The Thor’s Fund

Writer Thor Vilhjálmsson (1925-2011) was one of RIFF’s most loyal friends, ever since the beginning in 2004. When he passed away, the festival decided to remember him by establishing The Thor Vilhjálmsson Memorial Fund. The fund awards the best Icelandic short every year. The award goes to a Icelandic director that shows outstanding achievement in his or her creation.

The aim of the film festival is to strengthen the art of film making and film knowledge in Iceland. Our emphasis in on progressive films and new directors. The award from the fund follows our emphasis on young directors.