About the IFC
Current news


BIRTA selected for Cinekid

Birta by Bragi Thór Hinriksson has been selected for the Cinekid Film Festival, the largest children's film and media festival in the world. The festival takes place from October 13 -31 in the Netherlands.

Birta had its world premiere last July at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy and is now being screened at the Buster Film Festival in Denmark. Birta tells the story of the strong and responsible Birta. She seeks ways to raise money after overhearing her mother worrying about financial problems and not being able to afford the family Christmas. But it's not so easy when you're only 11 years old.

The film was written by Helga Arnardóttir and directed by Bragi Thór Hinriksson. They are also the producers of the film for H.M.S. Productions. The film stars Kristín Erla Pétursdóttir, Margrét Júlía Reynisdóttir, Salka Sól Eyfeld and Margrét Ákadóttir.

In addition, two Icelandic film projects will take part in Cinekid for Professionals, which is the industry event of Cinekid. The film project Fabled will take part in the Junior Co-production Market, and the series project My Bonkers Mum! will take part in Cinekid Script LAB

For further information on Cinekid Festival and Cinekid for Professionals visit the festival's official website.