International awards for Icelandic films in 2018

Features:

And Breathe Normally (dir. Ísold Uggadóttir)

Sundance Film Festival. Utah, USA, January 18 - 28. Ísold Uggadóttir won Best Director in the festival's World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

Göteborg Film Festival. Göteborg, Sweden, January 26 - February 5. Won the FIPRESCI Awards.

Provincetown Film Festival. Massachusetts, USA, June 13 - 17.  Won the HBO Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.

Traverse City Film Festival. Michigan, USA, July 31 - August 5. Ísold Uggadóttir won the Roger Ebert Prize for Best Film by a First-Time Filmmaker.

Faroe Islands Minority Film Festival. Tórshavn, The Faroe Islands, August 30 - September 2. Won for Best Film. 

Queer Lisboa. Lisboa, Portugal, September 14 - 22. Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, one of the film‘s lead actresses, won the Best Actress award. 

Queer Screen Film Festival. Sydney, Australia September 18 - 23. Won the Audience Award.

Athens International Film Festival. Athens, Greece, September 19 - 30. Won the Audience Award. 

Hamptons International Film Festival. New York, USA, October 4 - 8. Won the Brizzolara Family Foundation Award in the „Films of Conflict & Resolution“ section.  

Noordelijk Film Festival. Leeuwarden, Netherlands, November 8 - 12. Won the Award for Special Contribution to Northern Cinema. 

Falcons, The   (dir. Bragi Þór Hinriksson)

SCHLINGEL International Children's Film Festival. Germany, October 1 - 7. Won two awards; The film won the Chemnitz Award, awarded by the festival‘s professional jury for international feature films and received an Honourable Mention from the festival‘s European children‘s jury.  

Chicago International Film Festival. USA, October 10 - 21. Won Best Live-Action Feature within the Children's jury. 

Ale Kino International Young Audience Film Festival. December 2 - 9. Won The Football Goats Award.

SIFFCY Film Festival for Children & Youth. India, December 10 - 16. Bragi Thór Hinriksson won Best Director Award.

Summer Children (dir.  Guðrún Ragnarssdóttir )

FIFEM, Montreal, Canada, March 3 - 11. Won the INIS Award.

International Film Festival - In The Family, Yaroslavl, Russia, July. Won the Audience Award.

Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany, October 30 - November 4. Won the Children's and Youth Film Award. 

Swan, The (dir.  Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir ) - also won awards in 2017

Santa Barbara Film Festival. USA, January 31 - February 5. Won a Special Mention.

Skip City International D - Cinema Festival. Japan, July 13 - 22. Won a Special Mention.

Napoli Film Festival. Italy, September 24 - October 1. Won the Distribution Prize. The prize secures cinematic distribution for the film throughout Italy.

Under the Tree (dir.  Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson ) - also won awards in 2017

Skip City International D - Cinema Festival. Japan, July 13 - 22. Hafsteinn Gunnar won the Best Director.

Winter Brothers  (dir. Hlynur Pálmason) - also won awards in 2017

Robert Awards at the Danish Film Academy‘s annual award ceremony, February 5. Won a total of nine awards;  Best Picture, Pálmason for Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Elliott Crosset Hove), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Victoria Carmen Sonne), Best Cinematography (Maria von Hausswolff), Best Production Design (Gustav Pontoppidan), Best Costume Design (Nina Grønlund), Best Make-Up (Katrine Tersgov) and Best Sound Design (Lars Halvorsen).

Bodil Awards of the Danish Film Critics Association, Copenhagen on March 17. Won two awards; for Best Film and Best Cinematography, for Maria von Hausswolff. 

Transilvania International Film Festival. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, May 25 - June 3. Hlynur Pálmason won a Best Director award .  

Kyiv Molodist International Film Festival. Kiev, Ukraine, May 27 - June 3. Won a Best Film award.

Arctic Open. Arkhangelsk, Russia, December 6 - 9. Maria von Hausswolff won The Best Feature Film Camerawork award.

Woman at War (dir. Benedikt Erlingsson)

International Critics' Week -Cannes. Cannes, France, May 9-17. Won four awards including the SACD Award for Best Screenpaly.

Filmfest Hamburg. Germany, September 27 - October 6. Won the Art Cinema Award.

Byron Bay International Film Festival. Australia, October 12 - 21. Won two awards; Best Dramatic Feature and Best Film.

Valladolid International Film Festival. Spain, October 20 - 27. Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir was awarded Best Actress.

Nordic Film Days Lübeck. Germany, October 30 - November 4. Won four awards; the NDR Film Prize, the Baltic Film Prize for a Nordic Narrative Film, the Interfilm Church Prize and the Audience Prize.

Nordic Council Film Prize. Oslo, October 30. 

LUX Prize awarded by the European Parliament, Strassburg, November 14.  This is the first time an Icelandic film receives this honor.

Ljubljana International Film Festival. Slovenia, November 7 -18. Won the Kingfisher Award. 

Short films:

Búi (dir. Inga Lísa Middleton)

KUKI International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth. Berlin, Germany, November 18. - 25. Won a Special Mention of the children's jury.

Documentaries:

In Touch (dir. Pawel Ziemilski)

IDFA. Amsterdam, November 14 - 25. Special Jury Award for Mid-Length Documentary. 

UseLess (dir. Rakel Garðarsdóttir and Ágústa M. Ólafsdóttir)

Silver award in "Fight and adaption to climate change" category from Deauvill Green Award  
Special Mention from EcoAct . 
International Green Film Festival . Kraków, Poland. Won Best Film Award, 
DOC LA . Los Angeles, USA, October 18 - 21. Won Best Environmental Film Award. 
NYCTV Festival. USA, November 2 - 3. Won Best Documentary Award. 




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