The Reykjavík Shorts & Docs film festival kicks off with screenings of films by Kim Longinotto at 2 pm on May 6 in Bíó Paradís in the center of the capital.
Bíó Paradís. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Longinotto has received numerous awards for her films which all feature women and human rights, mainly in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, a press release states.
One of the festival’s categories is called “Konur í kvikmyndum” (“Women in Films”) and includes films that are made by women or are about women.
Their screening is sponsored by the distribution company Women Make Movies; a representative of the company will be a guest at the festival and participate in various events.
At 7:30 pm the same day UN Women in Iceland will hold a reception, after which the festival’s opening films, the documentary Town of Runners by Jerry Rothwell and the Icelandic short Krass by Tómas Jóhannesson, will be screened.
Admission is free to the opening screenings.
As part of its collaboration with the festival, UN Women will also join panel discussions on the documentary Sarabah by Maria Luisa Gambale and Gloria Bremer, which will be screened at 8 pm on May 7. The festival will run through May 9.
For further information about the program, visit the festival’s website.