Feature Films Selected

Fredrikstad Animation Festival’s competition programme for Nordic-Baltic animated feature film is held for the second time when the festival kicks off on 22 October. Five films showcasing the best from the animation industry in our part of the world are selected to compete for the festival’s iconic Golden Gunnar award.

– This year’s competition programme for feature films consists of five films showing variety, great storytelling, and an abundance of creative ideas. The Nordic-Baltic animation scene is thriving and the selected films are impressive both in regards to technique and creative expression. The originality, creativity and desire to tell unique stories made us fall for these five films, and I think the audience will do the same, says festival director Anders Narverud Moen about the film selection.

Selected films:

My Favorite War (Opening film)
Dir: Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen
Norway/Latvia – 2020

The Old Man Movie
Dir: Mikk Mägi, Oskar Lehemaa
Estonia – 2020

Two Buddies and a Badger 2 – The Great Big Beast
Dir: Rune Spaans, Gunhild Enger
Norway – 2020

Dreambuilders
Dir: Kim Hagen Jensen
Denmark – 2020

Christmas at Cattle Hill
Dir: Will Ashurst
Norway – 2020

The films will be screened during Fredrikstad Animation Festival in the period from 22 to 25 October at Fredrikstad Kino. The films will also be available on the festival’s digital platform, either in their entirety or as longer excerpts.