Film ‘Magma’ in Oscar qualifying round

They are used to winning, the two Faroese film makers Marianna Mørkøre and Rannvá Káradóttir. But their real breakthrough came in October 2011 when their film ‘Magma’ was awarded Best International Short Film at the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal, Canada.
The honour in Canada brought widespread recognition for the Faroese film-duo in North America, and now ‘Magma’ is one of the films under consideration for an Oscar nomination.
‘We weren’t in Canada when we won the award there, so we didn’t know that the festival actually gave access to the Academy Awards. It is incredibly unexpected, and we are of course very happy and excited about the news’, the two film makers tell the Faroese newspaper, Sosialurin.
Marianna Mørkøre and Rannvá Káradóttir are going to make eight short films in the series ‘The Cycle’, of which the film ‘Magma’ is the first. They have been working on the project for two years, and at the moment they are editing the fifth film, which has been named ‘Karmok’.
Twenty films are in the qualifying round to be nominated in the short film category in the Academy Awards 2012, six of which will be chosen for the final nominations.
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