FILMS // KVIKMYNDIR
During the festival we will screen over 30 hand picked award winning films.
Meðan á hátíðinni stendur munum við sýna yfir 30 handvaldar verðlaunamyndir.
EVENTS // VIÐBURÐIR
In addition to films, there will be a number of international speakers, panels, Q&A sessions and master classes.
Heimsklassa kvikmyndagerðafólk mun flytja erindi á hátíðinni auk pallborðsumræðna, spurt og svarað og masterklassa.
GUESTS // GESTIR
Guests from all over the world and from various sections of the film industry will be guests at Stockfish 2017.
Fjöldi gesta alls staðar að úr heiminum og frá mismunandi sviðum kvikmynda-geirans verða gestir Sockfish 2017.
Stockfish Film Festival aims to create a platform in Reykjavík to encourage collaboration between domestic and international film communities.
The festival was founded in 2015, as a reincarnation of the Reykjavík Film Festival (Kvikmyndahátíð í Reykjavík), which was established in 1978. It appeals to both people in the film industry and those who are interested in the wellbeing of international filmmaking.
The festival will screen some of the most up-and-coming art-house films in the world and invite international filmmakers to discuss the state of filmmaking, industry and community.
Over 30 handpicked award winning films will be screened during the festival.
In addition to films, there will be a number of international speakers, panels, Q&A sessions and master classes.
Both national and international filmmakers will attend the festival and participate in the events.
The Board and Team
Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Guðrún Edda Þórhannesdóttir
Sjón – Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson
Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon
Marzibil S. Sæmundardóttir
Svava Lóa Stefánsdóttir
Aðalheiður Finnsd. Helland
We are happy to announce the winner of Shortfish 2017! Guðný Rós Þórhallsdóttir won with her film C – Vitamin and was awarded 1 million isk in equipment rental with Kukl. The festival congratulates Guðný and wishes her all the best in future endevours. The festival also thanks all the participants, it is clear that[…]
The Sunday schedule is announced! Here you can see all the great films that have been added to the schedule on Sunday: I, DANIEL BLAKE Screens at 18:00 STAYING VERTICAL Screens at 20:00 FUKUSHIMA, MON AMOUR (í stað Paradise) Screens at 20:30 SAFARI Screens at 22:00 LITTLE SISTER Screens at 23:00 This is the full schedule for Sunday, March 5th:[…]
The award winning French director Alain Guiraudie is here, and three of his films are screened at the festival. He has won the ‘Queer Palm’ award in Cannes and his films are usually LGBT-related and include stories about sexuality, love and passion. Alain will be present during Q&A screenings of Staying Vertical and Stranger by the Lake, neither of[…]
We’re please to announce the six films that are in competition for Shortfish 2017. The winner will be awarded with 1 million kr. in equipment rental with Kukl. We would also want to thank everyone who submitted their film, but a great amount of films were submitted this year. Arnbjörn Director: Eyþór Jóvinsson C – Vítamín Director:[…]
Stockfish Film Festival is proud to announce more guests and films at the festival this year! Ulrike Haage, the German composer, pianist, producer for radio plays and a sound artist will be a guest at Stockfish Film Festival this year, as she wrote the music for the newest Doris Dörrie’s film Fukushima, mon amour, which[…]
We are excited to announce the first films & guests at Stockfish Film Festival 2017! The French director and screenwriter Alain Guiraudie will be an honorary guest in this year’s festival. Mr. Guiraudie’s films have won multiple awards, including an award for best direction in ‘Un Certain Regard’ category at Cannes for his film Stranger by[…]
Did you know that with a festival pass to Stockfish Film Festival you don’t only get unlimited access to screenings and events, but also these great offers at the festival’s venues? Bíó Paradís – beer & wine on ‘happy hour’ prices Hlemmur Square – beer, wine & cocktails on ‘happy hour’ prices and a 15%[…]
Submissions are open for internships for Stockfish 2017. The internships are a powerful and great opportunity to gain training and insight into the world of film festivals and allows the interns to build new skills in various aspects. See further here. The festival also searches for volunteers. Volunteers are an integral part of festivals like Stockfish. Volunteer’s[…]
The sale of festival passes and discount cards to Stockfish Film Festival 2017 has begun! A special early bird offer is on a limited amount of festival passes until January 1st 2017. The full price of a festival pass is 9.500 kr but with the offer you can purchase a festival pass for only 6.500[…]
Stockfish Film Festival has opened for submissions to Works in progress. Works in Progress provides Icelandic filmmakers that are currently working on film projects, a unique chance to present their latest works to local and international press and film professionals. 5-15 minute previews will be screened followed a Q&A with the directors and producers of the[…]
Shortfish is Stockfish’s short film competition. The festival has opened for submissions to participate in the competition for Shortfish 2017. The winner will be awarded with 1 million kr. in equipment rental with Kukl in addition to the title Shortfish 2017. The films can not be longer than 30 minutes and have to be less than 1 years[…]
The winner of the short film competition Shortfish was announced tonight at Stockfish Film Festival’s closing ceremony. The winner is the film ‘Like it’s up to you’, directed by Brynhildur Þórarinsdóttir. In addition to the title Shortfish 2016, Brynhildur won a Canon EOS 70D from Nýherji. Stockfish congratulates Brynhildur and thanks all the participants in[…]
The schedule for Sunday February 28th is here! Kl 13:30 The Idol Arabian Nights: Vol 2 Kl 13:45 Stikkfrí / Count me out Kl 15:30 Victoria Q&A Kl 16:00 Arabian Nights: Vol 3 An Kl 18:00 The Look of Silence Kl 18:30 Road to Istanbul I Am Yours Kl 20:00 Diary of a Teenage Girl Kl 20:30[…]
Stockfish LIVE is in the air! Two videos from the festival have been published here. Stockfish LIVE is a collaboration between Stockfish Film Festival and The Icelandic Film School and is an online news feed from the festival. Young and aspiring film students from The Icelandic Film School produce videos that will be put on the[…]
Due to unforseen reasons at the film´s foreign distributer we are unfortunately not able to screen Z for Zachariah at Stockfish Film Festival. On popular demand we can now screen Liza the Fox-Fairy, The Blue Room and An instead. Z for Zachariah will be screened later this year in Bíó Paradís. Here you can see[…]
The program for Stockfish Film Festival 2016 is ready! You can see it here.
Stockfish Film Festival last year’s guest of honour, Rachid Bouchareb, is coming again to the festival. Now he’s coming with his film The Road to Istanbul which will be world premiered at the Berlinale two days before Stockfish Film Festival begins. Rachid Bouchareb is a Frenchman of Algerian descent and many of his films deal with the[…]
Stockfish Film Festival 2016 offers great events about music in films and TV. As previously announced composer Jóhann Jóhannsson will be a special guest at the festival and will the music-theme begin with the screening of his film The End of Summer Friday February 19th at 18:00 and a ‘artist talk’ right after. There will be[…]
We are pleased to announce more films that will be screened at Stockfish in February. The Norwegian director Iram Haq will be a guest at this year’s festival and her film I am yours will be screened.The film was selected as the Norwegian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in 2014.[…]
We are happy to announce the six short films the jury has selected for the competition of Shortfish 2016! The films are: Eitt Skref Director: Aron Þór Leifsson Producers: Bjarni Svanur Friðsteinsson, Aron Þór Leifsson, Sturla Óskarsson og Þorsteinn Pétur Manfreðsson Like it’s up to you Director: Brynhildur Þórarinsdóttir Producers: Fridhemfilm og Brynhildur Þórarinsdóttir Secret[…]
We have opened for submission to MIDPOINT workshop! For the second year in a row, Pavel Jech, the dean of FAMU (the Czech national film school) and the head of studies of the MIDPOINT International Script Development Program, will be conducting a script development workshop during the upcoming Stockfish Film Festival in Reykjavík, which runs[…]
We are pleased to announce our next six films that will be screened at Stockfish in February. The Icelandic animator Sara Gunnarsdóttir will be among guests. She has been praised for her animations in the festival’s opening film The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015). Sara lives and works in USA but she will be[…]
We are proud to announce that the opening film at Stockfish 2016 will be The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Sara Gunnarsdóttir, the film’s animator, will also be a guest at the festival. The film takes place in San Francisco around in the year 1976 and revolves around the fifteen year old Minnie who is[…]
The Icelandic music composer Jóhann Jóhannsson will be a guest at Stockfish film festival this year! Jóhann is an award-winning composer who is known for his film music, most notably his music in the film The Theory of Everything that won him an Golden Globe award for last year. This year he has been nominated[…]
You can now buy your festival pass on tix.is for only 9.500 kr. Over 30 handpicked award winning films will be screened during the festival so there is a lot to choose from. Tickets need to be picked up at Bíó Paradís prior to screening. The passes grant you access to all screenings as long as[…]
Our Discount Cards are now on sale over the holidays; 3 films for 3.500 kr. The Discount Card is a great gift for the film enthusiast! Where to buy: Kormákur og Skjöldur – Laugavegur 59 Mál og menning – Laugavegur 18 Bíó Paradís – Hverfisgata 54
SIX FILMS ANNOUNCED AT STOCKFISH We‘er happy to announce the first six films of our festival next February. Our special guests will include the Golden Globe winning composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who recently got a nomination for a Grammy for his music in The Theory of Everything (2015). We will be screening Jóhann‘s avant-garde short End of[…]
A new item has been added to this year’s Stockfish event program: Works in Progress. Works in Progress provides filmmakers that are currently working on film projects, a unique chance to present their latest works to local and international press and film professionals. During Works in Progress, the audience gets a glimpse of the projects[…]
Shortfish – Stockfish Film Festival’s short film competition is now open for 2016 submissions. The short Foxes is the winner of Shortfish 2015. It is directed by Mikel Gurrea and produced by Eva Sigurðardóttir and Askja Films. Foxes is a film about a young real estate agent in rainy London, who needs to take care of his[…]
The Stockfish European Film Festival in Reykjavík last screening ended on Sunday evening. The festival was a great success and the guests were delighted with a wide range of quality films and events. This was the first Stockfish European Film Festival, under its new name, that is. It is really a revival of the original[…]
The results of the Stockfish short film competition “Shortfish”, were announced at the festival’s marvelous final ceremony last night. It was a hard choice for the jury and much debated but eventually they came to a final decision and chose the film FOXES as the winner. FOXES was directed by Mikel Gurrea and produced by[…]
The program for Sunday has now been set in stone. On the program there were a few TBA slots available on the Sunday night for films which have been especially popular and much discussed and now we have chosen films for these slots. The program for Sunday night for these slots now looks like this:[…]
Two of the films at the Stockfish European Film Festival are screened in cooperation with the distribution company Eye on Films which specialises in spotlighting promising young filmmakers and only distributes the first or second films of directors. Stockfish proudly presents the films The Man in the Orange Jacket from Latvia and Field of Dogs from Poland[…]
Today, Monday the 23rd of February, admission is free on all films at Stockfish. Come and enjoy great movies with Stockfish for free! This free Monday is offered by the EU Info Center, one of the main sponsors of Stockfish European Film Festival.
The above headline is borrowed from the headline of a review in Fréttablaðið, Iceland‘s most widely read newspaper, about Life in a Fishbowl last year. At Stockfish we‘ll have a critics panel next Tuesday at noon and we thought it might be a good idea to warm up by asking a few film experts what[…]
Three Norwegian directors will visit Stockfish, all of whom have received awards and praise at film festivals from Cannes to Berlin via Sundance. Those are Bent Hamer, one of Norway‘s most famous directors who presents Norway‘s Oscar submission, 1001 Grams, screenwriter Eskil Vogt who has received raving reviews for his directorial debut Blind, and finally[…]
One of Stockfish’s guests of honour is cinematographer Sigurður Sverrir Pálsson. For every festival we will have a retrospective on some Icelandic filmmaker and Sigurður Sverrir is an ideal candidate to start this series off. Sigurður Sverrir will discuss his work and answer questions after screenings of three of his films. The films are Land[…]
Five short films have been now been chosen to participate in Shortfish 2015, the Stockfish short film competition. One of these five films will then be receive the award – Shortfish 2015. The short films are: Herdísarvík – Director: Sigurður Kjartan. Producer: Sara Nassim. Gone – Directors & Producers: Vera Sölvadóttir and Helena Jónsdóttir. Happy[…]
The British actress Brenda Blethyn will be among the guests at the Stockfish European Film Festival. Blethyn first rose to international fame with her Oscar nomination as Best Actress in Mike Leigh’s Secrets & Lies in 1996. Two years later she was nominated again, this time as Best Supporting Actress for the film Little Voice.[…]
The FAMU film school in Prague, Czech Republic, is probably Central Europe’s best known film school and among it’s alumni are directors such as Miloš Forman, Agnieszka Holland, Emir Kusturica, Věra Chytilová, Jiří Menzel, Goran Paskaljević and Jan Hřebejk. Stockfish will be in cooperation with FAMU and during the first festival a Mini MIDPOINT workshop with FAMU’s dean[…]
Stockfish European Film Festival in Reykjavik proudly presents the first five films of the festival program – but in total they will number around thirty. There will be a Chinese psychological thriller that won at last year’s Berlinale, a 3D film by one of cinema‘s grandmasters, Jean-Luc Godard, a realistic French drama about a middle-aged[…]
Rachid Bouchareb will be among the guests at the Stockfish European Film Festival, which will be held in Reykjavik from February 19th to March 1st. Rachid Bouchareb is a Frenchman of Algerian descent and many of his films deal with the immigrant experience and it‘s historical roots. He has directed nine feature films and three of them have[…]
Welcome to the website for Stockfish European Film Festival in Reykjavík! The festival will be held on February 19. – March 1. and we are working hard these days on making sure the festival will be a fantastic experience for everyone. Stay tuned!