Reykjavik International Film Festival

RIFF announces its exciting 17th edition to be launched on 24th of September

This year we will explore new technology and use it to bring quality cinema to an even wider audience in Iceland. We are thrilled to bring online screenings to movie lovers across the country to Keflavík, Ísafjörður and Akureyri as well as those who can normally not attend the festival such as those at sea, at hospitals and in prisons.

Guests will also be able to enjoy Q&A’s, discussions and more with online events. Industry Days will be held in the Nordic House and special screenings in Bíó Paradís.  Other events will be planned according to the current situation.

This year´s programme will be filled with high-quality films related to current and controversial topics. European films will be highlighted due to the 33rd European Film Awards being presented in Iceland this December.  It´s a great honour for Reykjavik to host this big event and RIFF aims to build a bridge between RIFF and EFA with screenings of quality, European films until December. 

The new head of Programming is Frédéric Boyer. Boyer has been the Artistic Director of the Tribeca Film Festival since 2012, and of the Les Arcs European Film Festival since 2009. Prior to that, he was the Artistic Director of the Director´s Fortnight at Cannes for two years, after 6 years as a senior programmer in the Fortnight´s Selection Committee.

Guests will be able to access the films through Festival Scope. The platform is used by many well-known film festivals such as CPH DOX and Locarno Film Festival.

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