Directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Iceland | 20 minutes 2014 | Icelandic

A young boy wants to have his first kiss but has no luck in the small village he lives in. His best friends tell him about girls in the city that get high and easy to make out with when they smoke cigarettes. He questions their story but still decides to join them to the city and find out for himself.

Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Screenwriter: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Cinematography: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Editing: Jacob Schulsinger, Christian Einshoj
Producers: Anton Máni Svansson, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, Darin Mailand-Mercado, Jacob Oliver Krarup

  • Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
    Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Brest European Short Film Festival – Grand Prix du film court de la ville de Brest
FEC European Short Film Festival – Best Short Film
Reykjavík International Film Festival
Hamptons International Film Festival
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage
Warsaw Film Festival
Zagreb Film Festival
Northern Film Festival
Pau International Film Festival
Air d’Islande
Prague Shorts Film Festival
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Mecal International Short Film and Animation Festival
Minimalen Short Film Festival
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (Kurtzfilmtage)
RiverRun International Film Festival
Spot Festival
Busan International Short Film Festival


Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Guðmundur was born in Reykjavik, Iceland 1982. He graduated in fine art from the Icelandic Art Academy. There after he moved to Denmark and studied screenwriting. Guðmundur works as a filmmaker and a part time teacher in film and fine art. His short films have collected 20 international awards and over 100 nominations. WHALE VALLEY received among others, a Special Mention in the Official Competition of the Cannes Film Festival, Best Short film at Hamptons I.F.F. and a nomination for Best Short film to the European Film Awards. ÁRTÚN received f.x. the Grand Prix for Best Short Film at Brest S.F.F and The Golden Plaque for Best Live Action/Narrative Short at Chicago I.F.F.

2014 Ártún, short
2013 Whale Valley WHALE VALLEY (15 min)