2015 record year for Iceland film awards

Photo: Árni Sæberg

Photo: Árni Sæberg mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

2015 was a record year for the Icelandic film industry, with fifteen Icelandic films taking a total of 91 international awards.

This is almost triple the number of awards won in 2014, when Icelandic film brought home 34 international trophies.

As reported on Icelandic film and TV news website Klapptré (link in Icelandic), 2015 was unusual in that there were not one, not two, but three big Icelandic films doing the awards rounds in the same year.

On the 91 awards scooped by Icelandic films, Hrútar (‘Rams’) took 22, Fúsi 13, and Þrestir (‘Sparrows’) 10.


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