"Hands on" programs

Most of the classes are based on a "hands on" approach. You'll start shooting from day one.


The Icelandic Film School is a full member of Cilect - The International Assocation of Film and Television Schools.

Why Iceland?

All courses are taught in ENGLISH. Here you will find practical information about Iceland; housing, weather, living cost, permits and more information. Just click here.

The Industry and Professional

We work closely with active professionals from all areas of the movie industry.

Filmmaking and Acting under one roof

The students' access to actors and vice versa is one of the school's unique traits. All actors aquire fundamental education in filmmaking.

High Volume of Productions

Every semester, the school produces about 90 films, making the school one of the most active production companies in the country. From there, many of the successful films go to festivals accross the world.


The curriculum includes the curriculum structure, a roster of courses according to semester and course descriptions. The course description includes the title and characteristics of the course, a content summary in addition to learning outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CILECT?

    The International Association of Film and Television Schools (French: Centre international de liaison des écoles de cinéma et de télévision, CILECT) is the association of the world's major film and television schools. It was founded in Cannes in 1955. For more information, please go to:
  • How long are the programs?

    All study programs are set up for 2 years.

The Latest News

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Rúnar Guðbrandsson is new head of Acting at IFS

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