Peter de Sève – Legendary character designer will be at FAF 2022 - Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Peter de Sève – Legendary character designer will be at FAF 2022

With the development of characters for the Ice Age series, Peter de Sève established himself as one of the best character designers in the international animation scene. In October, de Séve comes to the Fredrikstad Animation Festival (FAF) to share his knowledge about the development of animated characters.

At FAF 2022, Peter de Sève will hold a Masterclass about his work and his method for creating his legendary characters. His lecture is part of the festival’s annual seminar series which has been known for presenting greats in the animation scene. FAF will continue the tradition by welcoming de Sève to Fredrikstad.

Peter de Sève’s work spans four decades and various media, including magazines, books, television commercials, Broadway posters, and character designs for animated feature films. He is perhaps best recognized for his many covers for The New Yorker Magazine and his character designs for the blockbuster Ice Age franchise (Scrat is a veritable international celebrity). De Sève has also contributed to such films as Finding Nemo, Robots, The Little Prince, and The Grinch to name only a few. His many distinctions include the prestigious Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, and an Emmy Award for best character design in a television show (Sesame Street). In 2016 he was inducted into the Society of Illustrator’s Hall of Fame, that organization’s highest honour. Recently, de Sève has contributed to various animation projects for Walt Disney Feature Animation, Universal and various productions in Norway and France. Most recently he worked as lead character designer for Netflix recently acquired Roald Dahl franchise, which includes among other classic stories – Matilda, The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The Fredrikstad Animation Festival takes place from the 20th – the 23rd of October with the Fredrikstad Kino as the main venue. FAF 2022 will be the festival’s 25th edition and 22nd in Fredrikstad. The animation festival is the leading of its kind in the Nordic countries and shows over 100 films during the four-day festival. FAF has an extensive seminar and industry programme, holds concerts and social events, family day, and other events in the theme of animation.

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