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Fredrikstad Fest Selections: Nordic-Baltic Animators on the Rise!

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Fredrikstad Fest Selections: Nordic-Baltic Animators on the Rise!

The official selection for Norway’s Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2020 have been announced, revealing a vibrant industry in the Nordic-Baltic reason that continues to grow and foster visionary talent. This year, 141 films were submitted to the festival, of which 67 films have been selected for the competition program screening October 22- 25.

For the first time, all Nordic-Baltic countries are represented in the competition program, and more than 50% of the films in the categories for short and student films are directed or co-directed by women.

”The Nordic-Baltic animation community is a vibrant industry characterized by both high artistic quality and professionalism. This year’s program is strong and shows the diversity and quality of the Nordic-Baltic animation industry,” said festival director Anders Nerverud Moen. “With so many talented young filmmakers, we have a lot to look forward to in the years to come.”

Fredrikstad is the leading animation festival in the region, and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. One of the cornerstones of the festival is the Nordic-Baltic animated short film competition, with the awarding of the “Golden Gunnar” prize. Each year, top animation industry professionals hold seminars and lectures, and the festival has previously hosted guests from famous studios such as Pixar, Disney and Aardman. The festival is a professional arena for the animation industry, as well as an important event for students and educational institutions within animation, graphic design and digital media production.

The following films have been selected for this year’s festival:



Nordic-Baltic Short Film

  • Cats vs. Progress (Jacob Stålhammar), Sweden
  • Cosmonaut (Kaspar Jancis), Estonia
  • Däncing düplös (Kristian Pedersen), Norway
  • Elsa and the Night (Jöns Mellgren), Sweden
  • Freeze Frame (Soetkin Verstegen), Finland
  • Grandma’s Pancakes (Dominyka Adomaitytė, Vykintas Labanauskas), Lithuania
  • Let Go (Star Bazancir), Sweden
  • Mermaid in a Jar (Tomi Malkki aka Malakias), Finland
  • Mother Didn’t Know (Anita Killi), Norway
  • Something to Remember (Niki Lindroth von Bahr), Sweden
  • Tales from the Multiverse (Magnus Igland Møller, Mette Tange, Peter Smith), Denmark
  • The assembly – interviews from the middle of everything. Part 2: “Shame, Violence & a Medium-Sized Dick” (Malin Erixon), Sweden
  • The Man and the Head (Nilas Røpke Driessen), Denmark
  • The Tomten and the Fox (Yaprak Morali, Are Austnes), Norway
  • The Wings (Riho Unt), Estonia
  • Transformation-Pro Ali on an Adventure (Sofie Edvardsson), Sweden
  • What Time Is? (Niina Suominen), Finland
  • Winter in the Rainforest (Anu-Laura Tuttelberg), Estonia, Lithuania
  • Yes-People (Gísli Darri Halldórsson), Iceland
  • Zara and the Others – Miss Miss (Bjørn Sortland, Nils Johan Lund), Norway
Room With Sea View

Room With Sea View

Nordic-Baltic Student Film

  • 100,000 Acres of Pine (Jennifer Alice Wright), Denmark
  • Amends (Mikkel Battefeld), Denmark
  • eh (Konrad Hjemli), Norway
  • Hijack 139 (Joachim Berg, Sondre Johre), Norway
  • Night Shift (Linda Stūre), Latvia
  • Oh Say Can You See? (Noam Sussman), Estonia
  • Pandiculation (Jakob Eiring, Konrad Hjemli), Norway
  • Pearl Diver (Margrethe Danielsen), Norway
  • Room with a Sea View (Leonid Shmelkov), Estonia
  • Shergar (Cora Mckenna), Denmark
  • Something Witchy (Arielle Demilecamps), Norway
  • Sommerregen (Oscar Jacobson, Julia Skala), Germany
  • Swarming Symphony (Elle Frankenberg, August Florén), Sweden
  • Touché (Sofja Gorelova), Estonia
Mimi Tempestt – "Homecoming Queen"

Mimi Tempestt – “Homecoming Queen”

Nordic-Baltic Commissioned Film

  • Anis Don Demina – “Naken” (feat. Timbuktu) official music video (William Eklöf Naderi), Sweden
  • Avhengighet (Bjarne Anmarkrud), Norway
  • Boy Pablo – “Feeling Lonely” music video (Julian Vargas), Norway
  • Chocolate EU (Sverre Fredriksen), Netherlands
  • DOA 2019 – (Departementets Omreisende Animasjonsfestival) (Ole Magnus Saxegård, John Christian Ferner Apalnes), Norway
  • Ernæring og diabetes (Stian Sollid Sydsæter), Norway
  • Extra – “Døgnåen” (Ole Magnus Saxegård), Norway
  • FOR – Supporting Audiovisual Authors (Kim Holm), Norway
  • Forbrukerland (Bjarne Anmarkrud), Norway
  • Frames for Future (Bjarne Drageset Anmarkrud), Norway
  • Freia “Oppfinner-kontoret” (Martin Engh), Norway
  • Gardener & Bumblebee (Ignas Meilunas), Lithuania
  • Gnist: en musikalsk anastrofe (Linda Fagerli Sæthren, Arne Berggren), Norway
  • Grandiosa “Frossen Kjærlighet” (Martin Engh), Norway
  • Henther (Morten Marius Apenes), Norway
  • Mimi Tempestt – “Homecoming Queen” music video (Jenny Jokela), United Kingdom
  • Julen er magisk (Stian Johansen), Norway
  • Mannen som falt (Kristian Pedersen), Norway
  • Death By Unga Bunga – “Not Like the Others” music video (Andreas Emil Lund), Norway
  • OsloMet “Teams” (Magne Hage), Norway
  • Peili – “Rauhanpiippu” music video (Erkki Rämet), Finland
  • Plask (Netron AS), Norway
  • PWC “Se helheten i detaljene” (Ole Magnus Saxegård), Norway
  • Regnskogfondet “Soyaproduksjon” (Ole Magnus Saxegård), Norway
  • Selvforstyrrelser (Julian Nazario Vargas), Norway
  • Sparks – “One for the Ages” music video (Chintis Lundgren), Estonia
  • Sterkere sammen (Endre Skandfer), Norway
  • Stortinget “DEMO” (Ronald Kabíček, Magne Hage), Norway
  • TIFF 2020 (Torgeir Holm), Norway
  • Tittei og 3d animasjon i Minibarna (Rune Røsting), Norway
  • TONO (Morten Marius Apenes), Norway
  • Ugly history: Japanese American incarceration camps (Lizete Upīte), Latvia
  • Utøyastudien (Steph Hope,Trist og Traurig), Norway

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