Last Friday, the film Volcano (Eldfjall) by Rúnar Rúnarsson was chosen Film of the Year in Iceland, winning six Edda Awards at the Icelandic equivalent of the Oscars.
Eldfjall won in the categories of Best Film, Best Script and Best Director. In addition, actor Theodór Júlíusson, who stars in the film, won Best Male Actor in a Leading Role while Best Female Actress in a Leading Role went to his co-star Margrét Helga Jóhannesdóttir.
Last Days of the Arctic about photographer Ragnar Axelsson (RAX), and directed by Magnús Viðar Sigurðsson was chosen Best Documentary.
Best Children’s Film went to Sveppi and the Magic Wardrobe.
Landinn, edited by Gísli Einarsson, won Best News or Interview program, and Hljómskálinn led by Sigtryggur Baldursson was chosen Best Cultural or Lifestyle Program.
The film Either Way, directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, won two Eddas, Best Cinematography by Árni Filipusson and Best Supporting Male Actor for Þorsteinn Bachmann’s role in the film.