One morning an eclectic mix of people faces the everyday battle - such as work, school and dish-washing. As the day progresses, their relationships are tested and ultimately their capacity to cope.

Category Short film
Original title Já-Fólkið
Director Gísli Darri Halldórsson
Production Arnar Gunnarsson, Gísli Darri Halldórsson
Country Iceland
Format HD, DCP
Runtime 8:35 min
Year 2020
Language Icelandic
Subtitles English
Genre Animation, Award-Winning, Comedy, Oscar®


  • Children's Choice Award Nordic Youth Category", Nordisk Panorama, Sweden (2020)
  • "Best Nordic-Baltic Short Film", Frederikstad Animation Festival, Norway (2020)
  • "Best Icelandic Short Film", Reykjavík IFF, Iceland (2020)
  • "Best European Short Film", Wierd International Animation FF, Spain (2020)
  • "Audience Award", Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden (2020)
  • Annecy, Fantoche, ITFS Stuttgart, Minimalen, Anifilm, Animest & many more....
  • Oscar® 2021 Nominated at the 93rd Academy Awards® in the Animated Short Film category

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"In “Yes-People,” a Single Syllable Conveys Worlds of Meaning" - Kelsey Rexroat, The New Yorker

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