News ⇓

22. Mar

Portfolio Review Session

Dear freelancers, students and everyone,
April 7th, on FxF#16 day, from 11:00 to 11:50 we will have our “portfolio review” session, 
This is not a recruitment session. It is to get precious input on your work by: 
Kajsa Næss, Director at Mikrofilm
Are Austnes, Production Designer at Qvisten Animation
Martin Andersen, Director at Andersen M.
If you would like to show them your work, please first get your entrance ticket at 10:30 and then queue up to get valuable input on your work.

04. Mar

Second International Guest: Andrew L. Schmidt

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our second international guest: 

Andrew Schmidt is a director at Dreamworks TV Animation with over 25 years experience in both traditional 2D and CG animation. Throughout his career, he has amassed a long list of film credits which includes The Prince of Egypt, The Iron Giant and the
Academy Award winning films Wall-E, RatatouilleUp, Toy Story 3 and Brave. He has lectured and held animation/acting workshops in the US, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic and Germany and has had the privilege of working at several of the major animation
studios such as Fox and Disney TV, Dreamworks and Warner Bros. Feature Animation.
Schmidt joined Pixar Animation Studios in 2000 where he worked as an animator and supervising animator as well as writing and directing commercials and promotional material for the Disney•Pixar feature films Cars 2 and Brave. He supervised animation for the VES award winning Ratatouille themed ride for Disney•Pixar Theme Parks in Paris and was Head of Animation and Story on the upcoming Finding Nemo ride opening in Japan in 2017.
Schmidt joined Dreamworks  in May 2015 and is currently a director on Guillermo Del Toro‘s productions Trollhunters, 3 Below and Wizards.

Looking forward to meeting you Andrew!

 
 
04. Mar

Evening Screening: Tyrus

Our evening feature film screening during Frame by Frame, on April 7th, will be Tyrus.

TYRUS​ is a multi-award winning feature-length documentary film that tells the unlikely story of, then, 104-years old Chinese American artist ​Tyrus Wong​, and how he overcame poverty and racism to become a celebrated modernist painter, Hollywood sketch artist, and ‘Disney Legend’ for his groundbreaking work on projects such as the classical animated film Bambi.  
Directed by Pamela Tom.

Check the trailer out.
This is the web site of the production

 

 

27. Feb

Our Norwegian guests

On April 7th, during FxF#16, we will have the pleasure of hearing: 

– Tommy & Markus from TwinTrash talk about their work-
We have seen their fabulous films at each Frame by Frame, now we will meet them and hear in details about how they work!

–  The Making of Pappa, a CG animated short film, directed by Atle Blakseth and Einar Dunsed, produced by Gimpville and Eldorado Films, based on Svein Nyhus’ book “Pappa”.
This film is not rendered, the artists are using hand painted frames as final images.

 

24. Feb

First international guest

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our first international guest!
During FxF#16 on April 7th, Martin Andersen will be talking about his fabulous animation work, made with real folded paper!
We are very much looking forward to meeting you Martin!
Here is his web site

 

 

 

about Jonas Odell

Jonas Odell is a Swedish music video and film director.
He was the founder of FilmTecknarna.
Odell, who specializes in a mix of animation and live action, has directed a number of short films, music videos and commercials. His short films Never Like the First Time!
and Lies  won international awards.
He has directed a vast array of music videos for some of the world’s leading artists: U2,  Franz FerdinandThe Rolling Stones and many more.
During FxF#14 Jonas will talk about storytelling in animation. If any of you have heard him this year during Fredrikstad Animation Festival be assured that it will be a different presentation!
He will among other things talk about the techniques he chooses for his stories and finish with a touch about his latest project.
We are very much looking forward to hearing and meeting you Jonas!

 

about Endre Skandfer

Endre Skandfer is an illustrator, art director, animator and director. 
He was involved in animation and designs for films such Kaptein Sabeltann, Kurt blir grussom, Elias, Fantorangen, Albert ÅbergIram Haq’s short film Skylappjenta, which became a children’s book illustrated by Endre in 2009.
He has developed the visual universe of Dunderly, written by Endre Lund Eriksen. 
At the same time, in 2014, together with Bjarte Agdestein and Ronald Kabíček he has made a brilliant comic book: Kruger og Krogh, a detective story set in an Oslo of 1960s’.
At Frame by Frame Endre will talk about his short film: Dunder.
What is so exciting about Dunder is that it was animated at Fabelfjord in Tromsø, it is a combination of 3d animation, where the characters were animated in Blender, and physically made maquette sets.
We are very much looking forward to hearing about the Making of Dunder Endre!
Here is the teaser of the film

 

about Elin Grimstad

Elin Grimstad is a children book author, illustrator and animation film director. 
She makes quirky animation films and illustrations from her own studio, blending animation, theatre and music. Elin has been involved in several puppet theatre production. In 2012 her first book was published, Månen som ville lyse som ei sol, which she wrote and illustrated.
Elin is active as a songwriter/ lyricist in the indie-pop band Je suis animal
During FxF#14 she will be talking about the making of  Eternal Hunting Grounds, her first animation film. It is a lovely short film shot on a multi-glass animation table using cut-out and replacement techniques.
The film will be previously screened during the “Animated Norwegian Short Films 2015-2016” session during FxF.
Check out the trailer here

about Rune Spaans

Rune Spaans is a veteran in the CG animation world in Norway.
With over 20 years of experience in design, animation and visual effects, he has contributed animation and VFX to films such as Monster Thursday and Trollhunter, and directed several award winning commercials. He has co-directed animated feature film such Pelle Politibil 2 and Knutsen & Ludvigsen og den fæle Rasputin.
The Absence of Eddy Table is his first short film, a CG animated horror romance short film, based on the works of Dave Cooper, produced by Tordenfilm.
On FxF#14, Rune will be talking about the making of The Absence of Eddy Table.
The film will not be screened, but you will have many little peaks inside Eddy’s world!
And for a little teaser check out these lovely new stills from the film!

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Aya Suzuki

Check out Aya’s wonderful work on her updated blog.

 

Oscar nominations

Congratulations to our guests and friends Mikrofilm and Cartoon Saloon on their Oscar nominations!

Mikrofilm

Our friends at Mikrofilm have started a crowd funding campaign to complete the financing for their short film “It Was Mine”!
The film is based on Paul Auster story “R”.
Check it out here.

Krüger & Krogh

Our animator friends’ comic book Krüger & Krogh is finally out!
You can purchase it here.

Ernest & Celestine

Our 2013 evening screening Ernest and Celestine is nominated for an Oscar!
Directors: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner
Les Armateurs/Maybe Movies/La Parti Production/Melusine Productions/GKIDS

Loyd Price

Our 2012 guest is now about to start shooting Shaun the Sheep series 4, and they are also in development of a longer format Shaun project.
Loyd has also been working with the Model making team developing the new characters needed for both of these projects.
At Aardman, they are also developing their next feature films, one of which will be a Nick Park film.

Tomm Moore

Our guest from 2008 is now directing the beautiful Song of the Sea.
Follow the Director’s blog here.

Je Suis Bien Content

Here is the web site of our guests from 2007
the French studio Je Suis Bien Content, who did Persepolis.

Studio Soi’s film on theatre stage in Oslo

Studio Soi’s short film der Kleine und das Biest will be played at the theatre in March, in Oslo.
Thank you Torben Meier for letting us know!
Follow this link for more information.

Folimage: Une Vie de Chat

Our guests from last year,  Folimage’s feature film Une Vie de Chat is nominated for an Oscar!
Congratulations to them!
more here

Torben Meier

Our Studio Soi guest from 2010 tell us that they just finished a Christmas special for the BBC called “the Gruffalo’s Child” that will air in Great Brittain on the 25th of December.
more info here

Guionne Leroy

Our lovely guest from 2009 is now back in her hometown in Belgium, she has since supervised the animation of
a CGI serie called “Minuscule”,  in collaboration with a structure called
the Pole Image” which aims to promote live action and animation co-productions.
French site here.

Tomm Moore

Our guest from 2008 will participate in an auction with his paintings.
See more info here

Adam Burke

Our guest from 2008  is still at Pixar, currently working on “Monsters University”.

Kine Aune

After finishing The Baker with Qvisten Animation, Kine is now preparing for her upcoming short film “Magic Times”.

Drifa Bensehir

Our guest from 2007, Drifa Bensehir was animation supervisor here in Oslo after Frame by Frame, on Knerten Gifter Seg. She now lives in Tokyo and works as a 3D animator there.

Kyle Balda

Kyle Balda, our guest from 2007, has now co-directed The Lorax for Illuminated, from France

Antoine Antin

After FxF in 2007, Antoine worked in the Illusionist (Sylvain Chomet), went to Japan to work for a Tokyo based French classical animation studio, and then worked on storyboards for A Monster in Paris (Bibo Film)
You can follow his work here