Discover Icelandic Filmmaking, Reykjavik - Cinema
66€ per person.
2 hours approx.
Fridays at 03.00 pm.
Any day for group booking of 4 people or more.
Map of Icelandic film locations, your choice of a Bíó Paradís T-shirt or a free movie ticket.
Coffee or tea.
About the activity
Icelandic filmmaking is on the rise. For a tiny country of only 320,000 inhabitants, we have a dynamic film culture, producing notable films that travel the world, winning prizes and critical acclaim. Iceland’s spectacular landscapes also form the backdrop for some of your favorite Hollywood productions, from the popular TV series Game of Thrones to feature films such as Batman Begins, Flags of Our Fathers, Oblivion, Prometheus, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
We’ll begin by sitting down for a cup of coffee or tea at Bíó Paradís, Reykjavík’s home for independent cinema. I’ll take you through the history of Icelandic film and introduce you (virtually, of course) to some of our best-known films and filmmakers. Next, we’ll pull out the map and examine some of the countryside locations used by foreign productions (if you’ll be hitting the road soon, this info might come in handy). Finally, I’ll give you some tips about how to get the most out of your video camera (or phone camera) when out exploring our beautiful country.
You’ll also receive your choice of a Bíó Paradís T-shirt, which will surely impress the folks back home, or a free ticket to one of the movies currently playing in the cinema. I look forward to welcoming you and exploring the world of Icelandic film together.
Bar & café, restrooms, paid and unpaid parking nearby.
This activity takes place rain or shine.
About the host
Hi, I have studied filmmaking at some of the world’s elite film institutions, including FAMU (the Czech national film school) in Prague and the Columbia University School of the Arts in New York, from where I graduated with an MFA degree in film directing.
I organize filmmaking workshops in Iceland, and I’m also a consultant to the Icelandic Film Centre, the government body that supports Icelandic filmmaking through grants.
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