CHUM selected for competition at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and won a Special Mention Award in Prague

Icelandic short film Chum by Jörundur Ragnarsson has been selected for competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France. The festival will take place from January 30 to February 7. Chum will be a part of the festival‘s international competition.

Chum is about two lifelong friends who find their small-town routine upended when a beautiful, buxom woman shows up in their hot tub.

Chum is directed by Jörundur Ragnarsson and is written by Ragnarsson and Elizabeth Rose. It was produced by Elizabeth Rose and production company Dórundur. It is co-produced by Ragnar Agnarsson and Kjartan Thór Thórdarson for Sagafilm. It stars Sigurdur Skúlason and Theodór Júlíusson.

Chum recently won a Special Mention Award at the Prague Short Film Festival and was selected as the best short film at the Montreal World Film Festival last September. Chum has also screened at the Nordisk Panorama festival, the Helsinki International Film Festival and the Brest European Short Film Festival.

For further information, visit the festival‘s homepage.


From the Iceland Film Centre

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.