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.


Icelandic Film Fund – Applications and grants awarded by gender for the years 2013 and 2014

Concerning the debate about the status of women filmmakers in Iceland, the Icelandic Film Centre has gathered data detailing the total number of applications to the Icelandic Film Fund and grants and letters of intent awarded by gender for the years 2013 and 2014. For these figures, the gender of an applicant was determined by the screenwriter or director attached to the application. more

RAMS, VIRGIN MOUNTAIN and CHUM selected for Karlovy Vary - Ólafur Darri Ólafsson a member of the Grand Jury

Two Icelandic features – Grímur Hákonarson's Rams and Dagur Kári's Virgin Mountain – and one short film – Jörundur Ragnarsson's Chum – will be screened at the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson is one of the five members of the festival's Grand Jury. The festival, one of the oldest in the world, takes place in the spa town of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic from July 3 – 11.


Four Icelandic films at Transilvania International Film Festival – RAMS wins two awards

Rams,the new feature from writer/director Grímur Hákonarson, won two awards – the Special Jury Award and the Audience Award – at the recently concluded Transilvania International Film Festival in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. This double honor brings Rams' award count to three – the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Un Certain Regard Prize. more

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