Film festivals

The short film ÉG/I continues to travel the world and just recently I had the opportunity to attend the Noordelijk Film Festival in the Netherlands where the film was screened.
It was a great experience to take part in the Q&A about the film and meet other inspiring film makers.

The film has been travelling recently and screened at following film festivals:
*At the Nordische Filmtage in Lubeck.
*In Vilnius in Lithuania as part of an Icelandic focus at Europos šalių kino forumas „Scanorama”.
*At The National Gallery of Canada as part of Inside Out Ottawa LGBT Film Festival.
*At the Proud Film Festival in Aarhus Denmark.

*And most recently this weekend the film had its Russian premiere in Saint Petersburg at the international LGBT film festival Side by Side. It is really exciting that our film is part of such an important festival and hopefully it will reach and inspire a broad audience.



Short film ÉG (I) officially selected and screened at various international film festivals this year.


VIWFF 2019 Laurel_Best Short

In march 2019 the film won the BEST SHORT at Vancouver International Women in Film Festival.

The film also had its U.K premiere at the BFI Flare film festival and was selected to be part of the world’s widest-reaching LGBTQ+ digital short-film series, #FiveFilms4Freedom, held by the British Council and BFI Flare.


Photo: Saga Sig.

The film had its Lithuanian premiere at Kino Pavasaris Vilnius International Film Festival and most recently was officially selected and screened at the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival—Canada’s largest LGBTQ film festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox

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Dætur // Daughters

DÆTUR // DAUGHTERS is a short film I wrote and directed.
The film is now in post-production.
The story is a about a mother and her two daughters. While the mother is searching for love as a solution to her hardship her older daughter has had the responsibility to take care of her younger sister.

Photos: María Kjartans.


Excited to share this new music video DETACHED directed by me and María Kjartans.

Enjoy 🙂

The official video for Detached by Biggi Hilmars from the forthcoming album “Dark Horse”. //

Music video by Maria Kjartans & Vala Ómars
Cast: Guðmundur Ingi Thorvaldsson
Editing: Vigdis Eva Steinthorsdóttir
Colour grading: Bjarki Gudjonsson at Trickshot
Drone operator: Ingolfur Arnarson
Sound design: Arnar Gudjonsson
Produced by Vinnslan & biggi music
Special thanks to Elisabet Ronaldsdottir, Gugga & Jonsi