Two literary prizes were awarded yesterday―one for children’s literature, the other for poetry.
The Icelandic software company Meniga is one of 40 companies from 24 countries to win an award at the UN-based World Summit Award.
The Iranian film Wednesday May 9, directed by Vahid Jalilvand, won Reykjavík International Film Festival‘s first prize, the Golden Puffin, as Discovery of the Year 2015.
Sparrows, Rúnar Rúnarsson’s film, received the top Golden Seashell award tonight at the 63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain
Iceland Review has been nominated for the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources’ media prize.
The Icelandic Crime Authors’ Association has named DNA by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir the best crime novel of 2014, awarding it with the Blóðdropinn (‘Blood Drop’) trophy. The book will be Iceland’s contribution to this year’s Glass Key Award for Nordic crime authors.
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland, awarded 14 people with the Order of the Falcon yesterday, on Iceland’s national day.
Brakið (Silence of the Sea) by Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurðardóttir received the Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year at CrimeFest, the international crime fiction convention held this past weekend in Bristol.
Virgin Mountain (original title: Fúsi), Icelandic director Dagur Kári Pétursson’s most recent film, won three of the main awards in the World Narrative Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York yesterday, including for Best Narrative Feature.
The winners of the annual Icelandic Music Awards were announced in a ceremony in Harpa on Friday evening. The Rock Album of the Year was In The Eye of The Storm by Mono Town, while Prins Póló won the Pop Album of the Year for Sorrí.
The film Life in a Fishbowl (Vonarstræti, 2014) directed by Baldvin Z took home 12 Edda Icelandic Film and TV Academy awards on Saturday, including for Film, Screenplay, Director, Cinematography and Editing.
Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who was nominated for an Oscar for his music in The Theory of Everything, missed out on the award at the ceremony last night. Instead, Alexandre Desplat took home the award for his music in The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Icelandic actor Sverrir Guðnason received the Guldbagge trophy at the Swedish Film Awards last Monday for Best Actor—defending his title from the 2014 awards. This year Sverrir earner the title for his performance in Flugparken.
Three authors, Ófeigur Sigurðsson, Snorri Baldursson and Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, were awarded by President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson at the Icelandic Literature Prize ceremony, held at presidential residency Bessastaðir yesterday.
Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhansson has been nominated for an Oscar for his music in The Theory of Everything, as confirmed in the last hour.
Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson became the first Icelander to win a Golden Globe award last night. Jóhann won the Best Original Score Award for his music in the film The Theory of Everything.
The Icelandic Design Award was held for the first time on Thursday in the National Theater in Reykjavík. With the aim to honor “the best Icelandic design and architecture annually,” the first award went to Austurland: Designs from Nowhere.
Icelandic author Steinunn Sigurðardóttir received the Jónas Hallgrímsson Prize for her contributions to the Icelandic language on Sunday. November 16, the birthday of national poet Jónas Hallgrímsson, is the Day of the Icelandic Language.
Icelandic drama Life in a Fishbowl (Vonarstræti; 2014) by director Baldvin Z was the big winner at the 56th Nordic Film Days in Lübeck, Germany, claiming the NDR Film Prize of EUR 12,500 (ISK 1.9 million, USD 15,600), on Saturday.
Salt-making assignment Norður Salt in Reykhólar, the southern West Fjords, earned the respected 2014 Red Dot award last month for the design of their packaging, featuring a mermaid on a blue background.