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Transilvania Film Festival rewards Icelandic cinema

The Transilvania International Film Festival wrapped up over the weekend, with Icelandic films winning two awards.

Writer/director Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson won the Best Directing Award for Heartstone, which is his debut feature. The film also received the festival’s Audience Award. Gudmundsson was in attendance at the festival. This marks over thirty international film awards that Heartstone has won.

The Together Project, a French/Icelandic coproduction, and the last feature from the late writer/director Sólveig Anspach, won the Young Francophone Jury Prize. The Together Project premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, where it won the SACD Prize.

Source: Icelandic Film Centre. 

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.