Þessi hátíð í öllum sínum fjölbreytileik hefur verið slík vin í þeirri eyðimörk sem kvikmyndahúsin og sjónvarpsstöðvarnar alljafna bjóða hér fram, að gömul hjörtu glöddust - og nýttu sér heldur betur tækifærin!
Unlike a bigger, grander festival, RIFF does not overtake the town, but rather becomes a part of it... The tickets are not expensive and the lines aren’t long. Fans dress up as everything from Darth Vader to Borat to Superman as they enjoy the several brands of liquor sampled outside of the movie theaters before the screening begins. This is a beautiful, other-worldly land...
Dan Mecca, The Film Stage
My experience at the Reykjavik International Film Festival was fantastic. It is an unusual place (to say the least) and the people are gracious, respectful and also a little wild -- a great combination in my opinion. I am very happy to have had this experience and to have met so many cool people interested in films, music, literature, elves, and the many mysteries of human nature. Thank you!
RIFF is a wonderful meeting place to develop networking regarding Scandinavian projects
Eric Mabillon – producer 2012
Here in Iceland, film has to go that extra mile in order to not pale in comparison with the natural phenomena here. They have to compete with massive and mesmerizing waterfalls, soaring geysers, waddling puffins, mysteriously steaming springs, and the alluring songs of the whales. But the Icelanders have enough energy for both.
Ulrike Ottinger 2012 - film director
I learnt a lot about the Icelandic movie industry and the local movie traditions, as well as the opportunities for using Iceland as a location. It was also really productive to meet the other producers, distributors etc. that attended the Industry Days
Sara Lind Palmer – NonStop Entertainment
RIFF brings our city a colorful selection of films coming from all around the world.
Jón Gnarr, mayor
Iceland is such a small country, a huge festival like the Reykjavík International Film Festival means so much to us who live here. It means not only seeing fantastic diamonds of the film industry from all over the world, but also meeting movie lovers and talented filmmakers.
Katharina Hauptmann - Iceland review online
Despite its tiny population, Iceland is an annual host for one of the more interesting film festivals around, the Reykjavik International Film Festival.
Events like Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) are crucial in sending out positive signals about Iceland’s unique geography, countryside and multifaceted cultural contribution.
Neil Young, Tribune Magazine, 2010
Reykjavík is a fabulous film festival and a fabulous town in a fabulous country. And if you ever get a chance to visit any or all of the three, seriously go out of your way. The festival is remarkably intimate and well-organized, and gives you the perfect summer camp vibe that only the best smaller film festivals pull off.
Peter Knegt, IndieWire.com, 2010
The Reykjavík International Film Festival knows how to put on a show or at least conceive one. Solid programming.
Laura Kern – filmlinc.com
RIFF – really a gem in my book and now one on my list of not to be missed.
Vanessa McMahon – filmfestival.com
With its reputation growing every year, RIFF is becoming an important stop on the festival circuit. Providing mostly great films with many outstanding performances and a beautiful country to see them in, there’s not really much more you can ask for.
Lawrence Boyce – LittleWhiteLies
People were telling me: "In Iceland you will feel as if you are on the moon". So I went there and discovered that compared to Iceland the moon is boring. And to see movies there was really special. Thank you.
Watch the best in recent Icelandic film production, learn about works in progress and co-production opportunities, and take part in discussions and industry meetings with international and domestic film professionals.
The Reykjavík International Film Festival, RIFF, takes place between September 25th and October 5th. Screenings take place at Haskolabio, Tjarnarbio, Bio Paradis and at the Nordic House. A variety of events will take place in Reykjavik and Kópavogur. This year’s festival is certainly a weighty one with a multitude of award-winning films being screened as well as those competing for the acclaimed Golden Puffin.
World-famous Australian-British journalist John Pilger will be attending the Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) at the end of September. Pilger’s documentary, The War You Don’t See, will be shown at the festival in conjunction with the Icelandic association of investigative journalism and he will be on a special RIFF panel titled War and Peace. Pilger has been an avid critic of the war policies of leading world powers and has also been a strong supporter of the Aborignal people of Australia and their rights.
“ Riff is like an art museum on steroids and I’m really excited about taking part in this important cultural gathering which has great impact on Icelandic culture,” says Valur Grettisson who along with Anna Margrét Björnsson will be staffing the PR department of the Reykjavik International Film Festival this year.
Norræn menning hefur alltaf verið áberandi á RIFF. Norræna húsið hjálpar okkur við að fá bestu norrænu gestina, bestu norrænu myndirnar og að sýna afraksturinn í fallegasta húsi bæjarins.
Nordic culture has always been an integral part of RIFF. The Nordic House helps us to get the best Nordic guests, the best Nordic films, and show them off in the most stunning architectural achievement of Reykjavík: the Nordic House itself.
RÚV er helsta menningarstofnun landsins og helsti vettvangurinn fyrir listrænar myndir. Þessi dyggi stuðningsaðili hjálpar okkur enn fremur að tryggja að hátíðin fari ekki framhjá neinum.
The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service is an independent public service broadcaster, formally owned by the Icelandic state. RUV operates one television channel and two radio channels that cover the whole of Iceland as well as the website ruv.is.
Við sýnum ykkur myndir sem voru kannski í Búkarest í gær og Timbúktu á morgun. Gulklæddir vinir okkar hjá DHL passa að allar áætlanir standist með leifturhröðum pakkasendingum hingað og þangað um heiminn.
We show you films that were perhaps in Bucharest yesterday and in Timbuktu tomorrow. Our yellow-clad friends with DHL guarantee that all plans come through with their lightning fast courier service around the world.
Síminn er tæknilegur bakhjarl hátíðarinnar og tryggir að samskipti milli skipuleggjenda gangi fumlaust fyrir sig. Þar að auki leggur Síminn til RIFF-appið, sem hjálpar gestum hátíðarinnar að skipuleggja sig og fylgjast með fréttum.
Síminn is the technical sponsor of the festival and ensures that the communication between organizers happens smoothly. Síminn also provides the RIFF-app, which helps festival guests organize themselves and follow changes in the schedule.
WOW Air setja alþjóðlegt fútt í kvikmyndahátíðina með því að fljúga hingað gestum hvaðanæva að úr heiminum með bros á vör. Við erum nokkuð viss um að skemmtilegra flugfélag er hvergi að finna...
WOW Air put the 'international' in 'film festival' by flying all our wonderful guests over and having a blast while they're at it. We're pretty sure there's not a single airline out there that's such simple fun to fly with.
Reykjavík International Film Festival Tjarnargata 12 101 Reykjavík Iceland
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.