For eleven consecutive days each autumn since 2004, both locals and tourists in Iceland have the extraordinary opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of cinema, savoring the finest and most innovative works of international filmmaking. At RIFF, attendees can engage in personal encounters and discussions with talented directors, delve into panels and workshops, relish live concerts and exhibitions, and even witness captivating films in unconventional settings such as swimming pools or the filmmakers' own homes. Moreover, RIFF oversees the operation of the RIFF industry office, which features a comprehensive video library, offers information and guest services, and collaborates in organizing networking gatherings and dinners for industry professionals attending the festival. With an extensive selection of dramas and non-fiction films hailing from over 40 countries, the festival shines a spotlight on independent filmmaking from across the globe, with a particular focus on emerging directors. The most prestigious award, the Golden Puffin, is exclusively bestowed upon first or second-time directors, further celebrating their artistic contributions. To learn more about RIFF you can click here.
Dates 28/09/2023 - 08/10/2023