Welcome to the Icelandic Film Centre website. Here you will find information about the Icelandic Film Centre and how it works. The centre supports the production, distribution and promotion of Icelandic films and gathers and publishes information relevant to the film industry. Further, the centre works to advance film culture in Iceland and encourage stronger links between Icelandic filmmakers and the international film community.
Three Icelandic films and a Finnish/Icelandic co-production have been selected for this year's Toronto International Film Festival, which will take place from September 4-14. The three Icelandic films are the narrative feature Life in a Fishbowl, directed by Baldvin Z, and the short films Seven Boats, by Hlynur Pálmason, and Playing with Balls, by Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir. The Finnish/Icelandic co-production is The Grump, directed by Dome Karukoski. The Party, director and writer Vera Sölvadóttir‘s most recent project in development, has been selected for the TIFF Talent Lab.
Nine Icelandic films will screen as part of a special Icelandic film focus at the Avvantura Festival Film Forum Zadar in Croatia. The festival will take place in the city of Zadar from August 23-29. The nine films are: Rock in Reykjavík, Cold Fever, Jar City, Backyard, Volcano, Either Way, The Deep, Metalhead and Paris of the North. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, director and writer of Either Way and director of Paris of the North, will attend the film focus as one of the festival‘s guests.more
Nordisk Panorama short & doc film festival has announced that five Icelandic films will be in competition at the festival, which will take place in Malmö, Sweden from September 19 – 24. The five films, all of which will be in competition, are Salóme by Yrsa Roca Fannberg, In Search of Livingstone by Vera Sölvadóttir, Megaphone by Elsa María Jakobsdóttir, Chum by Jörundur Ragnarsson and The Painter by Hlynur Pálmason.more