While winter slowly gets hold of 2017, A. Film again is a-buzz with activity, as we are in (co-)production on three features, pre-production on one more feature, and several TV series! Note that the general e-mail address must not be used for applications (as it is checked irregularly...)
We are currently in full (co-)production of "The Little Vampire 3D" (dir. Richard Claus) with studios in Holland and Germany, "Luis and his Friends from Outer Space" (dir. the Lauenstein brothers) with another German studio and The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear for Nordisk Film!
U.S. company Shout Factory is distributing A. Film's "Albert" domestically starting April 19th 2016! The US trailer is up on their site, where you can also pre-order the DVD!
The Danish Film Academy has nominated A. Film's "Albert" for a "Robert" in two categories, Best Children's Film and Best Adapted Screenplay!
A. Film Production's latest feature film "Albert," based on the beloved book series by Ole Lund Kirkegaard, was released on February 26, 2015! Now poised for international release, it has sold well over 130,000 tickets in Denmark alone!
At last: since July 2014, this page is also viewable on iDevices! (Our previous Flash-only website with many more clips is still available but will not be updated).
October 2013 saw the Danish release of A. Film Production's feature film "The Olsen Gang in Deep Trouble," following the 2010 hit, "The Olsen Gang on Polished Floors," Denmark's first film in 3-D.
Our whimsical short film "Story of a Rope" based on Ole Lund Kirkegaard's short story kicked off the September, 2013 Danish Buster Film Festival.
On January 30th, 2013, A. Film brought Holland's most famous animated star to cinema screens in the stop-motion feature film "Miffy the Movie," which now continues to enchant young audiences around the globe.
Did you know? A. Film is responsible for about 60% of all cinema tickets sold in Danish Cinemas for Danish animated features since it was founded in 1988! A. Film has made 13 own feature films, co-produced 4 more, sub-contracted on 31 others; made over 600 commercials, over 200 hours of television, several shorts and specials, as well as lots of other productions!
"Albert," based on the book of the same name by famed Danish author Ole Lund Kirkegaard (1940-1979), is A. Film Production's latest feature film, made in co-production with M&M Productions.
Directed by A. Film's Karsten Kiilerich, Albert was released on February 26, 2015 and is now on its way to cinemas around the world!
Scandinavian distribution by Buena Vista International. International distribution by SolaMedia GmbH.
Olsen Banden på Dybt Vand • The Olsen Gang in Deep Trouble.
One of A. Film's latest productions is the second in the series of animated Olsen Gang features. The three small-time crooks Egon, Benny and Kjeld team up with Dynamite Harry to find their way to the loot in Harry's submarine.
A co-production between A. Film and Nordisk Film, directed by A. Film's Jørgen Lerdam, The Olsen Gang in Deep Trouble was released on October 10th, 2013.
Albert Åberg: Hokus Pokus • Alfie Atkins: Hocus Pocus.
A. Film Production worked with Maipo in Norway to produce Alfie Atkins' first feature film. Alfie, a 7-year-old boy with an imaginary friend, asks a magician to help convince his dad he is old enough to have a dog.
This 75 minute film was released in Norway and Sweden September 15th, 2013 to rave reviews!
Nijntje de Film • Miffy the Movie.
A. Film Production took care of the picture side of the big screen debut of Holland's most loved pre-school icon Miffy in her first movie!
Directed and edited by A. Film's Hans Perk, planned in Denmark and animated in Latvia, the film is entertaining with educational elements. Its full symphonic score is pleasing for the target audience of 2 to 5 years old, as well as to the grown-ups they happened to bring with them, with catchy songs and interactive bits which help hold the attention of even the very youngest for the duration of its 71 minutes.
A co-production between A. Film Production, Telescreen Filmproducties, Mercis and Dutch broadcaster KRO, the film went into general release at the end of January 2013, and was seen on big screens in Japan, Australia, New-Zealand, Poland and at the Toronto Film Festival throughout 2013.
It was awarded the CineKid award, the Dutch children's film "Oscar" - the reviews have been stunningly positive all around, with the most positive ones by reviewers who saw the film in an audience with children!
Miffy the Movie is now available for rent or to buy through Amazon and iTunes!
Hans Perk• director, editor, systems administrator
1, 3, 4
Sten Mesterton • art director, set supervisor
Niels Grønlykke • art director, lighting supervisor
Jakob Steffensen • pipeline supervisor
1 Original founder of A. Film in 1988 2 Current owner of A. Film Production A/S 3 Current owner of A. Film L.A., Inc. 4 Original 1986 Valhalla crew
What is A. Film?
A. Film, located in beautiful Copenhagen, is Scandinavia’s largest, most ambitious animation company.
Founded in 1988 by four animators and a producer who met on the Danish feature film Valhalla, it is affiliated with A. Film L.A. (USA) and A. Film Estonia.
This A. Film group of companies produces classical hand-drawn and CGI animation for feature films, TV series, shorts, educationals, commercials, and games for the international market. A. Film is renowned for its high quality feature films and tv productions, offering a wide variety of styles, and it has been one of the first studios in Europe to successfully produce CGI feature films on any kind of budget, high or low.
A. Film is responsible for OVER HALF of all cinema tickets sold in Danish Cinemas for Danish animated features since 1976, with 10 of the 34 produced films to its name, all within the top 19, which sold an average of 263,240 tix each (the "other half" only averaged 77,300). Of course this is peanuts in relation to A. Film's co-production "Flight Before Christmas" ("Niko and the Way to the Stars") which was seen by over 34 million TV viewers in the US alone, now a classic holiday special, directly following the classic Frosty the Snowman on CBS since 2008!
A. Film Production produces all possible kinds of animation, computer-generated, hand-drawn, cut-out or stop-motion, for
Theme park dark rides
We are EXPERIENCED in all of these diciplines, making complete productions or sub-contracted parts.
To make the best possible product within the allotted budget and time.
Good stories, strong concepts, worlds of visual opportunities -
those are the things that fascinate us! With our love of animation, we want to fascinate you as well!
A. Film Production A/S Dannebrogsgade 1, 1tv 1660 Copenhagen V Denmark Tel. +45 3582 7060 (Not for job or internship applications!) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Not for job or internship applications either!)
A. Film L.A., Inc. Hans Perk, CEO PO Box 725 La Habra, CA 90633-0725 USA Tel. (+1)818-237-9510 Member ASIFA Hollywood
A. Film Estonia Kristel Tõldsepp, managing director Lootuse pst. 62 11616 Tallinn Estonia Tel. (+372) 6 706 485 Member of the VEGA network
A bit of history...
Since its inception in 1988, A. Film has made 13 own feature films, co-produced 4 more, sub-contracted on 31 others; made over 600 commercials, over 200 hours of television, several shorts and specials, as well as lots of other productions.
Here's a short "summary:"
A. Film has produced a variety of well-known hand-drawn feature films such as “Jungle Jack” (aka “Jungo I”), “Amazon Jack” (aka “Jungo II”) and "Help - I'm a Fish!," “Asterix and the Vikings" and “Pettson & Findus – The Tomte Machine.” “Terkel in Trouble” (the best selling Danish film in 2004) has been A. Film’s and Denmark's first fully CGI animated feature film. A. Film made a slew of CGI features during the past few years: “The Ugly Duckling and ME!,” "Jungo goes Bananas,” “Journey to Saturn,” ”Niko and the Way to the Stars,” (a.k.a. "The Flight Before Christmas"), it's follow-up "Niko 2." Our recent releases “The Olsen Gang Gets Polished" and "The Olsen Gang in Deep Trouble," CGI continuations of the famous live action film series, were big hits, and even the lesser well-known property Albert outperformed its direct competitors this year.
Apart from working on own productions, A. Film has subcontracted for companies such as Walt Disney Feature Animation, Warner Bros
Feature Animation, Don Bluth Studios, MGM Animation, Columbia Pictures, Fox, Sony, Kiddinx, Egmont Imagination, Carlsberg, Lego, Philips, Coca Cola and Kellogg’s.
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