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Iceland launches first filmmaking BA programme (exclusive)

Iceland launches first filmmaking BA programme (exclusive)

Lecturers include filmmakers Ragnar Bragason and Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir.

After years of lobbying, Iceland is opening its first university-level filmmaking degree programme today.

Iceland University of the Arts is adding a filmmaking BA, with classes starting yesterday (August 29) for the first group of students.

The first 12 students, equally split between men and women, are a diverse group of Icelanders who range in age from 19 to 39. Some of them have prior filmmaking experience but that’s not a requirement for admission.

Steven Meyers, who is appointed the first head of the film department, told Screen: “The Icelandic industry has been calling for this program for years,

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