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Icelandic Films Win 100 International Awards

By Iceland Review

Last year was a record year for Icelandic film success, the Icelandic Film Centre reports. Icelandic films won a total of 100 international awards and were screened at close to 300 international film festivals. By comparison, Icelandic films won 34 international prizes in 2014 and 31 in 2013.

The highlights of the year were the films Rams (Hrútar) and Sparrows (Þrestir), which both won awards at so-called category A festivals, and Virgin Mountain (Fúsi), which won the Nordic Council prize.

The most awarded film was the short Whale Valley (Hvalfjörður), which won 28 prizes, followed by Rams, which won 22, Virgin Mountain with 14, and Sparrows with 10. All those films are still being featured at international film festivals.

To view the complete list of awards, visit

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