Screening of Award Winner Films of Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2017

24/11/2017

Time and Place:
30th Nov at 6:00PM, at Kulturhuset in Oslo
15th Dec at 7:00PM, at Holwech in Fredrikstad

Free entry! Sign up here for Oslo and here for Fredrikstad!
Films have English subtitles.

Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2017 has just ended and the winners of the Golden Gunnar Award are selected. The 8th edition of Animert at Kulturhuset shows the four winning films, which brought home Golden Gunnar for best short film, best student film, best children’s film, the audience prize and the Grand Prix. The screening in Oslo on November 30th is followed by a Q&A with the Grand Prix winner Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, who with his stop-motion musical My Burden, has made great success at festivals worldwide. Niki is a rare talent and appears to be one of the most distinctive characters in the Scandinavian animation scene.

Films screened are:

Amalimbo
Director: Juan Pablo Libossart
Sweden – 2016
Length: 15 min

Amalimbo is the story of Tipuana, a five year old girl who experiences the “limbo” when she tries to cross to the other side, trying to cope with her deep sorrow over her father’s passing away. This is a short film that takes place in an undefined place, and in an indefinite part of the future.

Pigtail and Mr. Sleeplessness
Director: Edmunds Jansons
Latvia – 2017
Length: 25 min

To win back her parents attention, a six-year-old girl named Pigtail and her imaginary friend Mr. Sleeplessness, makes a clever plan to send her little brother and grandmother to the moon.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Director: Rina Vilén
Finland – 2017
Length: 5 min

A short story about a person, who constantly repeats the same routine, over and over and over again.

My Burden
Director: Niki Lindroth Von Bahr
Sweden – 2016
Length: 16 min

A four-episode musical with apocalyptic undertones, which takes place at a supermarket, a long-term hotel, a call centre and at a hamburger restaurant.

The Boy who Fell and the Man who Picked him up
Director: Hanne Berkaak
Norway – 2017
Length: 1:52 min

Commissioned film for RVTS Sør.