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The 11th Northern Wave International Film Festival ended last weekend.

The International short film award went to a short film from Belgium , May Day by Olivier Magis and Fedrik De Beul. The Icelandic short film award went to Bjarnarblús by Loga Sigursveinsson.

The audience award for best music video went to „Into the Dark“ by Between Mountains directed by Haukur Björgvinsson .

The festival organized a masterclass in collaboration with WOMARTS and Wift Nordic. Editor, director and writer Valdís Óskarsdóttir (Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind, Festen, Mifune, Julien Donkey boy) was the master and the masterclass was moderated by Nanna Frank Rasmussen, head of the danish critics association. The masterclass was live streamed and the video is below:

Producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, The Hulk, The Walking dead) was the festivals honorary guest and also did a masterclass moderated by jury member, actress and magazine editor Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir leikkonu. Below is a recording of the masterclass :

Steinunn Júlíusdóttir from Rif won the fish course competition. Steinnunn made a halibut dish that she created many years ago and is a special occasion dish, as she said herself and obviously the guests of the festival agreed since they voted her dish the best one of the competition.

Honorary guest Gale Anne Hurd

This years honorary guest is no other then the one and only“ first lady of Sci fi” ,Hollywood producer Gale Anne Hurd and owner of Valhalla Entertainment. Gale not only produced but co-wrote Terminator, as well as producing Aliens, Hulk, Armageddon and The Walking dead to only name a few.

The festival organizes a masterclass with Gale moderated by jury member and actress Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, where Gale will talk about her carrier and the audience will get a chance to ask her questions.

The festival, in collaboration with the American embassy and Wift in Iceland, organizes a special screening of one of Gale’s latest films MANKILLER.

Mankiller will be shown simultaneously in The Freezer theater and Bíó Paradís in Reykjavík at 8pm on Sunday the 28th of October.
Mankiller is a feature documentary about Wilma Mankiller, the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Gale will be present for a Q&A after the film in Bíó Paradís in Reykjavík.

Secure your seat at the MANKILLER screening at Bíó Paradís by signing up here.

Check out the trailer for MANKILLER here:

NW18 Official selection

The 11th Northern Wave International Film Festival will be celebrated with a bang on the weekend of the 26th-28th of October in The Freezer hostel and theatre in Snæfellsbær. Preparations for the festival started at the beginning of the year and our audience can expect a very ambitious program for this years edition. We recommend reserving accommodation in Snæfellsbær as soon as possible.

Our international preselection committee has been hard at work viewing every film submitted. This years festival received over 250 international submissions and roughly 50 Icelandic film submissions.  We are excited to announce that the preselection has now been published on our website. The selection consist of 32 International short films , 23 Icelandic short films and 15 Icelandic music videos.

The Icelandic music video selection is done in collaboration with  Albumm.is and will be made public soon.

We want to thank everyone who sent in their film and wish them good luck and we look forward to seeing as many as possible at the festival in October.

Closed for submissions

The festival deadline has now passed for the 11th Northern Wave International Film festival taking place on the weekend of the 26th to the 28th of October. We want to thank everyone who sent in their film.

The festival received over 200 international submissions and over 80 Icelandic submissions.

Our international pre-selection team is now working hard on the selection for the festival and is about to finish the international preselection and will notify the representatives shortly.

Judging from the quality of the films the festival has received this year and the honorary guest, to be announced soon, we are expecting a great festival this year!