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. A committee of judges consists of different film makers every year that selects the winning film which is announced at the festival’s closing ceremony.
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.
To be eligible for the competition the films can not be longer that 30 minutes or older than a year old. The films have to be premiered at the festival and can therefore not be screened publicly before. Only Icelandic films are eligible, or have an Icelandic director or producer. The films must have an English subtitle (if not spoken in English).