The Fredrikstad Animation Festival begins today in Fredrikstad, Norway, and continues through Sunday.

They always manage to get great guests, and this year is no exception. Tomorrow, they will host seminars about the making of three different animated features: director Benjamin Renner will discuss the making of Ernest and Celestine, director Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells) and art director Adrien Mérigeau will discuss the production of Cartoon Saloon’s upcoming feature Song of the Sea (pictured above), and Bill Plympton will talk about the filmmaking process for his new feature Cheatin’.

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