Films Archive - Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Hugo & Holger

Hugo’s biggest wish is to own a dog. Hugo has very poor eyesight. One day his wish comes true, when he finally meets Holger. Holger is in fact a baby elephant, but all Hugo sees is a big lovely puppy dog. It’s all about the eyes that see! A lovely friendship – made possible only by the presence of huge amounts of empathy between the two.

Dad

Larger than life, dad appears at the window one evening. Daddy is strong and brave, he frees animals from captivity, wins races with his superfast car, dives down into the depths of the ocean. Dad is a sorcerer who can make himself appear and disappear. The film tells of a child’s poignant longing for his absent father.

Teofrastus

Teofrastus

A tale of freedom and compassion, set in 1980s Soviet Estonia, as experienced by a cat and recounted by its owner. Cat Teofrastus lives a homeless life at a train station. One day, he is offered a home by a family living in a nearby countryside house. However, the happy life is short-lived when the cat is taken to the big city and gets lost.

A Shaun the Sheep movie: Farmageddon

When an alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep goes on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organisation can capture her.

Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond

Deadly jungle lord Maga Kahn and his evil Queen, Sirima, have at last got their hands on the Magic Diamond, that upon full moon, can fulfill wishes. But before moonlight comes, it is stolen by a young lad, Marco. Meanwhile Pinky and Veronica are living a carefree life in Luna Bay. Adventure comes when Captain Sabertooth arrives, and soon they find themselves involved in a manic race to find the Magic Diamond.

Lotte and the Lost Dragons

In this third film of the series of Lotte films that children know and love, the spirited girl dog Lotte gets a little sister named Roosi. Karl the raccoon and Viktor the fish are scientists who come to Gadgetville. They are taking part in a big folk song collecting competition. Whoever succeeds in recording the folk song of the world’s oldest animal species, the mythical fire-breathing dragon, wins the competition’s grand prize. Lotte and Roosi decide to help the scientists. Exciting and unexpected adventures await the sisters.

Moral Orel: “Nature”

Moral Orel is a stop motion animated series created by Dino Stamatopoulos. Portraying the life of devout Christian boy Orel Puppington, his alcoholic father Clay and emotionally absent mother Bloberta, it is a dark satire of Middle American suburban life and religious fundamentalism. In this two-part episode, Orel and Clay take a father and son hunting trip.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole: “Death” and “Humanitas”

Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole is an adult stop motion series created by Dino Stamatopoulos. After mastering immortality, mad scientist Victor Frankenstein turns his attention to time travel. In the two episodes shown at Animated Night, we first see Victor take on Death himself, and then travel back in time to cheat on his wife with her younger self.

The Addams Family

The Addams Family is a satirical inversion of the ideal American family; an eccentric, wealthy clan who delight in the macabre and are unaware that people find them bizarre or frightening. The first family of Halloween, they are back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.

Top 3

In this funny, bittersweet romantic comedy from Sweden, perpetual list-maker Anton falls in love with David, but things start to go awry when Anton realizes that his dreams in life might be in direct opposition to David’s.

Checkered Ninja

When Aske gets a Ninja doll from his Uncle after a trip to Thailand, he finds out that the doll is alive and can help him with his problems at school. Aske wants to return the favour, but he soon learns that the checkered ninja is possessed and on a mission to have his revenge.

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen

A young boy learns to take control over his life when he is shrunk to the size of an insect and has to sail his own toy boat through a flooded Café. Morten has to be shrunk down before he can grow up.

Away

A boy and a little bird are traveling across an island on a motorcycle trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home.

Robo

A curious encounter between a giant robot and a skyscraper in Brussels.

Happiness

The story of a rodent’s unrelenting quest for happiness and fulfillment.

Enough

Moments of lost self-control.

The Juggler

We live in the same house, but in different apartments, jobs, situations, believes, visions. Each in our own compartment, we fool ourselves that the world is one and that it exists. Sometimes it seems that an incomprehensible thread becomes visible and I am on the verge of understanding… This film is about the other side of life – the scary, unknown side we never fully grasp, but we know is there, somewhere near, so close.

Gorilla in the Washing Machine

Late at night, there are animals minding their own business beside a lake under a delightful spring breeze. In the end, some of them meet and click nicely immediately, so they drink tea and make sticky rice, happily together ever since.

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