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Family Reunion

Family Reunion is a modern-day coming out story about a young Icelandic woman living two separate lives. In Family Reunion Katrín, a sculptor in NYC is headed from grungy Chinatown back to pristine Iceland for her grandfather's 70th birthday.

Katrín's family members in Iceland are beside themselves with excitement over the daughter's expected return, not to mention the arrival of the highly popular American goods they've requested. Katrín will soon find herself reunited with her family who enthusiastically engage her in discussions about marriage, children and her future. Katrín must decide whether to continue leading her dual life or risk outraging her family by revealing her true self. Little does she know that her family is about to reveal a secret of its own.

About the film

  • Type
    Short Film
  • National Premiere Date
    October 1, 2006
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    19 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic, English
  • Original Title
    Góðir gestir
  • International Title
    Family Reunion
  • Production Year
    2006
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    Super 16mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.66:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Stereo

Festivals

  • 2015
    Festival Tous Courts, Aix-en-Provence, Frakklandi
  • 2012
    Interfilm Berlin, International Short Film Festival, Berlin, Germany,
  • 2009
    Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
  • 2009
    Kratkofil Short Film Festival
  • 2009
    Copenhagen Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • 2009
    Nordic Heritage Museum
  • 2008
    Nordic Fiction Short - Award: Nominated for the Nordic Independent Film Awards
  • 2008
    Brisbane Queer Film Festival
  • 2008
    Uppsala International Pride Film Festival
  • 2008
    Verzaubert In´l Queer Film Festival Munchen Frankfurt Köln Berlin
  • 2008
    10th International Women´s Film Festival in Seoul Korea
  • 2008
    International Female Film Festival Malmö, Sweden
  • 2008
    Aarhus International Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2008
    8, Muestra Internacional Del Cine GLBT, Valladolid, Spain
  • 2008
    Filmmor Women´s Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2008
    Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Australia
  • 2008
    Post Alley Film Festival Women in Film, Seattle
  • 2008
    zinegoak, Bilbao
  • 2007
    Locarno International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Sundance Film Festival
  • 2007
    Norwegian International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Identities Film Festival - Award: Audience Award, Best Short Film
  • 2007
    Atlanta Film Festival - Award: Grand Jury Prize for Best short Film
  • 2007
    Copenhagen Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Award: Best Short Film
  • 2007
    Rhode Island International Film Festival - Award: First Place for Alternative Spirit
  • 2007
    Tabor Film Festival - Award: Special Mention
  • 2007
    North Carolina GL Film Festival - Award: Best Women's Short
  • 2007
    Athens International Film + Video Festival - Award: 3rd Prize for Narrative Film
  • 2007
    Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival - Award: Best Narrative International Short Film
  • 2007
    Connecticut LGBT Film Festival - Award: 2nd Place, Jury Award
  • 2007
    Image + Nation le festival de cinéma LGBT de Montréal
  • 2007
    Reykjavík to Rotterdam Holland
  • 2007
    Prague Short Film Festival
  • 2007
    Holebi Leuven, Belgium
  • 2007
    Indianapolis Gay and LEsbian Film Festival
  • 2007
    Cucalorus Film Festival
  • 2007
    Chicago Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • 2007
    Queersicht Film Festival, Bern, Switzerland
  • 2007
    West County Film Festival, Ca
  • 2007
    Tallgrass film Festival, Kansas
  • 2007
    Cork Film Festival, Ireland
  • 2007
    51st BFI London Film Festival
  • 2007
    Feminist Film Festival, Paris, France
  • 2007
    Hamburg International LGBT film Festival
  • 2007
    Sacramento GL Film Festival
  • 2007
    Reel Affirmations, Washington DC
  • 2007
    Tampa GL Film Festival
  • 2007
    New Mexico, LGBT Film Festival
  • 2007
    Austin GL Film Festival
  • 2007
    Fresno Film Festival
  • 2007
    Los Angeles Shorts Fest
  • 2007
    Sao Paulo International Short film Festival, Brazil
  • 2007
    Landlocked Film Festival, Iowa City
  • 2007
    Dokufest, International Documentary & Short Film Festival, Kosovo
  • 2007
    Gimli Film Festival, Manitoba, Canada
  • 2007
    Amani Great Lakes Film Festival, Rwanda, Africa
  • 2007
    Giffoni, Italy
  • 2007
    Philadelphia LGBT Film Festival
  • 2007
    Tokyo LGBT Film Festival
  • 2007
    Budapest LGBT Film Festival
  • 2007
    Provincetown International film Festival
  • 2007
    Newfest, New York
  • 2007
    Newport International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Sundance Films at the BAM, Brooklyn, New York
  • 2007
    Winnipeg International Film Festival, Canada
  • 2007
    Brooklyn International Film Festival, Canada
  • 2007
    Seattle International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Connecticut LGBT Film Festival
  • 2007
    Reykjavik Shorts & Docs, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2007
    Inside Out, Toronto, Canada
  • 2007
    Boston LGBT Film Festival
  • 2007
    Miami LGBT Film Festival
  • 2007
    Shout Alabama Film Festival
  • 2007
    Indianapolis International Film Festival
  • 2007
    Nashville Film Festival
  • 2006
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for Short Film of the Year.
  • 2006
    Reykjavik International Film Festival
  • 2006
    Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films
  • 2006
    Outfest
  • 2006
    Frameline Film Festival

Releases

  • Wolfevideo, 2008 - DVD (She Likes Girls 2)
  • No 9 Productions, 2006 - DVD