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[…]
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!