The European Day of Languages was celebrated in Iceland on Friday, among other things with a symposium at the University of Iceland. Auður Hauksdóttir, lecturer in the Danish language, stated that Icelandic students don’t learn enough languages.
The documentary film Salóme by director Yrsa Roca Fannberg won the Best Nordic Documentary Award at the recent Nordisk Panorama festival for Nordic short films and documentaries in Malmö, Sweden. This is the first time that an Icelandic movie won this prize.
Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) kicks off today with the opening film Land Ho!, a collaboration between Iceland and the U.S.
Members of the Icelandic Film and TV Academy have selected the film Life in a Fishbowl ( Vonarstræti) as Iceland’s entry for the 2015 Best Foreign Language Oscar selection.
This 1926 video features people riding Icelandic horses in the streets, women wearing national costumes and lots of Icelandic children.
Reykjavík City Library’s 2014 children’s book prize was awarded to Gunnar Helgason for his novel Rangstæður í Reykjavík, as announced yesterday.
Swedish film director Ruben Östlund will be a guest of honor at this year’s Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF), which starts on Thursday.
A new film festival, led by Icelandic film director Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, will be launched in Reykjavík this winter. The festival aims to showcase the country as a key destination for foreign film and television shoots as well as shine a spotlight on local talent.
For the first time in its history, Þjóðleikhúsið, the Icelandic National Theater, presents an all-Icelandic winter season schedule: all plays premiered are in Icelandic.