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Talent Lab

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We are open for submissions

Submit films here.

We are now open for film entries for the 2014 edition of RIFF. The submission deadline is July 15th, 2014.

We accept feature-length fiction films, full-length documentaries, as well as short films finished after January 1st, 2013.
 Note that the submission fee is 3100 ISK (approx 20 EUR).

Peter Wintonick

Our dear friend and colleague Peter Wintonick, documentary programmer at RIFF, has left this world far too early. We remember him with deep gratitude, warmth and respect. He was a unique personality. Full of wit, inspirational, helpful, a good mentor and an excellent programmer. We will keep his memory alive and all the good things he stood for. Our deepest condolences to his family in Canada and friends all over the world. Sail on dear Peter!

Thank you!

The tenth edition of RIFF went wonderfully. We screened around one hundred feature films as well as numerous short films for nearly 30.000 people. The films came from about 40 countries. We had a large number of foreign visitors, including directors from all around the world that supported their films with Q&As. We awarded three geniuses (Lukas Moodysson, James Gray and Laurent Cante) for creative excellence. We held popular special events and good discussion panel.

Thank you! See you at the next RIFF festival - 25 September - 5 October 2014.

RIFF 2013 Awards: Still Life wins Golden Puffin

RIFF concluded it's tenth run in an award ceremony tonight at the Gamla Bio theatre. The Golden Puffin discovery awards and FIPRESCI awards goes to Still Life (UK / ITA) by Uberto Pasolini. RIFF Environmental award to Expedition to the End of the World (DEN / SWE) by Daniel Dencik. The Church of Iceland award to The Lunchbox (IND / FRA / GER) by Ritesh Batra. The Best Icelandic short: Whale Valley (ICE) by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson. The Golden Egg award to Good NIght by Muriel D‘Ansembourg.

Breathe wins ONE MINUTE competition

This year RIFF had it's first ONE MINUTE Short film competition. The feedback was very good and almost one hundred one minute short films were sent in. The theme of the competition was "Loft" (Air). And now: The winning film is:

Breathe by Erlendur Sveinsson.

Nine other films are now running at Loft Hostel, Bankastræti 7, Reykjavík. Those are:

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