Stockfish Film Festival & Industry Days is a non-profit international film festival held in Feb/March each year in Bíó Paradís, the only art-house cinema in Iceland. It screens around 30 hand-picked award-winning films during the festival and hosts 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 film-making.
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 festivals many conferences, celebrations, panels, Q&A sessions, and master classes.
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.
This year Stockfish puts focus on environmental awareness and screens four documentaries that approach this subject in a different way. Two new Icelandic documentaries are screened.
- Stockfish Film Festival 2017