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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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A new film by IFS student sparks attention

The new film, Albatross, that premiered in Iceland earlier this summer has been well received by audiences and critics. Snævar Sölvi Sölvason, an IFS graduate is the author of the film. “I needed to be around other creative film enthusiasts”  says Snævar and he adds...
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Elsa G. Björnsdóttir wins a prize at Clin d´Oeil in Reims

Last weekend, Elsa G. Björnsdóttir’s short film The Endless Story, won a prize at the Clin d’Oeil  festival in Reims in France. Elsa who is deaf graduated from the Icelandic Film School in 2010 made the film to commemorate a century in history of deaf where sign...
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Special mention to Pálsson’s Brothers at Palm Springs Short Fest

Recently we reported about Þórður Pálsson’s invitation to visit this year’s Palm Springs ShortFest. Now we are happy to announce that his film Brothers, has won a Special mention in its category; Best Live Action Short over 15 minutes. Pálsson is busy these days...
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Popular web discovers an IFS student

Stuck in Iceland is an extremely popular website for those interested in Iceland’s nature and everything else the country has to offer. Our student Garðar Ólafsson was recently spotted by the web for his spectacular photos and videos shot around the country...
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Devaney, an IFS teacher worked on Björk’s videos

Björk has within a week released two new videos to the songs from her latest album, Vulicura. The songs are Black lake and Stonemilker and have sparked attention, both having been filmed in Icelandic nature. The Icelandic Film School is proud to have a teacher at the school,...
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