THE ICELANDIC FILM SCHOOL HAS OUTGROWN ITS NEW PREMISES
The Icelandic Film School (IFS) has outgrown the premises. The main reason is the opening of the school's International Department (International Film School - IFS) last fall
There was great interest in the department and a huge number of inquiries about it were received from all over the world. It resulted in 44 applications for enrollment and after an entrance exam, 6 were admitted to the department. They started studying last September. The same was true for the spring semester, and 38 applications were received and 7 students passed the entrance exams, who started their studies last February 9th. The students come from everywhere; Nepal, China, USA, Sweden, Spain, India, Mexico and elsewhere.
The Icelandic Film School, which has an area of 2,300 square meters at Sudurlandsbraut 18, has had 18 classrooms if the two studios and the cinema hall are included, as well as three cafeterias, seventeen offices for professors and instructors, a podcast studio, equipment storage, a meeting room and a director's room. Now the largest office has been converted into the nineteenth classroom to be able to teach, and the twentieth classroom is under construction.
Students who graduate from IFS are a huge part of the Icelandic film industry. In a normal year, IFS graduates fill up to 30% of job titles in the credit lists of Icelandic movies. The results of the surveys have shown that 96% of students excel in the profession after completing their studies, and around 40% of those who graduate immediately get jobs and work full time in film production after completing their studies.