The European Film Awards will take place in Reykjavík in 2022, not this December as originally planned, due to COVID-19. A press release from the Icelandic government announced the decision to postpone the event. A digital ceremony will, however, be streamed live from Berlin on December 12, 2020.
“We were looking forward to welcoming our foreign guests this year and showing them everything we have to offer,” stated Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson. “But this is the best option in the current situation in light of the pandemic.” Minister of Culture Lilja Alfreðsdóttir stated that the festival program will be “glorious and diverse,” “it will just not be this year.” She called the festival “a very exciting opportunity for Icelandic film culture and the film industry in this country,” adding that “we will make good use of it.”
The festival will be held in Harpa Concert Hall with the collaboration of national broadcaster RÚV.