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Ingvar A. Thorisson



Ingvar started out as an assistant producer at the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service RUV in 1990. Since 1995 he has worked as a freelance producer and director on television projects: drama, TV series, current affairs, reality TV and documentaries. 1999-2004 Ingvar worked as producer/director at Skjar 1 TV. Assistant director on two feature films. Ingvar is the founder and owner of Hugo Film, established 1998.

2013-15 Challenging The North Atlantic (Co-director/Cameraman)
2014 House Of Hope - Refugee Camp Iceland (Co-director/Cameraman/Producer)
2011 No Bone – No Skin– a rock band at sea (Director/Cameraman)
2008 Ama Dablam – Beyond The Void (Director/Cameraman)


House of Hope - Refugee Camp Iceland

House of Hope - Refugee Camp Iceland (Orig.) / 2013 / Iceland / 53 min

A humble hostel outside Reykjavik serves as a temporary home for refugees seeking asylum in Iceland. The inhabitants of Hostel Fit come from several countries, including Afghanistan, Irak, Iran, Russia, Mauritius, Sudan and Algiers. Their lives are marked by an insecure future, poverty and fear of being shipped back to their countries of origin. Icelandic society is seemingly indifferent to the fate of the refugees, who often spend years anxiously waiting for the bureaucracy to handle their requests for asylum.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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