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Cinema of Iceland

Cinema of Iceland
Number of screens 38 (2010)[1]
 • Per capita 13.4 per 100,000 (2010)[1]
Main distributors Samfilm 38.0%
Sena 32.0%
Myndform 29.0%[2]
Produced feature films (2011)[3]
Fictional 9
Animated 1
Documentary 3
Number of admissions (2011)[4]
Total 1,514,000
 • Per capita 5.4 (2010)[5]
Gross Box Office (2011)[4]
Total ISK 1.49 billion

Iceland has a notable cinema film industry. There are many actors to list who have caught international attention. The most famous film, and the only one to be nominated for the Academy Award and European Film Awards, is Children of Nature, directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson. This film brought Icelandic cinema to the international scene which has since grown to its height, with films such as Noi the Albino, by Dagur Kári, seen as a descendent of the Icelandic film tradition.

The Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur also directed 101 Reykjavík, Hafið, A Little Trip to Heaven (starring Julia Stiles and Forest Whitaker), and Jar City.

The Edda Awards are the national film awards in Iceland.


  • Films 1
  • Actors 2
  • Directors 3
  • Film music 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7




Icelandic film director Baltasar Kormákur

Film music

See also


  1. ^ a b "Table 8: Cinema Infrastructure - Capacity". UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Table 6: Share of Top 3 distributors (Excel)". UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Table 1: Feature Film Production - Genre/Method of Shooting". UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Table 11: Exhibition - Admissions & Gross Box Office (GBO)". UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cinema - Admissions per capita". Screen Australia. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 

External links

  • Icelandic films, documentaries and short films
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