Program Release and Ticket Sales
Three weeks left until the festival, and now the complete festival program is available. The festival has a tight-packed program with over 80 films in all lengths and formats. The festival’s main program is the Nordic-Baltic Competition Program, where 17 short films, 16 student films and 7 children’s films compete for the Golden Gunnar in the categories Grand Prix, Best Short Film, Best Student Film and Best Children’s Film. In addition, the audience will also vote for the Audience Award.
New for 2017 are three short film programs with international short films. Two programs with the best of the films from other European animation festivals, have been selected to be screened during the festival. In addition, the festival has a night program with different films that scares, has a sexual approach or simply is bad taste.
The festival presents several filmmakers this year in the festival’s seminar program for the animation industry. Earlier, Nathan Jurevicius and Samantha Moore were announced. Now, the Portuguese award winning short filmmaker Regina Pessoa has also announced her arrival in Fredrikstad. She has had great success with her triology of short films that has given her great international recognition.
The feature film program contains 11 films, divided into three categories, Japanese focus, children’s films and feature films with Q&A. In the last category, the directors will be present after the screening of three feature films. Saturday at 14:00, Anne Magnussen will be present at the screening of The Man Who Knew 75 Languages. Later on Saturday Spanish Pedro Rivero will give a Q&A after the screening of Psiconautas – The Forgotten Children. Sunday a talk will be held with documentary director Steffan Strandberg after the screening of his The Night, which is a film that uses many animated elements.