Monday, December 01, 2008
Best shortfilm Nordisk Panorama 2004
Best shortfilm Kiev International Film Festival Molodist 2004
FIPRESCI JURY DIPLOMA
For the best shortfilm Kiev International Film Festival Molodist 2004
Best Short at EDDA awards 2004 The annual Icelandic film Academy awards.
Nomination for Jón Sigurbjörnsson in Edda Award 2004
The annual Icelandic film Academy awards.
Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role
DANZANTE AWARD - Best film of the Huesca Film festival 2005
The jury of the critics- Special mention at the Huesca Film festival 2005
Jury´s special mention- Shortshorts Filmfestival Tokyo 2005
The audience's choice-The 16th São Paulo International Short Film Festival 2005
Honorary Distinction- Drama International Short Film Festival 2005
Audience-award at the 9th International Short Film Festival Winterthur Schweiz 2005
Best Film of Spiritual Competition of 10th International & 22nd National Short Film Festival of theIranian Young Cinema Society in Iran 2005
Oscar Nomination 2006
Best Short at Durango Independent Film Festival 2006
Internatnional Award at the Minimalen Short Film Festival in Trondheim 2006
First Price at The MUNICH INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2006
Prémio Melhor Final - The Festival de Cinema e Vídeo Jovem de Espinho 2006
Golden Horse Man Youth Oscar - Filmfest Dresden 2006
ARTE Short Film Prize - Filmfest Dresden 2006
The Jurys special mention - THE CINEMA CORTO IN BRA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2006
Best Narrative Short Film - Magma Filmfestival 2006
Audience Award - My Europe Film Festival 2007
Second Place - REHOBOTH BEACH INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2008
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 9:59 PM
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Monday, November 06, 2006
Exground filmfest presents once again the highlights of independently produced short and feature films - about 250 productions, among them several premieres.
This year’s host country, Canada, will open the festival with THE NOVENA by BernardÉmond. Correspondingly, the retrospective is dedicated to David Cronenberg: five oeuvres of this master of puristic film language will be shown.
Other highlights are the German premiere of THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA by Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Altman's A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION as a Preview, TAKESHI'S by Takeshi Kitano as well as TIDELAND by Terry Gillian.
The short film section comprises over 200 productions and The Last Farm is one of them and will be screened the 19.11.2006 at 15.00 in Caligari FilmBühne in a program called DESIRE
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 12:46 PM
Thursday, November 02, 2006
The Last Farm will participate in an Icelandic Film Festival that will take place in The Varsity Theatre ,Sunday the 5th of November. The festival is organized by The Icelandic Club of Greater Seattle.
More info at
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 12:10 PM
Saturday, October 21, 2006
The Last Farm by Runar Runarsson has been selected for the International Competition of the 13th REGENSBURG SHORT FILM WEEK. The International Competition includes 59 short films which will be shown in 8 programmes. Each programme will be screened twice.
The screening dates of The Last Farm
International Competition 5
Saturday | November the18th, 08 p.m. at Ostentorkino
Tuesday | November the 21st, 06 p.m. at Filmgalerie (repetition)
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 11:41 AM
From November 7 th – 12 th , 2006, interfilm Berlin will celebrate the 22 nd International Short Film Festival. Over 400 films, selected from the almost 4000 submitted, will make up an exciting program which promises to deliver a comprehensive look at current developments in international short film today.
Features, animations, documentaries, children's films, music clips and experimental films will compete in four categories for the favor of the jury and the audience.The Last Farm is one of them.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 11:37 AM
Friday, October 20, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
"From 10th to 30th November 2006, Scanorama will set out on its traditional route across Lithuania – visiting Vilnius, Kaunas, and Klaipeda. The opening of the festival will take place at 19:00 November 10 in the Great Hall of the Forum Cinemas Vingis multiplex. This year, the Nordic films will be screened throughout Vilnius: Scanorama’s programme and its guests will be presented at the Forum Cinemas Vingis, selected programming will be screened in Forum Cinemas Akropolis and film center Skalvija. On November 17-23, Scanorama will visit Kaunas cinema Romuva and on November 24-30 move on to Klaipeda film center Cinamon."
"The closing feature of the „Northern Lights“ is “The Last Farm” (2005): an Oscar nominee, this is a strong, poetic, and moving film by Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson that is dominated by the distinctive Icelandic landscape."
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 12:27 AM
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
The Last Farm was selected for The III International Short-Film Festival of the Lleida district, Borges en Curt, that will take place in the town of Les Borges Blanques in Catalonia during the second two weeks in September.
The aim of the Festival is to show a selection of the best short films recently produced at home and abroad.
The Festival is organised by Zoom Associació Cultural and Les Borges Blanques Town Council.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 4:29 PM
"The Last Farm" has obtained the special mention as Best Narrative Short Film at Magma 2006, ex-aequo with "Màxima Pena" by Juanjo Giménez (ESP).
The jurys comment:
“for the extraordinray poetry of images, the strength of the character
dipped in an extreme landscape, and for the rigorous narrative
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 4:15 PM
Thursday, September 07, 2006
The Last farm is in the International Competition at The 5th Hull International Short Film Festival that will take place at Hull Screen and other venues around the city from 27 September to 1 October 2006.
Please visit the events pages for a full festival programme.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 9:24 PM
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
The Last Farm will take part of the 5th edition of The Silhouette Filmfestival that will take place between the 21st-27th of August in Paris in the Buttes Chaumont Park, 19th district.
A whole week of outdoor short film screenings.
An eclectic and quality program, including Frence and International films, as well as special corean focus.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 11:02 AM
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
The Melbourne Film Festival takes place between the 26th of July to the 13th of August. Showcasing the cream of the crop from over 1000 entries, MIFF shorts encompasses everything from fiction to documentary to experimental to animation. Around 100 selected films will be screened in what has become Australia’s premiere competition for local and international short films, offering the richest cash prize pool ($35,000). High on quality, MIFF shorts has gained industry kudos for championing the short film as an art form in its own right.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 12:54 PM
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Friday, June 30, 2006
"The Last farm" has been selected for the narrative
competitive category of the 5th edition of Magma
international short film festival.
The festival will take place in Acireale, Sicily,
Italy, between 14 and 17 september
You can find the list of the selected shorts on our
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 3:56 PM
Friday, May 12, 2006
As in previous years, this year's ECOCINEMA Festival will host a selection of recent productions (made in the last two years) giving a picture of the world and the vital issues which concern us in the early 21st century – man and the environment, globalisation, societies in crisis, war, - but also the solutions found by people, communities, movements, who resist and in the end produce their own civilization. The criteria for selecting the films remain, as always, the sensitivity of the film maker's view, the radicalism of the subject, the final artistic result. The festval takes place between the 11th - 17th of may in Athens and The Last Farm is in the Shortfilm program.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 11:20 AM
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Icelandic Film Festival in cooperation with SOMA Magazine and Iceland Naturally Monday May 22, 2006 Castro Theatre
Double Features at 12:00pm & 6:00 pm
Screaming Masterpiece & The Last Farm 2005 academy award nominated live action film short
Noi Albinoi @ 3:30 p.m.
**Special Icelandic reception for guests following the final showing of Screaming Masterpiece and The Last Farm @ 7:30 pm.
Screaming Masterpiece and The Last Farm at 12:00 (noon) and 6:00 p.m.
Screaming Masterpiece delves into the Icelandic music scene and uncovers a thriving community of artists from all genres of music. Screaming Masterpiece asks the question: why is the small Icelandic community so music mad?
The Last Farm was nominated for a 2005 Academy Award live action film short - The first Academy Award nominations for Runar Runarsson and Thor S. Sigurjonsson. An elderly man keeps a secret from the outside world as he reacts to the possibility that he will no longer be able to remain on his isolated farm.
Noi Albinoi at 3:30 p.m.
Noi Albinoi: Is he the village Idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world and only a natural disaster will shatter Noi's universe and offer him a window into a better world.
More information at: http://www.icelandnaturally.com/sanfest.shtml or contact: Eric Mason - 650.533.0836 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase Tickets: $10.00.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 9:12 PM
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
The Last Farm will take part in The Tekfestival 2006 “Ai confini del mondo… dentro l’occidente”, the international festival of independent cinema which will be held in Rome from May 4h to May 9th at Cinema Augustus, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 203.
TEKFESTIVAL presents the screening of the latest independent and social film production and hosts many international premieres. The Roman festival is divided into 9 sections and will present 100 films, including many national and local premieres which will animate a programme that aims at the most involving scenarios of our time through extensive works but also through small but meaningful stories of everyday life
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 1:09 PM
Sunday, April 23, 2006
The Last Farm got The Golden Horse Man Youth Oscar and The ARTE Short Film Prize at The 18th Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival. The Festival webpage is:
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 2:40 PM
Friday, April 21, 2006
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Now in its tenth year, the Antelope Valley Independent Film Festival (AVIFF) has developed a reputation as a filmmaker-friendly festival with standing-room only crowds and lively post-screening discussions. The festival located in north Los Angeles County takes place between the 21th - 23th of April.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 11:51 PM
Friday, March 31, 2006
The Last Farm got the first price at The MUNICH INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 4:18 PM
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
THE LAST FARM takes part in a short film night tour arround in switzerland in a special programm by the international short film festival winterthur. The tour starts next Friday 31 march in the cinema arthouse le paris in Zurich.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 8:57 PM
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
The Last Farm is selected for The Munich International Short Film Festival takes place March 24-26, 2006 at the Mathaeser in the Bavarian capitol of Munich Germany. Five programs of the best recent short films in the world, assigned to the five basic tastes. Films range from the rare gem of exotic cultures to winners of renowned short film awards such as the Oscar®, the Prix UIP or the Jameson Award.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 1:27 PM
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The 2006 Inaugural Durango Independent Film Festival in Colorado concluded on Sunday March 5th, with a spirited award ceremony in the Abbey Theater offering over 15 film and filmmaker awards and it’s first ever Sponsor Spirit of Film Award. This celebration of the Independent Filmmakers was heavily attended and offered a very successful close to a very successful event.
Among the 2006 Durango Independent Film Festival award winners was The Last Farm as Best Live Action Short
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 6:34 PM
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Shorts International recently teamed with Magnolia Pictures to launch screenings of all 10 Oscar nominated shorts from the live action and animated categories in select theaters around the U.S. The films opened in select markets on February 24 and will continue for the next few weeks. "Distribution initiatives like these are exciting to be involved with and we are glad to have the opportunity to showcase these fantastic films," said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles in a release. More information can be found at their Web site.
Animated and Live-Action Short Film Nominees On Screen
Chicago, IL: Gene Siskel Film Center
Denver, CO: Starz Filmcenter
Indianapolis, IN: Greenbriar Cinema Grill
Los Angeles, CA: Fairfax Cinemas
Pleasantville, NY: Jacob Burns Film Center
New York, NY: Cinema Village
Seattle, WA: Varsity Theatre
Santa Rosa, CA: Rialto Cinemas Lakeside
San Francisco, CA: Lumiere Theatre
Berkeley, CA: Shattuck Cinemas
Salinas, CA: Maya Salinas 14 Cinemas
Animated and Live-Action Short Film Nominees Opening
Wichita, KS: Wichita Public Library
San Diego, CA: Hillcrest Cinemas
Provincetown, MA: New Art Cinema
Bloomfield Hills, MI: Maple Art Theatre
Tampa, FL: Tampa Theatre
Minneapolis, MN: Lagoon Cinema
Tulsa, OK: Circle Theatre
Pittsburgh, PA: Melwood Screening Room
Fort Worth, TX: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Tucson, AZ: Loft Cinema Twin
Nevada City, CA: Magic Theatre
Brookline, MA: Coolidge Corner Theatre
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 2:10 AM
Friday, February 24, 2006
The Last Farm will take part of the 35th New Directors/ New Films in The Museum of Modern Art NY (MoMA). The screenings for The Last Farm are the 25th of mars at 17:45 (MoMA) and the 26th of mars at 20:15 (WRT).
New Directors/New Films is one of the country’s premier showcases for the work of fresh and unsung international and American filmmakers. Over the course of more than three decades, the festival has introduced innovative works by talented directors from all over the world, many of whom have become major figures in world cinema, including Pedro Almodóvar, Héctor Babenco, Terence Davies, Atom Egoyan, Chen Kaige, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, John Sayles, Steven Spielberg, and Wim Wenders, among many others.
During its 35-year history, New Directors/New Films has premiered scores of films that have gone on to enjoy great critical and popular success, including, most recently, Murderball, Kontroll, Darwin's Nightmare and Junebug from 2005's festival; The Story of the Weeping Camel, Dig!, Control Room, and Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring from 2004; Raising Victor Vargas, Respiro, Camp, and the Academy Award-nominated My Architect from 2003; Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner, Late Marriage, and Real Women Have Curves from 2002; Lift, Nine Queens, and L.I.E. from 2001; and Jesus’ Son, Ratcatcher, and Human Resources from 2000.
Films in the festival are selected by a six-person committee from the Department of Film and Media, The Museum of Modern Art (Mary Lea Bandy, Jytte Jensen, and Laurence Kardish) and The Film Society of Lincoln Center (Marian Masone, Joanna Ney, and Richard Peña.)
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 5:15 PM
Monday, February 20, 2006
Magnolia Pictures and Shorts International have announced a partnership to bring this year's 10 Oscar-nominated shorts (live-action and animated) to theaters before the Academy Award ceremony on March 5. The series will kick off Friday, February 24, in New York and Los Angeles. The series will also play in select theaters in San Francisco, Detroit, Berkeley, Atlanta, Seattle, Denver, Austin, Portland and Chicago. The two distribution companies anticipate adding more markets in the coming weeks.
"We're excited to have the opportunity to showcase these fantastic films while they're still in contention for the big prize," Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said in a statement.
"In the past, only insiders and Academy voters got to see this powerful, short form cinema. Now, for the first time, they're available to theatre-goers and will reach the audience they deserve," Carter Pilcher, CEO of Shorts International, added in the statement.
The shorts will have weeklong runs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Berkeley, Atlanta, Seattle, and Denver. They will also screen February 26th and 27th in Austin and Portland, and in Chicago March 3rd through 9th, with additional cities added in the next few weeks.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 5:09 PM
From the 30th of mars to the 8th of april will the annual International Short filmfestival take place in the city of Lille France. The Last Farm is in the Official Selection at the festival.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 4:20 PM
Starting in 1997 (with the nominated films from 1996), the Academy began presenting its now-annual "Shorts!" program in the spring, following the Academy Awards. The event has sold out every year, as audiences embraced an opportunity to see the nominees and winners in the short animation and live-action categories, and to hear from some of the filmmakers.
Then last year, we tried something different -- screening the films the week before the Oscar presentation. A packed house was treated to two panel discussions with all of the nominated filmmakers in both categories, hosted by past live-action short film nominee and actress JoBeth Williams. This screening promises to provide those in attendance with an insider's knowledge of these two categories prior to the Oscar ceremony on Sunday, March 5th.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 4:10 PM
Friday, February 03, 2006
The Icelandic short film The Last Farm, written and directed by Runar Runarsson, has been nominated for the Oscar awards as the best live action short film.
The Last Farm, which is produced by Skuli Malmquist and Thorir Snaer Sigurjonsson of ZikZak Filmworks, has travelled to many festivals in the past year and received various prizes and awards.
The film tells the story of an old farmer, played by Jon Sigurbjornsson, who lives with his wife in a remote valley where all the farms except one has been abandoned.
Runar Runarsson is currently studying at The Danish Filmschool in Copenhagen.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 5:18 PM
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
The Last Farm is in the Offical Selection for the 15th Flicker short film festival Offical Selection. The Flickerfest International Short Film Festival will take place between the 6th til the 15th of January in Bondi Pavilion Bondi Beach in Sydney
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 12:54 AM
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
The Winners of Spiritual Competition of 10th International & 22nd National Short Film Festival of the Iranian Young Cinema Society are " The Last Farm " by Runar Runarsson from Iceland and " Enlightment " directed by Tanon Sattarujawong from Thailand .
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 5:02 PM
Friday, November 18, 2005
Corto Imola Festival in Italy has from this year, the International, National and Kinder Kino competitions , been converted in Special Programmes made of directly invited films. The Last Farm is in the International competition that takes place 25th-27th of november.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 12:16 PM
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
The festival ISLANDBILDER presents a wide range of contemporary Icelandic art and culture. The opening takes place the night before the 32nd Cologne Iceland Colloquium at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst, 18th November 2005, 7 p.m. Among the films that are screened is The Last Farm
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 9:29 PM
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Le 34e Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal will take place between 13th-23th of October 2005. The Last Farm will be screened at the Wednesday October 19th, 13:20 & Friday October 21st, 17:20.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 12:34 PM
Sunday, October 02, 2005
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Sunday, September 18, 2005
The Last farm is on the Filmfest Hamburg that takes place the 22th-29th sept.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 11:30 AM
Monday, September 05, 2005
Even not being a competition, São Paulo International Short Film Festival provides an opportunity for the public to be involved in evaluating the films, by choosing their favorites among all the selected works.
The audience's choice International shorts: (Names in Spanish )
A Revolução dos Caranguejos, de Arthur de Pins (França);
A Última Fazenda, de Runar Runarsson (Islândia);
Amal, de Ali Benkirane (Marrocos/França);
Mais que o Mundo, de Lautaro Nunes de Arco (Argentina);
O Ventilador e a Flor, de Bill Plympton (EUA);
Os Últimos Dias, Simon Olivier Fecteau (Canada);
Peça para Três Atores, de Oleksandr Shmygun (Ucrânia);
Ryan, de Chris Landreth (Canadá);
Viagem a Marte, de Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina); e
Vitória para Chino, de Cary Fukunaga (México)
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 6:26 PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Sunday, August 28, 2005
The Last Farm is in the Official selection at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival taking place 6th-13th of september.
The Last Farm screening is in the program named "Til All Hope is Lost" and takes place the 11th of september at 9:45pm.
Posted by Smáfuglar / 2 Birds at 2:04 AM