Filmmaker and designer Kristian Pedersen graduated with an MA in Visual Communication from Bergen Academy of Art and Design. Working as a freelance animator and designer, he has produced animated poetry films in collaboration with micro-publisher Gasspedal, publishing house Gyldendal, and the Norwegian National Library. Kristian has developed a distinct visual signature and narrative style, and his films have been featured at festivals for film, animation, literature and poetry film. He was awarded Goethe Institute’s Film Prize at Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin in 2014. In 2016, he made the acclaimed short film Bøygen (“The Boyg”), that premiered in Annecy and was selected for The Animation Show of Shows. Last year, he released the short film Little Boy, which received a special mention at Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2018.