Speaker presentation

Christian Ryltenius

Christian Ryltenius started his career in animation at the Swedish studio Penn Film AB, where he worked on the feature film Voyage to Melonia (1989). After that, he studied Classical Animation at Sheridan College in Canada (1989-1991), before returning to Pennfilm to work as an animator for a number of productions, e.g. ABC, Alfie Atkins and Dogdays.

In 1995, Christian moved to Germany and worked with a number of different directors like Hayo Freitag on Captain Blaubär, and Enzo D’Alo on Momo. He was hired by Warner Brothers to work on Space Jam and Quest for Camelot. For a number of years, he worked in Asia as Overseas Supervisor before he launched Sluggerfilm in Sweden in 2004.

His CV includes director on productions as Bjorn Bear, a TV series based on the classic Swedish children books by Sven Nordqvist; Loranga, Mazarin och Dartanjang, for which he was creative supervisor; and in 2008 he worked as animation director on Tarik Saleh’s Metropia. From 2011 – 2018 he directed three of the most successful feature films in Swedish animation history; ‘Bamse and the City of Thieves’,‘Bamse and the Witch’s daughter’ and ‘Bamse and the ThunderBell’. 2019 he received the Swedish Film prize ‘Gullspiran’ for his work on animated features, with the motivation that he always striving for good storytelling and high quality in his films.

Christian Ryltenius is currently directing the Swedish animated feature ‘Bamse and the world’s smallest adventure’, that will be premiering in December 2023.

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Christian Ryltenius, Director’s Filmography

2022 Mamma Moo finds her way home, Feature: 2021 Bamse and the volcano island, Feature  2020 Pelle No-Tail, Feature: 2018 Bamse and the Thunderbell, Feature: 2016 Bamse and the Witch’s daughter, Feature: 2014 Bamse and the City of Thieves, Feature: 2013 Melker, TV-Special: 2010 Elsa and the Bedtime Stories, Shortfilm: 2004 Bjorn Bear, TV-series.