A young single mother explores the issues of waste in food consumption and the fashion industry. Via interviews with various experts, designers and activists, she not only identifies the problems but discovers real-world solutions that can lead to a significant reduction in waste.


In the documentary UseLess, we try to find out why food and fashion waste has become a pressing social and environmental problem and what we can do to change it. The documentary is seen through the eyes of a young Icelandic mother who is trying to understand the issues and change her ways. Interviews with experts, designers, activists and producers shed light on the problem as well as offer many solutions to the audience. UseLess is presented in a positive and solution focused manner and is focused on awakening the audience to the problem in a forward-looking way. Even small adjustments to our habits can generate a great impact for our planet.

About the film

  • Type: Documentary
  • National Premiere Date: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 50 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: UseLess
  • International Title: UseLess
  • Production Year: 2018
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP


Company Credits


  • Skjaldborg, 2018
  • NYCTV Festival, New York, 2018
  • Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival, 2018
  • ArticOpen, Rússlan, 2018
  • International Green Film Festival, Krakow, 2018 - Award: Award: Best film
  • DOC LA, 2018 - Award: Award: Best Environmental Film Award
  • FICMA - Environmental International Film Festival, 2018
  • Deauville Green Awards, Frakkland, 2018 - Award: Award: Silver award in "Fight and adaption to climate change" category and special mention from EcoAct.

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