Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2004 was held from November 5th to 14th, and celebrated its 10th anniversary. The anniversary festival was a celebration of Nordic and Baltic animation. We screened 69 short films and 10 feature films from the region, including retrospective programs of award winning directors, and a cavalcade of former grand prix winners. Official guests were: Priit Pärn, Jannik Hastrup, Per Åhlin, Stefan Fjeldmark and Thorbjørn Christoffersen.
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The Il Tempo Gigante Award – an honorary award:
Jannik Hastrup of Denmark, Per Åhlin from Sweden and
Priit Pärn from Estonia.
Innova Award – for renewal in animation technique:
Stefan Fjelmark, Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen
Best Nordic-Baltic student film:
Director: Sara Wahl, Samppa Kukkonen and Simo Koivunen
Turku Arts Academy, Finland
Honorable mention – student film:
Bjørno & Bingo / Bernie and Bingo
The Danish Film School
Jury: Ove Watne, Kajsa Næss, Bjørn Heidenstrom, Jon Gisle
Medieparken Special Award – for best debut
A Newborn Nightmare
Instructs af: Anne Elvedal and Lise Osvoll, Norway
Jury: Odd C Hagen, Siw Amina Bech, Sten J Helberg
Terkel in Trouble – seminar and industry meeting
The festival’s seminar for the animation industry was devoted to the Danish film Terkel in Trouble, directed by Stefan Fjelmark, Thorbjørn Christoffersen and Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen, who received the festival’s Innova Award for the film.
Two of the directors talked about their experiences with the invention of a 3D technique that reduced production costs.
Head of Swedish Film Industry’s animation department, Peter Gustafsson, held a seminar on the opportunities that 3D technology provides.
A separate Nordic and Baltic film programme was – in cooperation with tour organization Delta K – offered to 9,000 pupils from Fredrikstad and the surrounding region.
At an animation workshop over two afternoons, run by E6 – Østfold Media Workshop, the pupils had the opportunity to learn about the art of animation.
A “click a game” gave young people an idea of how interactivity works, with opportunities to both to play a game on the big screen, and create their own games.
A computer game competition hooked up on the big screen attracted lots of children.
Film and Jazz
A cocktail of live jazz music and animated jazz movies were offered to an audience of jazz lovers. Fredrikstad Storband played live to Birdland no.1 by Jannik Hastrup in Byhallen at the cinema. An collection of musical shorts – Music for the eye – and live jazz could be purchased on one ticket. Jazz concerts were listed by: Olga Konkova Trio Speak Low and Bilington Trio.
Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2004 was produced by Norwegian Animation Forum, Anne Lise Andreasen as festival director, in cooperation with Fredrikstad Kino, Animajonsskolen in Volda, Mikrofilm and Delta K.
The festival was supported by: Fredrikstad Municipality, Østfold County, Ars Baltica, The Norwegian Film Institute, Filmvederlagsfonden, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Border Committee, British Council and sponsored by: Cartoon Network, Projection Design, Café Malenkij and Omnipax