* The Hedge of Thorns received most international film awards for the year 2002.
From the Aftenposten newspaper article January 26, 2003:
Most awarded in 2002:
"Last years most awarded Norwegian film internationally was "The Hedge of Thorns", the 13 minute
animated film by Anita Killi with war as theme. 14 prizes were awarded to this film, among them from
the Berlin Finderfilmfest, USA, Canada, Korea, France and Russia. "The Hedge of Thorns" were also
nomiated to the Cartoon D´Or which is the highest acclaim for animation in Europe."
Totally the film has reached more than 20 awards.

* BEST CHILDREN SHORTFILM OF THE COMPETITION
Prize of the Childrens Jury, 5-12 Years of Age Program, of the 26th Children`s and Youth Competition of the
49th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, May 2003.

* BEST ANIMATED FILM FOR CHILDREN
Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Norway, May 2003

* BEST SHORT FILM IN FESTIVAL
Winnipeg Freeze Frame, Canada April/May 2003

* 3. PRIZE IN THE SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Cinema delle Donne in Torino. Italy, March 2003

* BEST ANIMATIONFILM
Olympia Barnefilmfestival Pyrgos, Greece, 2002