Fredrik­stad Ani­ma­tion Fes­ti­val


Years running: 30 (since 1994)

Fredrik­stad Ani­ma­tion Fes­ti­val

Fredrikstad Animation Festival.


Fredrikstad Animation Festival is the oldest and largest of its kind in the Nordic region, dating back to 1994 and the festival Animerte Dager in Oslo, Norway. The annual festival now takes place each November in the town of Fredrikstad, outside Oslo.

One of the cornerstones of the festival is the Nordic-Baltic animated short film competition. The object of the competition is to promote screening of animation and increase the awareness of animated expressions in the Nordic-Baltic countries.

Fredrikstad Animation Festival is also one of the nine animation film festivals that nominate films for the prestigious European animation award Cartoon d’Or.

The festival is a professional arena for the animation industry as well as being an important event for students of and educational institutions within animation, graphic design and digital media production. Each year, top animation industry professionals hold seminars and lectures, and the festival has previously hosted guests from famous studios such as Pixar, Disney and Aardman.


Nordic-Baltic competition prize — the Golden Gunnar.


  • Any frame by frame or computer assisted film or video may be entered.
  • Maximum running time: 30 minutes.
  • Films must have been completed January 1st  2022 or after. 
  • A film can not enter the competition twice.
  • A film can not enter the competition in several categories. 
  • The director of the film must be a citizen of the Nordic and Baltic countries, or the country of origin of the film must be a Nordic or Baltic country. The Nordic-Baltic countries are defined as Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.

The following material has to be sent together with each submitted film:

  • a completed electronic Film Entry Form
  • a  link to a screening version of the film
  • at least 1 digital picture from the film minimum 300 DPI (by e-mail to
  • If your film has dialogue that is not English, please add subtitles. If that is not possible, include an English dialogue script (by e-mail to

Screening format is DCP, for other formats please contact festival staff after pre-selections.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Fredrikstad Animation Festival (FAF) is organized by Norsk Animasjonsforum.




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    May 01, 2023
  • Short Film Deadline
    June 30, 2023
  • Feature Film Deadline
    August 07, 2023
  • Notifications
    September 15, 2023
  • Event Dates
    19 — 22 October 2023
Categories & Fees

Any frame by frame or computer assisted film or video may be entered. Maximum running time: 30 minutes.

  • Short Film Deadline — free
  • Feature Film Deadline — free
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