Stockfish_official_selection_2017Shortfish is Stockfish Film Festival’s short film competition.

Premiere –  February 27th at 18 / Q&A
Second screening – March 2nd at 22.30
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The award ceremony takes place at Stockfish’s closing ceremony, Saturday March 4thThe winner will be awarded with 1 million kr. in equipment rental with Kukl.


A great amount of films were submitted this year, eventually these six films were chosen to compete for Shortfish 2017:

Despite knowing all of Iceland’s families better than most people, the genealogist, Arnbjörn, has never had a family of his own.
Director: Eyþór Jóvinsson

C – Vitamin

Two young girls collect things to sell on a raffle they say, to support chronically ill children.
Director: Guðný Rós Þórhallsdóttir

In the Dark Room
A woman, B., is fed up with her groundhog day life in a boring apartment building with her husband Bror and their two children.
Director: Anna María Helgadóttir

Kalí’s Solitude
A young girl in a future far away struggles with loneliness and pollution.
Director: Jonni Ragnarsson

That’s what friends are for
Annelle’s diva cup is stuck inside her and Lovisa tries to help. A film about friendship and the director’s ode to girls, blood, nail polish and sex toys.
Director: Brynhildur Þórarinsdottir

Imprisoned by denial, a young woman tries to redeem something she once lost
Director: Teitur Magnússon

The judges this year are:
Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, actress
Baldvin Z, director
Rakel Garðarsdóttir, producer




The short Like it’s up to you by Brynhildur Þórarinsdóttir won the title Shortfish 2016 and was awarded a Canon EOS 70D camera from Nýherji in addition to the title Shortfish 2016.

The short Foxes was the winner of Shortfish 2015. It is directed by Mikel Gurrea and produced by Eva Sigurðardóttir and Askja Films. Foxes is a film about a young real estate agent in rainy London, who needs to take care of his ten year old son as he tries to close a big sale.