Stockfish festival – 4th edition!

We are happy to announce that the festival will take place for the fourth time during March 1st – 11th 2018. As in previous years the festival will offer a great selection of films, interesting events and excellent entertainment. More will be announced later. We look forward to seeing you!

Shortfish winner announced!

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 here!

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:[…]


Alain Guiraudie is here!

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[…]


Program Announcement

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[…]

Alain Guiraudie

Program announcement

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[…]


Great offers with a festival pass

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%[…]


Stockfish searches for interns and volunteers

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[…]

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A special early bird offer on festival passes!

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[…]


Open for submissions to Works in progress

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 2017 open for submissions

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[…]

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Shortfish 2016 winner!

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

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[…]


Schedule change

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[…]

Rachid Bouchareb and former president of Iceland Vigdís Finnbogadóttir at Stockfish 2015

Rachid Bouchareb is coming again!

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[…]

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Music in Films and TV

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[…]


Shortfish 2016

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[…]

Pavel Jech

Open for submission to MIDPOINT workshop

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[…]


Festival passes for sale

You can now buy your festival pass on 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[…]


Discount Cards on Sale!

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


Stockfish’ First Film Announcement

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[…]

The audience at Stockfish Film Festival 2015. Photo: Carolina Salas.

Works in Progress open for submissions

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[…]