Friday, May 9, 2008


Smáfuglar (2 Birds) has been selected for The Official Selection of the Short film competition of the 62nd Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The festival takes place between the 18th -29th of June and 2 Birds will be screened Thursday the 19th at 22:15 at FIlmhouse 2, and the Friday 20th at 15:30 at Filmhouse 2.

Rúnar Rúnarsson the director of the film is not unfamiliar with the Edinburgh festival for it was the venue for the world premier for his award winning and Oscar nominated short film The Last Farm. Now the festival will host the UK premier of 2 Birds.

Started in 1947, the EIFF is one of the true homes of innovative and exciting cinema. For over half-a-century, the Festival has presented some of cinema's most important and exciting moments and played host to the world's greatest filmmakers.
The longest continually running film festival in the world,
The last ten years have seen a strengthening of the critical fortunes of the Festival through the strong artistic direction of Mark Cousins, Lizzie Francke, Shane Danielsen and currently Hannah McGill, all of whom have exhibited not only a continuity of passion and commitment to excellent cinema from home and abroad but the very necessary evaluative perspective that skilled curation brings.

The 62nd Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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