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.

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Valdís Óskarsdóttir was invited to be Ambassador by Wom@rts partner WIFT Finland.

”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.”