Imbued with mystery, soul-searching and sly humour, Atelier tells the story of a woman seeking peace and quiet at a modern studio utopia. Her stay is jarringly interrupted by a sound artist while mysterious sheep close in on the house.
Written and directed by Elsa María Jakobsdóttir
“For the second-ever Vimeo Staff Pick Award, we would like to honor a brave and mysterious film about isolation and the tension that arises when differing expectations clash. In a delicate play of genres, the short's use of stark locations and bold sound design results in an unsettling aura that beautifully lingers from frame to frame. The award goes to “Atelier” by Elsa Maria Jakobsdottir.” Ina Pira, Curator at Vimeo
Her - Rosalinde Mynster
Woman in basement - Anna Rothlin
Driver - Oscar Töringe
Woman on telephone - Marijana Jankovic
Producer - Anna Malmkjær Willumsen annawillumsen.dk
Editor - Mark Bukdahl markbukdahl.com
Sound Designer - Toke Gelardi Rønsholdt
Cinematographer - Annika Aschberg
2nd unit D.P. - Agapi Triantafillidis
Camera Assistant - Mads Hoppe
Gaffer - Niels Dose
Production Designer - Josefine Else Larsen
Prop master - Emma Vickery
Costumes & Make up - Ellen Loftsdottir ellenlofts.com
Graphic Design - Ómar Hauksson
Colourist - Norman Nisbet
Featuring music by Hildur Guðnadóttir, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto
Original music by Johan Carøe
The film was shot at Kuben on Furillen in Gotland, Sweden in October 2016. The project was supported by Mikael Blomqvist, Johan Hellström and Film på Gotland.
Atelier is a graduation film from The National Film School of Denmark.
Edda Award for Best Icelandic Short Film 2018. The Icelandic Film and TV Academy.
Angers Student Award at 30th Angers Premiers Plans, Angers, France 2018.
Student award for Best Directing and Best Sound Design at 31st Amandus Internasjonale Studentfilmfestival, Lillehammer, 2018.
Best Icelandic Short Film at Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland 2017.
Special mention for Studen Short Film at Aspen Shortsfest 2018.
Vimeo Staff Pick Award at Aspen Shortfest 2018.
52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Czech Republic.
Selected by the European Film Promotion for Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers to Follow.
Angers Premiers Plans, France
27th Aspen Shortsfest, USA
The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund, Norway. Next Nordic Generation.
30th Helsinki International Film Festival - Love and Anarchy, Finland
Northern Wave Film Festival, Iceland
Super8000 Film Festival Århus, Denmark
Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival, Norway
28th Stockholm International Film Festival
47th Alcine Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporaneo, Mexico
Minimalen Short Film Festival, Throndheim, Norway
Aswan International Women Film Festival, Egypt
North Atlantic Film Days, Copenhagen, Denmark
Reykjavík International Film Festival
Amandus Internasjonale Studentfilmfestival, Lillehammer