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Category: Edition 2020

A young boy meets his estranged trailer-park father for the first time. What his father doesn’t know is that he now identifies as a girl and goes by the name Wilma.

Original Title WILMA
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +16
Tipology Short Film
Duration 10'
Production Year 2019
Nationality Iceland
Directed by Haukur Björgvinsson
Screenplay Haukur Björgvinsson
Director of photography Ásgrímur Guðbjartsson
Production Design Saemundur Thor Helgason
Costume Design Katrín Arndísardóttir
Main cast Snævar Valdimarsson Steffensen
Bragi Árnason
María Birta
Anna Hafþórsdóttir
Snorri Ásmundsson
Produced by Haukur Björgvinsson, Saemundur Thor Helgason, Chanel Björk Sturludóttir

regista Haukur BjörgvinssonHAUKUR BJÖRGVINSSON
Sound designer, writer and director, Haukurworked in commercials, music videos, film & tv. He’s a two time nominee at the Icelandic Music Awards for best music video. 2018 winner for best music video at the Northern Wave Film Festival and as well as an Aura winner for most successful campaign at the Icelandic Advertising Awards. In 2014 he wrote and directed his first short film NO HANDLING FEES. His documentary tv series titled LOVE premiered on Sjónvarp Símans, Iceland’s largest private network in September 2019. The short film WILMA (2019) played at the BendFilm Festival and won the Special Jury Prize at the 2020 Flickerfest in Sydney. The film won the audience award at the 2019 Luststeifen Film Festival and the best original screenplay at the 2019 Face á Face festival in France. WILMA was also nominated for best short film at the Icelandic Film & Television Awards. Haukur is currently developing a scripted series for Sagafilm, a feature adaptation of his most recent short film WILMA and filming a mockumentary series for Snark.


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