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Next chapter of Star Wars filmed in Iceland

Icelandic media has been busy last couple of weeks reporting that the next chapter of the Star Wars saga is currently being filmed here in Iceland. Reports of Icelandic company True North assisting an American crew on set and Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen being spotted in the south...
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Young Nordic Talents visit IFS as a part of RIFF

Yesterday IFS got a visit from a group of Nordic film students participating in a workshop at the school. Most of the visitors are studying in Finland, Denmark, Poland, Estonia and Sweden. The visitors from abroad are here to take part in the programme Young Nordic Talents as a...
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“A kick ass drama” – Brave Men´s Blood released on VOD in the USA

The Icelandic film Brave Men´s Blood was released on VOD in the U.S.A. a couple of weeks ago, claiming high praise by American pres. Hrafnkell Stefánsson, head of Screenwriting/Directing at IFS is a co-screenwriter of the film. The reviewer of Birth.Movie.Death. worries that “a...
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A successful Vagina Monologues performance with a majority of IFS graduates

A theatre- group that mostly consists of IFS graduates opened a production of the Vagina Monologues in Gamla bíó in Reykjavík Monday night. The director, Guðrún Helga Sváfnisdóttir graduated from Directing/Producing in 2013 and four of five actresses finished their training as...
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First impression of our 1st semester students – Watch the interview

Yesterday marked the end of the first course in the Core when 1st semester students screened their one minute films. All their work was analyzed and criticized by Hilmar Oddsson, the dean of the IFS and Ágústa Margrét Jóhannsdóttir, the head of Core. Their feedback was positive,...
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An eventful year for graduate Guðni Líndal Benediktsson

The first year after graduation I finished two short-films for IFS graduating after me, from the Acting department. Aside I concentrated on my writing. Guðni Líndal Benediktsson says he tried his luck to have his own short-films brought to as many festivals as possible in order...
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IFS taking short-film festival Gullmolinn by storm

You could say that the Icelandic Film School was taking this years local short-film festival Gullmolinn in Kópavogur by a storm. The winner was “Það er margt myrkrið veit”, Inga Sandra Hjartardóttir´s graduation film from Acting last spring. The film was directd by Lovísa Lára...
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Hlín Jóhannesdótter, head of Directing/Producing to visit TIFF

Hlín Jóhannesdóttir, head of Directing/Producing is heading for Toronto this week, visiting this year´s Toronto International Film Festival. I was invited to take part in a producers lab at the European Film Promotion aimed at promoting and marketing European film...
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Graduates invited to Reykjavík International Film Festival

Four of this springs IFS graduates have been invited to this year´s RIFF – Reykjavík International Film Festival. Atli Þór Einarsson (Bergmál), Sigmar Ingi Sigurgeirsson (Rof) and Haukur Karlsson Hæ Pabbi, þótti við þekkjumst ekki neitt) all graduated last spring and their films...
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The importance of efficiency, discipline and organization – Producer of the film Webcam

Mid-july marked the opening of the film Webcam produced by Magnús Thoroddsen Ívarsson who graduated from the IFS a year ago. “I have been making short videos since I got a camera at my confirmation.” Magnús says all his experience became most valuable now whe...
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