The website Icelandic Cinema Online, which allows web users to view Icelandic films, documentaries, TV shows and shorts directly online, was formally launched on May 23.
A screenshot from the website.
“We’re starting out with some 40 titles available,” Sunna Gudnadóttir, director of Icelandic Cinema Online told sagenhaftes-island.de. “At present, English subtitles are available for the films, but we plan on including more languages later on, and new material is added to the site every week.”
Gudnadóttir is confident that there is plenty of online demand for Icelandic films. “One of the site’s goals is to create a platform that Icelandic producers and filmmakers can use to promote their works. Today’s fast and widely available internet connections make it easy for people anywhere in the world to enjoy films online.”
The site is also meant to expand the number of titles available to viewers. “There are plenty of Icelandic films out there,” Gudnadóttir said, “but many of them have been unobtainable for years. We’re going to do our best to dig up those titles and make them accessible online.”
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