Meet the Future - Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Meet the Future

Meet the filmmakers behind the films in the festival’s competition programme for Nordic-Baltic student films. Get the opportunity to ask what you want, know more about the films, directly from the filmmakers, and get insight into the ideas, processes, and techniques behind the films.

These sessions will happen during breakfast at the Quality Hotel on Friday and Saturday mornings.

Moderator for the Q&A is Ben Mitchell, the chief editor of

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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell is a Bristol-based animator, filmmaker, and writer. As an independent director, he has created six short animated films that have been screened for 200+ festivals and touring programmes across the world. In his freelance work, he has produced work for CBeebies, Channel 4, WildBrain Spark, A Productions, Shy Guys Studios, and Rumpus to name a few. As an animation industry writer and researcher Ben is the Editor in Chief of the UK-based magazine site Skwigly and author of the book Independent Animation: Developing, Producing and Distributing Your Animated Films. He has also worked with and alongside a number of international industry events in a variety of capacities and served as visiting lecturer/tutor at several universities.