Iceland Int'l Film Festival
The vision of the Iceland International Film Festival (IIFF) is to bring a wide selection of films to Icelandic film buffs and bring the audience and film makers together in a festive and open atmosphere.
The IIFF gives out audience awards called "The Iceman". The award is a little man trapped in a block of ice from Vatnajökull, the biggest glacier in Europe. In the event a winner is not attending the festival, a certain courier, has agreed to deliver the award to whoever wins, wherever the winner is in the world. And they promise to get it there before the glacier melts and the little man escapes.
The first festival was opened on April 7th 2005 by Walter Salles, and for the next 3 weeks we ran 66 films which attracted 34,000 visitos in total. An accomplishment far beyond anything that has been seen in Iceland before.