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.
Part of the Berlin Wall was received by Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson by Höfði House Saturday.
Rams (Hrútar) by Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson won the main prize, the Golden Eye trophy, as best International Feature Film at the Zürich Film Festival (ZFF) last night along with a CHF 25,000 (ISK 3.3 million, USD 26,000, EUR 23,000) cash prize.
The October-December issue of Iceland Review-Atlantica (0515)—the final issue this year—has appeared, fresh from print and packed with interesting material and stunning photographs. It’s on its way to subscribers.
Photographer Agnieszka Sosnowska, who is based in Iceland, will exhibit her work in Vision Neil Folberg Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel, October 15-December 17, as part of the Manofim Jerusalem Contemporary Art Festival 2015.
Fourteen Icelandic artisan food producers will be selling their products at London’s famous Borough Market for the first time, October 7-10. At The Icelandic Pantry, blueberry-cured lamb, the world’s only geothermally-produced sea salt and an eco-whey drink with wild berries, Iceland moss and...
US television network NBC announced yesterday its plans for making quiz shows for young people based on video game QuizUp, created by Icelandic company Plain Vanilla. The company’s CEO Þorsteinn B. Friðriksson told ruv.is that the network had approached him with the idea six months ago.
US filmmaker and composer John Carpenter will play many of his best-known songs along with music from his new album Lost Themes at the 2016 ATP Iceland music festival, as announced today. This will be the first time that Carpenter performs his music publicly.
Social activities for asylum seekers in Iceland take place under the careful management of the Red Cross’s Julie Ingham, based in Garðabær and Hafnarfjörður. She says it is extremely important to assist asylum seekers when they first reach Iceland.
Sparrows, Rúnar Rúnarsson’s film, received the top Golden Seashell award tonight at the 63rd San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain
World-famous Canadian pop star Justin Bieber (21) has now left Iceland for the USA after a few days’ vacation.
Everest, the latest film by Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur, is already a massive box office success around the world and is enjoying generally favorable reviews.
Iceland’s Directorate of Health has no objection to the country following the lead of all the other Nordic countries and removing BDSM behavior from its list of mental illnesses.
A crew filming Star Wars: Rogue One has lately been working by Hjörleifshöfði and Hafursey in South Iceland, according to RÚV.
The Icelandic documentary I Want to be Weird, directed by Brynja Dögg Friðriksdóttir, will be shown at the Nordisk Panorama documentary festival being held this weekend (September 18-23) in Malmö, Sweden.
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