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Rúnar Rúnarsson

(1977 – )

Director. Born 20 January 1977 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2009.



Rúnarsson's short film "The Last Farm" (2004) received an Oscar nomination, and his two student films, "2Birds" (2008) and "Anna" (2009), have received multiple awards and were selected for the Cannes Festival.



Rúnarsson made his feature debut with "Volcano" (2011), selected for Cannes Directors' Fortnight and winner of numerous international awards.


The feature film "Sparrows" (2015) was screened at multiple festivals all over the world and took home the award for best film in both Sao Paolo and San Sebastian, and Rúnar Rúnarsson was awarded the Silver Hugo for best new director at Chicago International Film Festival.

Filmography Awards Festivals
Title Year Function Category
Echo 2020 Direction Feature
Sparrows 2015 Direction, Screenplay, Producer DK/Feature
Seven Boats 2014 Executive producer DK/Short fiction
Ártún 2014 Co-producer Short fiction
Whale Valley 2013 Co-producer DK/Short fiction
Volcano 2012 Direction, Screenplay Feature
Anna 2009 Direction, Script DK/Short fiction
Smáfuglar 2008 Direction, Script Short fiction
Síðasti bærinn 2004 Direction, Script Short fiction
Leitin að Rajeev 2002 Direction, Cinematography, Producer Documentary

Awards and nominations

Award Release year Festival Film
Best Director 2011 Transilvania International Film Festival 2011 Eldfjall
Best Feature Film 2011 Valladolid International Film Festival 2011 Eldfjall
Golden She-Wolf - Best Feature 2011 Montreal, Festival International Nouveau Cinema 2011 Eldfjall
Quebec Critics Association - Best Feature Intl. 2011 Montreal, Festival International Nouveau Cinema 2011 Eldfjall
Silver Hugo - New Directors Comp. 2011 Chicago International Film Festival 2011 Eldfjall
Fipresci 2011 Reykjavik Film Festival 2011 Eldfjall
Church of Iceland Award 2011 Reykjavik Film Festival 2011 Eldfjall
FIPRESCI AWARD 2016 Göteborg International Film Festival 2016 Þrestir
1-2 Competition Main Award 2015 Warsaw International Film Festival 2015 Þrestir
Silver Hugo - New Directors Comp. 2015 Chicago International Film Festival 2015 Þrestir
Best Actor 2011 Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2011 Eldfjall
Special Mention 2013 Cannes, Festival de 2013 Hvalfjordur
Best Short Fiction 2013 Warsaw International Film Festival 2013 Hvalfjordur
Golden Spike Award 2013 Giffoni Film Festival 2013 Hvalfjordur
Best European Short Fiction 2013 Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2013 Hvalfjordur
Special Mention 2013 Chicago International Film Festival 2013 Hvalfjordur
Golden Starfish for Best Short Film 2013 Hamptons Film Festival 2013 Hvalfjordur
Best Short Fiction 2013 Reykjavik Film Festival 2013 Hvalfjordur
Best Film 2015 San Sebastian International Film Festival 2015 Þrestir
Best Film 2015 Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2015 Þrestir
Best Screenplay 2015 Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2015 Þrestir
Artistic Achievement Award 2015 Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2015 Þrestir
Best Film 2015 Les Arcs European Film Festival 2015 Þrestir
Best Actor 2015 Les Arcs European Film Festival 2015 Þrestir
Best Cinematography 2015 Les Arcs European Film Festival 2015 Þrestir
Press Prize 2015 Les Arcs European Film Festival 2015 Þrestir
Special Jury Award 2016 Transilvania International Film Festival 2016 Þrestir
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Festivals

Festival Festival date Film
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2016-10-11 Hvalfjordur
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2016-07-07 Þrestir
Taipei Film Festival 2016-06-30 Þrestir
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016-06-15 Þrestir
Transilvania International Film Festival 2016-05-27 Þrestir
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2016-05-25 Þrestir
Seattle International Film Festival 2016-05-19 Þrestir
Jeonju International Film Festival 2016-04-28 Þrestir
Sofia International Film Festival 2016-03-10 Þrestir
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2016-02-18 Þrestir
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 2016-02-03 Þrestir
Göteborg International Film Festival 2016-01-29 Þrestir
Angers Premiers Plans 2016-01-22 Þrestir
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2015-12-12 Þrestir
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2015-11-13 Þrestir
Stockholm International Film Festival 2015-11-11 Þrestir
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2015-11-06 Þrestir
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2015-11-05 Þrestir
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2015-11-04 Þrestir
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2015-10-22 Þrestir
Chicago International Film Festival 2015-10-15 Þrestir
Warsaw International Film Festival 2015-10-09 Þrestir
Montreal, Festival International Nouveau Cinema 2015-10-07 Þrestir
Reykjavik Film Festival 2015-09-24 Þrestir
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2015-09-18 Þrestir
Toronto International Film Festival 2015-09-10 Þrestir
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2015-08-15 Þrestir
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2014-10-29 Ártún
Hamptons Film Festival 2014-10-09 Ártún
Seattle International Film Festival 2014-05-15 Hvalfjordur
Göteborg International Film Festival 2014-01-24 Hvalfjordur
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2013-11-07 Hvalfjordur
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2013-10-30 Hvalfjordur
Warsaw International Film Festival 2013-10-11 Hvalfjordur
Chicago International Film Festival 2013-10-10 Hvalfjordur
Hamptons Film Festival 2013-10-10 Hvalfjordur
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2013-10-08 Hvalfjordur
Reykjavik Film Festival 2013-09-26 Hvalfjordur
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2013-09-20 Hvalfjordur
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2013-09-19 Hvalfjordur
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2013-08-26 Hvalfjordur
Melbourne Film Festival 2013-07-25 Hvalfjordur
Giffoni Film Festival 2013-07-19 Hvalfjordur
Sydney Film Festival 2013-06-05 Hvalfjordur
Cannes, Festival de 2013-05-15 Hvalfjordur
Seattle International Film Festival 2012-05-17 Eldfjall
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2012-03-21 Eldfjall
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2012-02-17 Eldfjall
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27 Eldfjall
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2012-01-05 Eldfjall
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2011-11-23 Eldfjall
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2011-11-18 Eldfjall
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2011-11-10 Eldfjall
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2011-11-04 Eldfjall
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2011-11-02 Eldfjall
Valladolid International Film Festival 2011-10-22 Eldfjall
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2011-10-22 Eldfjall
Vienna Film Festival, Viennale 2011-10-20 Eldfjall
Haifa International Film Festival 2011-10-13 Eldfjall
Hamptons Film Festival 2011-10-13 Eldfjall
London Film Festival 2011-10-12 Eldfjall
Montreal, Festival International Nouveau Cinema 2011-10-12 Eldfjall
Chicago International Film Festival 2011-10-06 Eldfjall
Reykjavik Film Festival 2011-09-22 Eldfjall
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2011-09-15 Eldfjall
Toronto International Film Festival 2011-09-08 Eldfjall
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2011-08-21 Eldfjall
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011-07-01 Eldfjall
München International Film Festival 2011-06-24 Eldfjall
Transilvania International Film Festival 2011-06-03 Eldfjall
Cannes, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2011-05-12 Eldfjall
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.
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