Work in Progress

Docs

My Solveig

Clara Lemaire Anspach, Karna Sigurdardóttir

The late Sólveig Anspach's career blurred boundaries between Iceland and France, between fiction and documentary, between her life and her art. In this intimate portrait, Sólveig's daughter, Clara, remembers her mother, her friends and family, and her work.

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Raise the Bar

Guðjón Ragnarsson

A girls' basketball team aims to break down cultural barriers. Their training program is intense and controversial, and they are led by an overqualified and unusual coach who constantly raises the bar. The team achieves remarkable results and the girls are becoming strong, independent, and are ready to change the world. But is the world ready?

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The Amazing Truth About Daddy Green

Olaf de Fleur

Darryl Francis was wrongfully accused and convicted as an accessory to murder in Los Angeles when he was a teenager. During the two decades he spent in prison, he discovered the power of creative writing and humor to cope with life behind bars. Director Olaf de Fleur plays with the line between fiction and reality, the same method that won him a Teddy Award at the 2008 Berlinale.

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Acting Out

Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir

Based on a theatrical therapeutic experiment, Edna Lupita uses her skills as an actress and a theater director to investigate her own life story, striving to connect her past to her present, her mental illness, and her suicidal thoughts. What will she discover? 

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Band: This is Not a Band

Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir

The make it or break it story of an Icelandic female band that probably will not make it and isn't really a band

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Full Steam Ahead

Susan Muska, Gréta Ólafsdóttir

Different generations of women give us rare insights into their world and what it takes to survive in the geothermal industry, a male-dominated field. The women share their struggles and successes, and the changes that have taken place in the workplace over the years

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Togolísa

Alda Lóa Leifsdóttir

Three generations of women come together at a Girls Rock Camp in Togo, where they share their different musical backgrounds as they prepare a concert.

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My Mother the State

Ieva Ozolina

Una was separated from her sister when she was adopted from an orphanage at the age of three. Since that day, Una dreamed of seeing her sister again, but for the next thirty years the sister only existed in Una’s memories. Then, one day, she appeared for real.

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Bitcoin Bandits

Sigurjón Sighvatsson

The biggest and strangest heist in the history of Iceland was committed by five childhood friends in 2017 and 2018, where hundreds of millions worth of Bitcoin computers were stolen. Even though they caught the culprits many questions are still unanswered. 

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Megas

Sigurþór Hallbjörnsson

Megas, one of Iceland's most popular and controversial artists, has never shied away from challengin the sacred cows of Icelandic society.

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Woods Grew Here Once

Ádís Thoroddsen

The film tells the story about the forest in Iceland, its deforestation and forestry. The timeline goes from the Miocene time that made the brown coal sediments, through the settlement of Iceland, to the present time when the importance of reforesting to avoid further climate change becomes ever more clearer. The storytellers in the film are scientists, scholars, foresters and farmers. 

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City of Culture

Heiðar Mar Björnsson

Short creative documentary from Reykjavík at the turn of the 20th century at a time where filmmaking was taking it's first steps and the city's culture life started to blossom with increased urbanisation.

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In stitches

Nicos Argillet

Tinna is an Icelandic textile fanatic on a Nordic adventure to meet the most traditional, most beautiful, and most contemporary textile artists she can find. With the help of expert contributors, she uncovers the modern art being created using age-old techniques, while celebrating the beauty in our traditional crafts.

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Gunnars Last Project

Mathias S. Schmidt

After 20 years of retirement, design icon Gunnar Magnússon takes on his last project together with his daughter Tinna Gunnarsdóttir. As Gunnar’s health starts deteriorating, Tinna is faced with the task of completing the project whilst coming to terms with losing her farther.
‘Gunnar’s Last Project’ is the is an emotional story about legacy and family, told through the eyes of two of the Icelandic design scene’s most important characters.

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The farmer and the factory

Barði Guðmundsson

An unknown illness is plaguing horses on the farm Kúludalsá in Hvaldfjord near the town of Akranes Iceland. The farmer, horsewoman Ragga Þorgrímsdóttir is forced to put the sick horses down Autopsy reveals that the horses have 4 times the expected amount of fluoride in the bones. The only source of fluoride is the nearby aluminum factory.

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Every Day Heroes

Magnea B. Valdimarsdóttir

Zineta, Ebru, Karolina and Maria Victoria live in Iceland. They are born in four very different countries but different reasons are behind their arrival here. With a solid relationship between the director and the main characters of the film, they open their hearts to what it is like to be a foreign woman in Iceland. Everyone has a story to tell, but what they all have in common is the fact of injustice and prejudice that foreigners experience in iceland. 

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Motherland

Sævar Guðmundsson, Kreshnik Jonuzi

After living in the USA since he was three years old, a young college student is deported back to his motherland. Whilst having problems adjusting to his new home in Albania, he fights to get out of there.

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Glass Ceiling

Mari Soppela

In the advanced industrialized world, women still battle against unspoken rules and dynamics that favor men in the workplace. This film follows women from different occupations, statuses, and countries as they all strive to break through their personal glass ceilings.

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The Secret

Björn B. Björnsson

90 year old stamp dealer reveals a secret that sparks an investigation to find the man who sold of one of the most expencive stamps covers in the world.

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Quicksand

Annetta Ragnarsdóttir

Quicksand is a documentary about the Icelandic middle class, its status in the modern society, and its status compared to neighbouring countries . The the fact that a majority of middle class people can´t make their ends meet despite working full time and being highly educated.

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Road 75

Árni Gunnarsson

In 1975 the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration made a pact with spirits from the past to not blast rocks in Tröllaskarð. Why and what were the consequences?

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Through Fire and Water

Valdimar Leifsson

The film "Through Fire and Water" is about man´s fight against nature´s powerful forces; the volcanic eruption in the Westman Islands in 1973. It's main theme is the people who put their lives at risk by pumping water on flowing lava in order to steer it away from the island´s most important place - its fishing harbour. Thus, they also managed to save some homes of the inhabitants of the islands. A truly courageous rescue achievement, that has never been repeated.

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If These Walls Could Talk....?

Sveinn M. Sveinsson, Helga Guðrún Johnson

A 52 minute documentary about  one of the oldest building in Reykjavík, made from natural rocks 1872,  and the only building in Iceland that was built as a prison until 2016.
The second floor housed the local Police station, the Town Hall and the Supreme Court until 1949. The house was also the home of the prison guards and their families.  

The story will be told by mixing a third person VO and interviews with various people who have come to know the story of and within the building either as prisoners, employees or officials thought the years.  This is also the story of the judiciary system in Iceland from 1874 until this very day. It is very unique that in the center of the capital, in between shops, restaurants and bars, there has been an active prison operating since 1872.

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Bride of Christ

Bride of Christ

Rakel Gardarsdóttir, Ágústa M. Ólafsdóttir

A unique documentary about the life and thoughts of women who dedicate their lives to the Carmelite convent in Hafnarfjördur, Iceland.

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