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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.


EVEREST to open the Venice Film Festival

Everest, the upcoming feature from Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur, has been chosen to open the Venice Film Festival, one of the world's oldest and most prestigious film festivals, which will be held from September 2 – 12. This is the first time that an Icelandic director has received the honor of opening an A-list festival.


RAMS nominated for the LUX Prize

Rams,the new feature from writer/director Grímur Hákonarson, is one of 10 films nominated for the LUX Prize, the annual film award given by the European Parliament to cast a spotlight on the diversity of European cinema and its importance in building social and cultural values. This is the first time that an Icelandic film has been nominated. The nominations were revealed on July 5th at the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, where Rams is screening in the festival's Horizons section. The winner of the LUX Prize will be announced at the end of the year in Strasbourg, France. more

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

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