakers from the Animex Inclusivity & Diversity Showcase.

Animex Inclusivity & Diversity Showcase

In partnership with UKIE and #RaiseTheGame, we bring you a selection of fantastic speakers doing amazing things to make positive change around inclusivity and diversity in the animation, VFX and games industries.

Follow us on social media for updates as our speakers are confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone can attend Animex, from fans through to students & industry professionals and educators. Animex is an inclusive event and we welcome everyone.
No, you don’t need to download anything to attend, you only need access to the internet.
Your log in information will be sent once you have registered for the event, you can use these details to access the event.
If you have any technical problems, please contact animex@vgetvfairs.io for assistance.
Animex 2021 is a tiered event, the different tickets and what you will be able to access are:

Animex Open Access (£0)

This pass gives access to the free pre-recorded talks and discussions, including the exhibition space where some of our sponsors and industry studios will be looking to recruit talent.

Animex Talk (£25)

In addition to Animex Open Access, this pass grants you access to Animex Talk, Animex Lounge and Animex Inclusivity & Diversity Showcase.

Animex Industry (£75)

This pass grants access to everything included in the Animex Talk pass, plus access to Animex Industry and Animex Industry Lounge as well as the discussions with the Animex Inclusivity & Diversity speakers.

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