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Films from Iceland at the European Film Market 2024

EFM 2024, Feb 15-21

Market screenings

by Ninna Pálmadóttir


Gunnar is forced by the state to sell his country home. He leaves without looking back, abandoning his horses to relocate to the capital. He soon meets 10-year old Ari and their friendship proves to be transformative for them both.

Producers Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir, Hlín Jóhannesdóttir
Production company Pegasus Pictures
Coproduction companies Nutprodukcia, Jour2Fête

2023, Iceland/Slovakia/France
75 min.

International sales The Party Film Sales

Market screenings
Sat, Feb 17, 4:30PM, Cinemaxx 16

The Home Game
by Smári Gunn, 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.

Directors Smári Gunn, Logi Sigursveinsson
Producers Freyja Kristinsdóttir, Elfar Adalsteins, Stephanie Thorpe, Heather Millard
Production company Silfurskjár
Coproduction companies The Freezer

2023, Iceland
79 min.

International sales MetFilm Sales

Market Screenings
Wed, Feb 14, 3:30PM, Cinemaxx 12

by Ulaa Salim

The young climate change scientist, Elias falls in love with an aspiring singer, Anita. However, when an opportunity arises for him to join a mission researching a dangerous climate change phenomenon – a mysterious fracture on the ocean floor – he chooses career over love. Years later, during his mission, he experiences a vision of what his life could have been like if he made a different choice and his new obsession becomes to get his old life and love back.

Producer Daniel Mühlendorph
Coproducer Grímar Jónsson
Production company Hyæne Film
Coproduction company Netop Films

105 min.

International sales New Europe Film Sales

Market Screenings
Thu, Feb 15, 7:15PM, Kino Arsenal
Sat, Feb 17, 12:30PM, Cinemaxx 18

New Films From Iceland

by Helena Stefánsdóttir
A young girl stays with her grandparents in the city while she auditions for an art performance group. When the family, who have not met for a long time, gather to celebrate her acceptance into the group, an ugly family secret emerges.

Sales: LevelK
Grand Finale
by Sigurjón Kjartansson
A chamber orchestra is in financial dire straits. To turn on the gold faucet of the sponsors, the group hires a renowned cellist to perform with them. Shiny on the surface, the cellist is rotten to his moral core.

Sales: Picture Tree International

Upcoming and in production:

Feature Films

by Jón E. Gústafsson
by Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon
The Mountain
by Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir
Odd Fish
Snævar Sölvason
Returning to Lulu
by Mikael Torfason
Skinny Love
by Sigurdur Anton Fridthjófsson
Top 10 Must
by Ólöf Birna Torfadóttir
by Baltasar Kormákur
When the Light Breaks
by Rúnar Rúnarsson

TV Fiction

Black Sands, season 2
The Minister, season 2
Ormhildur the Brave
Tulipop Tales, season 3

Nominee for 2024 HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award

​Each year the HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award is awarded to the most outstanding Nordic composer – and thereby putting spotlight on Nordic talent and craftmanship. The award is handed out during Nordic Film Music Days, which runs concurrently with the Berlinale.

This year Icelandic composer Edvard Egilsson is nominated for the music he composed for the documentary Smoke Sauna Sisterhood, directed by Estonian filmmaker Anna Hints. The film is a co-production between Estonia, France, and Iceland and has achieved significant success worldwide since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2023. This marks the second consecutive year Edvard has been nominated for the award.

Berlinale Talents

Magnusma Magnús Maríuson, Icelandic-Finnish actor, will be participating in Berlinale Talents this year.