Icelandic Football Documentary Wins US Film Prize

The Icelandic documentary Inside a Volcano: The Rise of Icelandic Football has won the top prize at the Kicking+Screening Soccer Film Festival in New York.

The documentary is about how a small nation created a soccer (or football) team. The filmmakers had unlimited access to the Icelandic national team from the beginning of their journey to the Euro Cup 2016.

The Kicking+Screening Festival is an annual festival that shows the best in soccer films, with the aim of bringing attention to the under-appreciated, emerging film genre.



Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.