The Best of Icelandic Cinema (With Subtitles): Screenings at Bíó Paradís

 In the four years since Bíó Paradís opened, the cinema has become a hub for Icelandic independent films as well as others that would not be shown elsewhere. In 2010, Programme Director Ása Baldursdóttir started ‘Cool Cuts,’ a summer series of Icelandic films with English subtitles. Though certainly a boon for tourists interested in Icelandic […]

Attention, Aspiring Filmmakers: Here’s How You Can Go To Iceland This Fall

These days, making films in the States is simply boring. Too many fakers, too many issues, too many worries. But you know what place doesn’t have these problems? Iceland; the home of pickled herring, rye bread, and Brennivin (A.K.A ‘Black Death’). It’s a freaking utopia. So the Reykjavik International Film Festival’s Talent Lab is inviting aspiring […]

RIFF open for submissions

Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) will be accepting submissions of films of all types for its 11th annual festival until July 15. The deadline for submissions for the TransAtlantic Talent Lab is also July 15. For further information on how to submit your film, click here. The TransAtlantic Talent Lab is for young talents from Europe […]

101 Reykjavik Author Linked To Danish Comeback

Icelandic’s reputed painter and author Hallgrimur Helgason who was twice nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize (101 Reykjavik and Rokland) is attached to the Danish comedy Comeback currently filming in Denmark for veteran producer Morten Kaufmann (The Hunt). Helgason’s first screenplay originally written in English has been readapted for the Danish market by comedian/writer […]

Baltasar Kormákur in Talks to Direct “Reykjavik”

Director Baltasar Kormákur is in discussions to direct Reykjavik, a historical drama chronicling the 1986 Reykjavik Summit of leaders Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. Variety reports from Cannes: Kormákur would take over the long-gestating project that Ridley Scott and Mike Newell once considered directing. Michael Douglas is attached to star as President Ronald Reagan, a meaty […]

The Resurrection of The Reykjavik Film Festival

The Reykjavik Film Festival will be re-launched in the fall and will take place during September 12-21. The festival’s roots can be traced all the way back to 1978 when it started as the bi-annual Film Festival of the Reykjavik Arts Festival. It became an annual festival in 1996 when the associations of Icelandic filmmakers started running […]