Íslenska

Backyard

A guy named Árni Rúnar had the idea of gathering a few bands together in his backyard to do some live recording. His idea evolved into this film. He filled his little shack of a studio with equipment and prayed for good weather. He invited all of his neighbours and made them pizza, cupcakes and pancakes. And then many of the most exciting Icelandic musicians of their generation showed up to play, giving us a unique look at the diverse music scene of Reykjavík in the summer of 2009.

About the film

  • Type
    Documentary
  • National Premiere Date
    May 23, 2010
  • Length
    69 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Backyard
  • International Title
    Backyard
  • Production Year
    2010
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    No
  • Color
    Yes

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2015
    Eurosonic, Groningen
  • 2014
    Avvantura Festival Film Forum Zadar
  • 2014
    Iceland Sounds & Sagas
  • 2014
    Play Nordic
  • 2013
    Musikfilm Festivalen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2012
    Grossmann 8th Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, Ljutomer, Slovenia
  • 2012
    REC Festival Internacional de Cinema de Tarragona, Tarragona, Spain
  • 2012
    Braunschweig Universum - Filmtheater, Germany
  • 2012
    Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow, UK
  • 2012
    Festival of Music Documentaries DORF Vinkovci, Croatia
  • 2012
    MusiXine Oule Film Festival, Oulu, Finland
  • 2011
    Seattle International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Transatlantyk - Poznan International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Film Forum Zadar International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Athens International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Helsinki International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Pop Montreal International Music Festival
  • 2011
    Kino Pod Baranami
  • 2011
    Kamerton Poland
  • 2011
    Filmfest Hamburg
  • 2011
    Bergen International Film Festival
  • 2011
    Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
  • 2011
    Noordelijk Film Festival
  • 2011
    Scanorama European Film Forum
  • 2011
    Festival dei Popoli
  • 2010
    Skjaldborg - Award: Audience Award for Best Film
  • 2010
    CPH: DOX - Award: Sound & Vision Award Special Mention.