Íslenska

In a Heartbeat

This is a story of a little girl overcoming her fear. When we see her for the first time she is at her home, scared of the world that surrounds her. She is an observer when she watches her parents argue and other kids play. She has no friends and other kids often laugh at her. That causes her to shut off and makes her shy and afraid to become visible to others. But when she sees a classmate bullied by two older boys, she is the only one who takes a stand and causes other kids to acknowledge her. She overcomes her shyness and fear.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Short Film
  • National Premiere Date
    September 24, 2010
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    7 min.
  • Original Title
    In a Heartbeat
  • International Title
    In a Heartbeat
  • Production Year
    2010
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    No
  • Production Format
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Color
    Yes

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2015
    Taste of Iceland, Denver
  • 2014
    KidsFest Jakarta
  • 2013
    Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival
  • 2013
    Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival
  • 2013
    Tromsö International Film Festival, Norway
  • 2012
    Freeze Frame International Film Festival, Winnipeg, Canada
  • 2012
    Cleveland International Film Festival, Ohio, USA
  • 2012
    TIFF-Kids Toronto International Film Festival Kids, Canada
  • 2012
    Reel 2 Real International Film Festival, Canada
  • 2012
    ViewFinder: International Film Festival, Halifax, Canada
  • 2012
    Indian Children‘s Film Festival - Award: Best Short Film Award.
  • 2012
    Milwaukee Children's Film Festival, Milwaukee, USA
  • 2012
    Barcelona International Audiovisual Festival, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2011
    Scandinavian Film Days Bonn
  • 2011
    International Festival for Childre and Youths - Divercine, Montevideo, Uruguay - Award: Best fiction short.
  • 2011
    7th International Children's Film Festival, Bengaloru, India - Award: Best short film.
  • 2011
    59th Columbus International Film + Video Festival - Chris Awards - Award: Honorable mention.
  • 2011
    Carrousel International du film de Rimouski, Canada - Award: Nominated as Best short fiction.
  • 2011
    Cannes Film Festival - Court Métrage - Short Film Corner
  • 2011
    Film Forum Zadar, Croaita
  • 2011
    DC Shorts, USA
  • 2011
    Chicago International Children's Film Festival, USA
  • 2011
    Nordic Film Days, Lübeck, Germany
  • 2011
    Golden Elephant - International Children's Film Festival, India
  • 2011
    Het Jeugdfilm Festival, Belgium
  • 2011
    International Children Film Festival, Bangladesh
  • 2011
    Reel Fun Film Festival, Calgary, Canada
  • 2011
    Freeze Frame International Film Festival, Winnipeg, Canada
  • 2011
    Reel 2 Real International Film festival, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2011
    TIFF-Kids (Toronto International Film Festival), Toronto, Canada
  • 2011
    Cleveland International Film Festival, Ohio, USA
  • 2011
    ViewFinders: International Film Festival (Atlantic Film Festival), Halifax, Canada
  • 2011
    Cairo International Children's Film Festival
  • 2011
    Reykjavik Shorts & Docs, Iceland
  • 2011
    CMS International Childrenðs Film Festival, Lucknow, India
  • 2011
    Buff Film Festival, Malmö Sweden
  • 2011
    Festival International du film d´Aubagne, France
  • 2011
    Kristiansand International Children´s Film Festival, Norway
  • 2011
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, Iceland - Award: Nominated for Short Film of the Year.
  • 2011
    Giffoni Film Festival, Italy
  • 2011
    Sancy Film Festival for Young People, France
  • 2011
    Filmets – Badalona Film Festival, Spain
  • 2010
    Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland

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