„Fjársjóður framtíðar“ Gets an Award

From left: Hallgrímur Jónasson, General Director of Rannís, Steinunn Gestsdóttir, Pro-Rector of Academic Affairs and Development, Stefán Drengsson cameraman, Lilja Alfreðsdóttir Minister of Education, Science and Culture, Konráð Gylfason KAM film, Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir, Pro-Rector of Science, Björn Gíslason, Project Manager, og Jón Örn Guðbjartsson, Director of The Divison of Marketing and Public Relations. Photo/Kristinn Ingvarsson
Konrad, Jón Örn and Björn ready for the glacier

The 3rd season of the TV series Fjársjóður framtíðar (Future Treasures) which was aired on the State Broadcasting Services RÚV in 2018 received the prestigious Scientific Outreach Award from Rannís – The Icelandic Center for Research. The award, presented by Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, Minister of Education, Science and Culture, at the Researcher’s Night in Iceland on September 28th acknowledges exceptional success in presenting scientific information to the general public.

An Eagles Nest

The five half hour episodes were produced in 4K by KAM film and the University of Iceland. Written and directed by Björn Gíslason, Jón Örn Guðbjartsson and Konrad Gylfason the series was over 2 years in the making and involved the research of over 80 scientists ranging from localised cancer to glaciers and global environmental issues.

Konrad Gylfason of KAM film has worked on all three series but this is the first season produced by KAM film. As with all the other seasons the focus was on the scientists and their amazing research and their willingness to share with us their findings makes them the real winners of this award.

Photos/Kristinn Ingvarsson