Prisoners & Under The Tree Sweep Edda Awards

At the Reykjavik Hilton on Sunday, the Icelandic Film and Television Academy presented the 19th Edda Awards, which were dominated by hit drama Prisoners (Fangar) with ten wins, and Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's feature Under The Tree (Undir trénu) with seven. Among its accolades, Prisoners was named Best Drama and Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir was presented with Best Supporting Actress. However, the most moving moment of the evening came in Pétur Ben's acceptance speech for Best Original Score, during which his remembrance of

Winter Brothers Presented With Dreyer Award

Hlynur Pálmason's debut feature Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre) was presented with the prestigious Dreyer Award and DKK 50,000 at the Danish Film Institute on 21st February, in celebration of its outstanding artistic achievement. The Carl Theodor Dreyer Foundation presents the Dreyer Award every year to younger film makers in recognition of outstanding artistic endeavours to mark the distinguished director's birthday. It is funded by the annual surplus generated by Gaumont's distribution of his classic 1928 movie La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc. Eva Novrup

Daníel Bjarnason Wins Nordic Composers Award

During a gala ceremony at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin Sunday, Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason was named as recipient of the 8th HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award for his score to Under The Tree (Undir trénu), directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson. Although Daníel Bjarnason was unable to attend the ceremony, artistic manager Edna Pletchetero accepted the winner's statuette on his behalf, designed by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson and crafted by Icelandic goldsmith Kjartan Örn Kjartansson. The award winner was decided by an

Prisoners Sets New Record At Iceland’s Edda Awards

The Icelandic Film and Television Academy has revealed its nominees for the 19th Edda Awards, which will be presented during a gala ceremony at the Reykjavik Hilton on 25th February. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's Under The Tree (Undir trénu) leads the film entries with twelve nominations, including Best Film and Best Director, with Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir’s debut feature The Swan (Svanurinn) earning nine nominations. Meanwhile, Prisoners (Fangar) has secured a record fourteen Edda nominations, including Best Director and Best Screenplay, but for Best

Nine Robert Awards For Dominant Winter Brothers

During a gala ceremony hosted by Paprika Steen (Below The Surface) at the Tivoli Hotel & Congress Centre in Copenhagen on Sunday, the Danish Film Academy revealed the winners of this year's Robert Awards (Robertprisen). Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre), which won awards at the CPH PIX and Locarno film festivals last year, swept the board with nine wins, including Best Film, Best Director for Hlynur Pálmason, Best Actor for Elliott Crosset Hove, and Best Supporting Actress for Victoria Carmen Sonne. The film follows