Teachers & Instructors

The Icelandic Film School works with teachers and instructors who are working in the film industry.

We believe that by working together with industry professionals by using hands-on teaching methods, our students will achieve great things. We study filmmaking by creating film guided by those who have years of experience. There is a big group of professionals who are involved in the education of all of our students. They are participants in sculpting the directors, producers, cinematographers, sound artists, editors, screenwriters and the actors of the future. Many of them are regulars but sometimes duty calls in the big world of cinema.

Department heads

Department heads in The Icelandic Film School

Hlin Johannesdottir

Head of production

With a degree from The University of Iceland in Anthropology & Media studies, Hlin's lifepath led her to start working in films at a young age. Today her career in filmmaking spans well over two decades and many accomplishments during these years. As a producer Hlin has worked with many of Iceland's most successful directors producing both feature films and documentaries. She was a producer at Zik Zak Filmworks, a company that has received more than 100 international awards and an Oscar nomination. With a media background, she has also worked as an author and journalist. In the latter years Hlin co founded Vintage Pictures film company along with parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir and then Ursus Parvus with pioneer Vilborg Einarsdottir. If you want to see some of her previous work we recommend you look up films such as “Svanurinn”, “Bokeh” and “This is Sanlitum”.

Hilmar Oddsson

Head of directing

Hilmar is well known in the Icelandic film industry. He has taught filmmaking and acting for films for over two decades in The Iceland University of Arts and at The Icelandic Film School, where he served as Dean for seven years (2010 to 2017). Hilmar originally studied filmmaking at Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film í München in Germany. He premiered his first film in 1986 and has since been many times nominated for his work and won awards.  Since he premiered his first movie, Hilmar has made five feature films, five television movies and five short films. During his film career he has made several documentaries and more than one hundred TV shows. And let us not forget the well over twenty five music videos. With all of this on his resume, he also has experience in directing sitcoms, commercials and educational material. 

We do recommend you put Hilmar Oddsson's movies “Tears of Stone” and “Cold Light” on your must watch list!

Davíð Alexander Corno

Head of editing

Davíð is one of our local industry´s favourite film editors. Although his field of speciality is editing, he also has experience working as a director, DOP as well as having served many other roles on set. By working with different responsibilities in film projects he has adapted a deep understanding of filmmaking. With great technical and art skills along with a creative mindset, he quickly became a sought after professional and joined a series of nominated and award-winning projects in his decade of working in the film industry. He is currently working on exciting projects along with teaching. For the last seven years he has edited his own documentary series. He is also editing the documentary “3. póllinn” directed by the former presidential candidate and the best selling author Andri Snær Magnason. If you want to see some of Davíð´s masterpiece projects we recommend you watch “Sumarbörn”, “Undir Halastjörnu” and let's not forget “Kona fer í stríð”.

Tómas Örn Tómasson

Head of cinematography

Tómas has been in the film industry since he was a student in high school. After graduation he enrolled in the University of Iceland and later in Köbenhavn Universitet, where he studied history. Along with his studies he took all the work he could get his hands on in cinematography. Tómas wanted to make documentaries, where he would write, shoot and direct his own films. When he came back home from his studies in the summer of 1996, he received many offers to participate in exciting film projects. It was in 2002 where he decided to dedicate all his time to cinematography. With experience in both local and international productions, he has built an intriguing resume with a long list of feature films, documentaries, music videos, commercials and video art. On his website you can find his work experience summary and links to his main projects he has shot. www.tomastomasson.com

Kjartan Kjartansson

Head of sound

Kjartan is one of our most experienced sound recorders. After studying sound in Iceland, he went to Denmark and graduated as a Tone Master from The Danish Film School. With vast experience and specific attention to detail, Kjartan adds a remarkable world of sounds to his film projects. Kjartan has taught in The Icelandic University of Arts and The Icelandic Film School and has held lectures in The University of Iceland and The University of Reykjavík covering his field of speciality. In his career he has worked with both local and international projects, many of whom have been very successful.  Kjartan has recorded sound for many of Icelanders film favourites such as “Sódóma Reykjavík”, “Myrkrahöfðinginn” and “Englar Alheimsins” to name a few.

Rob Tasker

Head of VFX

Rob has worked on feature films, television shows, and commercials a little over a decade and has built a great portfolio of projects in his field in filmmaking. With over 40 credits to his name, Rob has received a few nominations for his work, such as a Primetime Emmy Awards Nomination for the television show ‘Hannibal‘, and two Canadian Screen Award nominations for the feature film ‘Wet Bum‘, and for the television show ‘Copper‘ to mention a few. He has worked on productions for a variety of clients including SagaFilm, Universal Pictures, NBC, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, New Line Cinema, Sony Pictures, SyFy, as well as others.

Heiðar Sumarliðason

Head of screenwriting

Heiðar Sumarliðason has an BA hons degree from Iceland University of the Arts in theatre and performance making, MA in creative writing from the University of Iceland and in directing from East15 in London. He is currently also getting a teacher license at Iceland University of the Arts. Heiðar has written stage works and screenplays that have been shown in theatres such as the National Theatre of Iceland, The City Theatre of Reykjavík and performed on National Broadcasting stations, as well as filmplay. Heiðar has directed 10 plays in professional theatre. He has his own podcast show and is also a film critic for Vísir news media. Among his main works is "90(210) Garðabær", "Rautt brennur and "Svín" radio play. Heiðar has also directed many plays like "Segðu mér satt" written by Hávar Sigurjónsson, "Glerdýrin" written by Tennessee Williams, "Pizzasendillinn" written by Elísabetu Jökulsdóttur, among his own work, to name a few.

Kolbrún Anna Björnsdóttir

Head of acting and motion

Kolbrún Anna graduated with a BA hons degree for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 1998 and has worked since then as a self employed artist since then. Kolbrún finished her teacher license from the University of Iceland in 2006 and has teaching experience on all school stages, from kindergarten to university. She got her MA in practical cultural communication from University of Iceland in 2013.

Rúnar Guðbrandsson

Head of acting

Rúnar studied acting in Denmark and worked there for a few years as an actor with various theatre groups. He went to Polland and Russia for further education. Rúnar got his MA in theatre studies and directing from De Montfort University in England and has finished the first part of a doctorate in theatre studies. He was the first professor in Dramatic Interpretation at Iceland University of the Arts. Rúnar has written and directed many theatre productions, both here in Iceland and abroad and taught acting and coached actors around Europe. He has as well acted in many films and TV shows.

Þórey Sigþórsdóttir

Head of acting and voice

Þórey has worked as an actress and director in theatre and films since she graduated from Icelands University of the Arts in 1991. Þórey received her teaching license from Icelands University of the Arts in 2004, MA degree in Advanced Theatre Practice from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 2012 and an MA degree in Practical Cultural Communication from the University in Iceland in 2014. Þórey has for many years taught voice acting at Icelands University of the Arts and various courses for actors and people working with their voice. She has a license to teach the voice training method of Nadine George from The Voice Studio International in London and bases her teaching on NGT method. Þórey is one of the founders and creative director of the theatre group "Fljúgandi Fiskar" who have produced a few shows, "Hótel Hekla" written by nton Helga Jónsson og Lindu Vilhjálmsdóttur, Multi-Media written by Evrípídes to name a few. Þórey directed the play "Andaðu" written by Duncan Macmillan which was premiered in Iðnó in 2017. Þórey has taught voice at The Icelandic Film School since 2016.

Teachers

Teachers in The Icelandic Film School

Hlin Johannesdottir

Producing teacher

Hlín has worked as a film producer since 2001 and has had many impacts in her career. Currently she is finishing a feature film “Quake” which will premiere in 2021. She founded the production company “Ursus Parvus” in 2011. She has been on the board committee for IKSA ( Icelandic Film-and Television Academy) since 2015. In 2016 she was elected chairman and has had that position since.

Hlín will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Production 1 FRL105G

Production 2 FRL206G

Production 3 FRL307G

Production 4 FRL408G

First semester thesis project LST119G

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Hilmar Oddsson

Directing teacher

Hilmar is one of the pioneers in filmmaking in Iceland. He premiered his first feature film in 1986. In his career he has directed many films, documentaries, radio plays and TV productions. He directed the film “Kaldaljos” which received 5 Edda awards and many other awards. Films that he has directed have three times been chosen to represent Iceland at the Oscars.

Hilmar will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Film Grammar LST114G

Direction 4 HAN408G

4th semester final project HAN419G

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Ninna Pálmadóttir

Directing teacher

Ninna has at a young age established a name for herself in the film industry, with her whole career ahead of her. She graduated with an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2019. Her films have been screened at film festivals all around the world. Ninna won the Edda award in 2020 for best short, “Paperboy”.

Ninna will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Direction 1 LST101G

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Börkur Gunnarsson

Directing teacher

Börkur has a diverse experience in his film career. He has directed five documentaries, many short films, written two plays and has published a few books. Amongst his work as a director is the movie “Rock Bottom” that premiered in 2013. He has written life and culture columns for major new media and been a movie critic as well. He has been on the jury selection for RIFF and was also their public relations representative.

Börkur will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Direction 2  LST202G

Direction 4  LST404G

Directing actors  LEI314G

4th semester final project LST425G

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Brúsi Ólason

Screenwriting and editing teacher

Brúsi is a director, screenwriter and editor. He graduated from the University of Iceland with his BA degree in film studies and later enrolled at Columbia University where he studied directing. His films have premiered at film festivals around the world. His short film “Viktoría” won best short film of the year at Stockfish festival in 2018.

Brúsi will teach these courses in the spring semester of 2021:

Screenwriting 1 LST110G

Editing 1 SKT109G

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Vera Sölvadóttir

Directing teacher

Vera has directed many films and music videos throughout her career. She premiered her first full feature film in 2005 and has since then received many nominations and awards for her work. Vera has also been on juries for many film festivals and awards shows all around the world.

Vera will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Music Videos LST117G

First semester thesis project LST119G

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Baldvin Albertsson

Directing teacher

Baldvin is one of the founders of the production company “Tjarnargatan” and has worked there as a director and producer. He has directed numerous commercials and documentaries. During his career he has also taught acting for children and adults as well as teaching Directing in The Icelandic Film School.

Baldvin will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Commercials LST118G

TV programs LST220G / LEI320G

Hrafnkell Stefansson

Screenwriting teacher

Hrafnkell has worked as a screenwriter and director since 2008. He has written many scripts for short movies and has many other projects in development. He was nominated for the Edda awards for “Polite People”, among his movies are “City State” and “City State 2: Brave Men’s Blood” that have received many nominations.

Hrafnkell will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Screenwriting 2 LST211G

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Lee Lorenzo Lynch

History of art teacher

Lee has been making films since he was 13 years old. He graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA degree in filmmaking and later with an MFA degree in Studio Arts from the University of Southern California. His films have been screened in many festivals around the world, International Film Festival Rotterdam and Sundance to name a few.

Lee wil teach these courses in the spring semester of 2021:

History of art LIS209G / SKT217G / HAN216G

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Jörundur Ragnarsson

Screenwriting teacher

Jörundur is an actor and a screenwriter. He graduated from Iceland University of the Arts with a BFA in acting and has since then acted both on stage and on screen. His short film “Hjónabandssæla”  won awards at the Montréal World Film Festival and won the short film of the year at the Edda awards. He wrote a couple of episodes for the popular Icelandic TV series “Næturvaktin”, “Dagvaktin” and “Fangavaktin” where he also played the character Daniel.

Jörundur will teach these courses in the spring semester of 2021:

Screenwriting 3 LST312G

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Curver Thoroddsen

Directing teacher

Curver is a self employed artist that has in his career put up various types of performances and art exhibits since the early nineties. He is a songwriter and has published and appeared on many records. He received the Icelandic Music awards for Record of the year in 2003.

Curver will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Experimentation LST315G

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Arnar Valdimarsson

Directing teacher

Arnar has been a media content producer and a website designer since 1997. He as broadcasted various CCP events for example EVE fanfest and EVE Vegas. He also held various positions at CCP, producer, director, editor or publicist. He founded “Ink hönnunarhús” an advertising agency in 2001.

Arnar will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Multi-camera TV production LST322G

Tinna Hrafnsdóttir

Screenwriting teacher

Tinna has worked in many positions in the film industry, both as an actress and as director. She landed her first role in a full feature film in 2007. She founded the theatre group “Háaloftið” and has acted for theatre for many years. She also has experience working in production as well as having founded the production company “Freyja Filmwork” 2006.

Tinna will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Screenwriting 4 LST413G

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Halla Einarsdóttir

Documentary teacher

Halla Einarsdóttir has recently received a lot of attention for her documentaries that raise awareness on delicate subjects. She has experience in producing, directing and screenwriting amongst other things. Halla received this year's honorary award from Reykjavík Feminist Film Festival for her documentaries that follow the development of women in politics, transgender issues and gay movements.

Halla will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Documentaries LST424G

Documentaries HAN212G

Thesis project 2  HAN221G

Björn Ófeigsson

Cinematography teacher

Björn Ófeigsson has experience as a producer and cinematographer. He has experience both in feature film and in documentaries. Some of his previous work are: Dead Man's Cards (2006), Gnarr (2010) and Cold Light (2004).

Björn will teach these courses in the spring semester of 2021:

Cinematography 1 SKT101G

Cinematography 2 SKT202G

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Kjartan Kjartansson

Sound teacher

Kjartan is one of our leading experts when it comes to sound. He has worked in the field since 1991. He has recorded and designed sound environments for many Icelandic movies and TV productions, “Trapped”, “Jar City”, “Cold Light”, “Englar alheimsins”, “Children of Nature” just to name a few. Along with his success in the film industry, he has been the head sound engineer on countless records.

Kjartan will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Sound 1 SKT105G

Sound 2 SKT206G

Sound 3 SKT307G

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Vilius Petrikas

VFX teacher

Vilius had worked in the film industry for the last decade. He is a director, editor and producer. He was nominated for The Daytime Emmy Awards for his work in Ocean Treks in 2018. He is currently producing the film “Axlar-Björn” which will premiere next year.

Vilius will teach these courses in the spring semester of 2021

Image processing 3 SKT315G

First semester thesis project SKT122G

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Sólrún Ósk Jónsdóttir

Art direction teacher

Sólrún has a BA Degree in Set Design for Films and an MA in Production Design. Along with teaching at The Icelandic Film School she has worked as a production designer in many international projects such as the Bafta awarded “Love Story”.

Sólrún will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Art direction SKT218G

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Bjarni Felix Bjarnason

Cinematography teacher

Bjarni Felix is an experienced cinematographer with over 25 years of experience in film, television, and commercials. He began his career in film as a gaffer turned cameraman. The past decade Bjarni has focused solely on cinematography. Bjarni studied art history at the University of Vienna in the late eighties prior to his entry into filmmaking, where he found his passion.

Bjarni will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021:

Cinematography 3 SKT303G

Cinematography 4 SKT404G

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Rob Tasker

VFX teacher

Rob has worked on feature films, television shows, and commercials for a little over a decade and has built a great portfolio of projects in his field in filmmaking. With over 40 credits to his name, Rob has received a few nominations for his work, such as a Primetime Emmy Awards Nomination for the television show ‘Hannibal‘, and two Canadian Screen Award nominations for the feature film ‘Wet Bum‘, and for the television show ‘Copper‘, to mention a few. He has worked on productions for a variety of clients including SagaFilm, Universal Pictures, NBC, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, New Line Cinema, Sony Pictures, SyFy, as well as others.

Rob will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Image processing 3 SKT315G

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Olaf De Fleur

Screenwriting teacher

Olaf has worked in the film industry for over two decades as a director, producer and as an editor. He has done many documentaries and received Edda awards for “Blindsker” and “Africa United”. He also received an award for best film at the New York LGBT Film Festival in 2008 for his film “The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela”. He also has directed and produced films like “The Higher Force”, “Polite People”, “City State” and “City State: Brave Men's Blood”.

Olaf will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Screenwriting SKT319G

4th semester final project SKT423

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Davíð Alexander Corno

Editing teacher

Davíð has worked in the film industry from the year 2000. He has worked in production and as an editor in various films for examples, “Sumarbörn” “Mihkel”, “Woman at War” and “Quake”.

Davíð will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Editing 4 SKT412G

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Arnar Benjamín Kristjánsson

Producing teacher

Producing SKT420G

Producing HAN418G

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Heiðar Sumarliðason

Screenwriting teacher

Heiðar Sumarliðason has an BA hons degree from Iceland University of the Arts in theatre and performance making, MA in creative writing from the University of Iceland and in directing from East15 in London. He is currently also getting a teacher license at Iceland University of the Arts. Heiðar has written stage works and screenplays that have been shown in theatres such as the National Theatre of Iceland, The City Theatre of Reykjavík and performed on National Broadcasting stations, as well as filmplay.

Heiðar will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Law and rules HAN109G

Dramatic Feature 1 HAN101G

Dramatic Feature 2 HAN202G

Dögg Mósesdóttir

Screenwriting teacher

Dögg has worked as a director and screenwriter the last 15 years. She has directed many music videos for local bands and is currently working on two TV series and two full feature films. She is one of the founders of Stockfish film festival, which is held every year in Iceland.

Dögg will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Different TV genres HAN110G

Dramatic TV series HAN211G

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Davíð Már Stefánsson

Screenwriting teacher

Davíð has a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Creative Writing from the University of Iceland. He worked as a journalist in Reykjavik before moving to New York to pursue Columbia University’s Film MFA program as a TV Writing concentrate. During his time in the USA he also pursued a career in Los Angeles working for The Television Academy that for example handles The Emmy Awards. Seizing the momentum from his graduation, David went on to work on his first series, KATLA, for Netflix and Baltasar Kormarkur, which is currently in post-production.

Davíð will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Ideas HAN419G

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Rúnar Guðbrandsson

Acting teacher

Rúnar studied acting in Denmark and England and has completed MA and Mphil degrees in theater studies and directing. In addition to his degrees, he has received various training in acting techniques in Poland, Italy and Russia. He has finished the first part of a doctorate in Theatre Studies. He has composed stage works, translated plays and engaged in various experimental activities in the field of performing arts and films. Rúnar has written and directed many theatre productions, both here in Iceland and abroad and taught acting and coached actors around Europe. He has been nominated 4 times for the Gríma awards as director of the year and as author of the year.

Rúnar will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Acting 1 LEI109G

Acting 2 LEI210G

Acting 4 LEI412G

Acting workshop LEI219G

History of drama  LEI316G

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Þórey Sigþórsdóttir

Acting and voice teacher

Þórey has worked as an actress and director on stage since 1991. She has acted in production for the National Theatre in Iceland, Borgarleikhúsið and many other independent theatre groups. She is one of the founders and artistic director of the theatre group “Fljúgandi Fiskar”. The group has put on numerous productions that have been well received. The play “Breathe” that the group put on was nominated for the “Gríma” awards in 2017.

Þórey will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Acting and voice 1 - text LEI105G

Acting and voice 2 - text LEI206G

Acting and voice 4 LEI408G

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Guðmundur Elías Knudsen

Acting and motion teacher

Guðmundur has been a dancer for over 20 years. In these years he has been with the Iceland Dance Company till the year 2012. He has both danced and been a dance coach in numerous productions at Borgarleikhúsið like “Footloose”, “Billy Elliot” and “Mary Poppins”. He was the choreographer for the play “Same Time, Next Year” and was the assistant choreographer for the play “The Blue Planet” which received the Gríma award for best dance routine in a stage production.

Guðmundur will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Acting and motion 1 LEI101G

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Þórunn Erna Clausen

Singing teacher

Þórunn has been acting since 2001. She has acted on stage for both the Icelandic National Theatre and Borgarleikhúsið. Þórunn has traveled around the world both with theatre productions and by singing. She founded Vocal Art, a singing course where she teaches complete vocal technique. Þórunn is a certified singing coach from the Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen. She is also a songwriter, has written numerous songs that have competed in the Television Singing Contest and also two songs that have been Iceland's contribution in Eurovision. Þórunn was nominated for the Gríma awards for her role in “Dýrlingagengið” and the Edda awards for her role in the movie “Dís” and the series “Reykjavíkurnætur”

Þórunn will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Acting and voice 1 - Singing LEI105G

Acting and voice 2 - Singing LEI206G

Acting and voice 3 LEI307G

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Sigrún Gylfadóttir

Acting teacher

Sigrún has acted both on stage and on screen. She was both with the National Theatre and Borgarleikhúsið. She was in the play “Tristan and Ísól” with the theatre group “Augnablik” and “Gallerí Njála” in the National Theatre. She was in the movies “Stuttur Frakki” and “Benjamín Dúfa”. She played a part in a christmas show in New York called “Christmas Revels” on Broadway. Sigrún has taught acting for children in elementary and high school as well as leading acting courses for people of all ages.

Sigrún will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

First semester thesis project LEI118G

The profession and the future FOF202

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Kolbrún Anna Björnsdóttir

Acting and motion and screenwriting teacher

Kolbrún Anna graduated with a BA hons degree for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 1998 and has worked since as a self employed artist and actor. Kolbrún finished her teacher license from the University of Iceland in 2006 and has teaching experience on all school stages, from kindergarten to university. She got her MA in practical cultural communication from University of Iceland in 2013.

Kolbrún will teach these courses in the spring semester of 2021

Acting and motion 2 - Dancing LEI202G / LEI303G

Acting and motion 4 LEI404G

Screenwriting LEI417G

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Valdís Arnardóttir

Acting and voice teacher

Valdís received her MA degree in Voice Studies from The Central School of Speech and Drama in London in 2004 and a BA in Acting from The Guildford School of Acting in 2002. She has a long career in teaching voice and acting. Her field of specialization is voice teaching both with an emphasis on a creative approach to the subject in individual oriented teaching. She has taught voice and speech for theatre and in the business world; teaching voice practise, articulation, word processing and grammar.

Valdís will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Acting and voice 1 - text LEI105G

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Bjartmar Þórðarsson

Singing teacher

Bjartmar Þórðarson is an actor and a composer, known for his part in Sense8 (2015), Axlar-Björn and Iceland Is Best (2020).

Bjartmar will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Acting and voice 2 - Singing LEI206G

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Arna Magnea Danks

Stage combat teacher

Arna Magnea is a teacher, fight director, stunt performer and actress. Danks has a diploma in education from The Icelandic University of the Arts, BA degree in Acting from the University of East London and learned Stage Combat Teacher/Choreographer in the British Academy of Dramatic Combat. She was trained by Nick Hall; a Master of Arms and Chairman of the BADC. She has among many other projects been a stunt performer in productions like The Game of Thrones.

Arna will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Acting and motion 2 - Stage combat LEI202G / LEI303G

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Birna Rún Eiríksdóttir

Improv teacher

Birna has been a working actress since 2012 both on stage and on screen. She has been in movies such as “Jitters” and been in plays in Borgarleikhúsið for example “Sýningin sem klikkar” og “Ellý”. Birna has also been in the improv group “Improv Ísland” since 2016. Birna has received an Edda award for best actress in a supporting role for the TV series “Case”.

Birna will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Improv LEI213G

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Eric Reis

Acting teacher

Eric Reis is a respected acting teacher mainly based in New York. His clients include multiple Emmy, Tony, Screen Actors Guild and Drama Desk Awards and have performed many leading roles in Broadway productions such as The Phantom of The Opera, Wicked, Les Miserables, Rock of Ages and Mean Girls among others. He regularly works behind the scenes prepping actors for their roles on TV shows that show on CBS, HULU, Netflix and others.

Eric will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Acting 3 LEI311G

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Þorsteinn Gunnar Bjarnason

Acting teacher

Þorsteinn Gunnar has directed and acted in numerous films. He often works as an acting coach for Icelandic films as well as teaching acting for both children and adults. He directed the film “Jóhannes” in 2009 and has been an actor in both Icelandic and international productions. He is known amongst others for his part in The Golden Compass (2007), Jóhannes (2009) and Rams (2015). 

Þorsteinn will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Scene acting LEI321G

4th semester final project LEI422G

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Rut Sigurðardóttir

Acting and motion teacher

Rut has been a photographer and cinematographer since 2015. Currently she is self-employed and has worked on numerous music videos and documentaries. She has also shot a lot of commercials for corporations in Iceland. The documentary “UseLess - Documentary on Food and Fashion Waste” which she shot has received many awards including the Edda award for best documentary in 2018.

Rut will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Acting and motion 4 LEI404G

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Stefán Vilhelmsson

Acting and voice teacher

Stefán has worked as an actor and a voice actor that for example is heard in a number of recorded audiobooks. He is a member of the theatre group “Lotta”and has put on numerous shows with the group. Stefán is one of the founders of “Skýjasmiðjan” and “Frú Norma leikhúss”. He has also been teaching performing arts, taught in elementary schools and holds acting courses for children and adults. Theatre pieces that Stefán has been a part of with the theatre group “Lotta” have won various awards like the Gríma awards.

Stefán will teach these courses in the spring semester 2021

Acting and voice 4 LEI408G