Norway’s Fredrikstad Animation Festival (FAF) has revealed the official program for this year’s event, kicking off on October 20 with the domestic premiere of Kajsa Næss’ Titina, and running through the 23.
“The Fredrikstad Animation Festival has been extremely important for the Norwegian animation industry, for Mikrofilm, and for me as a director,” said Næss. “[I]n 1994, FAF’s forerunner Animerte Dager showed our first short film Toothsome, during what was the very first year of the festival. Since then, we have followed each other closely. So, it’s a great honor to share my feature film debut almost 30 years later with good industry colleagues, students, and the audience in Fredrikstad.”
Each year, FAF stands out as one of the most important events on the Nordic animation industry calendar, providing a spotlight for works and filmmakers from Nordic and Baltic countries including Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden. FAF also hosts an international short film competition, a selection of films for kids, retrospectives, and a queer night program. This year’s expansive lineup includes 112 short and feature films, 16 seminars, and several panel discussions.