Ruth Mitchell

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Second animated decade begins for Animex

Middlesbrough is again set to become an animated town when it plays host to Animex, the annual international festival of animation and computer games.

Animex, which runs from 8-12 February, is now entering its second decade, bringing artists, designers, directors, producers, professionals together from around the world to share in five days’ worth of events.

The schedule includes talks from high-profile industry professionals such as Mark Osborne, director of the animation hit Kung Fu Panda, James Baxter, a leading animator with the Dreamworks studio, and animation industry consultant Max Howard.

As well as the talks there will be free animation screenings at the University and Middlesbrough’s Cineworld cinema, an animation exhibition at the University, a new business event held in Newcastle for the first time, aimed at new or established animation or games companies, and an international student awards evening.

Chris Williams, Animex Director since the festival’s launch in 2000, said: “Following on from our tenth anniversary in 2009 it’s exciting to be organising our eleventh festival as the University of the Year. It is also fitting that this accolade is underpinned at Animex with another amazing line up of speakers that wouldn’t be out of place at any festival or conference anywhere in the world.”

For more details on the events, call 01642 342653 or email

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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