Reykjavik Int'l Film Festival
Reykjavik International Film Festival, launched in 2004, holds in many respects a unique position among film festivals organized around the world. How often are festival-goers given the chance to catch the cream of recent festival films, see dozens of amazing flicks from the world's youngest and most talented directors, meet foreign film pioneers, see the shimmering Northern lights, enjoy a glacier-trip, attend informative seminars and symposiums, experience the wildest nightlife north of Rio and kick back in the Blue Lagoon – all during the same festival?
RIFF is focused on becoming a fountain of knowledge for Icelandic film culture and film studies. During the festival, seminars and courses are offered introducing important local as well as foreign filmmakers and film specialists. Already collaboration has been established between RIFF and a new line of film studies at The University of Iceland.