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2020 Jury Member Announcement: Elsa Maria Jakobsdóttir

Updated: Sep 1



Every week leading up to the official selection announcement and virtual festival presentation, we will be introducing 2020 jury members and films to be viewed for FREE by the artists we love and support in our new PRINDIE Curated Collection!


Without further ado, PRINDIE is honored to announce the 2020 jury member participation of filmmaker, Elsa Maria Jakobsdóttir!


Elsa is an Icelandic director and screenwriter who graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2017.

Her short film MEGAPHONE (2013) won Best Icelandic Short at Northern Wave Film Festival and was nominated as Best Nordic Short Film at Nordisk Panorama in 2014. Elsa was selected by the European Film Promotion for the 2017 Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers to Follow in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival with her graduation film ATELIER.

Elsa has received numerous awards and prizes with ATELIER. It won an Edda, the Icelandic Film and TV award, for best short film in 2018, a student prize in Angers Premiers Plans festival in France, best Icelandic short film at the Reykjavík IFF in 2017 and an Amandus award for best Nordic student director in 2018.

Elsa resides in Copenhagen and is working on her first feature-length film.

Her film ATELIER won the 2018 PRINDIE Audience Award


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