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Ártún

Director’s statement:
Ártún is a personal story based on my own experience as a young boy taking an early step into the teenage years. Like kids, in Ártún, the boys’ vision on the world is still very much a part of their own imagination. I want to reflect on this preteen period which I feel very strongly about. I look for my inspiration from these years with an urge to reconnect and understand them. As a kid and a teenager I used to wish that I could show the grownups around me, how our world really was. As a filmmaker I want to do that and make a film about youth as these years portray our life in a very clear, beautiful and sometimes harsh way.
Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson

About the film

  • Type
    Short Film
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    20 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Ártún
  • International Title
    Ártún
  • Production Year
    2014
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Denmark
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    Arri Alexa HD
  • Aspect Ratio
    2:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Stereo
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with English subtitles

Festivals

  • 2018
    Titanic Budapest International Film Festival
  • 2016
    International Festival of Local Televisions, Slovakia - Award: Vogelsong Family Foundation Award.
  • 2016
    Sardinia Film Festival - Award: Youth Jury Award.
  • 2016
    Ipsos Short Film Breaks, Romania - Award: Best Short Film.
  • 2016
    Taratsa International Film Festival, Greece - Award: Best Director (Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson).
  • 2016
    Filmfest Eberswalde – Provinziale, Germany - Award: Audience Award.
  • 2016
    Lecce Film Fest, Italy - Award: Best Cinematography (Sturla Brandth Grøvlen).
  • 2016
    Alter-Native Film Festival, Romania - Award: Grand Award.
  • 2016
    Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival, Serbíu
  • 2016
    Mediawave festival - Award: Best Performance in Short Film.
  • 2015
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for Set Design of the year (Linda Stefánsdóttir).
  • 2015
    Ale Kino! - International Young Audience Film Festival - Award: Best Short Film for Young Audience.
  • 2015
    Flickerfest
  • 2015
    Prague Shorts Film Festival
  • 2015
    Air d'Islande
  • 2015
    Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Mecal International Short Film and Animation Festival
  • 2015
    Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
  • 2015
    Cannes Film Festival
  • 2015
    Kino Otok
  • 2015
    Festival Plein la Bobine
  • 2015
    Cinema in Sneakers Film Festival for Children and Youth
  • 2015
    Euganea Film Festival
  • 2015
    Maine International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Festival Silhouette
  • 2015
    Best Of International Short Film Festival
  • 2015
    Helsinski Film Festival
  • 2015
    Culturescapes
  • 2015
    Curtocircuíto – International Short Film Festival
  • 2015
    Sedicicorto | International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Tallgrass Film Festival
  • 2015
    Festival Internacional de Jovenes Realizadores de Granada
  • 2015
    Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares
  • 2015
    Latin American International Film Festival of Santiago de Chile
  • 2015
    Cinemaforum
  • 2015
    Festival Tous Courts
  • 2015
    Festival Europeu de Curtmetratges - Award: Best Short Film.
  • 2015
    RiverRun International Film Festival - Award: Honorable Mention.
  • 2015
    Minimalen Short Film Festival
  • 2015
    Spot Festival - Award: Best Fiction Film.
  • 2014
    The Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden, Holland
  • 2014
    Reykjavík International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Warsaw Film Festival
  • 2014
    Northern Film Festival
  • 2014
    Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven
  • 2014
    Festival international du Film de Pau
  • 2014
    Geneva International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Hamptons International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Chicago International Film Festival - Award: Best live action short.
  • 2014
    Zagreb Film Festival
  • 2014
    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
  • 2014
    Brest European Short Film Festival - Award: Won the festival's Grand Prix.