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Iceland’s Northern Wave Festival Coming Up

By Iceland Review

The second annual Northern Wave International Film Festival will be held February 27 to March 1 in Grundarfjördur, west Iceland. The festival’s debut last year was considered highly successful, both among locals and attendees.

This year, festival organizers have received 90 short films and music videos from 15 different countries from keen participants. However, only a selection of 50 films and videos will be screened during the festival.

Among participants in the music video category is a group of performance artists who go by the name of The Weird Girls and the group will perform its next art show, Episode 7, during the festival weekend.

Icelandic musician Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and director Kristín Jóhannesdóttir will have a seat on the jury, same as last year, as will French director Bertrand Mandico, who is this year’s festival’s honorary guest.

Mandico has received many awards for his shorts, commercials and music videos and has now been sponsored by the Torino Film Lab to make his first full-length movie, The Man Who Hides the Forest.

One movie in full length will be screened during the festival; the first Icelandic Avant Garde film Háveruleiki by directors Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir and Ingibjörg Magnadóttir, who will be present during the screening.

For further information visit the festival’s website.

Click here to read about last year’s Northern Wave Festival.

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