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.
Ártún, the most recent short film by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson, won a Special Jury Prize in the Shorts Competition at the RiverRun International Film Festival. The festival took place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA from April 16 through 26. A year ago, Gudmundsson‘s earlier short film, the multiple-award winning Whale Valley, won a Special Jury Prize for Emotional Authenticity at the same festival.more
the new film from Icelandic writer/director Dagur Kári, won the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature in the World Narrative competition at the Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 15 – 26 in New York City. The film also won Best Screenplay for a Narrative Feature Film and Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film.
The Icelandic Film Centre will be closed the 23rd of April due to the public holiday "First Day of Summer". The celebration of this holiday dates back to viking times when the Old Norse calendar split the year into only two seasons, winter and summer. The Icelandic Film Centre will open again the 24th of April.more