Festival Calendar

Reykjavik International Film Festival

Reykjavik International Film Festival
Tjarnagata 12
101 Reykjavik
phone +354 411 7055
email: riff@riff.is

Festival Director
Ms. Hrönn Marinósdóttir

Chairman Festival
Ms. Helga Stephenson

Main Program Director
Mr. Giorgio Gosetti

Main Doc Programmer
Mr. Chris McDonald

Year of Foundation 2004

Event Date from 27 September 2018 till 07 October 2018

in Reykjavik, Iceland

Sections New Visions (Grand Prix Competition): first or second fiction film of up-and-coming directors
A Different Tomorrow (Documentaries)
Special Presentations: well known international filmmakers with important awards at international film festivals
Open Seas: acclaimed films from international film directors
WORLD docs / CULTUREdocs / GREENdocs/ MUSICdocs / FOODdocs: international documentary films
Youth Program
Midnight Movies: Low-budget films, b-films, experimental and alternative works
Icelandic Panorama
Focus on: film production from a certain country
Emerging Master: tribute to a film maker
Focus on (works of the Honorary Guest): films of the recipient of the RIFF Honorary
Golden Egg: Members of Talent Lab

Category First Feature, Feature, Documentary, Short

Terms of Entry Films must have been completed after January 1, 2017; Iceland premiere required

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP, Blu-ray, 35 mm

Registration Deadline 15 July 2018

Fees 40 EUR

Attendance Figures 30,000

German Films


A Different Tomorrow
ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS by Gabrielle Brady (DE/UK/AU, Chromosom Film)
THE CLEANERS by Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck (DE/BR, gebrueder beetz filmproduktion)

Arctic & Beyond
ÁGA by Milko Lazarov (BG/DE/FR, 42film)
BLAU by David Jansen

OVER THE LIMIT by Marta Prus (PL/DE/FI, Ventana Film- und Fernsehproduktion)

Honorary Guest
DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa (DE/UA/FR/RO/NL, ma.ja.de. fiction)
IN THE FOG (IM NEBEL) by Sergei Loznitsa (DE/LV/NL/BY, ma.ja.de fiction) 
MY JOY (MEIN GLÜCK) by Sergei Loznitsa (DE/UA/NL, ma.ja.de fiction)

New Visions
STYX by Wolfgang Fischer (DE/AT, Schiwago Film)
TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie (RO/DE/CZ/BG/FR, Rohfilm Productions)

Open Seas
3 DAYS IN QUIBERON (3 TAGE IN QUIBERON) by Emily Atef (DE/AT/FR, Rohfilm Factory)
LAZZARO FELICE by Alice Rohrwacher (IT/DE/FR/CH, Pola Pandora)

Number of Films Shown ca. 100

Evaluation The festival’s program shows around 100 titles with special attention given to progressive, independent and artistically authentic work and high quality. Documentaries with a focus on environment and human rights are welcome. Panel talks, lectures and debates including the Talents Lab and the Industry Days.

Services RIFF Talent Lab: 4-days-Event for filmmakers participation in master classes and discussions with already established names (Workshops, events, seminars)

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