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

Berlinale Celebrates Nordic Film And TV Composers

On Sunday 18th February, Nordic Film Music Days will present a full day of networking and workshops for music professionals at the Nordic Embassies as part of this year's Berlinale, culminating in a ceremony for the 8th HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award. THE NOMINEES: Kristian Eidnes Andersen (Denmark) for Sami Blood (Sameblod), directed by Amanda Kernell.​ Miska Seppa and Juri Seppä (Finland) for Tatu & Patu, directed by Rike Jokela. Daníel Bjarnason (Iceland) for Under the Tree (Undir trénu), directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar

Jóhann Jóhannsson Obituary

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for The Theory Of Everything in 2015, died in Berlin on Friday at the age of 48. The cause is not yet known. Although an accomplished solo musician with several studio albums, starting with Englabörn in 2002, it was his relatively recent move into scoring films that brought Jóhann Jóhannsson significant international success and awards recognition. In 2016, Jóhannsson was nominated for an Academy Award for his

Iceland’s RÚV Orders Political Drama The Minister

Variety reports that RÚV has ordered Sagafilm (Stella Blómkvist) to produce new political dramedy The Minister, about a politician with bipolar disorder who becomes Prime Minister. In the series, Hrefna is hired as an aide to new Prime Minister Benedikt Rikhardsson and discovers that he has bipolar disorder. However, Benedikt starts to make erratic decisions when he stops taking his medication so Hrefna must conceal his illness from the public in order to protect her own job. CEO of Sagafilm Nordic, Kjartan