Festival Calendar

Reykjavik International Film Festival

Reykjavik International Film Festival
Tjarnagata 12
101 Reykjavik
Iceland
phone +354 411 7055
http://www.riff.is
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 24 September 2020 till 04 October 2020

Event Date

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, 2019; Iceland premiere required

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP, Blu-ray, 35 mm

Registration Deadline early: 6. March 2020
regular: 15. July 2020

Fees early: around 35€, regular: around 55€

Attendance Figures 30,000

Prizes/Awards The Golden Puffin
A Different Tommorow Award
The Golden Egg
Best Foreign Short
Best Icelandic Short
Jury Award

German Films

2019

Main Competition (First or Second Feature Film)
THE ORPHANAGE by Shahrbanoo Sadat (DK/DE/LU/FR/AF, Adomeit Film)
 
Features
ABOUT ENDLESSNESS by Roy Andersson (SE/DE/NO, Essential Filmproduktion)
LITTLE JOE by Jessica Hausner (AT/GB/DE, Essential Filmproduktion)
SPACE DOGS) by Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter (DE/AT, IT WORKS! Medien)
 
Short Matters!
BURKINA BRANDENBURG KOMPLEX by Ulu Braun
I SIGNED THE PETITION by Mahdi Fleifel (GB/ DE/CH)

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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