Work in Progress

Docs

Against the current

Óskar Páll Sveinsson

The transgender woman Veiga Grétarsdóttir decides to take on the dangerous adventure of sailing counter clockwise
around Iceland on a kayak. Her journey is symbolic to her journey through a gender-correcting process.The film describes her inner struggle and the effect of her decision on the lives of those closest to her, among them her former wife, children, and parents

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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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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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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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Home Again?

Dögg Mósesdóttir

A mother explores the history of home birth in Iceland and soon finds out she has touched upon a sensitive topic at a time of cut downs in the health care system and questions arise about the role of midwifes in birth and womens rights over their own body in the birthing process. 

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Iceland FC

Róbert Douglas

A look at the culture behind English football in Iceland, how 80% of Icelandic men support a team from another country, the fans that travel from Iceland to watch their favourite teams play every season. The documentary examines how this passion can affect the everyday life of the family, workplace and to what extent the fans go to in order to follow their teams around Europe.

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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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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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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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PLAY

Þórunn Hafstað

The imagination of children leads us into a fantasy narrative of play, where adults are nowhere to be found and the harsh reality of nature and imagination takes over. Soon enough, however, we are brought back to earth when playtime comes to an end, in this case with the devastating closure of a unique Icelandic kindergarten. 

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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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Spare Parts

Helga Rakel Rafnsdóttir

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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The Hero's Journey to the Third Pole

Andri Snær Magnason, Anní Ólafsdóttir

An adventurous, sad, dreamy, funny, and ultimately bittersweet story of two people struggling with the balancing act of bipolar disorder and confronting the shame that they and other bipolar people feel. 

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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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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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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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