Best Short Fiction Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter Iceland, Fiction, 05’13’’

At a busy downtown café, a woman zones out during a business meeting. A drifting seagull hits the window. The customers notice the incident but shortly stop paying attention. The woman tries to ignore the event too but is unable to shake it off as she notices the seagull is still alive but greatly suffering. She heads outside to euthanize the bird. Some children watch and yell at her for trying to kill the seagull. She eventually twists the bird's neck and the children move on back to their games. While she buries the bird in a nearby flower bed, her colleagues and the customers stare at her.

Palace of Culture Pernik, Hall 1
  • Language
  • Country Iceland
  • Genre Fiction
  • Cinematographer Eli Arenson
  • Scriptwriter Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter, Anní Ólafsdóttir
  • Producer Rúnar Ingi Einarsson, Sara Nassim
  • Editor Brúsi Ólason, Guðlaugur Andri Eyþórsson
  • Cast Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter, Jörundur Ragnarsson
  • Year of creation 2023
  • Duration 05’13’’
Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter
Director Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter

Gunnur is an Icelandic / German actress and director, currently based in Reykjavik. Through stories she aims to mirror and dissect human actions and desirers in daily life, using both the tools of theatre and film. Born in Reykjavik and living over a decade in Germany where she gained a B.A. in theatre directing at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg, Gunnur is currently studying acting at the University of Arts in Iceland. Gunnur has created, acted in and been part of the creative process of numerous projects, she is an EDDA AWARD nominee and has received other recognition.