Icelandic films at festivals and Icelandic film focuses 2013

2 Birds (dir. Rúnar Rúnarsson):
YOUKI - International Youth Media Festival, Wels, Austria, November 19 - 23.

A Boy Like Her (dir. Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir):
Gimli Film Festival, Gimli, Canada, July 24 - 28.
Nordisk Panorama, Malmo, Sweden, September 20 - 26.
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany, October 30 - November 3.

Ash (dir. Herbert Sveinbjörnsson): Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival (Images of the 21st Century), Thessaloniki, Greece, March 15 – 24.
Nordisk Panorama, Malmo, Sweden, September 20 - 26.
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany, October 30 - November 3.

Back Soon (dir. Sólveig Anspach):
Kaunas International Film Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania, July 24 - August 4.

Backyard (dir. Árni Sveinsson): Musikfilm Festivalen, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 9 – 17.

Black‘s Game (dir. Óskar Thór Axelsson): Victoria Film Festival, Victoria, Canada, February 1 – 10. Filmfest Oslo, Oslo, Norway, March 1 – 3.
Titanic International Film Fest, Budapest, Hungary, April 5 - 13.
European Union Delegation to Singapore, Singapore, May 17.
Gimli Film Festival, Gimli, Canada, July 24 - 28.
Transatlantyk Festival, Poznan, Poland, August 2 - 9.
Kolobrzeg Film Festival, Kolobrzeg, Poland, August 8 - 12.

Dark Horse (dir. Dagur Kári):
Tokyo Northern Lights Festival, Tokyo, Japan, February 9 - 16.

The Deep (dir. Baltasar Kormákur): Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs, USA, January 3 - 14. Scandinavia House New York, New York, USA, January 9. Scandinavian Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA, January 12 – 20. Gothenburg International Film Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden, January 25 – February 4.
Cinequest, San Jose, USA, February 26 - March 10.
Guadalajara International Film Festival, Guadalajara, Mexico, March 1 - 9.
Miami International Film Festival, Miami, USA, March 1 – 10.
Hecho en Europa Film Festival, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 14 - 20. Cinenordica, Paris, France, March 20 - 24.
Istanbul International Film Festival, Istanbúl, Tyrklandi, 30. mars - 14. apríl.
Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland, USA, April 3 – 14. Sonoma International Film Festival, Sonoma Valley, USA, April 10 – 14. Washington DC Film Festival, Washington, USA, April 11 – 21. Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, Minneapolis, USA, April 11 - 28.
Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle, USA, May 16 - June 9.
Transilvania International Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, May 31 - June 9.
Festroia International Film Festival, Setúbal, Portugal, June 7 - 16.
Jerusalem International Film Festival, Jerusalem, Israel, July 4 - 13.
St. Petersburg International Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 13 - 22.
Molodist - Kiev International Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, October 19 - 27.

Dreamland (dir. Thorfinnur Gudnason and Andri Snaer Magnason)
Ecozine International Film Festival, Zaragoza, Spain, May 16 - 23.
Vukovar Film Festival, Vukovar, Croatia, August 28 - September 1.

Either Way (dir. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson): Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Skotlandi, January 11 – 24. Tokyo Northern Lights Festival, Tokyo, Japan, February 9 – 16. Cinenordica, Paris, France, March 20 - 24. Ales Film Festival, Ales, France, March 22 – April 1. Wisconsin Film Festival, Wisconsin, USA, April 11 – 18.
Scandinavian Filmdays, Bonn, Germany, May 2 - 10.
Galeries, Belgium, July 10 - 20.
Transatlantyk Festival, Poznan, Poland, August 2 - 9.
The Northern Film Festival, Holland, November 6 - 10.

Electronica Reykjavik (dir. Arnar Jónasson):
Kaunas International Film Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania, July 24 - August 4.

Ferox (dir. Thoromar Jonsson):
The Norwegian International Film Festival, Haugesund, Norway, August 19 - 22. (Closed market screenings).

Frost (dir. Reynir Lyngdal):
Peace & Love Film Festival, Borlänge, Sweden, June 23 - 27. (In competition).
Fantastic Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, June 28 - July 6.
Screamfest LA, Los Angeles,USA, July 8 - 17. (In competition).

Future of Hope (dir. Henry Bateman):
Social Impact Media Awards - Documentary Film Festival. Nominated for best documentary feature.

God Bless Iceland (dir. Helgi Felixson):
International Film Festival of Memory, Truth and Justice, Guatemala City, Guatemala, April 18 - 28.

The Good Heart (dir. Dagur Kári): Tokyo Northern Lights Festival, Tokyo, Japan, February 9 – 16.

Grandma Lo-Fi (dir. Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir): Nordic Lights Film Festival (Nordic Heritage Museum), Seattle, USA, January 18 – 20. Gothenburg International Film Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden, January 25 – February 4.

In a Heartbeat (dir. Karolina Lewicka): Tromsö International Film Festival, Tromsö, Norway, January 14 – 20.
Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland, September 9 - 29.

Jar City (dir. Baltasar Kormákur): Gdynia Film Festival, Gdańsk, Poland, September 9 – 14.

Jitters (dir. Baldvin Z): Katuaq Bio, Nuuk, Greenland, September 12 - 16. LGBT Film Festival, Ecuador, November 21 - 30.

Korriro (dir. Björn Hlynur Haraldsson): Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim, Norway, February 27 – March 3. (In competition).
Kaliber 35 Munich International Short Film Festival, Munich, Germany, June 20 - 26. (In competition).

The Laxá Farmers (dir. Grímur Hákonarson):
Nordisk Panorama, Malmo, Sweden, September 20 - 26.
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany, October 30 - November 3.

The Living Sea (dir. Thorsteinn Jónsson):
Nordisk Panorama, Malmo, Sweden, September 20 - 26.

Love Story (dir. Ása Hjörleifsdóttir): Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France, February 1 – 9. (In competition). Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim, Norway, February 27 – March 3. (In competition). Aubagne International Film Festival, Aubagne, France, March 18 - 23.
Rome Independent Film Festival, Rome, Italy, April 3 – 11. (In competition). Altkirch International Short Film Festival, Altkirch, France, April 12 - 14. (In competition). Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine, April 24 - 28.
Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, USA, May 8 -12.
River Film Festival, Padova, Italy, May 28 - June 9. (In competition).
Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series, Big Sur, USA, June 12 - July 18. (In competition).
Palm Springs International Shortfest, Palm Springs, USA, June 18 - 24. (In competition).
Sled Island Music and Arts Festival, Calgary, Canada, June 22 - 25.
Open Place International Short Film Festival, Latvia, July. (Won for best actress in a leading role).
Gimli Film Festival, Gimli, Canada, July 24 - 28.
Woods Hole Film Festival, Cape Cod, USA, July 27 - August 3.  (In competition).
Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence and Newport, USA, August 6 - 11. (Won for best short film).
Hafizasi Screening Series, Istanbul, Turkey, August.
Nordisk Panorama, Malmo, Sweden, September 20 - 26. (In competition).
Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland, September 9 - 29.
Cork Film Festival, Cork, Republic of Ireland,  November 9 - 17.
Sequence Short-film Festival, Toulouse, France, November 22 - December 1.

Mamma Gogo (dir. Fridrik Thor Fridriksson): Scandinavia House New York, New York, USA, February 27 – March 8.
Legacy Film Festival on Aging, San Francisco, USA, June 7 - 9.

Megaphone (dir. Elsa María Jakobsdóttir):
Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland, September 9 - 29.
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden, October 21 - 27.
Brest European Short Film Festival, Brest, France,  November 12 - 17.

Metalhead (dir. Ragnar Bragason): Gothenburg International Film Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden, January 25 – February 4. (Film was in production, exhibition was in the form of clips and trailers).
The Norwegian International Film Festival, Haugesund, Norway, August 19 - 22. (Closed market screenings).
Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, September 5 - 15.
Katuaq Bio, Nuuk, Greenland, September 12 - 16.
Busan International Film Festival, Busan, South Korea, October 3 - 12.

Mindbroken (dir. Bragi Thór Hinriksson):
Buster Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 5 - 15.
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany, October 30 - November 3.

Of Good Report (dir. Jahmil XT Qubeka):
Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, September 5 - 15.
BFI London Film Festival, Lundúnum, Englandi, 9. - 20. október.
Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, USA, October 10 - 24.

Of Horses and Men (dir. Benedikt Erlingsson):
The Norwegian International Film Festival, Haugesund, Norway, August 19 - 22. (Closed market screenings).
San Sebastián Film Festival, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, September 20 - 28. (Benedikt Erlingsson won for best new director).
Tokyo International Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan, October 17 - 25. (Benedikt Erlingsson won for best director).
Bergen International Film Festival, Bergen, Norway, October 23 - 30.
Scanorama European Film Forum, Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania, November 7 - 17.
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany, October 30 - November 3.
Amiens International Film Festival, Amiens, France, November 8 - 16.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia, November 15 - December 1.
REC - Tarragona International Film Festival, Tarragona, Spain, December 3 - 8.
Festival de Cinema Europeen des Arcs, France, December 12 - 21.

Our own Oslo (dir. Reynir Lyngdal): Scandinavia House New York, New York, USA, February 27 – March 8.

Pas de Trois (dir. Helena Stefánsdóttir):
Nordisk Panorama, Malmo, Sweden, September 20 - 26.

The Pension Gang (dir. Páll Grímsson):
Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland, September 9 - 29.

Ravens, Buttercups and Myrrh (dir. Eyrún Ósk Jónsdóttir, Helgi Sverrisson):
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany, October 30 - November 3.
Ischia Film Festival, Ischia, Italy, June 30 - July 3.

Revolution Reykjavik (dir. Ísold Uggadóttir):
Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland, September 9 - 29.

Rock in Reykjavik (dir. Fridrik Thor Fridriksson): Musikfilm Festivalen, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 9 – 17.

Rokland (dir. Marteinn Thórsson):
Titanic International Film Fest, Budapest, Hungary, April 5 - 13.

Sacrifice (dir. Jakob Halldórsson):
Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle, USA, May 16 - June 9.
Tallgrass International Film Festival, Wichita, USA, October 18 - 21.

Santa‘s Night Out (dir. Mundi Vondi):

Fantasporto, Porto, Portugal, February 25 – March 10.

Sigur Rós - Heima (dir. Dean DeBlois): Musikfilm Festivalen, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 9 – 17.

Silent Voices (dir. Helena Stefánsdóttir): Scandinavian Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA, January 12 – 20.

Small Things (dir. Davíd Óskar Ólafsson): Gothenburg International Film Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden, January 25 – February 4.

Spooks and Spirits (dir. Ágúst Gudmundsson):
Mill Valley Film Festival, San Rafael, USA, October 3 - 13.

Summerland (dir. Grímur Hákonarson): Awaken! International Spiritual Film Festival, Morristown, USA, March 1 - 3. (Won for best feature film).
The Europe on Screen Film Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia, May 3 - 12.

This is Sanlitun (dir. Róbert Ingi Douglas):
Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, September 5 - 15.
Reykjavík International Film Festival, September 26 - October 6. (Opening film of the festival).
Scanorama European Film Forum, Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania, November 7 - 17.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia, November 15 - December 1.

Utopia (dir. Lars Emil Árnason):
Shorts Attack/Interfilm Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Vikingar (dir. Magali Magistry):
Cannes International Film Festival, Cannes, France, May 15 - 26. (Selected for Critics' Week, received Audience Award).

Volcano (dir. Rúnar Rúnarsson):
Nordic Lights Film Festival (Nordic Heritage Museum), Seattle, USA, January 18 – 20.
Mosaico Film Fest, Ravenna, Italy, April 13 - 20.
Motovun Film Festival, Motovun, Croatia, July 27 - 31.
Transatlantyk Festival, Poznan, Poland, August 2 - 9.

Whale Valley (dir. Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson):
Cannes International Film Festival, Cannes, France, May 15 - 26. (In competition for the Palme d'Or - received Special Mention award).
Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, June 5 - 16.
Giffoni Film Festival, Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy, July 19 - 28.
Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, July 25 - August 11.
Sao Paulo  International Film Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 22 - 30.
Montréal World Film Festival, Montréal, Canada, August 22 - September 2.
Odense International Film Festival, Odense, Denmark, August 26 - 31.
Les Percéides, Québec, Canada, August 28 - 30.
Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland, September 9 - 29.
Athens International Film Festival, Athens, Greece, September 18 - 29
Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary, Canada, September 19 - 29.
Reykjavík International Film Festival, September 26 - October 6. (Won for best live action short film).
Hamptons International Film Festival, Hamptons, USA, October 10 - 14. (Won for best short film).
Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, USA, October 10 - 24.
Warsaw International Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland, October 11 - 20. (Won for best live action short film).
Film Fest Gent, Gent, Belgium, October 14 - 25. (Won for best short film).
The Short Film Festival in Nice, Nice, France, October 15 - 20.
Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 24 - November 2.
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany, October 30 - November 3.
The Northern Film Festival, Holland, November 6 - 10.
Brest European Short Film Festival, Brest, France,  November 12 - 17.
Ajyal Youth Film Festival, Doha, Qatar, November 26 - 30.

XL (dir. Marteinn Thórsson):
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Carlsbad, Czech Republic, June 28 - July 6. (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson won for best actor).
Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary, Canada, September 19 - 29.
Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 25. september - 10. október.
Filmfestival Munster, Munster, Þýskalandi,9. - 13. október.
Molodist - Kiev International Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, October 19 - 27.
Bergen International Film Festival, Bergen, Norway, October 23 - 30.
Scanorama European Film Forum, Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania, November 7 - 17.
Cork Film Festival, Cork, Republic of Ireland,  November 9 - 17. (In competition).
MUCES - The City of Segovia Festival of European Cinema, Segovia, Spain, November 13 - 19.

FOCUSES ON ICELANDIC FILMS IN 2013:

Nordic film focus at Guadalajara International Film Festival, Guadalajara, Mexico, March 1 – 9:

The Good Heart (2009) directed by Dagur Kári,

Brim (2010) directed by Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson,

Revolution Reykjavík (2011) directed by Ísold Uggadóttir,

Volcano (2011) directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson,

Black‘s Game (2012) directed by Óskar Þór Axelsson,

The Deep (2012) directed by Baltasar Kormákur.

 

Icelandic films, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 7 – 24 and Aarhus, Denmark, March 21 - 28:

The Good Heart (2009) directed by Dagur Kári,

King‘s Road (2010) directed by Valdís Óskarsdóttir,

Mamma Gogo (2010) directed by Fridrik Thór Fridriksson,

City State (2011) directed by Ólafur Jóhannesson,

Either Way (2011) directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson,

Our own Oslo (2011) directed by Reynir Lyngdal,

Rokland (2011) directed by Marteinn Thórsson,

Volcano (2011) directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson.

Nordic film focus at Landau International Short Film Festival, Landau, Germany, April 22 - 27:

Lost Weekend (1999) directed by Dagur Kári,

Caramels (2003) (directed by Gunnar B. Guðmundsson,

The Last Farm (2004) directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson,

The Nail (2008) directed by Benedikt Erlingsson,

Epic Fail (2009) directed by Ragnar Agnarsson.

Nordic Talking (Nordic literary and film festival), Munich, Germany, April 23 - May 16.

Children of Nature (1991) directed by Fridrik Thór Fridriksson,

Tears of Stone (1995) directed by Hilmar Oddsson,

101 Reykjavik (2000) directed by Baltasar Kormákur,

Noi the Albino (2003) directed by Dagur Kári,

Astropia (2007) directed by Gunnar B. Gudmundsson,

Backyard (2010) (directed by Árni Sveinsson,

Future of Hope (2010) directed by Henry Bateman,

Mamma Gogo (2010) directed by Fridrik Thór Fridriksson,

Jitters (2010) directed by Baldvin Z,

Last Days of the Arctic (2011) directed by Magnús Vidar Sigurdsson.

AFI Scandinavian Crime Cinema, Silver Spring, USA, July 3 - September 18.

Jar City (2006) directed by Baltasar Kormákur

Reykjavík Rotterdam (2008) directed by Óskar Jónasson,

Black‘s Game

(2012) directed by Óskar Þór Axelsson,

Reykjavik Calling: The Icemen Cometh, Melbourne, Australia, July 5 - 23.

Rock in Reykjavik (1982) directed by Fridrik Thór Fridriksson,

The Ring Road (1985) directed by Fridrik Thór Fridriksson,

Cold Fever (1995) directed by Fridrik Thór Fridriksson,

Devil's Island (1996) directed by Fridrik Thór Fridriksson,

101 Reykjavik (2000) directed by Baltasar Kormákur,

Angels of the Universe (2000) directed by Fridrik Thór Fridriksson,

Jar City (2006) directed by Baltasar Kormákur

White Night Wedding (2008) directed by Baltasar Kormákur,

Mamma Gogo (2010) directed by Fridrik Thór Fridriksson,

The Deep (2012) directed by Baltasar Kormákur.

LAF Festival Letnia Akademia Filmowa, Zwierzyniec, Poland, August 2 - 11.

101 Reykjavik (2000) directed by Baltasar Kormákur,

The Sea (2002) directed by Baltasar Kormákur,

A Little Trip to Heaven (2005) directed by Baltasar Kormákur,

Jar City (2006) directed by Baltasar Kormákur

White Night Wedding (2008) directed by Baltasar Kormákur,

Mamma Gogo (2010) directed by Fridrik Thór Fridriksson,

Either Way (2011) directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson,

The Deep (2012) directed by Baltasar Kormákur.


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