In celebration of Iceland’s 100 years of sovereignty and independence, Scandinavia House is screening a series of documentaries, film features, and shorts by Icelandic filmmakers. The two events listed below are free to attend. Visit the Scandinavia House website for a full list of film events.
ICELAND IN NEW YORK
WED—OCTOBER 24—7 PM, free
Scandinavia House presents screenings of short films by three NYC-based emerging Icelandic filmmakers and ASF Fellows: Thick Skin by Erlendur Sceinsson; See Ya /Sjáumst by Brúsi Ólason; and Splinter by Ninna Pálma. Following the films, they will be joined for a panel discussion with Icelandic filmmakers Kári Úlfsson (ASF Fellow 2018), Davíð Már Stefánsson, and Halla Tryggvadottir.
SHORTFISH FILM FESTIVAL
FRI—OCTOBER 26—6:30 PM, free
90 min. In Icelandic with English subtitles.
The short film division of Iceland’s Stockfish festival, aptly dubbed Shortfish, focuses on highlighting up-and-coming Icelandic filmmakers. The Shortfish screening will feature six short films: Arnbjörn, C-Vítamín, In The Dark Room, Kalí’s Solitude, That’s What Friends Are For, and VAKA.
Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in American is operated by the American-Scandinavian Foundation and serves as a center for educational and cultural outreach programs about Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
The structure houses has a gallery, restaurant, and shop, plus performance spaces, halls, and meeting rooms which hosts a variety of films, concerts, lectures, and other events throughout the year.
Scandinavia House is located at 58 Park Avenue, in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan.