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11.3.2019

XY by Anna Katrín Lárusdóttir winner of Shortfish 2019

The winner of the Shortfish was announced at the final ceremony of Stockfish Film Festival last night.

The short film XY by Anna Karín Lárusdóttir won the prize and received a prize of ISK 1 million krónar from KUKL.

The panel of judges were as follows: Alissa Simon program director for Palm Springs IFF, Steve Gravestock program director at the Toronto IFF and Wendy Mitchell, a Nordic correspondent at Screen International and a Nordic contact for the San Sebastian Film Festival. 

Judges reviews on XY:
“First, we would like to thank the Stockfish Film Festival for asking us to be on the jury and for so graciously hosting us in one of the world's most vibrant cities. It was an honour to serve on the Shortfish jury and see the work of a new generation of Icelandic filmmakers. For its assured direction, nuanced and touching performances (especially from its talented young cast), and sensitive engagement with timely and complicated issues, the jury awards the prize to XL by Anna Karin Larusdottir”

Shortfish is the festival's short film competition. Its goal is to draw attention to young and aspiring film-makers and provide funding for future projects. All the films are premiered in Iceland at the festival.