"Icelandic filmmaking has advanced and is now of the highest quality. It helps us to strengthen and preserve the language, reflect the present and understand the cultural heritage. It creates value for the Treasury, creates thousands of direct and indirect jobs and enjoys international respect.
The artistic contribution of filmmakers is immeasurable and I am both kind and obliged to support the industry by all means. "
Lilja D. Alfreðsdóttir, Minister of Education and Culture