Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Nominee] (2006)

Best Short Film, Live Action

Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Arcipelago - International Festival of Short Films and New Images

ConCorto Award [Winner] (2009)


Smáfuglar (2008)

Brest European Short Film Festival

Young Jury Award [Winner] (2008)


Smáfuglar (2008)

Buster International Children's Film Festival

Politiken's Short Film Award [Winner] (2009)


Anna (2009)

Cabourg Romantic Film Festival

Best Director [Winner] (2009)

Short Film (Court-Métrage)

Smáfuglar (2008)

Cannes Film Festival

Golden Camera [Nominee] (2011)


Eldfjall (2011)

C.I.C.A.E. Award [Nominee] (2011)


Eldfjall (2011)

Palme d'Or - Best Short Film [Nominee] (2008)


Smáfuglar (2008)

Capalbio Cinema

Young People's Award [Winner] (2008)


Smáfuglar (2008)

Best Creative Idea [Winner] (2008)


Smáfuglar (2008)

Chicago International Film Festival

Silver Hugo [Winner] (2015)

New Directors Competition

Þrestir (2015)

Gold Hugo [Nominee] (2015)

New Directors Competition

Þrestir (2015)

Silver Hugo [Winner] (2011)

New Directors Competition

A film that triggers a deep emotional response ... More

A film that triggers a deep emotional response that has nothing to do with sentimentality. It juxtaposes domestic space with the dramatic Icelandic landscape to riveting effect. Not just another film about redemption, Rúnar Rúnarsson's debut depicts the moral ambiguity of the choices facing a complex, older man.


Eldfjall (2011)

Gold Hugo [Nominee] (2011)

New Directors Competition

Eldfjall (2011)

Cinema Jove - Valencia International Film Festival

Canal+ France Award [Winner] (2008)


Smáfuglar (2008)

Cittadella del Corto

Best Film [Winner] (2009)


Smáfuglar (2008)

Cork International Film Festival

International Jury Award [Winner] (2008)

Best Short Film

Smáfuglar (2008)

Denver International Film Festival

Krzysztof Kieslowski Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Feature Film

Eldfjall (2011)

Drama Short Film Festival

Special Distinction [Winner] (2005)


Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Dresden Film Festival

Best Soundtrack [Winner] (2009)


Smáfuglar (2008)

Youth Jury Award [Winner] (2006)


Síðasti bærinn (2004)

ARTE Short Film Award [Winner] (2006)


Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Edda Awards, Iceland

Edda Award [Nominee] (2016)

Director of the Year (Leikstjóri ársins)

Þrestir (2015)

Edda Award [Nominee] (2016)

Screenplay of the Year (Handrit ársins)

Þrestir (2015)

Edda Award [Winner] (2012)

Best Film (Bíómynd ársins)

Eldfjall (2011)

Edda Award [Winner] (2012)

Director of the Year (Leikstjóri ársins)

Eldfjall (2011)

Edda Award [Winner] (2012)

Screenplay of the Year (Handrit ársins)

Eldfjall (2011)

Edda Award [Winner] (2008)

Best Short Film (Stuttmynd ársins)

Smáfuglar (2008)

Edda Award [Winner] (2004)

Short Film of the Year (Stuttmynd ársins)

Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Best International Feature Film [Nominee] (2016)


Þrestir (2015)

Prix UIP Edinburgh (European Short Film) [Winner] (2008)


Smáfuglar (2008)

Ekko Shortlist Awards

Ekko Shortlist Award [Nominee] (2014)

Bedste fiktion (Best Fiction Film)

Anna (2009)

Ekko Shortlist Award [Nominee] (2014)

Bedste manuskript (Best Screenplay)

Anna (2009)

European Film Awards

European Film Award [Nominee] (2008)

European Short Film
Prix UIP Edinburgh

Smáfuglar (2008)

FEST Youth Video and Film Festival

Silver Castle Award [Winner] (2012)

Best Fiction

Eldfjall (2011)

Audience Award [Winner] (2006)

Best Film

Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Göteborg Film Festival

FIPRESCI Prize [Winner] (2016)


Þrestir (2015)

Dragon Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Nordic Film

Þrestir (2015)

Hamburg Film Festival

Critics Award [Nominee] (2019)


Bergmál (2019)

Huesca Film Festival

Critics Award - Special Mention [Winner] (2005)


Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Golden Danzante [Winner] (2005)


Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Golden Danzante [Winner] (2005)

International Competition

Síðasti bærinn (2004)

IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival

Onda Curta Award [Winner] (2009)


Smáfuglar (2008)

Jerusalem Film Festival

The Wilf Family Foundation Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best International Film

Þrestir (2015)

Les Arcs European Film Festival

Crystal Arrow [Nominee] (2019)

Best Narrative Feature

Bergmál (2019)

Crystal Arrow [Nominee] (2019)

Best Narrative Feature

Bergmál (2019)

Crystal Arrow [Winner] (2015)


Þrestir (2015)

Press Prize [Winner] (2015)


Þrestir (2015)

Crystal Arrow [Nominee] (2015)


Þrestir (2015)

Lille International Short Film Festival

First Prize [Winner] (2009)

European Competition

Smáfuglar (2008)

Locarno International Film Festival

Youth Jury Award [Winner] (2019)

Competition

Bergmál (2019)

Youth Jury Award [Winner] (2019)

Competition

Bergmál (2019)

Golden Leopard [Nominee] (2019)

Best Film

Bergmál (2019)

Lübeck Nordic Film Days

Interfilm Church Prize [Winner] (2019)

Best Film

Bergmál (2019)

Melbourne International Film Festival

Best Short Film [Winner] (2008)


Smáfuglar (2008)

Milan Film Festival

Best Short Film [Winner] (2008)


Smáfuglar (2008)

Molodist International Film Festival

Special Mention of the Jury [Winner] (2009)

Short Film (Student)

Anna (2009)

Best Film Award [Winner] (2004)

Short Film

Síðasti bærinn (2004)

FIPRESCI Prize [Winner] (2004)


Síðasti bærinn (2004)

FIPRESCI Prize [Winner] (2004)

Short Film

Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Mons International Festival of Love Films

Best International Short Film [Winner] (2009)


Smáfuglar (2008)

Montréal Festival of New Cinema

Louve d'Or [Nominee] (2019)

Best Film

Bergmál (2019)

Quebec Film Critics Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Film

Eldfjall (2011)

Feature Film Award [Winner] (2011)

Louve d'Or

Eldfjall (2011)

Nordic Council

Nordic Council's Film Prize [Nominee] (2016)


Þrestir (2015)

Nordisk Panorama

Nordic Short Film Award [Winner] (2009)


Anna (2009)

Nordic Short Film Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Film

Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

FIPRESCI Prize [Nominee] (2017)

Best Foreign Language Film

Þrestir (2015)

Pula Film Festival

Golden Arena [Winner] (2016)

Best Director, Croatian Minority Coproductions

Þrestir (2015)

Reykjavik International Film Festival

Fipresci Award [Winner] (2011)


Eldfjall (2011)

Golden Puffin [Winner] (2011)

The Church of Iceland Award

Eldfjall (2011)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

Golden Seashell [Winner] (2015)

Best Film

Þrestir (2015)

Seattle International Film Festival

New Directors Competition [Nominee] (2016)


Þrestir (2015)

Golden Space Needle Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Director

Þrestir (2015)

Sleepwalkers' Student Film Festival

Grand Prix [Winner] (2009)


Anna (2009)

Spirit of Fire

Golden Taiga [Winner] (2016)

Best Debut Film

Þrestir (2015)

St. Petersburg Message to Man Film Festival

Centaur Award [Winner] (2008)

Best Short - Fiction

Smáfuglar (2008)

Sundance Film Festival

Short Film Grand Jury Prize [Nominee] (2009)


Smáfuglar (2008)

São Paulo International Film Festival

International Jury Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Feature Film

Jury statement: "Very beautiful, poetic and ... More

Jury statement: "Very beautiful, poetic and devastating. It's a coming of age story in a world of brutality."


Þrestir (2015)

Autores de Cinema Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Screenplay

Þrestir (2015)

International Jury Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Feature Film

Eldfjall (2011)

Tehran Short Film Festival

Spiritual Competition Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Film

Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Thessaloniki Film Festival

Artistic Achievement Award [Winner] (2015)

Artistic Achievement Award

Þrestir (2015)

Golden Alexander [Nominee] (2015)


Þrestir (2015)

Transilvania International Film Festival

Special Jury Award [Winner] (2016)


Þrestir (2015)

Transilvania Trophy [Nominee] (2016)

Best Film

Þrestir (2015)

Best Direction [Winner] (2011)


Eldfjall (2011)

Valladolid International Film Festival

Best Director [Winner] (2019)

Best Director

Bergmál (2019)

Golden Spike [Nominee] (2019)

Best Film

Bergmál (2019)

Punto de Encuentro Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Film

Eldfjall (2011)

Warsaw International Film Festival

Competition 1-2 Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Film

Þrestir (2015)

Best Short [Winner] (2008)


Smáfuglar (2008)

Winterthur International Short Film Festival

Audience Award [Winner] (2005)


Síðasti bærinn (2004)

Zagreb Film Festival

The Golden Pram [Nominee] (2015)

Best Film

Þrestir (2015)