Icelandic partners

The Icelandic Film Centre enjoys a close collaboration with plenty of domestic organizations and associations pertaining to film and filmmaking.

FILM IN ICELAND (ÍSLANDSSTOFA)

Film in Iceland is the Icelandic Film Commission. It is run by Promote Iceland, a public-private partnership established to improve the competitiveness of Icelandic companies and to stimulate economic growth.

The Film Commissioner is Einar Hansen Tomasson, e-mail: einar@filminiceland.com


THE NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE OF ICELAND (KVIKMYNDASAFN ÍSLANDS)

The National Film Archive of Iceland is a public service institution that deals with the preservation of film culture by collecting, documenting and preserving films and related material. The Archive researches Icelandic film culture and publishes studies in this field.

The director of The National Film Archive is Erlendur Sveinsson.

You can enter the website of The National Film Archive here (Icelandic only).


THE ICELANDIC FILM AND TELEVISION ACADEMY, ÍKSA (ÍSLENSKA KVIKMYNDA- OG SJÓNVARPSAKADEMÍAN)

The Icelandic Film & TV Academy (ÍKSA) was formed in 1999 and the first EDDA Awards were handed out that year. The Academy operates the EDDA Awards, the annual film and TV awards in Iceland and nominates Iceland's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

The Icelandic Film & TV Academy is a member of Film Academies Network of Europe.

The Academy is owned and operated by:

Association of Icelandic Film Makers (FK)

Association of Icelandic Film Producers (SIK)

Film Directors Guild of Iceland (SKL)

The chairman of the Academy's board is Hlín Jóhannesdóttir.

For further information, enter the Academy's website here.


THE ICELANDIC FILMMAKERS ASSOCIATION, FK (FÉLAG KVIKMYNDAGERDARMANNA)

The Icelandic Filmmakers Association was founded in 1966. Its objective is to promote the interests of filmmakers and advance the fields of film and television in Iceland. The association became a union in 2014.

Chairman of the association is Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir (formadur@filmmakers.is).

You can enter the website of The Icelandic Filmmakers Association here.


ASSOCIATION OF ICELANDIC FILM PRODUCERS, SÍK (SAMBAND ÍSLENSKRA KVIKMYNDAFRAMLEIDENDA)

SIK - The Association of Icelandic Film Producers - is an association of Icelandic film production companies that produce varied forms of both television and film content. It is a member of F.I.A.P.F, C.I.C.C.E. and ACCIOA.

Its chairman is Kristinn Thórdarson (sik@producers.is)

You can enter the website of The Association of Icelandic Film Producers here.


FILM DIRECTORS GUILD OF ICELAND, SKL (SAMTÖK KVIKMYNDALEIKSTJÓRA)

The Association of Icelandic Film Directors promotes the interests of film and television directors in Iceland.

The chairman is film director Fridrik Thór Fridriksson.

You can enter the website of the Film Directors Guild of Iceland here.


THE ICELANDIC DRAMATISTS UNION (FÉLAG LEIKSKÁLDA OG HANDRITSHÖFUNDA)

The Icelandic Dramatists Union was founded in 1974 and today has a membership of over 100 writers. Its main purpose is to support and protect the rights of playwrights and screenwriters. The IDU is a member of The Federation of Icelandic Artists, Performing Arts Iceland, Nordic Writers Guild and a founding member of FSE, Federation of Scriptwriters in Europe. The guild is actively involved in both Nordic and international collaboration.

The chairman is Margrét Örnólfsdóttir (maggaorn@gmail.com).

You can enter the website of The Icelandic Dramatists Union here.


KLAPPTRÉ

Klapptré is an independent news website dedicated to films and TV, with a special emphasis on Iceland, although it also publishes material on international films and TV. Ásgrímur Sverrisson is Klapptré's editor.


CREATIVE EUROPE - MEDIA

The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works including feature films, television drama, documentaries and new media to find markets beyond national and European borders; it funds training and film development schemes.

Further information on the official MEDIA website and Creative Europe's Icelandic website.


FRISK (FÉLAG RÉTTHAFA Í SJÓNVARPS- OG KVIKMYNDAIDNADI)

FRISK took over the reins of SMAIS, which was founded in 1992 and served as a joint entity for theatrical film, video, DVD, television content and video games distributors in Iceland. FRISK now generates all box office figures for films in theaters in Iceland.

The Chairman of FRISK is Hallgrímur Kristinsson.


WIFT (WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION), (KONUR Í KVIKMYNDUM OG SJÓNVARPI)

WIFT is an international organization that was founded in Los Angeles in the 1960s. One of its main objectives is to increase diversification in the visual media through supporting the participation of women in all sectors of the film and television industries.

WIFT is now an active organization in over 40 countries and counts over 10,000 members worldwide. The Icelandic branch of WIFT was founded in September 2006.

The chairman of the Icelandic branch is Dögg Mósesdóttir. The WIFT website for the Icelandic branch can be found here (Icelandic only).


THE ICELANDIC FILM SCHOOL (KVIKMYNDASKÓLI ÍSLANDS)

The Icelandic Film School (KVÍ) is an educational institution responsible for education in the field of film making. The school's policy is to contribute to the establishment of an Icelandic visual industry with meticulous teaching, research, educational and communication work in all fields of film making.

Ofanleiti 2, 103 Reykjavík, tel: +354 - 444 3300

kvikmyndaskoli@kvikmyndaskoli.is

www.icelandicfilmschool.is


FILM STUDIES AT UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND (KVIKMYNDAFRÆDI Í HÁSKÓLA ÍSLANDS)

Film studies are available for students at the University of Iceland, both as a 120 ECTS major and 60 ECTS minor.

Film Studies at University of Iceland


THE WRITERS' UNION OF ICELAND

The Writers' Union of Iceland (RSÍ) is a professional organization for all authors, translators, playwrights and screenwriters. The object of the Writers' Union of Iceland is that of strengthening the association of Icelandic authors, safeguarding their interests and rights in conformity with international custom, defending the freedom and honor of literature and opposing any kind of persecution of authors and obstacles in their profession.