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2 Birds
2 Birds

2 Birds

A group of young teenagers on a journey from innocence to the stark reality of adulthood.

Synopsis

2 Birds takes place during one bright summer night and follows a group of young teenagers on a journey from innocence to adulthood. The main character is a timid boy who has a typical schoolboy crush on a girl his age, who happens to be a friend of his mate.

2 Birds are the second film of Runarsson’s Crossroad trilogy. The first one is the award winning and Oscar nominated short film The Last Farm.

About the film

  • Type: Short Film
  • National Premiere Date: October 3, 2008
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 15 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Smáfuglar
  • International Title: 2 Birds
  • Production Year: 2008
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: 2 Birds
  • Website: www.smafuglar.blogspot.com/
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Stereo SR

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, 2018
  • Film Hafizasi Thematic Night – Best of Cannes, Tyrklandi, 2015
  • Festival Tous Courts, Frakklandi, 2015
  • Gimli Film Festival, 2014
  • Format Court, 2014
  • Interfilm, International Short Film Festival, Berlin, Germany,, 2012
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway, 2012
  • Australian Cinémathéque, Queensland, Australia, 2012
  • L´Air Islande, Paris, 2011
  • International Filmfest Emden-Norderney, 2011
  • Cinessone Festival du Cinema Europeen En Essonne, 2011
  • Prague Short Film Festival, 2010 - Award: The Grand Prix prize
  • Archives Audiovisuelle de Monaco, 2010
  • Kaliber 35 Munich International Short Film Festival, 2010
  • REF Nc Les Percedes, 2010
  • Shortmoves Festival, 2010 - Award: The people's choice award. Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt Award.
  • Open Cinema - International Short and Animation Film Festival, 2010 - Award: Special Jury Prize
  • Acquedolci Independent Film Festival, 2010 - Award: 2nd place award for best film
  • The Overlook International Film Festival, 2010 - Award: Best International film
  • The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2010
  • Festival International de Cinéma de Vernon, 2010
  • Göteborg International Film Festival, 2009
  • Nordatlantens Brygge Biodage, 2009
  • Festival International du Film d‘Amour de Mons, 2009 - Award: Best International Short Film
  • FEC Cambrils-Reus European Short Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Second prize for The Best European Short Film
  • Tampere Film Festival, 2009
  • Lille International Short Film Festival, 2009
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Best Nordic Fiction
  • BUFF, 2009
  • Festival International du Film Aubagne, 2009 - Award: Best Director. Best Sound Design (Sylvester Holm)
  • Nordic Film Festival, Rouen, 2009
  • Kristiansand Barnefilmfestival, 2009
  • Festival du Film de Cabourg, 2009 - Award: Best Director
  • Kratkofil Short Film Festival, 2009
  • Los Angeles Film Festival, 2009
  • Art Film Fest, Bratislava, 2009
  • Festival Mas Sorrer Short Film Festival, 2009
  • Expresion en Corto, San Miguel de Allende, 2009
  • Helsinki International Film Festival, 2009
  • Buster Film Festival, 2009
  • Nordisk Panorama, 2009
  • Pamplona International Film Festival, 2009
  • Filmfest Granada, 2009
  • Cortopotere Short Film Festival, 2009
  • Nordic Film Days in Lubeck, 2009
  • Leeds International Film Festival, 2009
  • Unlimited - Short Film Festival Cologne, 2009
  • Du Grain a Demoudre International Film Festival, 2009
  • International Short Film Festival Leuven, 2009
  • Les Arcs Film Festival, 2009
  • Festival International du Film Court Persona, 2009 - Award: Best Fiction
  • Euroshorts Film Festival, 2009
  • Grand Off, 2009 - Award: Best Fiction
  • Sapporo International Short Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Best director. Best actor (Atli Óskar Fjalarsson)
  • Filmini International Short Film Festival, 2009
  • International film festival Eberswalde, 2009
  • Kota 2023 - Festival of Short Minimalist Films, 2009 - Award: Best film in the category A Short Film Centering around Sexuality and the Problems It Entails
  • Circuito Off Venice International Short Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Volvo Award
  • São Paulo International Short Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Public Choice Awards
  • Sedicicorto International Film Festival, 2009
  • Concorto Film Festival, 2009
  • Kinemastik Short Film Fest, 2009 - Award: Audience Award
  • Lucania Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Best International Fiction
  • Festival Inventa un Film Lenola, 2009 - Award: Best director. Besti actor (Atli Óskar Fjalarsson)
  • International Festival of Short Films Mas ?Sorrir, 2009 - Award: Best short film
  • International Festival Signes de Nuit, 2009 - Award: Grand Prix
  • Brisbane International Film Festival, 2009
  • Tofifest International Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Best Director
  • Maremetraggio Short Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Best short
  • Archipelago Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Best short
  • AsterFest Strumica, 2009 - Award: Best World Film
  • La Cittadella del Corto - International Short Fiction Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Grand Prix
  • Festival of Nations, 2009
  • Naoussa International Film Festiva, 2009 - Award: Best Director
  • Brussels Short Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Grand Prix
  • Festival Internacional de Cinema Independente de Lisboa, 2009 - Award: Prémio RTP2 Onda Curta
  • Nice Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Audience Award. Student Jury Award. Special Mention of The Press Jury.
  • Filmfest Dresden, 2009 - Award: The Golden Horseman. The Youth Jury's Special Mention.
  • Indielisboa International Film Festival, 2009
  • Linea d'Ombra-Festival Culture Giovani, 2009
  • Next Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Best Director
  • Wood Green International Short Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Best International Film
  • Mamers en Mars, 2009 - Award: The Jury Award. The Youth Jury Prize-Caisse d'Epargne.
  • Regard - Saguenay International Short Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Grand Prize
  • European Film Festival of Lille, 2009 - Award: Grand Prix of The Jury
  • Northern Wave International Film Festival, 2009 - Award: Best Short Film
  • MECAL - International Short Film Festival of Barcelona, 2009
  • Bermuda International Film Festival, 2009
  • Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, 2009
  • North Atlantic House Cinema Days, 2009
  • Glasgow Film Festival, 2009
  • International Film Festival in Rotterdam, 2009
  • Festival Pontino Del Cortometraggio, 2009 - Award: Special Mention of the Jury
  • Cannes Film Festival, 2008
  • Sundance International Film Festival, 2008
  • Best of Short Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Second prize for Best Film
  • Brest European Short Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Young Jury Award. France 2 European Award. Special Mention of the European Regional Council of Bretagne.
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2008
  • International Short Film Festival Leuven, 2008
  • Marseille Film Festival, 2008
  • Melbourne International Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Best Ficiton Film
  • Milano Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Best Short Film
  • Mostra de Valencia, 2008
  • Nordisk Panorama, 2008
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, 2008
  • Telluride Film Festival, 2008
  • Uppsala Kortfilmfestival, 2008
  • Warsaw International Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Best Short Film
  • Zagreb International Film Festival, 2008
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2008 - Award: Short Film of the Year.
  • Menningarverðlaun DV, 2008 - Award: Nomination
  • Almería en Corto International Film Festival, 2008 - Award: The ‘Cecilio Paniagua’ award for The Best Photography (Sophia Olsson)
  • Siena International Short Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Grand Prix for the Best Film
  • European Film Awards, 2008 - Award: Nomination for Best Short
  • Oslo International Film Festival, 2008
  • Festival du cinéma européen en Essonne, 2008 - Award: Grand Prix du Conseil général de l’Essonne
  • Curtocircuito International Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Best International Fiction
  • Cork Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Best International Short Film
  • ALCINE - Alcalá de Henares / Comunidad de Madrid Film Festival, 2008
  • Janela Internacional de Cinema, 2008
  • Encounters Short Film Festival, 2008
  • Curta Cinema - Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, 2008
  • International Short Film Festival in Drama, 2008
  • Shnit Kurzfilmfestival, 2008
  • North Cape Film Festival, 2008
  • Noci International Short Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Best International Film. Award of the Puglia Region
  • Future Shorts Copenhagen., 2008
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival, 2008
  • Dokufest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival In Kosova, 2008 - Award: Best short
  • Malescorto - International Shorts Festival, 2008
  • Super Shorts International Film Festival, 2008 - Award: Anthony Mingella Best Director Award. Sasusfaction Best Drama Award
  • Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival, 2008 - Award: The Young Peoples Award. Best Creative Subject. The Nisida Award.
  • Cinema Jove Internacional Festival, 2008 - Award: Canal+ award
  • Message To Man - International Films Festival, 2008 - Award: Centaur Award for Best Fiction Film

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