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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.


Inaugural Stockfish festival opens strong in Bíó Paradís

The first edition of the Stockfish European Film Festival in Reykjavík is currently being held in Bíó Paradís, Reykjavík's art-house cinema, and other locations around town. The festival, a nonprofit event organized by Iceland's professional filmmaking guilds, began on February 19th and concludes on March 1st. The festival's stated aim is to bring the best in recent European and world cinema to Icelandic audiences and to foster greater dialogue and cooperation between the domestic and foreign film industries. more

Edda Awards 2015 – LIFE IN A FISHBOWL the big winner of the ceremony

Life in a Fishbowl by Baldvin Z won the Edda Award for Feature Film of the Year. The film received 12 Eddas in total at the ceremony, this year's festival's highest tally and a new record at the Edda Awards, including Director of the Year, Screenplay of the Year and Actor of the Year. Life in a Fishbowl is produced by Ingvar Thórdarson and Júlíus Kemp for the Icelandic Film Company.


Documentarian Thorfinnur Gudnason dies at 55

The Icelandic documentarian Thorfinnur Gudnason has died at the age of 55. Gudnason was one of the most prolific and established producers and directors of documentaries in Iceland over the last two decades. He directed many acclaimed documentaries, such as Woodmouse: Life on the Run, Lalli Johns and Dreamland. The latter two won Edda Awards for Best Documentary. He also produced The Corner Shop, which also won the Edda for Best Documentary. more

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