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16.1.2017

CUBS wins Best International Short at Flickerfest

CUBS, the new short film by Icelandic writer/director Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, won Best International Short at Flickerfest in Sydney, Australia, this past weekend. This was the film's international premiere, and its first award outside of Iceland.

The award includes a cash prize of 2,500 AUD and an Academy Accreditation, which means it is now eligible to be nominated for Best Live Action Short at the 2018 Academy Awards.

Prior to Flickerfest, CUBS won Best Icelandic Short Film at both the Reykjavík International Film Festival and the Northern Wave International Film Festival in Snaefellsbaer, Iceland.

CUBSis about a single father who does his best to fulfill his young daughter's wish to throw a slumber party, but things turn out to be more challenging than he thought due to the rules of modern society.

CUBSwas written and directed by Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir. It was produced by Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir for Zik Zak Filmworks and Eva Sigurdardóttir for Askja Films. It stars Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ragnheidur Ugla Gautsdóttir Ocares and Agla Bríet Egilsdóttir. The film was shot by Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson and edited by Eyrún Helga Gudmundsdóttir and Sigurbjörg Jónsdóttir. The score was composed by Gísli Galdur and Thórunn Antonía.

Next up for CUBS is the Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden, where it will screen in the short film section of the Nordic Light program.

For further information about Flickerfest and its award winners for 2017, visit the festival's official website.