Good morning from Akranes! ☀️ It's the first day of the festival and the sun is out, welcoming all of you.
If you still haven't gone through the program, you can either do that on icedocs.is or read the catalogue (see link in bio). Catalogues are also available in the festival center on Suðurgata 57.
See you soon! 🙌
Vega forfalla er laust pláss á Horizon North námskeiðið sem er núna frá miðvikudegi til sunnudags. Þátttakendur þurfa að vera á aldrinum 16-25 ára. Áhugasamir vinsamlega sendið póst á firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vinnustofan Horizon North miðar að því að tengja ungt fólk frá Norðurlöndum sem hefur það sammerkt að hafa áhuga á heimildamyndagerð og hvernig hana megi nýta til að nálgast umhverfið í kring um okkur.
Þátttakendur verða alls 20 talsins frá fjórum Norrænum löndum. Gisting, passi á hátíðina og uppihald innifalið.
1 715 July, 2019
What a film classic! 👌 In collaboration with Kvikmyndasafn Íslands, we will be screening five films by an Icelandic pioneer, Þorgeir Þorgeirson (1933-2003). All of the screenings are free of charge!
Þorgeir was the first Icelander to have filmmaking as his main profession. His films can be said to be dreamy, unrestrained, experimental, beautiful and rough. They show a world that hadn’t been put on film in Iceland before.
Several shorts at IceDocs 🎥 These three are from Finland and Brazil.
1. 1,5 Meters Space
Sinikka has by chance made acquaintance with her downstairs neighbour Vilja and asked her for help. Things have taken over Sinikka's home and there is only a small human-sized pathway left in the apartment. As a window renovation is approaching, Sinikka needs to clear 1,5 meters empty space. A short documentary of friendship and its meaning in giving and receiving help.
Director: Vilja Autiokyrö
2. A Life From Death (Elämä kuolemasta)
In a hospice, every day is somebody’s last day alive. The sheets are changed, and someone else brought in to die. Before the end, hands are held, and there is time for coffee. And for some of us, all this dying is just the usual everyday life.
Director: Tuuli Teelahti
3. Fire Mouth
In the strong heat of the Carcara Arena, an enthusiastic sports commentator channels the energy of the stadium with contagious zeal. A story that speaks to the power of sport in the deep heartland of Pernambuco, Brazil in the city of Salguerio, FIRE MOUTH is a delightful observational film that transports its viewers to the sports stadium with infectious gusto.
Several shorts at IceDocs - these three are from The United Arab Emirates and The United Kingdom 🎥
1. As If The King
His palace of illusions, his turf of duality. A King enslaved by his present, a commoner enthroned by his reality.
Director: Fahad Hussain
United Arab Emirates
2. Death of Mr. Tamimi's foot (وفاة قدم وبداية التميمي)
Abdul Nasser tells us his story by acting out significant moments in his life where he was determined to get over his past and move on with his life.
Director: John Haddad
United Arab Emirates
3. Welcome to Harmondsworth
A tour group of old age pensioners explore the picturesque English village of Harmondsworth, unaware that Europe’s largest immigration detention centre sits on its outskirts. Their journey is interwoven with the story of Amir, a Pakistani refugee who spent eight years indulging his love of England’s medieval churches before he was detained at Harmondsworth IRC.
Directors: Tony Bull, Felix Bazalgette
2 713 July, 2019
Seven-year-old Zakhar and his older brother Prokopy are the protagonists in this calm, observational Russian film. How Big Is the Galaxy? is directed by Ksenia Elyan.
Zakhar’s first year of schooling is with Nelly, a young but serious teacher. She tells him about President Putin and the importance of mathematics, and he learns classical poems by heart. Zakhar is an inquisitive and intelligent boy. Each day, he has a hundred new questions about the world, and he's surprised to discover that his teacher doesn’t have all the answers. These scenes take place against a backdrop of the vast, snow-covered tundra and observations of the Dolgans’ everyday activities — herding reindeer and fishing are their principal livelihoods.
Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary. When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways.
As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.
Hail Satan? is directed by Penny Lane and produced by Hard Working Movies.
1 149 July, 2019
9 days to go! 🎊 The Reykjavík Grapevine talked with two of the founders of IceDocs, Hallur and Ingibjörg.
"At a promotional event for the festival last year, where they screened Irish film ‘School Life,’ even Hallur’s father, despite having a documentary filmmaker for a son, was blown away by the scope of the genre. “He came out shaking his head saying “‘I didn’t know documentaries could do this,’” Hallur grins."
Link to the article in bio!