From the Icelandic Film Centre

Life in a Fishbowlby Baldvin Z, has won the Tridens Award for best debut film at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia. The award is comprised of a „Wolf“ trophy and an award fee of 5000 euros, shared by the director and producers. Eligible for the award are first or second films of a director from the Baltic Sea and the Nordic countries.

One of the film’s producers, Júlíus Kemp, accepted the prize at the awards ceremony on November 28. Director Baldvin Z sent a video greeting as he couldn‘t attend the ceremony. He is currently in the process of shooting TV series Trapped, where he is one of the directors along with Baltasar Kormákur (The Deep, Contraband, 2 Guns) and Óskar Thór Axelsson (Black‘s Game).

Life in a Fishbowl is Iceland’s entry for the 2015 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The ceremony will take place on February 22 and all nominations will be announced on January 15.

Life in a Fishbowl has been a domestic box office success and has received enthusiastic reviews on its festival run, which has included the Toronto International Film Festival and Zurich Film Festival, where actress Hera Hilmar won a special mention. Life in a Fishbowl also won the top prize at the Nordic Film Days in Lübeck, Germany.

Last year, Of Horses and Men, the recent winner of the Nordic Council Film Prize, won three awards at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, including for best debut film.