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.


Several Icelandic films to screen at the Göteborg Film Festival – PARIS OF THE NORTH in competition

Several Icelandic films are scheduled to screen at the Göteborg Film Festival, which will be held from January 23 – February 8 in Göteborg, Sweden. Paris of the North, directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, will compete with seven other Nordic films for the Dragon Award, the festival's top honor. The Dragon Award includes a monetary prize of 1 million SEK, which is said to be the largest cash award given by any film festival.


CHUM selected for competition at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and won a Special Mention Award in Prague

Icelandic short film Chum by Jörundur Ragnarsson has been selected for competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France. The festival will take place from January 30 to February 7. Chum will be a part of the festival‘s international competition. The short film recently won a Special Mention Award at the Prague Short Film Festival.


Jóhann Jóhannsson nominated for an Academy Award

The Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score for the British drama The Theory of Everything. The film, which stars Golden Globe winner Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, tells the story of the eminent physicist Stephen Hawking. This is yet another honor for Jóhannsson and his contribution to the film; he recently won the Golden Globe for Best Original Score and received a nomination for a BAFTA Film Award for Best Original Music.


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