The Icelandic short film Rainbow Party, by writer/director Eva Sigurdardóttir, has won a total of 11 awards in 2016.
At the start of the year, Rainbow Party won the Edda Award for Best Short Film. Since then, it has won awards at major international festivals, including Best Narrative Short at the Sydney World Film Festival, Best Dramatic Short at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, Best International Short Film at El Novelisimo and Best Narrative Short at the Manhattan Independent Film Festival. Eva Sigurdardóttir has also won Best Director at the Underwire Film Festival, Best New Filmmaker at the Toronto Film Week, and several other awards.
Rainbow Party tells the story of Sofia, who realises that if you can’t beat them then join them. In her quest to be accepted by popular girls, she finds herself sacrificing true friendships and morals. Rainbow Party is written and directed by Eva Sigurdardóttir, who also produces the film for Askja Films. Other producers are Ragnheidur Erlingsdóttir, Thóra Karítas Árnadóttir and Madeleins Sims-Fewer, with Sagafilm, Ares Films and Booruffle Films acting as coproduction companies. The film stars the promising young actors Katrín Ynja Hrafnkelsdóttir, Blær Hinriksson, Kristín Audur Sophusdóttir and Benedikt Benediktsson. It was shot by Marianne Bakke and edited by Eyrún Helga Gudmundsdóttir.