Reykjavík Bites the Bid

Press Room > 2019

The European Film Academy has announced that the European Film Awards will be hosted in Reykjavik in December 2020.  About 1,400 industry people and journalists from other European countries are expected to make their presence in and around the capital city during the ceremony.

Myriad of events have been planned to add a fun art buzz to the event rubbing elbows with European talent and producers alike and, Iceland’s most known director, Baltasar Kormákur.

The awards ceremony will take place at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, as will various events and functions related to the European film industry. It will be a grand addition to all the events that Harpa has produced over the years.

Designed by Olafur Eliasson, Henning Larsen Architects and Batteríið Architects, Harpa Concert Hall is an ideally artful and statuesque venue situated by the Atlantic Ocean and graced by the juxtaposition of mountains and city life.

Reykjavík competed against two other European cities for the event and Meet in Reykjavík led the bidding process alongside stakeholders from both the public and private sectors in Iceland. Excited to win the prestigious honor of hosting the event is Thorsteinn Orn Gudmundsson, the Managing Director of Meet in Reykjavík, as he commented: “We can add this to a long list of Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre success stories. This unique architectural gem is the main reason why we can compete for events like the EFA awards.”

If you’re thinking about visiting Reykjavik in December next year, you might like to know that it’s going to be bustling with European film elite.