The Fredrikstad Animation Festival competition program
The Fredrikstad Animation Festival competition program for Nordic-Baltic animated films will be presented for the second time when the festival kicks off on 22 October. Five films showing the best of the animation industry in this part of the world have been selected to compete for the festival's iconic Golden Gunnar award.
“This year's feature film competition program consists of five films that showcase variety, great storytelling and an abundance of creative ideas,” said festival director Anders Narverud Moen. “The Nordic-Baltic animation scene is thriving and the selected films are impressive, both in terms of technique and creative expression. The originality, creativity and desire to tell unique stories made us fall in love with these five films, and I think audiences will do the same “.
The selected titles are:
My favorite war) (Opening film) Director: Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen (Norway / Latvia, 2020)
Old Man Movie Dir: Mikk Mägi, Oskar Lehemaa (Estonia, 2020)
Two Buddies and a Badger 2 - The Great Big Beast Director: Rune Spaans, Gunhild Enger (Norway, 2020)
Dreambuilders Director: Kim Hagen Jensen (Denmark, 2020)
Christmas on Cattle Hill Director: Will Ashurst (Norway, 2020)
The films will be screened during the Festival at Fredrikstad Kino and will be available for viewing, either on the digital platform of the hybrid event in their entirety or as extended excerpts.
Student shorts and commissioned film selections were announced in July.
FAF 2020 will be held from 22-25 October. Early Bird Passes are available until October 1st. Pass and further information can be found at animationfestival.no.