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Why This Film School?

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.

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.

Unlike larger capitals, everything in Reykjavík feels within easy reach, creating a unique circumstance for immersive creative and professional development.

International embassy guidelines often praise the city’s high standard of living, and note the comparatively very low level of crime. It’s an urban environment with the perks of a capital city, and the benefits of a small town: somewhere you can attune to a gentle pace of life that’s perfect for study.

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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.

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.

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.

Acting

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Unlike larger capitals, everything in Reykjavík feels within easy reach, creating a unique circumstance for immersive creative and professional development.

International embassy guidelines often praise the city’s high standard of living, and note the comparatively very low level of crime. It’s an urban environment with the perks of a capital city, and the benefits of a small town: somewhere you can attune to a gentle pace of life that’s perfect for study.

List of names

  • Agnar Jón Egilsson
  • Agnar Magnússon
  • Agnar Már
  • Alexander Erlendsson
  • Andri Snær Magnason
  • Anna Brá Bjarnadóttir
  • Anna Gunndís Guðmundsdóttir
  • Anna Hafþórsdóttir
  • Anna Katrín Guðmundsdóttir
  • Anna Kristín Arngrímsdóttir
  • Anna Lísa Björnsdóttir
  • Anna Margrét Káradóttir
  • Anton Máni Svansson
  • Ari Birgir Ágústsson
  • Ari Eldjárn
  • Ari Kristinsson
  • Arnar Benjamín Kristjánsson
  • Arnar Ingason
  • Arnar Jónsson
  • Arnar Már Brynjarsson
  • Arnbjörg Valsdóttir
  • Arne Kristinn Arneson
  • Arnór Pálmi Arnarson
  • Auður B. Snorradóttir
  • Ágúst Guðmundsson
  • Ágústa Margrét Jóhannsdóttir
  • Ágústa Ósk Óskarsdóttir
  • Álfrún H. Örnólfsdóttir
  • Árni Filippusson
  • Árni Grétar Jóhannsson
  • Árni Gústafsson
  • Árni Gylfason
  • Árni Óli Ásgeirsson
  • Árni Páll Jóhannsson
  • Árni Sveinsson
  • Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir
  • Ásdís Thoroddsen
  • Ásgeir Þórðarson (Damon Younger)
  • Ásgrímur Sverrisson
  • Ásrún Magnúsdóttir
  • Ásta Björk Ríkharðsdóttir
  • Ásta Briem
  • Ástþór Ágútsson
  • Baldur Trausti Hreinsson
  • Baldvin Kári Sveinbjörnsson
  • Baldvin Z
  • Berglind Pétursdóttir
  • Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
  • Birgir Grímsson
  • Birgitta Björnsdóttir
  • Birgitta Haukdal
  • Bjarki Kristjánsson
  • Bjarni Randver Sigurvinsson
  • Bjartmar Þ.
  • Bjartur Guðmundsson
  • Björgvin Sigurðarson
  • Björk Jónsdóttir
  • Björn Ómar Guðmundsson
  • Björn Thors
  • Björn Viktorsson
  • Bragi Valgeirsson
  • Bragi Þór Einarsson
  • Bylgja Gunnur Guðnýjardóttir
  • Charlotte Böving
  • Curver Thoroddsen
  • Dagur Kári Pétursson
  • Dagur Ólafsson
  • Darren Foreman
  • Davíð Guðbrandsson
  • Davíð Óskar Ólafsson
  • Dóra Jóhannsdóttir
  • Dögg Mósesdóttir
  • Edda MacKenzie
  • Eggert Baldvinsson
  • Eggert Gunnarsson
  • Einar Kárason
  • Ellert A. Ingimundarson
  • Elma Lisa Gunnarsdóttir
  • Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir
  • Elvar Gunnarsson
  • Erla Brynjarsdóttir
  • Erla Hrund Halldórsdóttir
  • Erling Jóhannesson
  • Erna Kettler
  • Eva Rún Þorgeirsdóttir
  • Eva Vala Guðjónsdóttir
  • Eygló Ásta Þorgeirsdóttir
  • Eyjólfur Jónsson
  • Finnborgi Þorkell Jónsson
  • Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
  • Frímann Sigurðsson
  • G. Elías Knudsen
  • G. Thor
  • Gagga
  • Garún
  • Gaukur Úlfarsson
  • Gísli Magna
  • Goði Guðbjörnsson
  • Goran Kvrgic
  • Grímur Hákonarson
  • Guðmann Þór Bjargmundsson
  • Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
  • Guðmundur Bjartmarsson
  • Guðmundur Ingi Þorvaldsson
  • Gunnar Kristinsson
  • Hafsteinn Gunnar Hafsteinsson
  • Halfdan Pedersen
  • Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir
  • Halldóra Markúsdóttir
  • Hannes Óli Ágústsson
  • Haraldur Sigurjónsson
  • Harpa Arnardóttir
  • Hákon Atli Halldórsson
  • Hálfdán Pedersen
  • Heiðar Már Björnsson
  • Heimir Jónasson
  • Helena Jónsdóttir
  • Helga Rakel Rafnsdóttir
  • Helgi Djurhuus
  • Helgi Hannesson
  • Helgi Jóhannsson
  • Hera Björk Þórhallsdóttir
  • Hera Ólafsdóttir
  • Hermann Karlsson
  • Hilmar Guðjónsson
  • Hilmar Oddsson
  • Hilmir Snær Guðnason
  • Hjörtur Grétarsson
  • Hjörtur Jóhann Jónsson
  • Hlín Agnarsdóttir
  • Hlín Jóhannesdóttir
  • Hrafn Gunnlaugsson
  • Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir
  • Hrafnkell Stefánsson
  • Huldar Breiðfjörð
  • Huldar Freyr Arnarson
  • Inga María Valdimarsdóttir
  • Ingi Hrafn Hilmarsson
  • Ingibjörg Reynisdóttir
  • Ingvar Alfreðsson
  • Ingvar E. Sigurðsson
  • Ísgerður
  • Ísold Uggadóttir
  • Jakob Þór Einarsson
  • Janus Bragi Jakobsson
  • Jenný Lára Arnórsdóttir
  • Jonathan Neil Devaney
  • Jóhann G.
  • Jón Egill Bergþórsson
  • Jón Már Gunnarsson
  • Jón Proppé
  • Jónas Knútsson
  • Jónína G. Guðbjartsdóttir
  • Júlía Embla Katrínardóttir
  • Kara Hergils
  • Karl Pálsson
  • Katrín Guðmundsdóttir
  • Kári Halldór Þórsson
  • Kári Steinarsson
  • Kjartan Kjartansson
  • Klæmint Henningsson Isaksen
  • Kolbrún Anna Björnsdóttir
  • Kristín Lea
  • Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir
  • Kristján Friðriksson
  • Kristmann J. Ágústsson
  • Laufey Elíasdóttir
  • Lárus Ýmir Óskarsson
  • Lilja Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
  • Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir
  • Linda Stefánsdóttir
  • Logi Ingimarsson
  • Magnús Atli Magnússon
  • Magnús Guðmundsson
  • Magnús Jónsson
  • Margrét Kaaber
  • Margrét Þorgeirsdóttir
  • María Pálsdóttir
  • Marteinn Þórsson
  • Mikael Torfason
  • Monika Ewa Orlowska
  • Nanna Kristín
  • Nicholas Liebing
  • Nói Kristinsson
  • Oddný Sen
  • Ottó Geir Borg
  • Ólafía H. Jónsdóttir
  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
  • Ólafur Egilsson
  • Ólafur Fannar Vigfússon
  • Ólafur Gíslason
  • Ólafur Rögnvaldsson
  • Ólafur S. K. Þorvaldsson
  • Ólöf Sverrisdóttir
  • Óskar Jónasson
  • Óskar Þór Axelsson
  • Óttar M. Norðfjörð
  • Pálína Jónsdóttir
  • Pálmi Sigurhjartarson
  • Pétur Einarsson
  • Rafn Rafnsson
  • Ragnar Bragason
  • Rebekka A. Ingimundardóttir
  • Rebekka Atladóttir
  • Reynir Lyngdal
  • Rut Hermannsdóttir
  • Rúnar Guðbrandsson
  • Rúnar Ingi Einarsson
  • Rúnar Rúnarsson
  • Saga Líf Friðriksdóttir
  • Sandra Erlingsdóttir
  • Sigrún Gylfadóttir
  • Sigrún Sól Ólafsdóttir
  • Sigtryggur Baldursson
  • Sigurbjörg Jónsdóttir
  • Sigurður E. Jóhannesson
  • Sigurður Kr. Jensson
  • Sigurður Kr. Ómarsson
  • Sigurður Skúlason
  • Sigurður Valur Sigurðsson
  • Sigurgeir Þórðarson
  • Sigurjón Kjartansson
  • Silja Hauksdóttir
  • Sindri Bergmann Þórarinsson
  • Skapti Þóroddsson
  • Snædís Lilja Ingadóttir
  • Sólveig Arnarsdóttir
  • Stefanía Thors
  • Stefán H. Stefánsson
  • Steingrímur Dúi Másson
  • Steingrímur Karlsson
  • Steinunn Ketilsdóttir
  • Steinþór Birgisson
  • Steven Meyers
  • Styrmir Sigurðsson
  • Sveinn Geirsson
  • Sveinn Ó. Gunnarsson
  • Sveinn Óskar Ásbjörnsson
  • Sveinn Þórir Geirsson
  • Sæmundur Norðfjörð
  • Sævar Guðmundsson
  • Sölvi Tryggvason
  • Tinna Grétarsdóttir
  • Tinna Hrafnsdóttir
  • Tinna Sverrisdóttir
  • Tinna Þorvaldsd. Önnud.
  • Tómas Ingi Þórðarson
  • Tryggvi Freyr Torfason
  • Tryggvi Rafnsson
  • Unnsteinn Garðarsson
  • Valdimar Flygenring
  • Valdís Óskarsdóttir
  • Valerður Rúnarsdóttir
  • Vera Sölvadóttir
  • Viðar Víkingsson
  • Vigdís Gunnarsdóttir
  • Vigfús Þormar Gunnarsson
  • Viggó Hansson
  • Vignir Rafn Valþórsson
  • Víðir Sigurðsson
  • Víkingur Kristjánsson
  • Walter Geir Grímsson
  • Þiðrik Emilsson
  • Þorbjörg Helga Þorgilsdóttir
  • Þorfinnur Guðnason
  • Þorgeir Guðmundsson
  • Þorkell Guðjónsson
  • Þorsteinn Bachmann
  • Þorsteinn Gunnar Bjarnason
  • Þorsteinn Jónsson
  • Þorvaldur Þorsteinsson
  • Þór Tulinius
  • Þóra Karitas Árnadóttir
  • Þóra Þórisdóttir
  • Þórhildur Örvarsdóttir
  • Þórunn Erna Clausen
  • Þórunn Guðlaugsdóttir
  • Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson

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Living

Reykjavík is a modern European city with all the amenities you would expect. We feel that the city itself is our campus

Unlike larger capitals, everything in Reykjavík feels within easy reach, creating a unique circumstance for immersive creative and professional development.

International embassy guidelines often praise the city’s high standard of living, and note the comparatively very low level of crime. It’s an urban environment with the perks of a capital city, and the benefits of a small town: somewhere you can attune to a gentle pace of life that’s perfect for study.

Campus Reykjavík

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.

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To the icecream store!

Welcome to Campus Reykjavík

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.

Always Open for Admissions

We accept applications at all times, all year round.

Semester

We accept applications at all times, all year round.

Student committee at The Icelandic Film School winter 2020

New students committee at The Icelandic Films School

A new student committee has taken over this semester.

Open for admissions Spring 2021

We have opened for admissions for Spring 2021. The semester starts January 2021.

Helena Rakel, director, with actress Enid Mbabazi

Impressive success in the Cilect short film competition

CILECT yesterday announced the winners of their yearly short film competition among students.

Courses

  1. An introduction to the role of the producer and how he or she is the driving force

    behind motion pictures, how “good” ideas are discovered and put into practice. The

    course examines the division of labor within the production team and the camera

    crew and the responsibilities and methods of the producer and production manager.

    The fundamentals of screenwriting and film scheduling software are taught and the

    students learn how to create and assemble a production folder. In addition,

    students will assist 2nd -semester students in the production of a telefilm and

    and thus gain valuable insights into on-location work methods.

  2. We have opened for admissions for Spring 2021. The semester starts January 2021. Iceland has been hit by Covid-19, as has the rest of the world. The situation here has been managed professionally and with care. Today, as we write this, we only have a 1 meter social distancing...

  3. International stars of the arts like The Sugarcubes, Björk, Shoplifter, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Sjón, Baltasar Kormákur, Ragnar Kjartansson and Ólafur Elíasson are just the tip of the cultural iceberg. Here, the creative disciplines are closely interwoven, creating a scene that’s uniquely placed to cultivate interdisciplinary thinking.

  4. Whether you want to hop on a bus, hitchhike or hire a car, the Route One highway that circles the coastline passes countless majestic glacier tongues, expansive black beaches, lonely lighthouses, geothermal oases and charming fishing villages.

    There are reasonably priced accommodation options in all areas of the country, and campsites that open in the summer. Whether you want to take a city bus to the end of the line and hike up Mount Esja for a birds-eye view of Reykjavík, hop on a day tour to see the geothermal wonders and waterfalls of the famous Golden Circle, or choose your own adventure in the many quiet fjords, lava fields and peaceful far reaches, there are options to suit your taste and budget.

Culture

Iceland has a distinct cultural identity, standing out throughout history for constant innovation.

A rich tradition of storytelling can be threaded all the way from the historic Sagas all the way to Reykjavík’s 2011 Unesco City of Literature certification, to the thriving literature scene of the present day.

International stars of the arts like The Sugarcubes, Björk, Shoplifter, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Sjón, Baltasar Kormákur, Ragnar Kjartansson and Ólafur Elíasson are just the tip of the cultural iceberg. Here, the creative disciplines are closely interwoven, creating a scene that’s uniquely placed to cultivate interdisciplinary thinking.

The local music scene is rich and diverse. Local record stores stock records you won’t find anywhere else, and the clerks are always happy to help you find the good stuff, be it techno, contemporary composition, indie-rock, folk, pop, hip hop, or experimental acts that defy categorisation. Best of all? You’ll often have the chance to see your favourites perform in intimate, Iceland-sized venues.

Iceland’s position in film is equally interesting, whether as a bleak or beautiful backdrop for mainstream film and TV productions or as a creative presence in its own right. Icelandic actors, writers, directors and composers are increasingly coming to the fore in a seminal moment for an emergent film industry. It’s an opportune moment to study film in Iceland.

Enviroment

For those who like to stay in touch with nature, studying in Reykjavík affords you the chance of a lifetime to explore Iceland

Whether you want to hop on a bus, hitchhike or hire a car, the Route One highway that circles the coastline passes countless majestic glacier tongues, expansive black beaches, lonely lighthouses, geothermal oases and charming fishing villages.

There are reasonably priced accommodation options in all areas of the country, and campsites that open in the summer. Whether you want to take a city bus to the end of the line and hike up Mount Esja for a birds-eye view of Reykjavík, hop on a day tour to see the geothermal wonders and waterfalls of the famous Golden Circle, or choose your own adventure in the many quiet fjords, lava fields and peaceful far reaches, there are options to suit your taste and budget.

Great teachers

In the words of AC/DC we roll tonight to the guitar bite and for those about to rock I salute you.

Dewey Finn

Inspirational

O Captain, my Captain. Who knows where that comes from? Anybody? Not a clue? It's from a poem by Walt Whitman about Mr. Abraham Lincoln. Now in this class you can either call me Mr. Keating, or if you're slightly more daring, O Captain my Captain.

John Keating

Friðrik Þór Friðriksson

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Friðrik Þór Friðriksson

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Groovy

Student committee at The Icelandic Film School winter 2020

New students committee at The Icelandic Films School

A new student committee has taken over this semester.

Open for admissions Spring 2021

We have opened for admissions for Spring 2021. The semester starts January 2021.

Helena Rakel, director, with actress Enid Mbabazi

Impressive success in the Cilect short film competition

CILECT yesterday announced the winners of their yearly short film competition among students.

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