Monday, October 11, 2010

Award in Vilnius

Anna was awarded the 3rd prize at the Vilnius Film Shorts’10 October 7-10th in Vilnius

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Official Selection in Vilnius

Anna is selected for the Vilnius Film Shorts’10 that will be held on October 7-10th in Vilnius
more info

Monday, July 26, 2010

Official Selection in La Ciotat

Anna by Runar Runarsson will take part of The 9th International Best of Short Films Festival that will take place 10 - 12 september in La Ciotat France.
A mythical place that saw the twilight of Michel Simon, 80 years after the birth of the Lumiere's cinematograph with the “Arrival of the train at La Ciotat”,

The Festival of rewarded short films from both hemispheres in 2009/2010 are in The official Selection for The Grand Prize, The « Golden Sun » awarded by the international jury

more info

Monday, May 10, 2010

Best Actress Award in Brussels

The main actor of Anna, Marie Hammer Boda ,got the Best Actress Award at The 13th Brussels Short Film Festival

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Anna has been selected for the Children's and Youth Film Competition at the 56th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

"Anna", by Runar Runarsson has been selected for the Emerging Cinema Section of the 7th IndieLisboa - Lisbon International Independent Film Festival, which will run from April 22nd to May 2nd, 2010, in Lisbon , Portugal.

Official Selection in Brussels

Anna has been selected for the Official Selection at The 13th Brussels Short Film Festival that takes place 29th of April - 9th of May 2010.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Official Selection in the Student Competition

From 17 to 21 March 2010 filmmakers and film buffs will meet again in and around arthouse LUX for the second edition of Go Short. Each year Go Short screens the best short films from across Europe. With it's focus on short film it is a unique festival in the Netherlands. Not only in the cinema, but also in art centers, public space and online you can see over 200 short fiction films, animations, documentaries and experimental films.

Go Short is an annual film festival for European short films. The first edition of this refreshing new festival took place in 2009. It is a unique event in The Netherlands where the audience can indulge itself with a great variety of short films. Go Short strives to be a showcase and meeting place for talented filmmakers from all over Europe. The festival's main location is the multifunctional arthouse LUX in the city of Nijmegen.

Anna is in the European student competition, Breaking Shorts, programmed by the European film students platform Breaking Ground.

Monday, March 8, 2010

2nd place in Grundarfjörður

Anna was given the The Second prize for the best film at the Northern Wave International Film Festival in Grundarfjörður

Friday, February 26, 2010

Official Selection in Grundarfjörður

Anna has been selected for The Northern Wave International Film Festival that will be celebrated from the 3rd to the 5th of March 2010. The philosophy of the festival, upon which its name is based, is Nouvelle Vague, or New Wave. Like Nouvelle Vague, Northern Wave attempts to revive the recognition of filmmaking as an art form and the director as artist/author. An important goal of the festival is to develop relationships between experienced filmmakers and emerging filmmakers in Iceland and other countries. We are a visionary festival that celebrates artistic and ground braking films by filmmakers who dare to take risks.
The festival will consist of a short film section and, for the first time ever in an Icelandic film festival, a music video section. Bands will be encouraged to attend the festival and support their videos with a concert during the weekend. In this way, the musicians can make contacts with filmmakers and vice versa.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Official Selection at Cinequest

Anna has been selected for the official selection of the Maverick Film Competition SHORT FILMS at the 20st Cinequest Film Festival.
"Cinequest is honored that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has elected to recognize the Cinequest Film Festival as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category for the Annual Academy Awards®"
"Cinequest remains one of the last big festival bastions for the discovery of new and emerging film artists. Cinequest Film Festival (CQFF) presents a dynamic 12-day event of 200 international films with over 400 film artists, technologists, and professionals from 34 countries in attendance. Over 10,000 artists have attended CQFF to date.

Exhibiting unique social and artistic visions from around the globe, Cinequest’s dynamic festival engages audiences in thought-provoking dialogue, giving film artists and film lovers alike an opportunity to connect. Furthermore, Cinequest provides cutting edge technology and movie-making forums to empower professionals and students.

Although 80,000 attend CQFF, the four-block proximity of its state-of-the-art venues along with Cinequest’s renowned hospitality, makes the festival experience as warm and personal as it is electrifying."

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Official Selection in Aubagne

" Anna" has been selected to compete in the Official Short Film Competition, Category Fiction, of the Aubagne International Film Festival (March 15th-20th 2010). "Stykke for Stykke" another film from the national film school of Denmark was selected as well.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ANNA selected for Göteborg

The program of the 33rd Göteborg International Film Festival is released.

"A year’s hard work is over and now we have all the fun to look forward to. With themes like Africa, India and ”Sharing” – about sharing each other’s reality – I have the feeling that the festival, more than ever, will be a place for unexpected experiences and ideas, anything can happen, says Festival Director Marit Kapla.

The best of the latest from our four Nordic neighbours. Danish star Trine Dyrholm in Annette K Olesens Little Soldier, Jörn Donner's chamber play about a real Russian spy and the Nordisk Panorama winner: the short film Anna by Rúnar Rúnarsson.

33rd Göteborg International Film Festival Jan 29-Feb 8, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Official Selection in Angers

Anna has been selected to the European Student Film competition at the 22nd édition Premiers Plans Film Festival that takes place in Angers 22-31 of January.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Jury's Grand Prize in Poitiers

The Short Film Anna received The Jury's Grand Prize at The 32nd Rencontres Henri Langlois International film schools festival, that took place in Poitiers from the 4th to the 12th of December 2009.

It´s the 6th International Award for the Anna this year.

Most of The people behind Anna are the people behind the short film
2 Birds that has had a wonderful 2nd year in festival circuit. Harvesting 37 International awards this year and taking the over all award number to 61 International awards.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Grand Prix in Tallin

Anna received The Grand Prix at the 10th Student and Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers that took place 12 to 15 November 2009 in Tallinn / Estonia.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Official Selection in Poitiers

Anna is in The Official Selection at The 32nd Rencontres Henri Langlois, International film schools festival, that will take place in Poitiers, on December 2009, from 4th to 12th.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Diploma of the jury in Kyiv

The Grand closing ceremony of the 39th Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist took place today at the cultural centre “Kyiv” cinema.
This year’s festival took place from October 24 to November 1 in Kyiv. Around 250 films have been shown in three competition and over 20 non-competition programs of Molodist
The Diploma of the jury was awarded to:
Student film “Anna” by Runar Runarsson (Denmark)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Anna in Tallinn

Anna has been selected for the 10th Student and Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers that takes place From 12 to 15 November 2009 in Tallinn / Estonia.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

MEIFF ‘09 Black Pearl Awards

Saturday, October 17 – The Closing Ceremony for the third annual Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) was held at the Emirates Palace Hotel on Saturday evening. During the ceremony, celebrity guests including Naomi Watts and Eva Mendes presented the 2009 Black Pearl Awards to the winners of MEIFF’s competitions.
Black Pearl Award for Best Student Short went to Runar Runarsson for Anna – Denmark

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Official Selection in Tallinn

The 10th Student and Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers (Tallinn, Estonia) has announced that the film "Anna" by Runar Runarsson has been selected to the International Competition Programm that takes place 12. - 15. november 2009.

Official Selection in Brest

Anna is in the official selection at the 24th Brest European Short Film Festival

Monday, October 5, 2009

11th Essonne European Film Festival taking place between the 9th and 24th of october.

Official Selection in Rio de Janeiro

Anna is in The Official Selection of the Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival – Curta Cinema 2009

Anna is in The Student competition of The 39th Molodist International Film Festival in Kiev Ukraine.

Anna is in The Student competition of The Middle East International Film Festival (MEIFF) that was established in 2007 and is presentedannually in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH). MEIFF’s mission is to affirm the key place Abu Dhabi holds as an emerging cultural center and to foster the growth of its local film community. The Festival celebrates cinema in all its forms by creating a vibrant forum for storytellers from the Middle East and around the world.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Best Nordic Short Film at Nordisk Panorama 2009

During six days, 72 films competed in the Competition Programme of Nordisk Panorama 5 Cities Film Festival 2009 which showcased the best new short films and documentaries from the five Nordic countries. Many of them were screened to an international audience for the first time. At Nordisk Panorama's Gala Awards Ceremony yesterday evening, films from Denmark and Sweden dominated the stage.
Best Nordic Short Film
The Award for Best Nordic Short Film went to the Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson which was competing for Denmark with his film Anna.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Best Short Film in Copenhagen

Anna received The Best Short Film Award at BUSTER Copenhagen International Film Festival for children and youth

Friday, September 18, 2009

Anna is The Opening Film of Nordisk Panorama

Grand Opening of Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2009
Friday the 25th of September 18:00

Friday, August 14, 2009

Official Selection at BUSTER

Anna has been chosen for The Official Selection of BUSTER Copenhagen International Film Festival for children and youth

Smafuglar ( 2 Birds) which is made by the same crew is screened at the festival.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Official Selection in Trouville

"Anna" has been chosen for the official selection of The 10th Off-Courts Trouville International Film Festival that takes place between the 4th and 13th of september in Trouville-sur-Mer.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Anna at MIFF

The 2009 MIFF Festival Program has been released and the short film "Anna" is included in this years festival.
Its the some people behind Anna as The last years MIFF Festival winner for the Best Fiction Short Smafuglar ( 2 Birds).

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is an iconic Melbourne event. MIFF hosts a feast of cinematic delicacies from over 50 countries for seventeen days each Winter, heavily garnished with a range of parties and special events that cast a celebratory mood over the city. The Festival enjoys annual admissions of more than 185,000, making it one of Melbourne's significant public events.
MIFF has Australia's largest film festival program and audience
MIFF is Australia's most critically acclaimed film festival
MIFF has enjoyed a period of rapid expansion over the past ten years, growing its audience size by 230% since 1996.
MIFF has a rich history celebrating 58 years in 2009, which makes it one of the oldest film festivals in the world.
In addition to screening films from around fifty countries, MIFF is Australia's largest showcase of new Australian cinema and most vocal champion of both emerging and established local filmmaking talent.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Official Selection at Nordisk Panorama

"Anna" is in the Official Selection for the 20th edition of Nordisk Panorama continues its nomadic journey throughout the Nordic outskirts and will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland 25-30 September 2009.

A number of internationally well-known Nordic directors have made their debut at Nordisk Panorama. The festival offers an unique opportunity to take the pulse of the Nordic Scene - to be among the first to see new films by proven talents and to discover new potential.

Nordisk Panorama is a full-fledged industry event, the festival being coupled with Nordisk Panorama Market catering to international buyers, programmers and distributors and Nordisk Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries, together attracting up to 600 professionals from more than 20 countries.

Nordisk Panorama is arranged by Filmkontakt Nord and a local partner in each of the five Nordic Countries. This year the Icelandic Film Centre is the local partner for the festival.

The Festival ambulates between the Nordisk Panorama Host Cities of the 5 Nordic countries, Reykjavik (2009), Bergen (2010), Aarhus (2011), Oulu (2012), and Malmö (2013), adding the colours of local and regional filmmaking to the vast landscape of Nordic short films and documentaries.
Visit the festival's website:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Screening dates and times in Cannes

The screenings for "Anna" at The 41st Directors' Fortnight at The Cannes film festival 2009 are following:

Friday, May 22th
2:30 p.m.
Press screening

Saturday, May 23th
7:30 p.m.
Screening followed by Q&A with the public

Friday, April 24, 2009

Cannes 2009

Directors' Fortnight has selected the short film Anna, directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson, for its 41st edition, which takes place during the forthcoming Cannes Film Festival, from May 14th to 24th, 2009.
This will be the world premier.
Anna is in competition for The SFR Award for the best short film presented at the Directors' Fortnight,
The 35 minutes long film is from the National Danish Film School and is a graduation film even though Rúnarsson and his team will first graduate in June.
The team behind Anna are:
Director / screenplay : Rúnar Rúnarsson
producer : Caroline Schlüter
photography : Sophia Olsson
sound : Sylvester Holm
editing : Jacob Schulsinger

Its the third film that they make together.

Rúnarsson and his team have already received numerous awards for "2 Birds", who attended the Cannes in 2008 in the competition program for short films. His previous short film "The Last Farm", was Oscar-nominated in 2006 and also received numerous prices.

"Anna" portraits a young girl in a delicate period of her life. The 12-year-old Anna, who lives in a fishing village, is at crossroads. Her world is changing - and so is she.

Directors' fortnight profile
Every year, the Directors’ Fortnight created by the SRF (French Directors Society) in 1969, programs a selection of films from around the world during the Cannes Film Festival.

Since its creation, the Directors' Fortnight has discovered and held the first French screenings of debut films by Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Nagisa Oshima, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmush, Michael Haneke, Spike Lee, the Dardenne Brothers, Sofia Coppola… and invited the likes of Robert Bresson, Manoel de Oliveira, Stephen Frears, among others.

Among the various sections at the Cannes Film Festival, the Directors’ Fortnight is distinguished by the independent judgment displayed in the choice of films, the “cinéphile” standards and the accessibility to non-professional audiences at the festival

Directors' Fortnight editorial line
This not only involves highlighting new talent in world cinema and the directors of tomorrow, but also supporting filmmakers who are still little-known in the West or whose work has not been shown in the major international festivals.

In striving to be eclectic and receptive to all forms of cinematic expression, the Directors’ Fortnight pays particular attention to the annual production of fiction features, short films and documentaries, to the emergence of independent fringe filmmaking, and even to contemporary popular genres, provided these films are the expression of an individual talent and an original directorial style.

SRF profile
«Created in June 1968, the Société des Réalisateurs de Films (Film Directors' Society) was set up to "defend artistic, moral, professional and economic freedom in filmmaking, and to participate in the development of new cinema structures".

Born in an atmosphere of anger and turbulence, the SRF has stayed faithful to its original mandate. Taking care to implicate itself in a prestigious tradition, which has always brought French filmmakers together to defend their art, the SRF has remained steadfastly representative. Given the "new information" of cinema in Europe and throughout the world, the society provides inspiration for the creation of filmmaker's organisations in numerous countries.

Fiercely independent, the SRF is funded by member subscriptions and grants from the Centre National de la Cinématographie for its cultural actions. »

Info sheet for Anna

Original title : Anna
International title : Anna
Director : Rúnar Rúnarsson
Year of production : 2009
Country of production : Denmark

Synopsis :
Anna is a 12-year-old girl, living in a small fishing village. She is at a crossroad in her life. Her surroundings are changing – and so is she.

Duration : 35 minutes
Color : Yes
Black & White : No
Screening ratio : 1 :1 :85
Sound : Dolby Digital 5.1
Originale language: Danish

World premiere : Cannes 2009 Directors' Fortnight

producer : Caroline Schlüter
screenplay : Rúnar Rúnarsson
photography : Sophia Olsson
sound : Sylvester Holm
production design : Mathilde Christiansen
editing : Jacob Schulsinger
cast : Marie Hammer Boda, Daniel Stampe, Petrine Agger

Production : The National Film School of Denmark
Address: Theodor Christensens Plads 1, 1437 Copenhagen, Denmark
Phone : +45 32 68 64 00 / +45 22676037
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Publicist : Caroline Schlüter
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