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Whale Valley

Director's intention: My intention with Whale Valley was to show pure love between two brothers who live in a remote fjord. I wanted to show how their upbringing and surrounding effected them. I seek my inspiration from the contrast in the Icelandic nature, the great beauty and harshness and also the inner turmoil of a child/person who has no words for his feelings.

About the film

  • Type
    Short Film
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    15 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Hvalfjörður
  • International Title
    Whale Valley
  • Production Year
    2013
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Denmark
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    No
  • Production Format
    Arri Alexa
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.85:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Surround
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP, HDSR, HDcam and Blu-ray

Festivals

  • 2018
    Titanic Budapest International Film Festival
  • 2016
    Cross Roads Film Festival, Mississippi, Bandaríkin
  • 2016
    Kurzfilmwoche, Regensburg, Þýskaland
  • 2016
    Palm Beach International Film Festival, Bandaríkin
  • 2016
    Festival international du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand
  • 2016
    Zoom International Film Festival - Award: Best Performance in Short Film.
  • 2015
    Screen Machine
  • 2015
    Short Matters!
  • 2015
    Promofest - Award: Special Mention.
  • 2015
    Nordic Lights
  • 2015
    Nordic Delight Festival
  • 2015
    Scandinavian Film Festival Los Angeles
  • 2015
    Kustendorf Film and Music Festival - Award: The Bronze Egg
  • 2015
    Amarcort
  • 2015
    Hill Country
  • 2015
    Fil'm Haf?zas?
  • 2015
    MizzicaFILM Festival - Award: Best short film.
  • 2015
    Caserta independent film festival - Award: Best short film.
  • 2015
    Brooklyn Film Festival - Award: Certificates of Outstanding Achievement - Male Actor: (Ágúst Örn B. Wigum).
  • 2015
    One Shot Short Film Festival
  • 2015
    Lake Como Film Festival
  • 2015
    Certamen de Cortometrajes Por Caracoles
  • 2015
    International Festival of Local Televisions
  • 2015
    Festival Internacional de Cine Rural Carlos Velo - Award: Best short film.
  • 2015
    Internacionalni festival kratkog igranog filma
  • 2015
    Festival Joven de Cortometrajes de Huétor Vega - Award: Second prize. Best actor. Best screenplay.
  • 2015
    OpenEyes Filmfest Marburg
  • 2015
    Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche - Award: European Prize for Best Short Film.
  • 2015
    Festival internazionale di cortometraggi spiaggiati - Award: Special Mention of the Jury.
  • 2015
    Festival Internacional de Curtmetratges Mas Sorrer
  • 2015
    Muestra Nacional de Cine Independiente Otros Cines San Nicolás
  • 2015
    Mostremp Cinema Rural - Award: First prize.
  • 2015
    Lucania Film Festival
  • 2015
    Festival Europeo de Cortometrajes Villamayor de Cine
  • 2015
    Portland Rising Film Festival
  • 2015
    CEBU International FILM Festival - Award: Special Mention of the Jury.
  • 2015
    Festival Brasil de Cinema Internacional
  • 2015
    Avvantura Film Festival Zadar - Award: Best Short Film.
  • 2015
    Lessinia Film Festival
  • 2015
    Muestra de Cine de Ascaso
  • 2015
    Rahway Film Festival
  • 2015
    CineFringe Film Festival
  • 2015
    Portobello Film Festival London
  • 2015
    Kraljevski filmski festival
  • 2015
    Festival Internacional de Curtametraxes de Bueu
  • 2015
    Chefchaouen International Film Festival - Award: Second prize.
  • 2015
    Batumi International Art-House Film Festival
  • 2015
    The International Cinematographers' Film Festival
  • 2015
    North Carolina Film Award - Award: Special Mention of the Jury.
  • 2015
    Full Bloom Film Festival
  • 2015
    Great Lakes International Film Festival
  • 2015
    El Corto del Año, Spáni - Award: Distribution Award.
  • 2015
    Kinofest International Digital Film Festival
  • 2015
    ANTITUBE - Panorama des Cinemas du Present, Québec
  • 2015
    Riurau Film Festival - Award: Cinematography of the Year (Gunnar Auðunn Jóhannsson).
  • 2015
    Basta Fest, Bajina Basta
  • 2015
    Trani film festival
  • 2015
    Cortosplash, Ítalíu - Award: Special mention by the jury.
  • 2015
    Festival Internacional de Cine de Dosquebradas
  • 2015
    Filmfest Eberswalde – Provinziale - Award: Jury award for best short film.
  • 2015
    Festival Internacional Del Cortometraje
  • 2015
    Festival de Cine de Pamplona
  • 2015
    Festival Internacional de Cine de Puerto Madryn - Award: Special Mention of the Jury.
  • 2015
    Nonèmaitroppo Corto, Argentínu - Award: Ágúst Örn B. Wigum for best performance. Gunnar Auðunn Jóhannsson for best cinematography.
  • 2015
    11# Festifreak
  • 2015
    Linea d'Ombra-Festival Culture Giovani, Salerno
  • 2015
    Filmfest Eberswalde - Provinziale - Award: Short Film Jury Prize.
  • 2015
    Enkarzine, Spáni
  • 2015
    Festival de Cine de Pamplona
  • 2015
    Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena - Award: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson for best director.
  • 2015
    Festival corti underground
  • 2015
    The Santa Fe Film Festival
  • 2015
    Brno 16
  • 2015
    Family Film Project, Porto
  • 2015
    FRONTALE Film Festival
  • 2015
    Arlington International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Festival de Cine de Madrid
  • 2015
    La imagen de los Pueblo
  • 2015
    International Short Film Festival
  • 2015
    Festival de Cine de Santander "Corto y Creo" - Award: Best Short Film.
  • 2015
    Uppsala International Short Film Festival
  • 2015
    Festival Internacional de Jovenes Realizadores de Granada
  • 2015
    Muestra internacional de cine independiente Surmic
  • 2015
    8th Alternative Film Festival and Community "The Image of the People"
  • 2015
    Konstanzer Kurz Film Spiele
  • 2015
    Cambuquira Short Film Festival
  • 2015
    Kalpanirjhar Foundation
  • 2015
    Shaan-e-awadh International Film Festival
  • 2015
    24fps International Short Film Festival
  • 2015
    Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
  • 2015
    Tehran Short Film Festival
  • 2015
    EyeCatcher International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Festival de Cine de Villa de Leyva
  • 2015
    Ícaro Festival Internacional de Cine en Centroamérica
  • 2015
    Cinemaforum Film Festival
  • 2015
    Magma International Short Film Festival
  • 2015
    Festival Tous Courts
  • 2015
    Grand OFF
  • 2015
    7th International Festival of Creativity, Innovation & Digital Culture
  • 2014
    Tabor International Short Film Festival
  • 2014
    Golden Nights, Paris
  • 2014
    Ischia Film Festival
  • 2014
    Two Riversides Art and Film Festival
  • 2014
    Göteborg International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Mecal International Short Film and Animation Festival
  • 2014
    San Joaquin International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Antarctic Short, Documentary and Animation Film Festival
  • 2014
    Mons International Love Festival
  • 2014
    Portland International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Short film of the year. Nominated for Cinematography of the year (Gunnar Auðunn Jóhannsson). Nominated for Actor of the year (Ágúst Örn Wigum).Nominated for Set design of the year (Júlía Embla Katrínardóttir). Nominated for Director of the year (Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson).
  • 2014
    Omaha Film Festival
  • 2014
    Akbank Short Film Festival
  • 2014
    Festival de Chicoutimi - Regard sur le court-métrage au Saguenay
  • 2014
    Minimalen Short Film Festival - Award: Special Mention.
  • 2014
    Dresden Film Festival
  • 2014
    Skandinavische Filmtage Bonn
  • 2014
    New Media Shorts Festival (KingBonn)
  • 2014
    Seattle International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Kyiv International Short Film Festival
  • 2014
    Fabriano Film Fest
  • 2014
    Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Tokyo
  • 2014
    SouthSide Film Festival
  • 2014
    Euganea Festival
  • 2014
    Locarno International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Festival International du Film Insulaire de Groix
  • 2014
    Kulturmødet
  • 2014
    Tallgrass Film Festival
  • 2014
    Uppsala International Short Film Festival
  • 2014
    Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
  • 2014
    Latin American International Film Festival of Santiago de Chile
  • 2014
    Alcine Film Festival - Award: Special Mention of the Jury.
  • 2014
    Interfilm International Short Film Festival Berlin
  • 2014
    Prague International Short Film Festival
  • 2014
    Festival du film d'éducation d'Evreux
  • 2014
    Festival International du Film de Pau
  • 2014
    Riga International Film Festival
  • 2014
    International Short & Independant Film Festival Dhaka - Award: Best film for International competition.
  • 2014
    European Film Awards (Latvia)
  • 2014
    Vilnius International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Bradford International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Riverrun International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Go Short International Film Festival
  • 2014
    Rooftop Films
  • 2014
    Maremetraggio International Shorts Film Festival
  • 2013
    Sydney Film Festival
  • 2013
    Giffoni Film Festival - Award: Golden Spike Award
  • 2013
    Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival
  • 2013
    Reykjavík International Film Festival - Award: Best short fiction.
  • 2013
    Hamptons Film Festival - Award: Golden Starfish for Best Short Film.
  • 2013
    Film Fest Gent - Award: Best short film.
  • 2013
    Warsaw International Film Festival - Award: Best live action short.
  • 2013
    Kaohsiung Short Film Festival
  • 2013
    Les Perceides Film Festival - Award: Grand Prix for best short fiction.
  • 2013
    Zagreb Film Festival
  • 2013
    Tofifest
  • 2013
    Abu Dhabi Middle East International Film Festival
  • 2013
    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
  • 2013
    Athens International Film Festival
  • 2013
    Melbourne Film Festival
  • 2013
    Dokufest
  • 2013
    Sao Paulo Int. Short Film Festival
  • 2013
    Montréal World Film Festival (Festival des Films du Monde)
  • 2013
    Odense Internationale Film Festival (OFF)
  • 2013
    Calgary International Film Festival
  • 2013
    Malmö Nordisk Panorama
  • 2013
    Centre Phi
  • 2013
    Chicago International Film Festival - Award: Special Mention
  • 2013
    Un festival c'est trop court!
  • 2013
    Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema
  • 2013
    AFI FEST - American Film Institute
  • 2013
    Images en vue
  • 2013
    Brest European Short Film Festival - Award: European Prize of the Regional Council of Brittany.
  • 2013
    Brisbane International Film Festival
  • 2013
    Northern Wave
  • 2013
    Izmir Short Film Festival
  • 2013
    Ajyal Youth Film Festival
  • 2013
    Leuven Short Film Festival
  • 2013
    International Festival of Short Films and New Images - Award: Special Mention of the Jury.
  • 2013
    Whistler Film Festival
  • 2013
    Festival De Cinéma Européen des Arcs
  • 2013
    Nashville Film Festival
  • 2013
    Cannes Film Festival - Award: Official Selection - Short Films Competition. Special Mention award.