Archive for October, 2006

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Grbavica discovery of the year at RIFF

Monday, 9 October 2006

riff logo - lundinnThe third Reykjavik International Film Festival  (RIFF) finished yesterday to great critical acclaim and very good attendance. The festival’s main award, “Discovery of the Year,” was given to Bosnian film Grbavica directed by Jasmila Zbanic. Chairman of the jury, Iranian actress/filmmaker Niki Karimi gave out the award. Grbavica is a realistic and powerful drama set in a neighborhood of the same name in a post-war Bosnia. An honorable mention went to Hungarian film Fresh Air (Friss levego) directed by Agnes Kocsis. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Maria Solrun Sigurdardottir appointed film consultant at The Icelandic Film Centre

Tuesday, 3 October 2006

Maria Solrun Sigurdardottir (pictured left) has been appointed film consultant for features at the Icelandic Film Centre. Sigurdardottir is based in Berlin and works there as a writer and director. She will join Valdis Oskarsdottir as consultant on features.

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Olaf de Fleur plans two features

Monday, 2 October 2006

higher forceOlaf de Fleur Johannesson, the prolific director of Africa United and the upcoming Act Normal (premiering at the current Reykjavik International Film Festival) is finishing his drama docu Queen Raquela, set to be released next summer. He is also preparing two feature projects to be filmed next year. The former, The Higher Force, from a novel by Thor Thorsteinsson, is set to shoot in early 2007 and the latter, Diary of a Circledrawer, is set for later in the year.  Both projects are supported by the Icelandic Film Centre.