Lovísa Lára Halldórsdóttir

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Lovisa Lara


Lovisa is a screenwriter/director based in Akranes, Iceland. She graduated from film school in 2014, taking away the prize for the best picture in her department. She founded the first and only horror film festival in Iceland along with her husband in 2016, Frostbiter: Icelandic Horror Film Festival. 

Since film school, she has made several short films that have gone on to be screened in festivals around the world. 

Lovisa has won screenwriting competitions for a stageplay and two short film scripts and has also collaborated on two television series that are currently in development.


The Northern Wave International Film Festival – Special Mention – Fyrirgefðu (I’m Sorry)

Independent Short Awards – Winner best LGBTQ Short – Fyrirgefðu (I’m Sorry)

Changing Faces Festival – Winner best drama short – Fyrirgefðu (I’m Sorry)

Open Window International Film Challenge – Winner audience choice – Fyrirgefðu (I’m Sorry)

PA Indie Shorts – Winner best drama short – Fyrirgefðu (I’m Sorry)

Icelandic Film School winner for best film in the categories screenplay/direction and production/direction – Smástirni (Just like you)

Icelandic Film School winner for best film in the category drama – Það er margt sem myrkrið veit

Best film winner at Gullmolinn Film Festival 2015

2014 | Participated in the Reykjavík Film Festival Talent Lab

Won Icelandic Film School screenwriting competition for the short film screenplay Slugsi


Manager: Lovisa Lara (lovyhalldors@gmail.com / 00354 7720447)

Freelance Open for: Screenwriting, Directing, Screenwriting teams for tv shows, casting, set dressing and costumes.


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