Ninna Pálmadóttir is an award-winning Icelandic filmmaker.
She graduated with an M.F.A in film directing / screenwriting from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2019, and holds a B.A in film studies & literature from the University of Iceland.
She grew up in a small town in north Iceland, surrounded by magnificent and raw nature that formed her style and personality in the arts.
Her short film ‘Paperboy’ (2019) has screened at various film festivals around the world, premiering at the 45th Seattle International Film Festival.
In 2019 ‘Paperboy’ won the ‘Best Icelandic Short’ award at the Reykjavík International Film Festival, was invited to the César Award’s ‘Les Nuits en Or’ short program and selected to screen at TIFF’s Short Cuts: Share Her Journey Shorts, event. ‘Paperboy’ was awarded ‘Short of the Year’ at the 2020 Icelandic Film & Television Academy Awards, Eddan.
Ninna was a participant of European Short Pitch 2019 with her thesis script ‘All Dogs Die’ and is a 2019 recipient of the Spike Lee Production Fund for the same project. ‘All Dogs Die’ premiered at Reykjavík International Film Festival 2020, Zagreb Film Festival 2020 as well as being one of 10 chosen projects for Karlovy Vary’s & EFP’s ‘Future Frames’ program 2021.
Ninna was a ‘New Nordic Voice’ nominee at the 2021 Nordisk Panorama Film Festival in Sweden and is currently in development on her debut feature length film ‘Solitude’.