Icelandic festivals

A list of the main film festivals held in Iceland.

REYKJAVIK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Reykjavik International Film Festival was founded 2004 and is Iceland's largest film festival. The festival´s aim is to widen the cultural and artistic scope of films available to viewers, and to encourage a broader group of audience to see films on a regular basis. It programs a wide variety of features, docs and shorts, and hosts many illustrious guests and industry events.

Hrönn Marinósdóttir is the festival director.

For further information visit the festival's website.

 

STOCKFISH EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL IN REYKJAVÍK

Stockfish European Film Festival in Reykjavík  is an international cultural event held every year in late February at Bíó Paradís, Reykjavík's art-house cinema, and several other locations. An intimate festival of 30 carefully curated films and industry events, organized by Iceland's professional filmmaking guilds.

For further information, visit the festival's website.

 

REYKJAVÍK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL

The Reykjavík International Children's Film Festival has become an important event in the Icelandic cultural calendar. It's aim is to present children, teenagers and their families with a selection of the most notable and award-winning family-friendly films, both live action and animated. The festival is held in Bíó Paradís and it's first edition was in 2013. Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, the former president of Iceland, is the patron of the festival.


SKJALDBORG

The Skjaldborg documentary festival takes place annually in the town of Patreksfjordur in the Westfjords. The festival presents new Icelandic documentary films, and also functions as a meeting point for documentarians and documentary enthusiasts. The first Skjaldborg festival was held in in 2007.

For further information visit www.skjaldborg.com


THE NORTHERN WAVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Northern Wave International Film Festival was founded in 2008 and is organized by the Icelandic director Dögg Mósesdóttir with the support of the town of Grundarfjördur. It is a shorts and music video festival that takes place on the Snaefellsnes peninsula and focuses on film as an art form and the director as an auteur. The festival is supported with the work and vision of the Spanish filmmaker Pedro Vila Taboas as well as the Spanish producer Judith Hernandez Cortes.

For further information visit their website.
Festival Manager: Dögg Mósesdóttir