We at The Icelandic Film School welcome you to study the art and craft of film and screen.
The school offers a unique and extensive expertise bringing you some of the best professional education
and training in the film and screen industry.

Our personalized approach enables the student to achieve maximum results.
We are located in Reykjavík where all distances are short and the ever-changing nature of Iceland is never far away:
A true source for inspiration and creativity.

Join us for an extraordinary adventure and experience in the study of the craft and art of film and the wonders of cinema.

Film Program in Iceland

The program is for most part practical and Iceland provides the ideal creative setting and atmosphere at this safe and brilliant location.

Perfect Accommodations

The School provides ideal accommodations for students in downtown Reykjavík.


IFS is a member of Cilect, the international organization of leading film schools in the world. Cilect.org

Information about Iceland

All courses are taught in ENGLISH. Here you will find practical information about Iceland: Housing, weather, living cost, permits and further information. Just click HERE.

Always Open for Admissions

We accept applications at all times, all year round.

Close Industry Connections

All teachers and instructors at IFS are active professionals in the industry. IFS is also in formal collaboration with production companies and TV stations that offer internships after graduation.

Why IFS?

IFS has developed a special two-year program ensuring that each student acquires a firm professional grounding at the end of his or her studies. Most students arrive at the school as beginners but graduate as professionals, ready to assume their duties in the field of filmmaking or specialize further in their continuing studies.

Life After IFS

Students have a vast array of options having completed their studies: Further specialization, jobs in the film- and television industry, or even running their own companies. Their education can also be put to use as supplementary knowledge in other fields, even in different areas.

Latest News

Open for admissions Spring 2021

We have opened for admissions for Spring 2021. The semester starts January 2021....
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New students committee at The Icelandic Films School

A new student committee has taken over this semester and here are Maria Araceli,...
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Impressive success in the Cilect short film competition

CILECT, the International association of film and television schools, a cooperation...
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A new school year has begun

The first day of the new school year was set yesterday, where our students were...
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there any scholarships available?

    IFS does not offer any scholarship. Scandinavian and EU students have access to the Icelandic Student Loan Fund. Students from countries outside the EU have access to the fund if they have lived in Iceland for at least two years.
  • How long are the programs?

    All study programs are set up for 2 years.
  • 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: cilect.org

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