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Shortfish is the festival’s short film competition. Its goal is to draw attention to young and aspiring film-makers and provide funding for 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 their next project.

The winning film will be announced at the closing ceremony – Sunday March 10th. We are honoured to announce that the judges this year are Alissa Simon programmer at Palm Springs IFF, Steve Gravestock programmer at Toronto IFF and Wendy Mitchell, Nordic Correspondent for Screen International and Nordic delegate for the San Sebastian Film Festival.

From a number of submitted films, the following films were chosen to participate in this year’s competition:

Vala and Benni are leaving Reykjavik for a simpler life in the countryside and are struggling to find a common ground about what their future holds. Their journey comes to a violent stop when they get into a head on collision with another car.
Director: Erlendur Sveinsson
Producer: Helga Jóakimsdóttir

A day in life.
Director:Viktor Sigurjónsson
Producers: Atli Óskar Fjalarsson & Viktor Sigurjónsson

Thomas and Jane are trying out a new and mysterious restaurant to spice things up in their relationship, but the menu might be more than they can chew on…
Director: Atli Sigurjónsson
Producer: Atli Sigurjónsson & Nick Gonzalez

BLOOD MARE (Blóðmeri)
A young woman breaks free from violent circumstances and goes on the run with her friends. In the short film Blood Mare we hear the silent but loud cry of women in a harsh world.
Director:Dominique Gyða Sigrúnardóttir
Producer: DRIF (Baltasar Breki Samper, Dominique Gyða Sigrúnardóttir, Sigríður Rut Marrow.)

An old lady who lives a good but humble live has the feeling she falling behind, when she decides to do something about it.
Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter
Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter, Alda Valentína Rós

Lísa, 15 years old, has a big secret about her body and medical history. When Bryndís, her childhood friend re-enters her life Lísa realizes how little she really knows about herself.
Director: Anna Karín Lárusdóttir
Producer: Anna Karín Lárusdóttir


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