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26. Jan

Submit films to FxF #18, 2020!

Have you made an animated Norwegian short film/advert, jingle…  in 2019-2020?
Send it to us, so that it can have the chance of being seen by as many people as possible!
Submission deadline: March 8th!
Please use our form to submit your work.

After March the 8th, Frame by Frame’s short film committee will watch all submitted films, and put together a program of their favorite ones, to be screened on FxF day, April 18th at Filmenshus!
Please do not re-submit films if you have already sent them last year.
For any questions contact us at

15. Apr

FxF#17 Program

Tickets sales have started!
Price: 290,- NOK standard tickets, 250,- NOK student tickets

The Frame by Frame entrance tickets will give you access to everything during the day, and also discounted prices at the bar for food and drinks.
The FxF Team will have the tickets for Mirai, the evening feature film. There is a limited amount of tickets available for this screening and you will have to ask for your ticket when you enter the cinema.

11:00 – 11:50 Portfolio Review (at the foyer)
with Kajsa Næss (director at Mikrofilm ), Are Austnes (production designer at Qvisten Animation) and Shabnam Abbarin (pipeline TD at Sony Pictures Animation).

12:00 – 14:10:
– Welcome
– Norwegian Animation Industry PresentationStargate MediaMikrofilmTordenfilmKool ProduktionUlvenfilm, NFI’s short film commissioner Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen, Viken’s commissioner Cecilie Stranger-Thorsen, Grafill’s daglig leder Lene Renneflott, introduction to the Emile Awards and FAF.  

14:10 – 14:40: BREAK

14:40 – 16:00
– Meet and Greet: Shabnam Abbarin, pipeline TD at Sony Pictures Animation in Canada.  
– Meet and Greet:  Qvisten Animation, who will tell us about the making of Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond

16:00 – 16:30: BREAK

– Meet and Greet the directors
– Animated Norwegian Short Films screening

18:00 – 18:30: BREAK

– Meet and Greet: Nadya Mira, Production Designer of Revolting Rhymes 
– Meet and Greet: Anders Hesbøl who will give us a “making of” presentation of his stop motion music videos, done for Stein Torleif Bjella‘s album.    

19:45 – 20:00: BREAK

20:00 – 21:40 Evening screening Mirai (JP)
In Collaboration with Filmens Hus, by Mamoru Hosoda
(limited seats available for this screening, ask for your ticket on FxF day!)

21:40 – 02:00: Social gathering at Filmkafeen (with lottery at 22:15)
Here are some of the contributions, more to come!

Follow us to hear about updates and changes:   

This year’s poster is made by Sandra Pilny-Lockertsen.

13. Apr

Animated Norwegian Short Films Screening

Thank you all for sending us your films. This year we had a record submission amount!
FxF’s short film comity members spent a long time and discussed a lot to then come up with the following program, composed of their own personal favorites:

03. Apr

WIP Program

Portfolio Review with Kajsa Næss (director at Mikrofilm ), Are Austnes (production designer at  Qvisten Animation) and Shabnam Abbarin (pipeline TD at Sony).
– Norwegian Animation Industry Presentation
With NFI’s short film commissioner Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen, Viken’s commissioner Cecilie Stranger-Thorsen, Grafill’s daglig leder Lene Renneflott, Stargate MediaTordenfilm, MikrofilmKool Produktion, Animaskin, Emile Awards, and FAF.
– first international guest: Shabnam Abbarin, pipeline TD at Sony Pictures Animation in Canada.  
– Norwegian Short films 2018-2019
– Second international guest: Nadya Mira, Production Designer of Revolting Rhymes
– Meet and Greet Anders Hesbø, who has made stop motion music videos for Stein Torleif Bjella‘s album.  
– Meet and Greet Qvisten Animation, and hear about the making of Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond.
– Evening feature film screening, in collaboration with Filmens Hus: Mirai directed by Mamoru Hosoda
– Social gathering at Filmkafeen

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!


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