Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson’s debut film Of Horses and Men (Hross í oss; 2013) has been nominated for the 2014 Nordic Council Film Prize, competing against four other films from Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
Icelandic actor and director Gísli Örn Garðarsson has been hired to stage David Farr’s The Heart of Robin Hood on Broadway, set to premiere in March 2015.
British director Mike Leigh has been announced as a guest of honor at this year’s Reykjavík Film Festival (RIFF), which runs September 25 to October 5.
The final line-up for this year’s Iceland Airwaves music festival, held November 5-9, was announced on Tuesday.
The winner of Best Photo of Icelandic Photos is: Bjørn Pretzel: Autumn Colors Snæfellsjökull with 811 votes.
The eight finalists for the ‘Nature’ category in the Iceland Review Photo Contest on Facebook have been chosen and voting is going well.
The results are in for the sixth part of the Iceland Review Photo Contest 2014, ‘My Favorite Iceland Moment.’
The Iceland Airwaves music festival announced more artists for this year’s line-up yesterday. The latest international additions are: Anna Calvi (U.K.), How To Dress Well (U.S.) and Eskmo (U.S.).
The seven finalists for the ‘My Favorite Iceland Moment’ category in the Iceland Review Photo Contest on Facebook have been chosen and voting is going well.
Danish-Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson was recently named one of Complex Magazine’s ‘15 Most Important Visual Artists of 2014 (So Far)’ in part due to his latest project: a solar-powered LED lamp.
Justin Timberlake held his first concert in Iceland last night, at Kórinn sports hall in Kópavogur, a town just outside Reykjavík, to a crowd of around 17,000.
More people than ever, over 100,000, crowded Reykjavík city center on Saturday to participate in the Culture Night celebrations.
The 12 finalists for the ‘Lakes and Fjords’ category in the Iceland Review Photo Contest on Facebook have been chosen and voting is going well.
Icelandic musicians have played a combined 880 concerts abroad so far this year compared to 1,400 during the entire 2013.
The film Vonarstræti (English title: Life in a Fishbowl) by Icelandic director Baldvin Z will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. TIFF is one of the largest film festivals in North America.
What do earthquakes and music have in common? A lot, says musician Halldór Eldjárn. He has set up a webpage where he has converted the earthquakes from Bárðarbunga volcano to music. The Reykjavík Jazz Festival ends today and thus the experiment is very timely.
The six finalists for the People category in the Iceland Review Photo Contest on Facebook have been chosen and voting is going well.
Poets and creative writing students in Reykjavík and York, England, have joined forces and launched the project ‘Word from a Bench’ in collaboration with Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature, publishing fiction and poetry on benches in the public parks.