Sparrows is a 2015 internationally co-produced film directed by the 2006 short film oscar nominee Rúnar Rúnarsson, starring Atli Óskar Fjalarsson, Rakel Björk Björnsdóttir and Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson. It tells the story of a 16-year-old boy who moves from his mother in Reykjavík to his father in the Icelandic countryside. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. It was selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. Sparrows became a festival darling and on top of its great festival run the film has been honored with 20 international film awards since it was awarded the Golden Shell at the 63rd San Sebastián International Film Festival.