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Are you Icelandic?

Magnea Björk 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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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

Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir

The make-or-break story of an Icelandic female band that probably won't make it and isn't really a band.

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Super Moss

Bruno Victor-Pujebet

They have survived climatic tragedies and nuclear contaminations thanks to their extraordinary biological characteristics: mosses, or bryophytes, have been conquering the planet for millennia.

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Atomy

Logi Hilmarsson, Christian Elgaard

Brandur, who is quadriplegic, and Alma, his girlfriend, leave Iceland for Nepal for a month of free therapy offered by Rahul, a mysterious healer who has promised he can get Brandur back on his feet within a year.

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Battle for Iceland

Margrét Jónasdóttir, Jakob Halldórsson

The 2008 financial crisis, hit Iceland hardest. All banks went bankrupt and Britain used the Act of Terror. People demanded answers. Confused MP's prevented a sovereign default, and launched investigations. Iceland has handed out several prison sentences and paid depts. But was the truth found? 

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Wongai: And we dance

Hanna Björk Valsdóttir

At a small dance studio in Reykjavík drummers and dancers from Guinea, West-Africa teach Icelandic women to move to the rhythm of the rich African culture of the homeland they left behind, in search of a better life in the Western world. But what is a better life? 

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The Storm

Sævar Guðmundsson

The documentary series The Storm tells the story of Covid-19 in Iceland from various angles - but with focus on the human aspect. A story told from the inside of those who were in charge of all decision making in the fight against the virus. 

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Covisland

Olaf de Fleur

A creative documentary about the impact of the Covid-19 virus on Icelandic society told through several characters.

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Mannvirki

Gústav Geir Bollason

Landscape in the century of the man. Midst in there a post-industrial structure that has been shaped by the forces of nature. The ruins in process, where workers add to the decay of the building. Creatures, animals, vegetation come in touch with the building and afgfect it, each in its own manner. 

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Katla

Ischa Clissen, Dorus Masure

For centuries the inhabitants of an Icelandic village Vík í Mýrdal maintained a mystique relationship with the volcano ‘Katla'. However, today the volcano is a lure for tourists and bolsters the economic prosperity. The film KATLA explores the ambiguity where villagers, in their search for wealth, become strangers in their own habitat. 

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Adventure on horseback

Árni Gunnarsson

Þórgunnur (15-year) crosses the highland on horseback to take part in the national horse championship. On the journey she copes with difficult conditions with help from her horse. The mutual trust of horse and rider.. much like the competition that awaits.

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Swimming Pools

Jón Karl Helgason

The Finns have their saunas, the British have their pubs, the French have their cafes. We Icelanders have our swimming pools.

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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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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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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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The Tower

Ísold Uggadóttir

In Iceland, within the walls of the world's smallest Catholic diocese, led by the Dutch Montfort order, a great tragedy was kept under wraps for decades.

Cracks began to form in these walls in 2008 after a German Catholic school teacher in Reykjavík was found dead on the children's playground. 

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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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Senseless

Guy Davidi

'Senseless' is about growing up in a society where you are born to become a soldier and by that to fulfil the social obligation of the military service weather you fit into it or you don’t.

The film is told with a voice over based on personal letters and secret diaries of soldiers who died in the army. We follow the struggles and inner life of these young soldiers reflecting over the life they. They take us into a world of alienation and doubts, when you are being pressured, even forced to compromise your values and your sensitivity.

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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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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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