Facts & Figures

Published material

Articles on Icelandic filmmaking


A Brief History of Icelandic Cinema - an article by Birgir Thor Møller.

Focus on Iceland -  an article by Björn Norfjörd for the 62th Valladolid International Film Festival with a special focus on Iceland. 
Spanish translation can be found here: Objetivo: Islandia

Iceland - an overview by Eddie Cockrell of the Icelandic film industry in 2009, published in International Film Guide.

Iceland - an overview by Eddie Cockrell of the Icelandic film industry in 2010, published in International Film Guide.

Iceland - an overview by Eddie Cockrell of the Icelandic film industry in 2011, published in International Film Guide.

Icelandic Films - an article by Peter Cowie, first published in 2000, updated in 2005.

No One's Lazy in Lazy Town - an overview by Eddie Cockrell of the Icelandic film industry in 2008, published in International Film Guide.

Questions of Uncertainty: Representation of Uncertainty in Icelandic films 2003-2008 - a thesis by Thora Blondal in partial fulfilment of the requirements of Anglia Ruskin University for the degree of Master of Arts, April 2009.

A Short History of an Unknown Cinema - an article in Polish by Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson.

Books on Icelandic filmmaking

A History of Icelandic Film. Steve Gravestock. Edited by Andrew Tracy. Toronto International Film Festival Inc.: Canada, 2019.

Ritið (The Work)  2/2019 - íslenskar kvikmyndir (Icelandic films). A peer-reviewed journal in Icelandic published by The Centre for Research in the Humanitie. Thematic editor Björn Thór Vilhjálmsson. Editor Rannveig Sverrisdóttir. (Icelandic only)

The Cinema of Iceland: Between Tradition and Liquid Modernity. Sebastian Jakub Konefał. Peter Lang GmbH: Berlin, 2019.

Icelandic National Cinema: Film- und Rezensionsanalysen nationaler Identität. Agnes Schindler. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015.

A Subjective Guide to Icelandic Cinema. Sebastian Jakub Konefał.