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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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New students committee at The Icelandic Films School

A new student committee has taken over this semester and here are Maria Araceli, Birta Karadottir, Sigurgeir Jonsson, Elin Palsdóttir, Ingibjorg Jenny Johannesdottir, Halfdan Hordur Palsson, Hulda Kristin, Vigfus Olafsson og Maria Sigridur Halldorsdottir, but missing in the...
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Impressive success in the Cilect short film competition

CILECT, the International association of film and television schools, a cooperation of 130-140 of the best film schools in the world, yesterday announced the winners of their yearly short film competition among students. In the category of “Fiction”, there were 118...
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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 welcomed. The inauguration was split in two sections, new and then returning students, but a total of 44 new students have begun their studies and we of course will be looking forward to following...
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A new assistant director hired

Dr. Sigrun Sigurdardottir, Associate Professor of Health sciences at the University of Akureyri, has been hired as an Assistant Director at The Icelandic Film School from September 1st. In total we received 35 applications for the position, and of those 5 were considered fully...
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The Film School moves to a new building

The Film School has moved its operations from Grensasvegur over to Sudurlandsbraut 18. This is the future placing of the school as we have signed a lease for 20 years. The school will start by renting about 70% of the building, but we plan on renting the whole building within the...
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Graduation Spring 2020

In beautiful weather yesterday an impressive group graduated from departments within The Icelandic Film School on a festive occasion. It is always an amazing experience seeing students reach their goals and graduate from the school. The gains are obvious when you view their...
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Graduation Speech Spring 2020

Dear graduation students, parents, families and friends, teachers and staff members, I welcome you to this graduation from The Icelandic Film School in the spring of the year 2020. It is always enjoyable for us to graduate students and especially on such a lovely day. Last...
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The Film School reopens after quarantine

The Film Schools students, who have these last few weeks been sat at home being taught remotely, finally returned back to the school for traditional classes, though of course maintaining their 2 meter distance rules. Filming and preparing to film was a priority, as the students...
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Save Bio Paradis

For the last 10 years Bio Paradis has had a special place for both students and staff of The Icelandic Film School. Every Friday our students have flocked there for film history, and to watch carefully chosen films that have completely changed the genre of film making. Our...
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