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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.


ÁRTÚN wins top prize at Brest European Short Film Festival – WHALE VALLEY receives Special Mention at ALCINE

Two different short films by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson, Ártún and Whale Valley, won awards this past weekend. In a unanimous decision by the jury, Ártún won the top prize at the Brest European Short Film Festival in Brest, France. Gudmundsson, a guest of the festival, accepted the award in person. Meanwhile, Whale Valley, Gudmundsson's previous short film, received a Special Mention at the Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares (or ALCINE) in Madrid, Spain. more

THE TREE receives award at Arras International Film Festival

The Tree, a new project by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson and Huldar Breidfjörd, won a development award at the Arras Film Festival in Arras, France, last weekend. The Tree is a feature-length drama/thriller about a dispute between neighbors that spirals out of control. The script is written by Breidfjörd and Sigurdsson will direct. The award comes with a monetary prize of 5,000 euros, which is intended to support the further development of the project.


LIFE IN A FISHBOWL wins top prize at Nordic Film Days Lübeck

Life in a Fishbowl, by Baldvin Z, has won the top prize at the Nordic Film Days in Lübeck, Germany. One of the film's lead actors, Thorsteinn Bachmann, accepted the prize at the awards ceremony on November 1st.


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