ICELANDIC FILM CENTRE
GDP / Head
Main priorities of your organization
Icelandic Film Centre - Established in 2003, first Film Fund est. 1979
Do you already have programs/tools/agreements with other partners/regions/countries to support the visibility and ezchange of your films?
General data/information on the audiovisual sector in your sphere of influence
ANNUAL BUDGET: €4.3m (for 2014, changes annually)
Do you think that you have tools/programs that can support the goals of our working groups?
Cluster of filmmakers in Iceland, Public TV, Art House Cinema, Film Festival, School Cinema. All to be further explored and confirmed.
Cooperation/collaboration/ participation frameworks in european and international sphere
Creative Europe Program of the European Union, of Eurimages, the European fund of the council of Europe based on the European Convention, and the Nordisk Film & TV Fond. Iceland is also party to a co-production agreement with Canada and bi-lateral co-production agreements with Britain and France.
Main needs regarding positioning yourself in the european and international sphere
More visibility in theaters, VOD’s as well as positioning in new distribution platforms. Strengthen the ‘findability’ of films in new distribution era.
Increase mobility of professionals.
As for the proposal promoted by the basque government basque audiovisual fund to set up a forum and a circuit of spaces and contacts to support placing films and professionals in smaller languages or european countries, ehat are your specific proposals?
A formal network and working group. Make sure the ‘small’ languages are heard in European collaboration, both funding and distribution.
A joint strategy to brand filmographies in other languages and new distribution platforms.