The Future is Art

Open for application for spring semester 2022

The Future of Art is Content

Are you young and looking to unlock your potential?

You are looking for a premium quality undergrad diploma to open doors into the growing film industry or further education in the world's best film schools.

Explore our four different 2-year diplomas that will give you the skills and experience to excel.

Take our test now, and let us guide you to your tailor-suited department. 

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Explore our Departments And find your Calling

Department 1: Directing & Producing

You're a leader; you get things done; you're the creative force.

Department 2: Creative Technology

You are the master behind the scenes; you understand how things work; you're the practical artist.

Department 3: Screenwriting & Directing

You a full of ideas, you lead with vision, you are the author.

Department 4: Acting

You have charisma; you have a presence; you are the performer.

Always Open for Admissions

We accept applications at all times, all year round.

Film Program in Iceland

The program is for most part practical and Iceland provides the ideal creative setting and atmosphere at this safe and brilliant location.

Close Industry Connections

All teachers and instructors at IFS are active professionals in the industry. IFS is also in formal collaboration with production companies and TV stations that offer internships after graduation.

A Hidden Gem in the world of film school.

In the middle of vibrant and bustling Reykjavik, you will find us

If you promise us complete dedication in your studies, we promise you skills that are a lifetime investment.

We offer you small class sizes, a maximum of 12 students per class, courses taught by working professionals, and practical learning at every step.

We are a competitively priced film school; the tuition includes access to the equipment you need to film and access to computer labs to finalize your projects.

Are you the right kind of student for the IFS? Check out; RKV campus, tuition, and then take a deep dive into the department that speaks to you. D1 for the creative force, D2 for the practical artist, D3 for the authors, D4 for the Performers.

Campus Reykjavík

The Nordic island nation, Iceland, is defined by its dramatic volcanic landscape of geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers, and black-sand beaches. The capital, Reykjavik, home to the majority of the population, runs on geothermal power and offers a renowned nightlife scene as well as a rich cultural life. The glaciers in the Vatnajökull and Snæfellsnes national parks are popular for ice climbing, hiking, and snowmobiling.

Spring semester 2022 has begun

Yesterday, Thursday the 13th of January, was the beginning of a new school year, when spring semester 2022 began

The Icelandic Film School makes vocational training agreements for their graduated students

The Icelandic Film School, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has signed agreements with both the country's production companies and television stations to accept the school's newly graduated students for paid internships.

Commencement speech winter 2021

Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Rector of the Icelandic Film School, gave this graduation speech for students who graduated on the 18th of December.

We Make Movies

We are proud to present some of the finest works by our students done during their studies. Going to the movies should be a memorable experience.
We invite you to see some of these works.

Why IFS?

IFS has developed a special two-year program ensuring that each student acquires a firm professional grounding at the end of his or her studies. Most students arrive at the school as beginners but graduate as professionals, ready to assume their duties in the field of filmmaking or specialize further in their continuing studies.

IFS is a member of Cilect, the international organization of leading film schools in the world.

Life after IFS

Students have a vast array of options having completed their studies: Further specialization, jobs in the film- and television industry, or even running their own companies. Their education can also be put to use as supplementary knowledge in other fields, even in different areas.

Open for Application

Are you willing to commit the next 2-years to unlock your potential?  Then fill out an application and tell us your goals and dreams.

We are always open for applications and hold interviews every two weeks, answering one week later. New terms start in August and January.