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.

An Art School and Creative Center

The curriculum is for the most part practical and the students work on a host of projects during their studies, both on their own films and those of others.


IFS is a member of Cilect, the international organization of the best films 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 more information. Just click here.

Always Open for Admissions

We accept applications at all times, every day of the year.

A Close Connection to the Industry

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.

Creating Stars

The school's motto stands for the school's determined ambition to educate students and support them to the extent that they reach the front ranks of some field of filmmaking or drama.

Why IFS?

IFS has developed a special two-year program which ensures that students acquire a firm professional grounding at the end of their 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 once they have completed their studies: Further specialization, jobs in the film- and television industry, or even running their own companies. The education can also be put to use as supplementary knowledge in other fields, even in different areas.

Latest News

The Icelandic Film School in the pandemic

The Icelandic Films School, as other colleges and universities, was made to shut down...
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Bolli Mar has a new program at RUV

Bolli Mar Bjarnason graduated from Acting at The Icelandic Film School in December...
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Greg Sestero films a scene in the Black Studio at The Film School

An interesting project landed the other day when our own Elfar Thor Gudbjartsson was...
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Eddan 2020, students among the nominees

The nominees for the Edda 2020, Iceland’s film and television awards, were...
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The curriculum includes the curriculum structure, a roster of courses according to semester and course descriptions. The course description includes the title and characteristics of the course, a content summary in addition to learning outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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
  • How long are the programs?

    All study programs are set up for 2 years.