The short film Ástarsaga by Icelander Ása Hjörleifsdóttir was shown at Palm Springs ShortFest in California in June 2013 and will be featured in festivals spanning over three cities in North America along with Rezekne, Latvia. The short is Ása's graduation film from Columbia University's School of the Arts' Film Program in New York City and has already been presented at more than 20 film festivals worldwide. It was premiered at Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) in 2012 wherein it received the Special Jury Award. Ástarsaga stars Katherine Waterston, who will play a leading role in Paul Thomas Anderson's next movie, Walter Grímsson, Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir and Kristján Franklín Magnús. For more information on this film, go to www.facebook.com/Astarsaga.