Iranian Film Is RIFF Winner

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.

Fúsi in the film Virgin Mountain.

Icelandic Film Wins Three Awards at Tribeca

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.

Prins Póló

Icelandic Music Award Winners Announced

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.

Vonarstræti film poster

Life in a Fishbowl Wins 12 Edda Awards

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.

Jóhann Jóhansson

Jóhann Misses Out on Oscar

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 Literature Prize Announced

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.

Golden Globe Awards

First Icelander Wins Golden Globe

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.


Author Awarded on Icelandic Language Day

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.