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2 Birds

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
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.85:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Stereo SR

Company Credits

Festivals

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


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