Preparations for the coming semester are in full swing, but the semester is set to begin on August 22nd. At the school we have 11 Program Directors that see to the specific courses in each department. Their purpose is to coordinate the courses, choose the teachers, quality control and evolving the studies as well as teaching selected courses.
The Program Directors are as follows::
In Department 1 Directing and Producing : Hlin Johannesdottir in Production and Hilmar Oddsson in Directing.
In Department 2 Creative Technology : Tomas Orn Tomasson in Cinematography, Kjartan Kjartansson in Sound, David Alexander Corno in Editing and Kristjan U. Kristjansson in Image Processing.
In Department 3 Screen Writing and Directing : Gunnar Bjorn Guðmundsson in Film Screenwriting, Otto Geir Borg in Varied Scripts and Hilmar Oddsson in Directing.
In Department 4 Acting : Runar Gudbrandsson in Acting, Thorey Sigthorsdottir in Acting and Voicework, and Kolbrun Anna Bjornsdottir in Acting and Movement.
In each semester we teach about 120 courses, 40 of which are to do with actual filmmaking or theater productions, as The Film School is one of the most productive studios in the country. This calls for good coordination and arrangements, as well as continuously developing and improving our studies.
Yesterday we had a joint meeting of Program Directors, where we went over the changes in the studies and various coordinations. You can see Bodvar Bjarki Petursson, chairman of the school, speaking to the group, but he announced that this summer we signed a new 5 year deal with the Icelandic Government.
The group was enthusiastic and excited for the coming semester.