History

Fredrikstad Animation Festival is the oldest and largest of its kind in the Nordic region, dating back to 1994 and the festival Animerte Dager in Oslo, Norway. The annual festival now takes place each November in the town of Fredrikstad, outside of Oslo. One of the cornerstones of the festival is the Nordic-Baltic animated short film competition, with the awarding of the prize known as the Golden Gunnar. The festival is a professional arena for the animation industry as well as being an important event for students and educational institutions within animation, graphic design and digital media production. 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.


Richard Williams
(GB): Three times Oscar winner, legend, animator, director and writer of The Animators Survival Kit
FAF 2015
Andreas Deja (US): Legendary Disney Animator FAF 2008
Gene Deitch (US): UPA legden FAF 2008
Don Hahn (US): Producer Disney (Lion King) FAF 2011
John Kricfalusi (US): Creator and Director of Ren & Stimpy TV-series FAF 2011
Suzie Tempelton (GB): Oscar winning Director FAF 2011
Marcy Page (CA): Oscar winning Producer from National Film Board of Canada (NFB) FAF 2012
Ralph Eggleston (US): Designer and Art Director Pixar FAF 2009
Konstantin Bronzit  (RU): Oscar nominated Short Film Director FAF 2016
Toom Moore (IE): Oscar nominated Director from the highly acclaimed Irish Studio Cartoon Saloon FAF 2013
Bill Plympton (US): Oscar nominated Director and king of Independent Animation FAF 2013, 1994
Joanna Quinn (GB): Oscar nominated and Bafta winning Short Film Director FAF 2015
Anita Kill (NO): Most winning Norwegian Short Film Maker FAF 2013
Torill Kove (NO): Three time Oscar nominated and once Oscar winner, Short Film Director FAF 2012
Michal Makarewicz (US): Emile awarded Animation Supervisor of Pixar FAF 2014
Michel Ocelot (FR): Legendary and highly acclaimed French Director. FAF 2008
Danny Antonucci (CA): Creator of Ed, Edd n’ Eddy TV-series on Cartoon Network FAF 2014
Benjamin Renner (FR): Oscar nominated Director of Ernest & Celestiné FAF 2013
Rasmus Sivertsen (NO): The most wanted Norwegian director of all time. FAF 2015, 2014, 2007
Jan Svankmajer (CZ): Czech Animator Legende 1998
Pär Åhlin (SE): Swedish Director Legend FAF 2004
Pritt Pärn (EE): Highly acclaimed Short Film Director and Teacher FAF 2004

Contact us

Post address

Fredrikstad Animation Festival
C/O Norsk Animasjonsforum
Dammyr 12
1605 Fredrikstad

Visit address

Nebbet
Dammyr 12
1605 Fredrikstad

Festival Manager

Anders Narverud Moen
mail@animationfestival.no
+ 47 95 10 96 97

Festival Coordinator

Therese Øvergård
therese@animationfestival.no
+47 97 10 76 82

Press & Information Coordinator

Marit Krogstad
marit@animationfestival.no

Seminar Manager

Jonas Saabel
jonas@animationfestival.no

Festival Board Norwegian Animation Forum 

Chairwoman: Trine Vallevik Håbjørg

Rune Kreutz,  Jannike Amdam, Yaprak Morali, Lise Fearnley, Søren Fleng, Observatør: Åshild Van Nuys Bernstein

Locations

Fredrikstad Kino

Nygårdsgt 16
1606 Fredrikstad

Litteraturhuset i Fredrikstad

Storgaten 11
1607 Fredrikstad