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Icelandic Filmmakers Protest RÚV’s Decision

Icelandic filmmakers and others from the Icelandic film and television scene met last night following the national broadcaster RÚV’s decision to reduce purchase of domestic television material from independent producers.

RÚV receives funding from the state because it has the purpose to have Icelandic material on its program,” said filmmaker Ari Kristinsson, according to Morgunbladid.

“It has not fulfilled its service agreements and it was not the place of RÚV’s director to decide to reduce supply of Icelandic material,” Kristinsson added. “The television station cannot cease to fulfill its duties. So we challenge the director to resign.”

According to Fréttabladid, the Edda, the Icelandic film and television awards, which was supposed to be held at the end of this month has been postponed until February and will not be shown live due to savings measures.

RÚV must make extensive cutbacks this year and a number of employees have been laid off.

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