Work in Progress


Broken Dreamland

Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen & Khalid Laboudi

For a group of Moroccan youths, the dream of escaping to Europe turns into a nightmare when they learn their mutual friend has committed a bloody knife attack in Turku.

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Rut Sigurðardóttir

A young couple risks their financial situation and relationship, when they follow in the footsteps of their ancestors and start working as independent fishermen on their small fishing boat, Skuld. Does Iceland's oldest industry have a future or will it disappear with the coming generation?

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Gústav Geir Bollason

An abandoned building on Iceland’s northern coast has fallen subject to the natural forces of erosion and entropy. As the ruins and the landscape slowly yield to the wind and sea, a loose assemblage of flora, fauna, humans, and revenants share the task of giving the structure new purpose. At the border of fiction and documentary, Mannvirki contemplates this multi-layered world of uncertainty and hope.

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Logi Hilmarsson, Christian Elgaard

Brandur, a quadriplegic artist and entrepreneur, goes through the painful exercises setup by a very alternative healer: A therapy that could give him back his body.

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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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The Home Game

Smári Gunnarsson, Logi Sigursveinsson

This feel-good sports doc is about one man's dogged attempt to finally stage a home game on the football pitch his father created 25 years earlier. By registering the non-existent team of their small town to the Icelandic FA Cup he gives himself a 50/50 chance to fulfill his fathers dream. 

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Sævar Gudmundsson, Kreshnik Jonuzi

Facing the aftermath of deportation, a family tries to reunite while the youngest son and daughter endure the emotional journey to adjust in a place they've never known as home.

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The Times of the Trolls

Ásdís Thoroddsen

Trolls in the mountains, trolls in us.

Trolls have accompanied mankind in myths and histories, depending on people’s understanding of these “beings” each time. Trolls are part of Icelandic culture. They appear in written stories, law books, and oral heritage. Historically, trolls have stood for people outside society and are, therefore, dangerous. Or, they refer to people within society who behave antisocially. Trolls also symbolise threats haunting us that are often beyond our understanding. 

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Swimming Pool Stories

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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Good Banks, Bad Banks

Margrét Jónasdóttir, Jakob Halldórsson

The 2008 financial crisis hit Iceland hardest. All banks went bankrupt and the UK used its Anti-Terrorism Act against the country. People demanded answers. Confused MPs prevented sovereign default and launched investigations. Iceland has imprisoned some of those most responsible, and paid its debts, but has the real truth about what happened come out?

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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 30 years the sister only existed in Una's memories. Then, one day, she appeared for real.

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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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Man, horse and the will to win

Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdótttir

With a soft touch, he takes no prisoners and drives people and horses before him. He is one of the most successful sportsmen of his time. He is Diddi – Sigurbjörn Bárðarson, the horse breeder who began his career with nothing but was quick to learn from other breeders and wheeler-dealers how he could achieve success and get to the top.

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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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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

A police chief and two doctors are asked to lead the battle against a deadly pandemic and steer their nation through the storm.

With a focus on the human aspect, the documentary series tells the story of Covid-19 in Iceland from multiple angles. For two years the filmmakers had unprecedented access to those in charge of the decision-making in the fight against the virus.   

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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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The Tower

Ísold Uggadóttir

After a Catholic school teacher in Reykjavík is found dead on the children's playground, whispers of a secret violent past within the walls of the school began slowly surfacing. Investigated by Thóra, a fearless journalist, the Icelandic nation was shocked by her revelations of extensive abuse conducted by the school teacher, masterminded by her superior, Montfort priest, Father George.

The pair worked in cahoots on systematic mental, physical and sexual abuse of children, over the course of half a century, all of which was covered up by the Catholic Church. Countless survivors now demand acknowledgement of responsibility from the Catholic Church whose Bishop and priests have publicly questioned all victims' accounts.

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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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Alda Lóa Leifsdóttir

Togolísa describes five days at the Girls Rock Camp in Togo in august 2019. The film addresses the female community, the music, the dance and spirit, the attitudes, hopes and expectations of the women and the girls in Togo. In Togolísa we meet the Diva Mirlinda, the Tatas, the teachers and 50 girls who takes part in the rock camp. These groups reflect the lives of women in Togo, a country undergoing great societal change, and changes in women's attitudes to themselves and to society.

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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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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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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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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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Guy Davidi

Making a war is a storyteller’s job. A good story is crucial to legitimise the use of military force. That’s why militaries need strong promotion and Israel is a model country in promoting its military ventures. We’ve successfully colonised, occupied and overgrown, and only got stronger and more accepted amongst the nations. Our history as persecuted Jews, our enlightened democracy are both in use in our solid PR kit. But before pitching our story to the world, we need to pitch it to our children. As moral corruption linked with apartheid thrives, avoiding service becomes a threat. For some children we’ll offer benefits, for most we’ll sell fictitious promises. Every child is screened to serve with bearable pressure and an adjusted amount of exposure to violence.

Innocence tells the story of children who resisted to be enlisted but capitulated. Their stories were never told as they died during their service. Through a narration based on their haunting diaries, the film depicts their inner turmoil. It interweaves first-hand military images, key moments from childhood until enlistment and home videos of the deceased soldiers whose stories are silenced and seen as a national threat.

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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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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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