Icelandic Cinema Online is a new reference point for getting acquainted with Icelandic films, both for the committed viewer and the curious or casual watcher. Icelandic Cinema Online’s aim is to create a platform for Icelandic producers and filmmakers to promote their works to a broader audience and, at the same time, for the public to get to know films made in Iceland. Icelandic cinema is often overlooked abroad, so this definitely looks like a good starting point to get into the film production from the land of fire and ice.
The service is still fresh from its recent launch — which officially took place on May 23, 2011. Icelandic Cinema Online offers online streaming of Icelandic films via website registration. Films are available in original language; English subtitles are provided where needed. The dedicated organizers promise more languages will be added in the next future, so if your language is not available right now, check back often to keep yourself updated.
Special themed screenings are also being planned. In the course of this summer, just to make an example, videos and documentaries about Icelandic music will be featured every Monday. People interested in the Icelandic music scene should take a look: perhaps they will find something of interest.
At the moment, there are a little more than thirty different titles available, divided into several categories — enough to keep you busy for a while. However, there are all the premises for Icelandic Cinema Online to grow stronger.