Some of Iceland’s hottest directors and newcomers took centre stage this week to pitch their upcoming films at Reykjavik’s Stockfish Film Festival (February 28-March 10). The Works in Progress session held on Tuesday at the arthouse venue Bíó Paradís was one of the festival’s highlights.
Four films previously pitched at Göteborg’s Nordic Film Market were previewed again in Reykjavik: the Icelandic films Echo by Rúnar Rúnarsson, The County by Grímur Hákonarson and White, White Day by Hlynur Pálmason, as well as the Danish/Icelandic co-production Valhalla by Fenar Ahmad, all supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond.
Other works in progress were the following:
More than 27 feature length films screened at Stockfish including the Nordic titles The House that Jack Built, The Raft, Holiday, Phoenix and Stupid Young Heart. Directors Selma Vilhunen, Camilla Strøm Henriksen and producers Annika Hellström and Lilja Snorradóttir took part in the panel ‘Breaking in Without Burning Out’ organised