International awards for Icelandic films in 2020


A White, White Day (dir. Hlynur Pálmason)

Ingvar Sigurdsson won Best Performance award for his performance at Festival Premiers plans d'Angers in Angers, France, January 17 - 26.

Won the main award, the Talents prize for best movie, at D'A Film Festival Barcelona, Spain. The festival took place online from April 30 - May 10.

The Deposit (dir. Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir)

Andri Steinn Gudjónsson, editor of The Deposit, won the Best Editing award at the 8th Indian Cine Film Festival in Mumbai. The award ceremony took place on September 6.

Echo (dir. Rúnar Rúnarsson)

Won the Jury Prize at Golden Raven Film Festival in Anadyr, Russia, March 9 - 15.

Won a special Jury prize at Gimli Film Festival, Canada, July 22 - 26.


Dovetail (dir. Magnús Leifsson)

Won Best Nordic Film at Minimalen Short Film Festival in Trondheim, Norway, January 21 - 26. 

Paperboy (dir. Ninna Pálmadóttir)

Won the Shortfish at Stockfish Film Festival, Iceland, March 12 - 22

Wilma (dir. Haukur Björgvinsson)

Won Special Jury Prize at Flickerfest in Sydney, Australia, January 10 - 19.

Won the Generators +16 award in the short film section at the prestige Giffoni Film Festival in Italy.

Festivals & Awards