Friday, January 23, 2009

2 Birds & The Last Farm in Copenhagen

CINEMA DAYS February 2009
For the 6th time the North Atlantic House offers films from the North. During Thursdays in February you will be able to see short films, documentaries and feature films from Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland with visits and presentations from some of the film directors. These are all film experiences not to be missed.

Thursday, February 12th at 20:00

Five short films – with visits from the directors.
Five capturing films about people and their crossing pads of existence by the Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson and the Faroese Ingun Olsen.

Glasgow Film Festival

Scotland’s independent short film programme The Magic Lantern presents you with a delectable
selection of short films and events over the opening weekend of GFF09. With a themed selection
of the best new work from the current international festival circuit coupled with guest programmes.
Come view great films, meet fellow filmmakers and celebrate the wonder of short film!

An international programme of short films that use artful economy of storytelling in their intimate explorations of relationship, friendship and family dynamics.

Megatron, Director: Marian Crisan, Romania, 15m
California Dreams, Director: David Wnendt, Germany, 18m
Partir, Director: Melodie Lamotte D’Incamps, UK/France, 12m
Haze, Director: Anthony Chen, Singapore, 14m
Smáfuglar (2 Birds), Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson, Iceland, 15m
Jerrycan, Director: Julius Avery, Australia, 13mCCA
Sunday 15 February


The International Film Festival in Rotterdam

The 38th edition of The International Film Festival in Rotterdam will take place from January 21th through February 1, 2009.

The International Film Festival Rotterdam offers a quality selection of worldwide independent, innovative and experimental cinema and visual arts. Devoted to offering a platform to and actively supporting independent filmmaking from around the globe, The International Film Festival Rotterdam is the essential hub for discovering film talent and for catching the early buzz on many world and international premieres.

During twelve festival days, hundreds of filmmakers and other artists present their work to a large and devoted audience in 24 screening venues located within central Rotterdam. Up to 3,000 press and film industry representatives visit the festival to report on its buzz or to take part in CineMart, the largest co-production market for film projects.

Smafuglar (2 Birds) is a part of the Spectrum: Shorts 2009 at The 38th International Film Festival in Rotterdam.
"Short but sharp. Films shorter than 60 minutes from throughout the world are screened prior to long films or put together in collected programes. "


Nordic Lights in Göteborg

Smafuglar (2 Birds) is a part of the Nordic Lights program at The Göteborg International Film Festival 2009. Its screened with two other Icelandic Films. The documentary " Kjötborg " directed by Helga Rakel Rafnsdóttir & Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir, and Wrestling by Grimur Hakonarson. The screenings take place 23/24/26 of january.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Special Mention In Pontino

Smafuglar (2 Birds) by Runar Runarsson received The Menzione Speciale CortoPress for Foreign Films at The Festival Pontino Del Cortometraggio
The jury said at The award ceremony:
Motivazione della Giuria: Per la capacità di unire denuncia e poesia in una stessa atmosfera facendo emergere lo squallore della realtà e la Potenza dell’amore puro.