About Stockfish

Stockfish Film Festival in Reykjavík is the film industry’s festival in Iceland. It was founded in 2015, as a reincarnation of the Reykjavík Film Festival (Kvikmyndahátíð í Reykjavík), which was established in 1978.

The festival aims to create a platform in Reykjavík to encourage collaboration between domestic and international film communities and gives the general audience an opportunity to see some of the most up-and-coming art-house films in the world.

The 6th edition of the festival takes place during the 12th – 22nd of March 2020 and is held in collaboration with Bíó Paradís, Icelandic Film Centre and all of the professional film associations in Iceland: The Film Director’s Guild of Iceland, Association of Icelandic Film Producers, Society of Women in Filmmaking (WIFT), Icelandic Actors Guild, The Icelandic Cinematographers Society and The Icelandic Dramatists’ Union.

Festival Board & Team

Friðrik Þór Friðriksson

Producer and Director

Film Director's Guild of Iceland (SKL)

Guðrún Edda Þórhannesdóttir


Association of Icelandic Film Producers (SÍK)

Sigríður Rósa Bjarnadóttir

Makeup Designer

The Icelandic Film Makers Association (FK)

Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon


The Icelandic Film Makers Association (FK)

Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson


Icelandic Cinematographers Society

Huldar Breiðfjörð


The Icelandic Dramatists Union

Birna Hafstein


The Icelandic Actors Guild (FÍL)

Marzibil Sæmundardóttir

Festival Director

Stockfish Film Festival

Ársæll Sigurlaugar Níelsson

Producer & Guest Coordinator

Stockfish Film Festival

Rósa Ásgeirsdóttir

Program & Events Manager

Stockfish Film Festival

Elin Arnar

Pr & Publishing Manager

Stockfish Film Festival