The festival is coming up shortly and the program is starting to take it’s final shape. Here is the latest:
A new projection screen
The festival has had an amazing reception in Snæfellsbær and with the help of the municipality of local companies the festival has been able to invest in a brand new projection screen that will continue to server The Freezer theater after the festival is over. It’s obvious that the Snæfellsbær and the local companies care about culture and see great value in it and we feel deeply grateful for their support.
Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir (Hinrika) in Trapped
The honorary guest of the festival is actress Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir who Icelanders know well and our foreign guests should know from the tv series Trapped and Dagur Kári’s Virgin Mountain amongst other films. Ilmur will answer questions about her carrier as an actress and screenwriter.
We have already confirmed a few bands and musicians that will play and promote their music videos. They are Védís Hervör, Futuregrapher, Chryptochrome and Bláskjár.
Fish course competition
Apart from a packed program of over sixty international short films, icelandic short films and music videos the festival celebrates it’s annual fish cours competition. The competition has been a hit with the locals and guests of the festival. At the competition everyone is welcome to sign up and compete for the best fish course made with local ingredients. Iceland’s top chef and restaurant owner Hrefna Rósa Sætran is the judge of the competition. The awards include a gift card for two people of the value of 53.900 isk at the beautiful Hótel Búðir and a gift card for two at the Fish- and Grillmarket, owned by our judge. Anyone can apply here .
Þórey Mjallhvít hreyfimyndagerðarkona
This year we have put a great effort into making a fun children’s program with animation and live action short films. Animator Þórey Mjallhvít will teach children to animate and the result will be shown on sunday 23. of October. The festival invested in a super 8 projector and some movies for kids, including Bugs Bunny, Donald duck, Chaplin and more. Kids attending the screening will get the chance to thread the films into the projector themselves.
We are excited to see you all at the 2016 NWIFF!