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!

NW2018 is open for Submissions

We are happy to announce the dates of the 11th Northern Wave International Film Festival 2018. The festival will be celebrated on the weekend of the 26th to the 28th of October 2018. The festival will be located in The Freezer theater in Rif in Snæfellsnes, Iceland.

We are now open for submissions. Find all the information here