Iceland Hoping To Host European Film Awards In 2020

Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson told reporters in Seville, where the European Film Awards were held this year, that Iceland hopes to host the EFA in 2020

The Mayor said he is “cautiously optimistic” that Iceland could host the awards in 2020. The City of Reykjavík and the Icelandic government are currently working in cooperation to help make that happen. “We have simply put ourselves forward, and offered Reykjavík as an interesting location,” Eggertsson told reporters. “We’re competing with other cities but I hope the talks bear results.” According to him hosting could give attendees a window into Reykjavík and Icelandic filmmaking. Iceland has been nominated for or won awards at the EFA three times in the past. This year, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir was nominated in the category of Best Actress for her performance in Woman At War.

- The Reykjavík Grapewine -

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