The complete program for the festival has been released. It consists of films from 40 different countries in 13 categories.
Over the last few years, RIFF has screened approximately 100 feature films from roughly 40 countries annually. For your convenience, they are arranged in a number of different categories that have solidified over time.
- New Visions (Grand Prix Competition) – is limited to the first or second film of up-and-coming directors.
- Open Seas (Out of Competition) – presents acclaimed films from many of the most talented and respected filmmakers of the world.
- Icelandic Panorama – opens up the world of Icelandic filmmaking and showcases it to the outside world, thus building a bridge between Icelandic cinema and international filmmaking.
- A Different Tomorrow – foregrounds films that help to make us better citizens of the world.
- Documentaries – are becoming more and more popular. We screen films about #music, #art, #culture, #world, #digital ...
- Youth Programme – dedicated to our young audience and provides film-oriented entertainment, education and experience.
- Focus On – We shine the spotlight on a national cinema; last year it was Germany, this year it’s Greece.
- Emerging master – This section offers insight into the oeuvre of a filmmaker just gaining considerable ground.
- Honorary Retrospective – This section offers a rare opportunity to see the classic films directed by each year’s recipient of the RIFF Honorary Award glisten on the silver screen. Recent recipients include Béla Tarr and Susanne Bier. Who will it be in 2013?
- Golden Egg - Members of our Talent Lab compete for an award.
The tenth edition of the Reykjavík International Film Festival takes place from September 26th - October 6th, 2013.
RIFF takes place every year in late September for eleven days. The festival shows a wide range of dramas and non-fiction films from over 40 countries. The festival highlights independent filmmaking from all over the world with an emphasis on up-and-coming filmmakers. RIFF encourages the interaction of film with other art forms by organizing concerts, photo exhibitions and more. The festival also manages the RIFF industry office, complete with a video library, information and guest services, and co-organizes networking meetings and dinners for the attending professionals.
RIFF was founded in September 2004, by a small group of film professionals and film enthusiasts led by Festival Director Hrönn Marinósdóttir, with the goal of presenting new and progressive quality films, supporting innovation in filmmaking, networking between professionals from various parts of the world and fostering social and cultural dialogue.
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