About Frame by Frame

How did Frame by Frame come to be:

In 2006 Kajsa Næss was home with her second baby boy. Kindergartens were full so she had no where to leave him, and was home with him.
Bored she was looking for ways to entertain herself. At the time other animation activities in Norway were not doing that well, so Kajsa had the idea of creating Frame by Frame. She called her friend Tom-Erik Lønnerød, who at the time was working at Grafill, to ask for his help. They managed to make Grafill Animation be involved by inviting a common guest. And then Lise Fearnley joined the group too.
This is the unofficial story of how Frame by Frame came to be. And we owe it all to sweet Jostein:

This is the official version:

Frame by Frame ble startet av Foreningen for animert film i 2006 som en arena for visning av ny, norsk animasjonsfilm. På den tiden var det få visningsrom for nyprodusert animasjonsfilm og bransjen hadde behov for et fora for oppdatering og informasjonsutveksling. Rundt midten av 00-tallet var høy aktivitet i det norsk animasjonsmiljøet – flere langfilmer og en rekke TV-serier var under produksjon – det var rett og slett et behov for å møtes og se hverandres arbeider. Etterhvert dreide fokuset på Frame by Frame, i takt med at stadig flere festivaler med fokus på animasjonsfilm ble etablert (Fredrikstad Animation Festival gjenopptok sitt nordisk/baltiske fokus, Bergen Animation Festival kom til og Animationvolda dukket opp) til en miks mellom internasjonal inspirasjon og hjemlig oppdatering. Og som en avslutning Lise Fearnleys magiske lotteri!


Our aim:

Every year, we organize a day of screenings and seminars focusing on animation.
Our aim is to gather as many people from all over Norway as possible,  to have a fun and inspirational day in Oslo.
We try to make the program varied with national and international guests and screenings.
We try each time to reach different parts of the industry to please everyone! Even musicians!


How do we make Frame by Frame:

We apply for funding, which is normally just enough to invite 2 guests from abroad.
We ask kind people &  studios & organisations to bless us with generous contributions, which pays for the preparation and more guests.
And the tickets we sell at the cinema entrance pay for the cinema itself!
Without your help we can not have variety in the program!


Frame by Frame is a non-profit and non-commercial organisation. Our members are animators from Norway doing volunteer work.



Who is Frame by Frame:

Yaprak Morali

Yaprak first wanted to be a ballerina, but figured out she did not like sports, then an astronaut, but figured out she did not like maths, then a veterinarian, but figured out she did not like the sight of blood. She was 6 by then. At which point she figured out that while thinking of all of these, she was always drawing in front of the TV. What she liked the most was to draw and watch animation! So, after many years and a degree in Banking and Finance, she finally realized her dream of becoming an animator. She has been in the industry since 1998 first as a classical animator, then also as a 3D animator, now as a director. She worked on various projects for various companies a bit around the globe, then ended up moving to Oslo which she calls ” the land of the Happy People”. She also writes and illustrates children books. She is an avid lover of old Disney, old Japanese animations and comic books. Yaprak works at Qvisten Animation.

Lise Fearnley

Lise Fearnley was one of the founders of Mikrofilm, an animation studio in Norway that produce animated and live-action shorts, as well as commercials and music videos. Among her credits as a producer is the Academy Award winner “The Danish Poet”. She was also in the group that started Foreningen for animert film.


Kajsa Næss

Kajsa Naess is a director and animator. After graduating in animation at Volda University Cearsollege in 1996, she established Mikrofilm AS, a production company, with Lise Fearnley. For fifteen years, Mikrofilm have been producing short films screened at national and international festivals and winning several awards including an Oscar for their short animated film The Danish Poet. Her work includes animated short films, music videos and commercials.


Every year, we have a dedicated crew of brilliant artists helping us to bring Frame by Frame to life.

FxF#19 – 2023 team is:
Sunniva Fluge – freelance illustrator
Katarina Lundquist – director and visual artist at XTND
Tommy Vad Flaaten – director and musician
Stig Saxegaard – art director, illustrator and designer at Storm Studios
Stian Mathiesen – freelance animator
Jim Steven Igland – freelance post production artist
Maja Bugge – freelance animator and illustrator