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Welcome to Close:Up Reykjavík Film Festival, an event dedicated to empowering independent filmmaking.
WHY Close:Up? 🔍
Local framing of global indie cinema - ambitious programming - enriching screening experiences
As part of the Close:Up network of film festivals, CU Reykjavík Film Festival aims to provide not only a memorable cinematic experience for audiences, but also an enriching festival event for independent filmmakers. Our main goal is to increase your audience reach and engagement, as well as to further support your development after the festival circuit. We're looking for the most exciting and innovative storytelling in different genres, films that challenge and inspire audiences. Our festival is more than just a screening space - it is an opportunity to meet like-minded people and to bridge the gap between audiences and film creators.
WHY Reykjavík? 🔍
You first heard about it in Björk’s music and you first fell in love with it on Instagram, but Iceland is much more than desolate moon-like landscapes and otherworldly music. It’s also home to a vibrant cinematic history (not just Game of Thrones, but Nói Albínói too) and a wild nightlife (when it does get dark!).
The unique Bíó Paradís is the first art house cinema in Iceland. It’s also the only cinema left in the center of Reykjavík and the only cinema that features primarily Icelandic and international independent filmmaking. We feel very proud to celebrate memorable indie filmmaking with Bíó Paradís.
Our panel of international judges will select the best of the best and try to squeeze in as many high-quality films in one evening as they can. Featuring Q&A's with creators, filmmaker roundtables with local industry professionals, networking sessions, and a welcoming atmosphere. Submissions are now open for the 3rd edition of what promises to be a memorable evening dedicated to ambitious, forward-thinking cinema! So submit now for a chance to have your work screened in the land of glaciers, fjords, and elves.
Close:Up Film Festivals are organized by HF Productions, an international production company that runs several film festivals around the world. A collective of filmmakers, producers and marketing professionals with a common goal: to forge productive and lasting relationships between independent filmmakers and audiences. Our core values are Independence, Ambition, Inspiration, Creativity, Integrity, Community