Reykjavik International Film Festival

RIFF

13th edition

Sep 29 - Oct 09, 2019
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Reykjavik, Iceland

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Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Documentary, Narrative fiction
Film length Full length, Short

Mission / description Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) was founded in 2004 by a group of film enthusiasts and professionals with the goal of creating an annual international film festival in Reykjavik. The aim was to establish a major film event to enrich and enliven the local film culture, but moreover, to become an international attraction. We believe that by building up an innovative film festival in Reykjavik, our foreign guests will have a unique opportunity to participate in an exciting cultural event, as well as visiting a country renowned for its natural wonders and dynamic culture.

The festival organized its first event in Reykjavik in November 2004, initiating a discussion of the role and importance of film festivals in a local and international context. A festival program was organized in relation to the seminar, showing films by Icelandic film directors and professionals that work outside of Iceland.

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Festival website riff.is/en/

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Rating Summary

Overall

3.75
Atmosphere / Experience
4.0
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Industry Connectivity
3.0
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Quality of films
4.0
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Quality of screening
4.3
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Value for money
3.3
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Service/Guest Relations
2.3
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Special Activities
4.0
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Luczaj attended as a guest in 2012

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No additional comment Marcin Around 6 years ago

Marcin attended as a guest in 2010

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No additional comment Around 6 years ago

jmcnally attended as a guest in 2008

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I attended in 2008 as accredited press but as far as I know, there was no press centre or other support. I was invited to a couple of lovely events by the Icelandic Film Centre, and through them found out about the closing night party, but the festival organizers themselves seemed far less organized. Shuttle buses to distant events never appeared, and a special screening and lecture on an early Icelandic film had no English translation/subtitles. A lovely city and nice people, but hopefully the organizational issues are much improved. James Around 8 years ago