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Open for admissions Spring 2021

We have opened for admissions for Spring 2021. The semester starts January 2021. Iceland has been hit by Covid-19, as has the rest of the world. The situation here has been managed professionally and with care. Today, as we write this, we only have a 1 meter social distancing...
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The Icelandic Film School Festive Season Program

The Icelandic Film School has chosen ten films to be shown on Facebook during the holiday season for this years Festive Season Program. Ten graduation films films in total will be shown daily until new years eve, starting today at six o’clock pm local time with the film...
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First term students finishing their first film making experience

Students that are currently finishing their first term  at the Icelandic Film School are these days finishing this terms final project – a first try-out in film making. In the process one student in each group is made responsible for it´s expertise  and together with other the...
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Arnorsson CFX artist in Canada: IFS helped me to understand how the industry work

Pétur Arnórsson graduated from The Icelandic Film School in 2007 and has been working in various projects since then. Stormland was his first project after IFS, directed by Marteinn Þórsson. In that project Pétur worked as a best boy gaffer. His Commercial Driving License allowed...
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Growing within an institution that fosters the truthful development of one´s own voice – Patricio Elizondo on IFS

Patricio Elizondo began his studies with the first group of students at the international department at  The Icelandic Film School this august. We asked him first how he came across the school? A few months back I did some research on film programs around the world. I was...
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“It is beautiful and calm to shoot, think, write and find oneself” – Mahesh Raghavan is happy studying at IFS

We asked Mahesh Raghavan who began his studies here at the Icelandic Film School – International department last august how he came agross the school? I wanted to study film making in Europe and was looking for schools teaching in English. I found the Icelandic Film School...
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“It’s a great place, the school as well as the country” – Juan Albarran started studies at IFS this fall

Since august this year the Icelandic Film School has been running an international department. The school  plans to continue this work next year and enroll new students for january 2017. We were curious to know how students that started with us his fall are getting along with...
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Ólgusjór – a new short film by Andri Freyr Ríkharðsson

The 2011 graduate of The Icelandic Film School, Andri Freyr Ríkharðsson has been working on the short film Ólgusjór for two years but in recent months he has successfully managed to get closer to financing the project. Financing has been going well. For example we got a grant...
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An idea kept in the drawer becomes real – Kári – a new film by Elsa G. Björnsdóttir

Three years ago Elsa G. Björnsdóttir had an idea for a film but it seemed too exspensive to produce at the time and she decided to wait awhile. However the idea didn´t dwell long and a year ago she coudn´t resist it any more. These days she is getting close to finishing the whole...
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A IFS graduate wins the prize Best comedy/drama foreign short film in LA for a 2016 graduation film

Ólöf Birna Torfadóttir´s graduation film, Last Summer (Síðasta Sumar) recently won the prize Best comedy/drama foreign short film at the 2016 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards .   Ólöf Birna graduated from The Icelandic Film School – Screenwriting/directing ...
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