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Iceland in focus at Les Arcs Film Festival 2024

The focus of the 2024 edition of Les Arcs Film Festival will be on Icelandic cinema.

Through a selection of films within the programming of the festival and projects at various stages of development and production as part of the Industry Village, the festival will aim to show the many talents of Iceland. The Industry Village will also welcome a delegation of professionals from the film and music on screen industry, while the festival will welcome film talents.

Ninna Pálmadóttir's feature film, Solitude, won the ArteKino International Award at Les Arcs 2021.

Les Arcs Film Festival has a long lasting relationship with Iceland, having welcomed many films, projects and talents over the last years, such as Rúnar Rúnarsson (Sparrows, Echo), Grímur Hákonarson (Rams, The County), Baltasar Kormákur (The Deep), Dagur Kári (Virgin Mountain), Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Beautiful Beings, Heartstone), Ísold Uggadóttir (And Breathe Normally), Valdimar Jóhannsson (Lamb) or Ninna Pálmadóttir (Solitude). The team of the festival even organised Islenska Vikan, a week dedicated to Icelandic culture in Paris in 2022.

The focus is organized in partnership with the Icelandic Film Centre.

Call for projects in development open

The Coproduction Village, the Industry Village section dedicated to projects in development, will gather a selection of 18 European projects in development seeking new partners.

This year a new €20,000 cash award will be introduced, the Eurimages Co-production Development Award, to support the development of one of the projects. The selected projects will also compete for the ArteKino International Award, of 6.000€. The call to apply to the Coproduction Village runs until July 30th, 2024, 7pm CET.

The application is to be done online.