Winner Announced In The Shortfish Competition
5/31/2021Last 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!
3/24/2021The 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
A record year in the number of entries in Shortfish!
3/4/2021It is such a pleasure to witness the number of entries of short films in Shortfish this year. Over 50 films entered but in comparison, the competition had 40 entries last year which was also a record. This increase we would like to thank the decision to change the conditions for entry. Now the films don’t have to be premiered in Iceland, only produced in the previous year. We feel this way we can increase the opportunity for Icelandic short films to be screened and get more exposure. We promise a fantastic movie experience this time around. The judges who already have started their reviewing say that it will be a very difficult decision this year in which films to select for the finals.
SHORTFISH open for submissions! Stockfish & KUKL shorts competition!
1/4/2021The short film competition Shortfish is now open for submissions for the 7th time. The purpose of the competition is to allow young and upcoming film makers to showcase their work and help them grow further in the field. Last year’s winner PAPERBOY by Ninna Pálmadóttir has been invited to many film festivals both in Iceland and abroad and won the Edda Award for best short. The winner this year will receive 1 million Icelandic krona voucher at one of the leading film equipment rentals, KUKL. Submission guidelines: The films can be no longer than 30 minutes and not been premiered before 2020. Only Icelandic films can be submitted, or films that are either directed or produced by Icelandic citizens. In addition the film needs to have English subtitles. Please send applications to email@example.com before the 20th of February. Topic: SPRETTFISKUR. Include following information: Name of film. (Icelandic and English title) Directors nameProducers nameName of filmShort synopsis (in English and in Icelandic)Premier dateLink to film with a password if neededContact information