Winner Announced In The Shortfish Competition


Last night was the final night of the Stockfish Film Festival in Bíó Paradís and the winner announced in the Shortfish film competition with an official award ceremony. Our members of the jury this year where Marina Richter journalist and renowned film critic, Tinna Hrafnsdóttir actress and director and Grímur Hákonarson writer and film director. All where in agreement that the films where particularly good quality this year and all the films had something special to offer which made it quite hard to come to a conclusion who should be the winner. But they had to come to an agreement and decided to give one film special mention. That was the film Spaghetti by Egill Gauti Sigurjónsson and Nikulás Tumi Hlynsson. But the winner of Shortfish 2021 is Kitchen By Measure by Atli Arnarsson and Sólrún Ylfa Ingimarsdóttir. Atli and Sólrún recieve a beautiful Shortfish artifact designed by Marsibil Kristjánsdóttir and Róbert Kristjánsson and 1.000.000 ISK from Kukl which will be great help in furthering their future film projects. One of Shortfish winners Atli Arnarsson. The other director of Kitchen By Measure could not attend as she was abroad at the time. Statement of the Jury for Kitchen By Measure: Catching the spirit of a classic has never been an easy task: sticking to the core of the narrative, and yet giving the film a special touch that will make it unique and memorable. Technically impeccable through the filigrane work on the tiniest details, nicely shot and framed, this is a work that also impresses by the subtext of the story - through humor and wit. The main Jury award goes to “Kitchen by Measure” directed by Atli Arnarsson and Sólrún Ylfa Ingimarsdóttir.  Egill Gauti one of Spaghetti's directors. Nikulás could not attend the ceremony. Special mention: Spaghetti An unconventional thriller from the underbelly of Kópavogur City, full of life and joy and creative energy. The directors break nearly every cinematic rule although in a very neat way creating an unforgettable viewing experience. For this reason the Jury gives Special Mention to Spaghetti by Nikulás Tumi Hlynsson and Egill Gauti Sigurjónsson. Marzibil Sæmundardóttir director of Stockfish Festival gave a short speech before Tinna Hrafnsdóttir member of the jury announced the winners. Special thanks to Kukl our main sponsor of the competition.

The films selected for Shortfish 2021!


The aim of the Shortfish short film competition is to draw attention to up and coming young filmmakers and encourage them to further their skills with a price that gives them an opportunity to keep working on further projects. The winner of the Shortfish will receive one million Icelandic krona from Iceland’s most prominent film equipment rental Kukl. That will give a good jump start for the winning director for their next film. Last year the rules were changed for the Shortfish competition, it was decided to allow all short films premiered in the previous year to enter instead of only films that had not been premiered in Iceland. This has allowed more variety and increased the number of entries. We also feel that this way we are giving young filmmakers more opportunity to showcase their work. This year we received over 50 entries and all promising films. Therefore we have decided to increase the number of films in the finals for more people to be able to enjoy them in the cinema.  Jury for the Shortfish 2021 are Marina Richter film critic, Ragnar Bragason director and Tinna Hrafnsdóttir actress and director. Following 12 films will compete in Shortfish this year: ,,All Dogs Die’’ - Director: Ninna Pálmadóttir, winner of last years Shortfish ,,Animalia’’ - Director, Rúnar Ingi ,,Blindsided’’ - Director: Daníel Bjarnason ,,Baba’’ - Director: Bahare Ruch ,,Jökull’’ - Director: Axel Frans Gústavsson ,,Island living’’ - Director: Viktor Sigurjónsson ,,Monday’’ - Director: Bergur Árnason ,,Between Earth and the Moon’’ - Directors: Anna Karín Lárusdóttir & Hekla Egils ,,Spaghetti’’ - Directors: Nikulás Tumi, Egill Gauti Sigurjónsson ,,This should get better?’’ - Directors: Alex Snær Welker Pétursson ,,Dalia'' - Director, Brúsi Ólason ,,Kitchen by Measure'' - Directors: Atli Arnarsson og Sólrún Ylfa Ingimarsdóttir