The winner of the Shortfish was announced at the final ceremony last night!
The short film XY by Anna Karín Lárusdóttir won the prize and received a prize of ISK 1 million krónar from KUKL.
We were honoured with an amazing panel of experienced judges: Alissa Simon program director for Palm Springs IFF, Steve Gravestock program director at the Toronto IFF and Wendy Mitchell, a Nordic correspondent at Screen International and a Nordic contact for the San Sebastian Film Festival. Stockfish congratulates Anna Karín on her victory and wishes her as well as other competitors, success in future film projects. The future is bright in Icelandic filmmaking!
Judges reviews on XY:
“First, we would like to thank the Stockfish Film Festival for asking us to be on the jury and for so graciously hosting us in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. It was an honour to serve on the Shortfish jury and see the work of a new generation of Icelandic filmmakers. For its assured direction, nuanced and touching performances (especially from its talented young cast), and sensitive engagement with timely and complicated issues, the jury awards the prize to XL by Anna Karin Larusdottir”