RAINBOW PARTY on a winning streak in 2016
Rainbow Party, the short film by writer/director Eva Sigurdardóttir, has won a total of 11 awards in 2016.
In early 2016 Rainbow Party won the Edda Award for Best Short Film. Shortly after the film went on a winning streak at international film festivals, winning for Best Narrative Short at the Sydney World Film Festival, for Best Dramatic Short Film at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, for Best International Short Film at El Novelísimo International Debut Film Festival, for Best Short Film at the El Dorado Film Festival, for Best Film at El Corto del Año Promofest and for Best Narrative Short Film at the Manhattan Independent Film Festival.
This year, Eva Sigurdardóttir has also won for Best Director at the Underwire Film Festival and for Best New Filmmaker at Toronto Film Week. Furthermore, Rainbow Party won for Best Actress (Katrín Ynja Hrafnkelsdóttir) and Best Cinematography (Marianne Bakke) at the Almería International Film Festival.
Pictured above is Eva Sigurdardóttir with the two prizes awarded to Rainbow Party at the Almería International Film Festival.
In 2015, Rainbow Party won the London Calling Prize and for Best Icelandic Short Film at Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF). In total, the film has won 13 awards.
About the film
Rainbow Party tells the story of Sofia, who realizes that if you can‘t beat them, then you better join them. In her quest to be accepted by the popular girls in her class, Sofia finds herself sacrificing her true friendships and morals. Whoever said that teenage girls were innocent... well, they were so wrong!
Rainbow Party is written and directed by Eva Sigurdardóttir, who also produces the film for Askja Films. Other producers are Ragnheidur Erlingsdóttir, Thóra Karítas Árnadóttir and Madeleins Sims-Fewer, with Sagafilm, Ares Films and Booruffle Films acting as coproduction companies. The film stars the promising young actors Katrín Ynja Hrafnkelsdóttir, Blær Hinriksson, Kristín Audur Sophusdóttir and Benedikt Benediktsson. It was shot by Marianne Bakke and edited by Eyrún Helga Gudmundsdóttir.