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Rock in Reykjavík and Shorts&Docs Call for Entries

rvkshortsdocs2012-logoThe 2012 Reykjavík Shorts&Docs Festival will take place May 6-9. Next year marks the film festival’s tenth anniversary and so it will be launched “on a far grander scale than before.”

Alongside documentaries and short films there will be panel discussions for industry, workshops, pitching, “hip and cool” events and more, a press release states.

Call for submissions is now open. Submissions will be free until January 1 and then there will be a EUR 25 (ISK 4,000, USD 32) fee per film thereafter. Deadline for submissions is March 1.

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Also coming up in Iceland’s capital in May 2012 is a tribute to Icelandic Oscar nominee Friðrik Þór Friðriksson’s 1982 “rockumentary” Rokk í Reykjavík, including a video competition.

The event is organized by Wim Van Hooste (WIHO), a 40-year-old Belgian doctor of medicine and dedicated fan of Icelandic music; he runs, among other blogs.

The tribute has to be filmed and be put on YouTube or Vimeo with the key words “Rock” or “Rokk” and “Reykjavik”, between January 1 and March 31.

All videos will be evaluated by an international jury. The best videos will be posted on the several blogs for international exposure.

The best videos will be screened at the club Gaukur á Stöng on May 24 between 6 pm and 7:30 pm. A party and concert will follow.

Every participating musician is asked to donate ISK 1,000 (USD 6, EUR 8) to a so-called Save Ice Bank account; the money will be used to produce a DVD and CD of the tribute concert and videos to be released in 2013.

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