film giffoni 2023


Category: Elements +3

Snowflakes, fragrant almonds and twinkling lights create the perfect atmosphere at Mariann’s Christmas market visit when suddenly she discovers an unbelievable secret: on the top shelf of the lottery booth, the sweetest teddy bear has just moved his head and started sniffing. Feeling an instant connection with the living toy, Mariann can’t think of any better wish for Christmas and tries to win him. However, Teddy has different plans, dreaming of a wealthy owner who can teach him everything the world has to offer. But when Teddy is taken away to a woodshed, his new best friend, the hedgehog Bolla, helps him realize what really counts in life…

Original Title Teddybjørnens jul
Category Out of competition
Section Elements +3
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 80’
Production Year 2022
Nationality Norway
Directed by Andrea Eckerbom
Screenplay Lars Gudmestad, Harald Rosenløw-Eeg
Editor Elise Solberg
Production Design Merete Boström
Costume Design Sofie Rage Larsen
Sound Gunn Tove Grønsberg
Make up Hanna Oline Begby
Aase Lund
Music Stein Johan Grieg Halvorsen, Eyvind Andreas Skeie
Main cast Marte Klerck-Nilssen
John F. Brungot
Vegard Strand Eide
Gunn Tove Grønsberg
Mariann Hole
Medina Iqbal
Lene Kongsvik Johansen
Nader Khademi
Marianne Krogness
Zachary Levi
Scott Maurstad
Kai Remlov
Morten Rudå
Jan Gunnar Røise
Ingrid Lykkeslet Strømskag
Produced by Thea Benedikte, Kevin Karlsen


andrea eckerbomANDREA ECKERBOM

Andrea Eckerbom is a writer and director born in Stockholm 1981. She graduated at  Perth film school, Australia in 2003 with a degree in film editing and directing. She has casted more than 400 commercials and featured films like MAX MANUS, A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN, LIMBO, THE WAVE AND KON-TIKI. She eventually left casting and focused on directing and has since made over 100 commercial spots. Eckerbom is considered as one of the most active commercial directors in Norway. Her meticulous attention to detail and broad experience has put her in demand for international jury duty in the world of commercial filmmaking. She received several awards among which a Silver Lion from Cannes. FORGOTTEN CHRISTMAS (2019) was her first feature film as a director followed by TEDDY’S CHRISTMAS in 2022.



international distribution/distribuzione internazionale
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italian distribution/distribuzione italiana
festival contact
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