Valdís Óskarsdóttir


Meet the Masters
Lecture by Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Northern Wave Film Festival, The Freezer Hostel, Rif, Iceland
Friday 26 October, 18:00

Womarts highlights the equal share presence of women in the arts and creative industries in the European cultural heritage and diversity. Womarts Ambassadors are recognized as outstanding European artists from different fields of arts and culture. The Ambassadors have been invited to host a series of masterclasses in Europe. Filmmaker Valdís Óskarsdóttir hosts a Womarts Masterclass in Iceland in collaboration with WIFT Nordic. Valdís will share her path as a filmmaker and talk about her career as an editor and prolific filmmaker.

Masterclass moderated by Nanna Frank Rasmussen, Chair of the Danish Film Critics Association.


Valdís Óskarsdóttir was born in 1950 in Akureyri, Iceland. She graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1991, majoring in editing. She is known for her work on Festen (1998), Sveitabrúðkaup (2008) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) for which she won the BAFTA award in 2005. Her last directorial work is King’s Road from 2010 and she won the EDDA award for her editing in the TV series Fangar (Prisoners) in 2018. For her career as an editor:

”Editing is not painting by numbers. It’s storytelling. Bubbling emotion and infinite inspiration. Editing is passion. You can get addicted to editing like drugs. And worst of all, editing can become your oxygen and no need to tell you what happens if you don’t get that stuff. Just in case if you don’t know. You’ll die because you’re not a fish.”