Awards and juries
Discovery of the year: The Golden Puffin
The twelve films in our competitive category New Visions are all debut or sophomore efforts. One will be named Discovery of the Year and receive the Golden Puffin.
Dagmar Forelle Head of Sponsorship at the Berlinale since 2000. She has been instrumental in opening up the festival to corporate partners.
Frederic Boyer After serving on the Director’s Fortnight committee in Cannes since 2003, Boyer took over as artistic director in 2010 and ‘11. Artistic director of the European FF in Les Arcs since 2009 and of the Tribeca FF in New York since 2012.
Paola Corvino Founder of independent distribution company Intramovies, established over forty years ago. Since May 2004, Corvino is the President of UNEFA – the Union of Italian Film Exporters.
Agnes Johansen Film producer. Her work includes ‘Stormy Weather’, ‘Jar City’, ‘The Deep’ and ‘Virgin Mountain’
RIFF’s Environmental Award is presented for the sixth time to a film from our category A Different Tomorrow.
Gísli Marteinn Baldursson Former city councilor and TV personality.
Rakel Garðasdóttir Producer for theatre company Vesturport and co-author of ‘World Awake.’
Hlín Jóhannesdóttir Producer
The Best Iclandic Short
The Best Icelandic Short receives the Thor Vilhjálmsson Memorial Award.
Guðrún Helga Jónasdóttir Film acquisitions for Icelandic National Broadcasting Service
Reynir Lyngdal Film maker
Valdís Óskars Film editor and director
The Fipresci Award
FIPRESCI is an international federation of film critics. It is active in over fifty countries and presents awards at numerous film festivals around the world.
José Teodoro Canadian film and literature writer for Cinema Scope, Film Comment and other publications.
Kira Taszman German film critic writing for Neues Deutschland, Nürnberger Zeitung, taz, Die Welt, Stuttgarter Nachrichten and the industry paper Filmecho/ Filmwoche et al.
Madelyn Most Filmmaker and video journalist based in the UK and France, writing about the international film industry and covering film festivals around the world.