Shortfish is the festival’s short film competition. It’s goal is to draw attention to young and aspiring film makers and encourage them with an award that directly their future projects. All the films are premiered in Iceland at the festival.
The winner of Shortfish competition will be granted one million krona in equipment rental from Kukl, the biggest equipment rental in Iceland that specalizes in servicing film-and TV productions. That way the winner will have access to high-class equipment for his or her next project.
The winning film will be announced at the closing ceremony – Saturday March 10th. The judges this year are: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (director, Undir Trénu / Under the tree), Hlín Jóhannesdóttir (producer, Svanurinn / The Swan) Ísold Uggadóttir (director, Andið eðlilega / And breathe normally).
From a great number of submitted films, the following films were chosen to participate in the competition this year:
Behind closed curtains (Påfugl blant duer)
Director: Hanna Björg Jónsdóttir.
Producer: Emilie M. E. Vincent.
Nobody said being a teenager is easy. But is it only in the teens it´s difficult to be true to yourself?
I’ll see you soon (Ég fer bráðum að koma)
Director & producer: Örvar Hafþórsson
A daughter recounts tales of her mother.
Directors & producers: Atli Sigurjónsson and Ed Hancox
Rama just wants her guitar back. Tiffany wants something more.
Director: Pantea Kabeh
Producer: Atli Óskar Fjalarsson
A young girl walks into an upscale restaurant and recuses herself to a bathroom, away from the judging eyes of the patrons. In there, she gets a taste of the good life she has been dreaming of her whole life.
The Day the Beans ran out (Dagurinn sem baunirnar kláruðust)
Director & producer: Guðný Rós Þórhallsdóttir
A man lives a comfortable life in the middle of Iceland after the zombie apocalypse. He’s got it all, food, defences and a homemade friend. But when his food starts going missing he suspects something fishy is going on.
Director: Brúsi Ólason
Producer: Kári Úlfsson og Maggie Briggs
Viktoria, a strong willed woman in her 60’s, struggles alone to run the dairy farm that has been in her family for generations as things gradually fall apart.