Creative Europe MEDIA for 25 years

The MEDIA programme celebrates it’s 25th anniversary this year. Since 1991, MEDIA has provided support to […]

RIFF goes to Malta

The conference „The Cinema of Small Nations“ starts today in Malta. Iceland has two representatives at […]

Alejandro Jodorowsky and Darren Aronofsky celebrated at RIFF!

We are very proud of presenting our honorary guests this year directors Alejandro Jodorowksy and […]

RIFF in Greenland

This weekend there’s an Icelandic film festival in Greenland in collaboration with RIFF. They will […]

Industry days – Apply for accreditation and get early bird discount

RIFF’s ‘Industry Days’ will take place from 5th to 9th of October 2016. It is a gathering […]

We have opened for submission of films

We have now opened for submisson of films for RIFF 2016. We accept feature films, […]

Short film course in Garðabær

Last week RIFF held a short film course for children in elementary schools in Garðabær, […]

Spring in Reykjavik – The view from our office

Spring has arrived in our lovely city and we like it a lot. Preparing for […]

RIFF went to Berlinale

RIFF  visited the Berlinale Film Festival in February. Berlinale is one of the world’s biggest […]

Reykjavik Talent Lab open for applications

RIFF 2016 gets closer every day. We here at the office work day and night […]

Riff around Country, East of Iceland

This weekend, RIFF will travel to the East of Iceland with a short film program […]

Recording from Cory McAbee’s concert at RIFF 2015 now online

Cory McAbee was a guest at RIFF 2015. He had a concert in Tjarnarbio that […]

The biggest festival to date!

RIFF 2015 Comes to an End Reykjavik International Film Festival opened for the 12th. time […]

Vahid Jalilvand’s acceptance speech (video)

The Iranian film Wednesday May 9 by director Vahid Jalilvand, won RIFF’s main prize, the Golden […]

Panel: Danish Filmmaking (video)

Ever since the first Danish film footage was shot in 1897, the consistent quality of […]

Masterclass with David Cronenberg (video)

David Cronenberg received RIFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award this year as well as Margarethe von Trotta. […]

Award winners at RIFF 2015!

The Golden Puffin to Iran for „Wednesday May 9.“ It was the Iranian film “Wednesday […]

Margarethe von Trotta – full Masterclass

Here you can see Margarethe von Trotta’s full Masterclass at RIFF 2015. It took place […]

Panel: Selecting Festival Films

Today there was a panel discussion at RIFF called “Selecting Festival Films” at the Nordic […]

Voting is open for RIFF’s Audience Award

Voting is now open for RIFF’s Audience Award in co-operation with This year the […]

And we’re off!

RIFF’s opening ceremony was last night at Gamla Bíó, where amongst others Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, […]

RIFF’s Children’s and Youth Film Fest this weekend.

RIFF is proud of it’s Children’s and Youth Film Festival that will take place at […]


This year Iceland is celebrating the 100 years jubilee of women’s right to vote in Iceland. […]

A Cinematic and Culinary experience – Foodies

The film Foodies will be screened in a special screening in the Golden Ballroom of […]

The Kissinger Twins at RIFF

The Kissinger Twins, from Polland, are at the forefront of creating an exciting new highly […]


RIFF will warm up for the 12th edition of the RIFF-festival with a special film […]


Reykjavik International Film Festival announced today shorts in category Icelandic Shorts at RIFF 2015. In […]


Reykjavik International Film Festival announced today which 12 films will compete in the category New […]


The first two episodes of the TV series Broen (e. The Bridge) will be premiered […]

Margarethe Von Trotta guest of honour at RIFF 2015

We are honoured to announce that Margarethe Von Trotta will be a guest of honour […]

Cronenberg’s Midnight Madness at RIFF 2015

In collaboration with Nexus bookstore RIFF will host a special Baron of Blood Marathon in […]

A night with Woody Allen; The Jazz at RIFF 2015

The films of Woody Allen are highly appreciated by people all over the world. His […]


It was announced today that the opening film at RIFF 2015 will be the magnificent […]

Small Star Seminar – Cory McAbee in concert at RIFF

Small Star Seminar is a concert at RIFF with the american film director Cory McAbee […]


A special focus will be on Danish cinema on this years edition of the RIFF […]

First 40 films at RIFF revealed!

The Reykjavik International Film Festival will open on September 24th. and now when there are […]

Suspiria in Swim-in Cinema at RIFF

The Italian horror film The Suspiria (1977) by Dario Argento will be screened in our […]

Shorts on Reykjavík Cultural Night

RIFF will screen Icelandic shorts in Harpa on Reykjavík Cultural Night, on August 22nd. Free […]

Cave-in Cinema in September

On the 3rd of September Reykjavík International Film Festival, RIFF, in collaboration with Cintamani, Arctic […]

FIGHT is the theme for this years One Min competition

Take part in RIFF One Minute Film Competition! The theme this year is FIGHT focusing […]


RIFF’s program department is doing a hefty job these day’s reviewing films submitted by filmmakers all […]

Young Nordic Talents

Reykjavík International Film Festival announces a Nordic cooperation film project Do you have a passion […]

Participants in Scanorama Shortcut

RIFF thanks for all the applications for Scanorama Shortcut. The deadline has passed and participants […]

David Cronenberg to be Guest of Honor

RIFF is proud to announce David Cronenberg as guest of honor 2015. Canadian film director David […]

Scanorama Shortcut

European film forum Scanorama and Reykjavík International film festival (RIFF) invite novice filmmakers to become […]

Apply for a cultural management project in Iceland and Romania

Interested in cultural management? Want to travel to Romania? The European Foundation for Urban Culture in […]

The Festival

RIFF takes place every year in late September for eleven days. The festival shows a […]


Over the last few years, RIFF has screened approximately 100 feature films from roughly 40 […]

Psycho Swim-in Cinema

Reykjavík International Film Festival screened Psycho in a Swim-in Cinema on February 7th

Reykjavík International Film Festival and Sundhöll Reykjavíkur held a Swim-in Cinema on February 7th. The film Psycho […]

Reykjavik Talent Lab

The Reykjavik Talent Lab is for young talents who want to meet up with other […]

Film submission

The submission deadline for the 2015 Reykjavík International Film Festival has passed. Thanks to all who […]

Test news

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The motion picture is a remarkably effective medium in conveying drama and especially in the […]

We are open for submissions

Submit films here. We are now open for film entries for the 2014 edition of RIFF. The […]

Benni Hemm Hemm!

04-10-06 15:29;  Jóhann Sigurjónsson’s play The Outlaw and his Wife premiered in Copenhagen in 1912 […]

Family Reunion premiere today at 17:30

01-10-06 12:41;  Family Reunion is a new Icelandic short film which will premiere at Reykjavik […]

Festival TV broadcasting

30-09-06 13:22;  Media students in the University of Iceland and film students at Borgarholtsskóli college […]

Today’s highlights

30-09-06 10:00;  11.00: WIFT/Women In Film & Television conference, w. Speakers: Dir. Vijaya Mulay, Dir. […]

The Fest is on!

29-09-06 13:24;  RIFF began last night with a screening of The Queen and by turning […]

Tickets available!

26-09-06 14:00;  Ticket sales began at 2 PM today. Tickets can be bought through this […]

Yoko Ono against the U.S.

21-09-06 12:29;  Yoko Ono will present the film The U.S. vs. John Lennon on October […]

Atom Egoyan accepts creative excellency award

17-09-06 10:48;  Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan is RIFF’s guest this year. The President of Iceland, […]

New Visions Unravelled!

15-09-06 21:40; Our competition section New Visions is compromised of director’s debut or sophomore efforts. […]

Discovery of the Year!

09-10-06 15:08;  The third Reykjavik International Film Festival finished yesterday to great critical acclaim and […]

Aleksandr Sokurov RIFF’s honorary guest

09-09-06 21:44;  Russian filmmaker Aleksandr Sokurov has been leading in the field of independent cinema […]

Looking for volunteers

07-09-06 15:45; A decent film festival cannot happen without the aid of volunteers. There are […]

Benni Hemm Hemm and Berg-Ejvind

01-09-06 11:01;  Local seventeen piece alt-country-big-band-pop group Benni Hemm Hemm is currently writing a score […]

Daft Punk’s Electroma

21-08-06 14:00;  Thomas Bangalter, one of two members of Daft Punk, will be RIFF’s guest […]

Lights Out!

18-08-06 09:36;  Reykjavik’s City Council agreed yesterday to allow Reykjavik International Film Festival to organize […]

Outdoor cinema on Culture Night

09-08-06 15:23;  On Reykjavík’s Culture Night RIFF will have an outdoor cinema on Lækjartorg Square […]

Guantanamo-detainees at RIFF

04-08-06 16:42;  The Road to Guantanamo directed by Michael Winterbottom tells the true story of […]

Zidane at RIFF

03-08-06 16:50;  RIFF will screen Zidane, un portrait du 21e siècle this fall. The film […]

Road to Guantanamo and other titles confirmed

01-08-06 09:40;  Reykjavík International Film Festival emphasizes new and progressive cinema from all around the […]

RIFF Closed for Submissions

25-07-06 16:33;  RIFF would like to thank all those filmmakers who submitted their films for […]

Cheap flights to RIFF this fall

06-07-06 11:25;  Icelandair Holidays are offering amazing packages to this year’s RIFF on their website. […]

Goran Paskaljevic í sviðsljósinu í haust

28-06-06 10:17;  Serbneski kvikmyndaleikstjórinn Goran Paskaljevic verður gestur Alþjóðlegrar kvikmyndahátíðar í Reykjavík sem fer fram […]

Luncheon in Cannes

22-05-06 12:00;  RIFF invited a number of people from the film and film festival business […]

RIFF 2006 open for submissions

16-05-06 13:57; RIFF 2006 has opened up for film submissions for this year’s festival. Entries […]

Summer is here

09-05-06 12:04;  Summer has finally arrived in Reykjavik and we’re busy preparing the third RIFF, […]

Mister Lazarescu Discovery of the Year

10-10-05 09:00;  The second Reykjavik International Film Festival concluded last night with an award-ceremony, followed […]

Abbas Kiarostami hosts masterclass

20-09-05 09:57;  Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami will host a masterclass where he shares his […]

Pawlikowski chairman of jury

16-09-05 09:50;  Polish-born director Pawel Pawlikowski will be chairman of the jury at this year’s […]

Midnight Programme!

15-09-05 10:03;  This year RIFF will host a special programme featuring a number of cult-classics […]

Velcrow Ripper hosts Masterclass

08-09-05 12:28;  Canadian filmmaker Velcrow Ripper will host a masterclass in documentary filmmaking on the […]

What remains of us to be screened

08-09-05 12:29;  The Canadian documentary What Remains of Us will be screened in Iceland as […]

European premieres

07-09-05 12:28;  New films by two of Iran’s leading directors will have their European premieres […]


22-08-05 12:31;  Reykjavik International Film Festival will be organizing an outdoor cinema on Cultural Night, […]


22-08-05 12:32;  We’ve just confirmed that Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami will attend the festival this […]


18-08-05 12:33;  We are thrilled to announce the first confirmations for the Reykjavik International Film […]


16-08-05 12:33;   Reykjavik International Film Festival takes place the 29th of September to the […]