Rúnar Rúnarsson Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2006 Nominated
Oscar
Best Short Film, Live Action
Síðasti bærinn (2004)
Shared with:

Arcipelago - International Festival of Short Films and New Images

2009 Won
ConCorto Award
Smáfuglar (2008)

Brest European Short Film Festival

2008 Won
Young Jury Award
Smáfuglar (2008)

Buster International Children's Film Festival

2009 Won
Politiken's Short Film Award
Anna (2009)

Cabourg Romantic Film Festival

2009 Won
Best Director
Short Film (Court-Métrage)
Smáfuglar (2008)

Cannes Film Festival

2011 Nominated
Golden Camera
Eldfjall (2011)
2008 Nominated
Palme d'Or - Best Short Film
Smáfuglar (2008)

Capalbio Cinema

2008 Won
Young People's Award
Smáfuglar (2008)
Won
Best Creative Idea
Smáfuglar (2008)

Chicago International Film Festival

2015 Won
Silver Hugo
New Directors Competition
Þrestir (2015)
Nominated
Gold Hugo
New Directors Competition
Þrestir (2015)
2011 Won
Silver Hugo
New Directors Competition
Eldfjall (2011)

A film that triggers a deep emotional response that has nothing to do with sentimentality. It ... More

A film that triggers a deep emotional response that has nothing to do with sentimentality. It juxtaposes domestic space with the dramatic Icelandic landscape to riveting effect. Not just another film about redemption, Rúnar Rúnarsson's debut depicts the moral ambiguity of the choices facing a complex, older man.

Nominated
Gold Hugo
New Directors Competition
Eldfjall (2011)

Cinema Jove - Valencia International Film Festival

2008 Won
Canal+ France Award
Smáfuglar (2008)

Cittadella del Corto

2009 Won
Best Film
Smáfuglar (2008)

Cork International Film Festival

2008 Won
International Jury Award
Best Short Film
Smáfuglar (2008)

Denver International Film Festival

2011 Won
Krzysztof Kieslowski Award
Best Feature Film
Eldfjall (2011)

Drama Short Film Festival

2005 Won
Special Distinction
Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Dresden Film Festival

2009 Won
Best Soundtrack
Smáfuglar (2008)
Shared with:
2006 Won
Youth Jury Award
Síðasti bærinn (2004)
Won
ARTE Short Film Award
Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Edda Awards, Iceland

2016 Nominated
Edda Award
Director of the Year (Leikstjóri ársins)
Þrestir (2015)
Screenplay of the Year (Handrit ársins)
Þrestir (2015)
2012 Won
Edda Award
Best Film (Bíómynd ársins)
Eldfjall (2011)
Shared with:
Director of the Year (Leikstjóri ársins)
Eldfjall (2011)
Screenplay of the Year (Handrit ársins)
Eldfjall (2011)
2008 Won
Edda Award
Best Short Film (Stuttmynd ársins)
Smáfuglar (2008)
2004 Won
Edda Award
Short Film of the Year (Stuttmynd ársins)
Síðasti bærinn (2004)
Shared with:

Edinburgh International Film Festival

2016 Nominated
Best International Feature Film
Þrestir (2015)
2008 Won
Prix UIP Edinburgh (European Short Film)
Smáfuglar (2008)

Ekko Shortlist Awards

2014 Nominated
Ekko Shortlist Award
Bedste fiktion (Best Fiction Film)
Anna (2009)
Bedste manuskript (Best Screenplay)
Anna (2009)

European Film Awards

2008 Nominated
European Film Award
European Short Film
Smáfuglar (2008)
Prix UIP Edinburgh

FEST Youth Video and Film Festival

2012 Won
Silver Castle Award
Best Fiction
Eldfjall (2011)
2006 Won
Audience Award
Best Film
Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Göteborg Film Festival

2016 Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Þrestir (2015)

"The award goes to an honest, unpredictable and beautifully crafted film about adolescents growing ... More

"The award goes to an honest, unpredictable and beautifully crafted film about adolescents growing up in a small community subject to generational clashes. The winner of The Fipresci Award 2016 is Sparrows by Rúnar Rúnarsson."

Nominated
Dragon Award
Best Nordic Film
Þrestir (2015)

Huesca Film Festival

2005 Won
Critics Award - Special Mention
Síðasti bærinn (2004)
Won
Golden Danzante
Síðasti bærinn (2004)
International Competition
Síðasti bærinn (2004)

IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival

2009 Won
Onda Curta Award
Smáfuglar (2008)

Jerusalem Film Festival

2016 Nominated
The Wilf Family Foundation Award
Best International Film
Þrestir (2015)

Les Arcs European Film Festival

2015 Won
Crystal Arrow
Þrestir (2015)
Won
Press Prize
Þrestir (2015)
Nominated
Crystal Arrow
Þrestir (2015)
Iceland/Denmark/Croatia

Lille International Short Film Festival

2009 Won
First Prize
European Competition
Smáfuglar (2008)

Melbourne International Film Festival

2008 Won
Best Short Film
Smáfuglar (2008)

Milan Film Festival

2008 Won
Best Short Film
Smáfuglar (2008)

Molodist International Film Festival

2009 Won
Special Mention of the Jury
Short Film (Student)
Anna (2009)
2004 Won
Best Film Award
Short Film
Síðasti bærinn (2004)
Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Síðasti bærinn (2004)
Short Film
Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Mons International Festival of Love Films

2009 Won
Best International Short Film
Smáfuglar (2008)

Montréal Festival of New Cinema

2011 Won
Quebec Film Critics Award
Best Film
Eldfjall (2011)
Won
Feature Film Award
Louve d'Or
Eldfjall (2011)

Nordic Council

2016 Nominated
Nordic Council's Film Prize
Þrestir (2015)
Shared with:
Icelandic entry

Nordisk Panorama

2009 Won
Nordic Short Film Award
Anna (2009)
2004 Won
Nordic Short Film Award
Best Film
Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Pula Film Festival

2016 Won
Golden Arena
Best Director, Croatian Minority Coproductions
Þrestir (2015)

Reykjavik International Film Festival

2011 Won
Fipresci Award
Eldfjall (2011)
Won
Golden Puffin
The Church of Iceland Award
Eldfjall (2011)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2015 Won
Golden Seashell
Best Film
Þrestir (2015)

Seattle International Film Festival

2016 Nominated
New Directors Competition
Þrestir (2015)
Nominated
Golden Space Needle Award
Best Director
Þrestir (2015)

Sleepwalkers' Student Film Festival

2009 Won
Grand Prix
Anna (2009)

Spirit of Fire

2016 Won
Golden Taiga
Best Debut Film
Þrestir (2015)

St. Petersburg Message to Man Film Festival

2008 Won
Centaur Award
Best Short - Fiction
Smáfuglar (2008)

São Paulo International Film Festival

2015 Won
International Jury Award
Best Feature Film
Þrestir (2015)

Jury statement: "Very beautiful, poetic and devastating. It's a coming of age story in a world of ... More

Jury statement: "Very beautiful, poetic and devastating. It's a coming of age story in a world of brutality."

Won
Autores de Cinema Award
Best Screenplay
Þrestir (2015)
2011 Nominated
International Jury Award
Best Feature Film
Eldfjall (2011)

Tehran Short Film Festival

2005 Won
Spiritual Competition Award
Best Film
Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Thessaloniki Film Festival

2015 Won
Artistic Achievement Award
Artistic Achievement Award
Þrestir (2015)
Shared with:
Nominated
Golden Alexander
Þrestir (2015)

Transilvania International Film Festival

2016 Won
Special Jury Award
Þrestir (2015)
Nominated
Transilvania Trophy
Best Film
Þrestir (2015)
2011 Won
Best Direction
Eldfjall (2011)
Ex-aequo with Constantin Popescu for Principles of Life (2010).

Valladolid International Film Festival

2011 Won
Punto de Encuentro Award
Best Film
Eldfjall (2011)

Warsaw International Film Festival

2015 Won
Competition 1-2 Award
Best Film
Þrestir (2015)
2008 Won
Best Short
Smáfuglar (2008)

Winterthur International Short Film Festival

2005 Won
Audience Award
Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Zagreb Film Festival

2015 Nominated
The Golden Pram
Best Film
Þrestir (2015)

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