Day 5: Fredrikstad Animation Festival

Day 5 at Fredrikstad was mainly about packing down our stuff and heading home. But we did manage to fit in a breakfast interview with Nik Phelps, Nancy Denney-Phelps and Alexeev Alexey (Creator of Log Jam) which will be available later this fall.

Thanks to everyone who listened to us thoughout these 5 days, and of course to everyone we got to talk to and interview.

Morten, Will & Erlend

FAF 2010, fredrikstad animation festival, award ceremony montage

The winners of this years FAF 2010:

Grand Prix:

Tord & Tord
Sweden | 2010 |10 m 43 s | puppet animation
Dir: Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Prod: Niki Lindroth von Bahr

Jury’s decision: We all were instantly immersed into this strange universe with its curious atmosphere, strong directorial style and production design that left us with a feeling that this was a truly ”complete” film.


Best nordic-baltic short:

Diver in the Rain
Estonia | 2010 | 24 m | drawn animation
Dir: Priit & Olga Pärn
Prod: Kalev Tamm, Eesti Joonisfilm Studio

Jury’s decision: The film created a mood and found beauty in ugliness and an engaging sound design on top of images that stuck in your mind after the film had finished.

Special mention:
Grandma Grasshopper
Denmark/Bolivia | 2010 | 12 m 42 s | 2D computer
Dir: Denis Chapon
Prod: Tim Leborgne, The Animation Workshop

Jury’s decision: A film that used a fresh musical score, hand in hand with bold and eye-catching design and an intriguing story that delivered a strong message about exploitation.

Best nordic-baltic student short:

Benigni
Finland | 2010 | 7 m 49 s | puppet animation
Dir: Elli Vuorinen, Jasmiini Ottelin, Pinja Partanen
Prod/distr: Eija Saarinen, Turku Arts Academy

Jury’s decision: The film takes us on an emotional journey with twists and turns by turning something repugant into something funny, sad and beautiful all at once and shows us a unusual type of friendship that we haven’t seen before.

Beste nordic-baltic comission film

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Norway | 2010 | 1 m 34 s | stop motion
Dir: Martin Engh
Company: Animasjonsdepartementet

Jury’s decision: Strong in animation, timing and humour, but more importantly we felt it made the strongest of connections between it’s visual style and the message it conveyed.

Special mention:
When I am King
Norway/Holland | 2010 | 2 m 17 s | Pyrography, Stop-motion
Dir: Sverre Fredriksen

Jury’s decision: Extremely strong concept and creative use of visual style.

Special mention:
Yesper & Noper
Norway | 2010 | 5 m | 3D computer
Dir: Martine Grande
Company: Høydal Fjernsynsproduksjon

Jury’s decision: Strong sense of timing and humour along with a quirky design style.

Special mention:
Kirkens SOS
Norway | 2010 | 50 s | 2D computer
Dir: Cathinka Tanberg
Company: Mikrofilm AS

Jury’s decision: The film produced a strong visceral reaction combined with very simple technique.

Best Childrens movie:

Magic Water
Latvia | 2009 | 10 m | puppet animation
Dir: Maris Brinkmanis
Prod: Maris Putnins, Film Studio ’’Animacijas brigade”

Jury’s decision: The dinosaur was funny. Smart. Cool characters.

Special Mention:
Yesper and Noper
Norway | 2010 | 5 m | 3D computer
Dir: Martine Grande
Company: Høydal Fjernsynsproduksjon

Jury’s decision: Funny. Brilliant, simple characters. Yesper said “yes” to a lot of stupid thing, but he was good at finding sollutions as well.

The Audience Award:

Santa Klaus
Norway | 2010 | 12 m | mixed techniques
Dir: Mats Grorud, Robin Jensen
Prod: Fredrik Pål Røed og Ruben Thorkildsen, Ape&Bjørn AS

Nominees for the ANOBA-award:

Santa Klaus
Norway | 2010 | 12 m | mixed techniques
Dir: Mats Grorud, Robin Jensen
Prod: Fredrik Pål Røed og Ruben Thorkildsen, Ape&Bjørn AS