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Stockfish Film Festival

23. March- 2. April 2023

Stockfish Film Festival & Industry Days is a non-profit international film festival held in March each year in Bíó Paradís, the only art-house cinema in Iceland. We screen around 30 hand-picked award-winning films during the festival and host various events and meet-ups geared towards industry members and film enthusiasts alike.

The festival is operated by a Board of Directors which includes some members of the major film professional associations in Iceland. The festival was founded in 2015, as a reincarnation of the Reykjavík Film Festival (Kvikmyndahátíð Reykjavíkur), which was established in 1978. It appeals to both people in the film industry and those who are interested in the well-being of international filmmaking.

Stockfish Film Festival aims to create a platform in Reykjavík to encourage collaboration between domestic and international film communities. Through the years a great many international award-winning directors and film professionals have accepted Stockfish's invitation to speak at the festival's many conferences, celebrations, panels, Q&A sessions, and master classes. 

The festival will show some of the most up-and-coming films in the world, which the Icelandic audience would not have had an opportunity to see otherwise and invite international filmmakers to discuss filmmaking, the industry, and the community.

Stockfish is a collaboration between all the film professional associations in Iceland. The main goal is to serve the community, encourage and enrich the film culture in Iceland and support the film industry in Iceland both locally and abroad.


With Hrönn Kristinsdóttir serving as the new artistic director and Carolina Salas as managing director, Stockfish film festival continues to unfold as an emerging space that creates powerful dialogues and nurtures a professional, open-source platform. A platform to network, co-create, and provide better opportunities with a diverse approach to innovation. Stockfish is the place for the film industry to take action in Iceland.

Every effort is made to operate Stockfish in a professional, transparent and democratic manner with a board made up of members from the professional associations of the film industry in Iceland. Stockfish’s board consists of FLH, Ragnar Bragason, ÍKS, Tómas Tómasson, SÍK, Anton Máni Svansson, FÍL, Þórunn Lárusdóttir, SKL, Kristín Andrea Þórðardóttir and FK, Arnar Þórisson. The last two pictured below are Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, artistic director and Carolina Salas, managing director.

For more information check out their website