From the 18th to the 21st of May, Skjaldborg, the festival of Icelandic documentaries, will be held for the twelfth time in Patreksfjordur. Besides premiering Icelandic documentaries, the festival is a chance for film makers and interested parties to convene. At the end of the festival, Einarinn, the audience award and Ljoskastarinn, the jury award, will be presented.
The festival is a great opportunity for film makers to show their works and this year The Film School has 4 competitors, both current and graduated students, among the chosen
Amma – Dagbók Dísu
Anna Sæunn Ólafsdóttir, a graduate of Acting
Former teacher and farmer, Hjordis Kristjansdottir, grandma Disa, has kept a diary for over 57 years. We get a glimpse into her daily life at Hlid, the senior care facility in Akureyri, get to know people from her past and her love for life and humor in her later years, despite physical boundaries. The films is part of the Austrian European Grandma Project, that tells history from the perspective of women in the last century
Even asteroids are not alone
Jon Bjarki Magnusson, a graduate from Screenwriting and Directing
We float through space like meteors in flight and are never alone, because we are strongly connected to our fellow players. Hundreds of thousands of players dig for metal, do business and fight each other in computer made galaxies far, far away from the world as we know it. In the expansive and hostile world of New Eden, trust no one. But how do you make friends in distant dimensions of space?
By splicing together the experiences of fourteen Eve Online players we can see how computer games can create new societies and build bridges between us
Sonia Schiavone, in her second semester of Directing and Producing
There is a little island, close to the Southern coast of Iceland: its name is Heimaey.
On this land, life has beauty and misery, charm and contradictions: that’s what this story wants to reveal
Agust Stefansson, a graduate from Creative Technology
Þorvaldur Gunnarsson has been the proprietor of Valdi Compact Disk store since 1998. In times of almost complete internet based entertainment, Valdi has kept going and we try to find out how.
The festival commences on the 18th of May and is a great opportunity to get a glimpse into Icelandic documentary making