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Reykjavík Sets Competition For Golden Puffin Award

By Claire Easton | Indiewire September 19, 2012 at 12:33PM

This year at the Reykjavík International Film Festival there are twelve films in competition for the Golden Puffin. Awarded to the "Discovery of the Year," the Golden Puffin is the event's main prize. Films nominated must be the debut or sophomore effort of a new director, and are featured in the festival's "New Visions" category, a selection of innovative and groundbreaking works. 
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Eat Sleep Die

This year at the Reykjavík International Film Festival there are twelve films in competition for the Golden Puffin. Awarded to the "Discovery of the Year," the Golden Puffin is the event's main prize. Films nominated must be the debut or sophomore effort of a new director, and are featured in the festival's "New Visions" category, a selection of innovative and groundbreaking works. 

Prominent titles from the selection include festival-favorite 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' which won the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes; and 'Eat Sleep Die,' which garnered acclaim at both the Venice Film Festival and TIFF. Angelina Nikonova's 'Twilight Portrait' was the recipient of last year's Golden Puffin. 

The twelve nominees are eligible for the International Federation of Film Critics' prestigious FIPRESCI Prize, as well as the Church of Iceland Award. The Reykjavík International Film Festival, which has become one of the more popular international festivals over the years, begins on September 27. 

This year's Golden Puffin nominees are:

90 Minutes
Dir. Eva Sørhaug
Norway - 2012 - 88 min

Eat Sleep Die
Dir. Gabriela Pichler
Sweden - 2012 - 100 min

The Interval
Dir. Lonardo di Constanzo
Italy, Switzerland, Germany - 2012 - 80 min

Broken
Dir. Rufus Norris
UK - 2012 - 90 min

The Shine of Day
Dir. Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
Austria - 2012 - 90 min

Mobile Home
Dir. François Pirot
Belgium, Luxembourg, France - 2012 - 95 min

Moon Man
Dir. Stephan Schesch
France, Germany, Ireland - 2012 - 95 min

Mold
Dir. Ali Aydin
Turkey - 2012 - 94 min

Dree Hemingway in Sean Baker's "Starlet."
Dree Hemingway in Sean Baker's "Starlet."

God's Neighbours
Dir. Meni Yaesh
Israel, France - 2012 - 98 min

Sofia's Last Ambulance
Dir. Ilian Metev
Croatia, Bulgaria, Germany - 2012 - 75 min

Starlet
Dir. Sean Baker
US - 2012 - 103 min

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Dir. Benh Zeitlin
US - 2012 - 93 min

This article is related to: Beasts Of The Southern Wild





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