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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
Sparrows 2015 Direction DK/Feature
Seven Boats 2014 Executive producer DK/Short fiction
Ártún 2014 Co-producer Short fiction
Hvalfjord 2013 Co-producer DK/Short fiction
Volcano 2012 Direction Feature
Anna 2009 Direction DK/Short fiction
Småfugle 2008 Direction Short fiction
Sidste gård 2004 Direction Short fiction
Leitin að Rajeev 2002 Direction 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
Krzysztof Kieslowski Award: Best Feature 2011 Denver International Film Festival 2011 Eldfjall
Best Feature Film 2012 Espinho Festival de Cinema e Vídeo Jovem 2012 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
The Golden Taiga (Best film) 2016 Khanty-Mansiisk, Spirit of Fire FF 2016 Þrestir
Grand Prix - Jury Prize 2016 Mamers en Mars FF 2016 Þrestir
Best Actor 2011 Kazakhstan Eurasia IFF 2011 Eldfjall
Best Actor 2011 Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2011 Eldfjall
Best Feature Film 2012 Bradford Film Festival 2012 Eldfjall
Grand Prix 2014 Brest, Festival Européen du Film Court 2014 Ártún
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
Prix européen du Conseil régional de Bretagne 2013 Brest, Festival Européen du Film Court 2013 Hvalfjordur
Jury's Special Mention 2013 Zagreb Film Festival 2013 Hvalfjordur
Best Short Fiction 2013 Reykjavik Film Festival 2013 Hvalfjordur
Special Mention 2013 Roma Arcipelago Short Film Festival 2013 Hvalfjordur
Special Mention 2014 Trondheim Minimalen Kortfilm Festival 2014 Hvalfjordur
Special Mention 2014 Alcalá de Henares, Alcine Film Festival 2014 Hvalfjordur
Best International Short 2015 Granada, Festival de Jóvenes Realizadores 2015 Hvalfjordur
Best Fiction Short Film 2015 Santander, Festival de Cine de Santander "Corto y Creo" 2015 Hvalfjordur
Best Short Film 2015 Wiener Neustadt, Int. FRONTALE Film Festival 2015 Hvalfjordur
Short Film Jury Prize 2015 Eberswalde, Filmfest Eberswalde - Provinziale 2015 Hvalfjordur
Special Jury Mention 2015 Puerto Madryn, Festival Internacional de Cine (MAFICI) 2015 Hvalfjordur
Best Director of Photography: GUNNAR AUOUNN 2015 Xábia, Riurau Film Festival 2015 Hvalfjordur
Founder's Laurels 2015 Raleigh, North Carolina Film Award 2015 Hvalfjordur
Jury Prize 2015 Bosco Chiesanuova, Lessinia Film Festival 2015 Hvalfjordur
Special Jury Mention 2015 Rotondella, CORTOSPLASH 2015 Hvalfjordur
Outstanding Achievement-actor: Ágúst Örn B. Wigum 2015 Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival 2015 Hvalfjordur
The Bronze Egg 2012 Belgrade, Kustendorf Film Festival 2012 Hvalfjordur
Second Prize 2015 Chefchaouen International Film Festival 2015 Hvalfjordur
Best Short Film 2015 Zadar Film Forum 2015 Hvalfjordur
Special Jury Prize International Documentary 2015 Cebu International Documentary Film Festival 2015 Hvalfjordur
Principal Triomfadora 2015 Tremp, Mostremp Cinema Rural 2015 Hvalfjordur
European Prize for Best Short Film 2015 Leche, Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente 2015 Hvalfjordur
Second Prize 2015 Huétor Vega, Festival Joven de Cortometrajes 2015 Hvalfjordur
Jury Award 2015 Trani Film Festival 2015 Hvalfjordur
Winner 2015 Caserta independent film festival - Cinema dal basso 2015 Hvalfjordur
Winner 2015 MizzicaFILM Festival 2015 Hvalfjordur
Best fiction 2015 FICCVELO - Festival Internacional de Cine Rural Carlos Velo 2015 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
Grand Prix 2016 Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 2016 Þrestir
Special Jury Award 2016 Transilvania International Film Festival 2016 Þrestir
Audience Award 2016 Scope100 2016 Þrestir
Best Director 2016 Pula Film Festival 2016 Þrestir
Best Film 2016 Pula Film Festival 2016 Þrestir
Best Feature Film 13+ 2016 Frankfurt Lucas International Children's 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
Filmfestival Oostende 2016-09-09 Þrestir
Pula Film Festival 2016-08-20 Þrestir
Gimli Film Festival 2016-07-20 Þrestir
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2016-07-07 Þrestir
Bogota Independent Film Festival 2016-07-01 Þrestir
Taipei Film Festival 2016-06-30 Þrestir
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016-06-15 Þrestir
Valletta Film Festival 2016-06-03 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
Wisconsin Film Festival 2016-04-14 Þrestir
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival 2016-04-07 Þrestir
Budapest Titanic International Film Festival 2016-04-07 Þrestir
Lucca Film Festival 2016-04-03 Þrestir
Mamers en Mars FF 2016-03-18 Þrestir
Ales Film Festival - Itinerances 2016-03-18 Þrestir
Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 2016-03-17 Þrestir
Sofia International Film Festival 2016-03-10 Þrestir
Khanty-Mansiisk, Spirit of Fire FF 2016-02-26 Þrestir
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2016-02-18 Þrestir
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 2016-02-03 Þrestir
Scope100 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
Kerala International Film Festival 2015-12-04 Þrestir
Zagreb Film Festival 2015-11-14 Þrestir
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2015-11-13 Þrestir
Stockholm International Film Festival 2015-11-11 Þrestir
Bratislava International Film Festival 2015-11-07 Þrestir
Minsk International Film Festival Listapad 2015-11-07 Þrestir
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2015-11-06 Þrestir
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2015-11-05 Þrestir
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2015-11-04 Þrestir
Braunschweig International Film Festival 2015-11-02 Þrestir
Kiev Molodist Int. Film Festival 2015-10-24 Þrestir
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2015-10-22 Þrestir
Granada, Festival de Jóvenes Realizadores 2015-10-19 Hvalfjordur
Torun, TOFFIFEST 2015-10-18 Þrestir
Santander, Festival de Cine de Santander "Corto y Creo" 2015-10-17 Hvalfjordur
Chicago International Film Festival 2015-10-15 Þrestir
Wiener Neustadt, Int. FRONTALE Film Festival 2015-10-14 Hvalfjordur
Warsaw International Film Festival 2015-10-09 Þrestir
Montreal, Festival International Nouveau Cinema 2015-10-07 Þrestir
Eberswalde, Filmfest Eberswalde - Provinziale 2015-10-03 Hvalfjordur
Puerto Madryn, Festival Internacional de Cine (MAFICI) 2015-10-01 Hvalfjordur
Trani Film Festival 2015-09-28 Hvalfjordur
Xábia, Riurau Film Festival 2015-09-25 Hvalfjordur
Reykjavik Film Festival 2015-09-24 Þrestir
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015-09-24 Þrestir
Raleigh, North Carolina Film Award 2015-09-19 Hvalfjordur
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2015-09-18 Þrestir
Toronto International Film Festival 2015-09-10 Þrestir
Chefchaouen International Film Festival 2015-09-09 Hvalfjordur
Bosco Chiesanuova, Lessinia Film Festival 2015-08-22 Hvalfjordur
Zadar Film Forum 2015-08-20 Hvalfjordur
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2015-08-15 Þrestir
Cebu International Documentary Film Festival 2015-08-15 Hvalfjordur
Tremp, Mostremp Cinema Rural 2015-08-01 Hvalfjordur
Rotondella, CORTOSPLASH 2015-07-23 Hvalfjordur
Leche, Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente 2015-07-17 Hvalfjordur
Huétor Vega, Festival Joven de Cortometrajes 2015-07-10 Hvalfjordur
FICCVELO - Festival Internacional de Cine Rural Carlos Velo 2015-06-26 Hvalfjordur
Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival 2015-05-29 Hvalfjordur
Caserta independent film festival - Cinema dal basso 2015-05-18 Hvalfjordur
MizzicaFILM Festival 2015-05-11 Hvalfjordur
El Corto del Año (Promofest) 2015-01-05 Hvalfjordur
Berlin European Film Academy Awards 2014-12-07 Hvalfjordur
Leuven Short Film Festival 2014-11-28 Ártún
Brest, Festival Européen du Film Court 2014-11-11 Ártún
Berlin Bewegliche Ziele, Interfilm Festival 2014-11-11 Hvalfjordur
Alcalá de Henares, Alcine Film Festival 2014-11-07 Hvalfjordur
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2014-10-29 Ártún
Zagreb Film Festival 2014-10-19 Ártún
Hamptons Film Festival 2014-10-09 Ártún
Kulturmøde Mors 2014-08-21 Hvalfjordur
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Tokyo 2014-05-29 Hvalfjordur
Kyiv International Short Film Festival 2014-05-21 Hvalfjordur
Seattle International Film Festival 2014-05-15 Hvalfjordur
Paris French Film Academy, César 2014-05-01 Hvalfjordur
Dresden Film Festival 2014-04-15 Hvalfjordur
Trondheim Minimalen Kortfilm Festival 2014-03-12 Hvalfjordur
Mons International Love Festival 2014-02-14 Hvalfjordur
Göteborg International Film Festival 2014-01-24 Hvalfjordur
Prague Short Film Festival 2014-01-16 Hvalfjordur
Roma Arcipelago Short Film Festival 2013-12-02 Hvalfjordur
Leuven Short Film Festival 2013-11-29 Hvalfjordur
Doha Film Festival, Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2013-11-17 Hvalfjordur
Brisbane International Film Festival 2013-11-13 Hvalfjordur
Brest, Festival Européen du Film Court 2013-11-12 Hvalfjordur
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 2013-11-07 Hvalfjordur
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2013-10-30 Hvalfjordur
Abu Dhabi Middle East International FF 2013-10-24 Hvalfjordur
Torun, TOFFIFEST 2013-10-21 Hvalfjordur
Zagreb Film Festival 2013-10-20 Hvalfjordur
Kaohsiung Short Film Festival 2013-10-18 Hvalfjordur
Warsaw International Film Festival 2013-10-11 Hvalfjordur
Hamptons Film Festival 2013-10-10 Hvalfjordur
Chicago International 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 2013-09-19 Hvalfjordur
Athens International Film Festival 2013-09-18 Hvalfjordur
Percé International Film Festival LES PERCÉIDES 2013-08-28 Hvalfjordur
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2013-08-26 Hvalfjordur
Sao Paulo Int. Short Film Festival 2013-08-22 Hvalfjordur
Montreal World Film Festival 2013-08-22 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
Barcelona, Mecal International Short Film Festival 2013-04-04 Hvalfjordur
Galway International Film Festival, Film Fleadh 2012-07-10 Eldfjall
Espinho Festival de Cinema e Vídeo Jovem 2012-07-01 Eldfjall
Seattle International Film Festival 2012-05-17 Eldfjall
Cinemateket 2012-05-13 Eldfjall
Bradford Film Festival 2012-04-19 Eldfjall
CPH PIX 2012-04-12 Eldfjall
Rome Independent Film Festival 2012-04-12 Eldfjall
Brisbane Australian Cinémathèque 2012-04-11 Eldfjall
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2012-03-21 Eldfjall
Paris Cine Nordica 2012-03-08 Eldfjall
Belgrade International Film Festival 2012-02-24 Eldfjall
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2012-02-17 Eldfjall
Glasgow Film Festival 2012-02-16 Eldfjall
Portland International Film Festival 2012-02-09 Eldfjall
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27 Eldfjall
Kustendorf Film Festival 2012-01-17 Hvalfjordur
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 2012-01-06 Eldfjall
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2012-01-05 Eldfjall
Ankara Festival on Wheels 2011-12-03 Eldfjall
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2011-11-23 Eldfjall
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2011-11-18 Eldfjall
Festival du cinéma européen en Essonne 2011-11-15 Eldfjall
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2011-11-10 Eldfjall
Leeuwarden Noordelijk Film Festival 2011-11-09 Eldfjall
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2011-11-04 Eldfjall
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2011-11-02 Eldfjall
Denver International Film Festival 2011-11-02 Eldfjall
Valladolid International Film Festival 2011-10-22 Eldfjall
Kiev Molodist Int. 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
Eurasia IFF 2011-09-19 Eldfjall
Helsinki Film Festival 2011-09-15 Eldfjall
Athens International Film Festival 2011-09-14 Eldfjall
Riga Arsenals 2011-09-10 Eldfjall
Toronto International Film Festival 2011-09-08 Eldfjall
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2011-08-21 Eldfjall
Warsaw, Era New Horizons Film Festival 2011-07-21 Eldfjall
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011-07-01 Eldfjall
Munich 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.