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Icelandic Filmmakers Nominated For the Emmys

Two Icelandic filmmakers are nominated for the Emmy Awards for Iceland Volcano Eruption, a documentary produced by the ProFilm production company for National Geographic; the Emmys will be held in September.


From Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Jóhann Sigfússoon is nominated in the category of Director of Cinematography and Gunnar Konrádsson in the category of Outstanding Cinematography.

“I have to admit the experience is surreal and I actually didn’t believe the news until I saw it on paper,” Konrádsson told

Konrádsson is a filmmaker who is passionate in his making of documentaries; he produced and filmed Delicious Iceland with Icelandic Chef Volli.

Sigfússon is one of Iceland’s most experienced cameramen and has earned a good repuation for his work around the world.

The producer, Anna Dís Ólafsdóttir was thrilled with the nominations and told the nomination was “a great honor for a great team.”

Ólafsdóttir expects the nominations to be a welcome boost for the Icelandic film industry; since the economic crash of 2008 the industry has suffered and she hopes the nomination will increase interest in Icelandic cinema.


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