Over the last few years, RIFF has screened approximately 100 feature films from roughly 40 countries annually. For your convenience, they are arranged in a number of different categories that have solidified over time.
New Visions (Grand Prix Competition) – is limited to the first or second film of up-and-coming directors.
Open Seas (Out of Competition) – presents acclaimed films from many of the most talented and respected filmmakers of the world.
Icelandic Panorama – opens up the world of Icelandic filmmaking and showcases it to the outside world, thus building a bridge between Icelandic cinema and international filmmaking.
A Different Tomorrow – foregrounds films that help to make us better citizens of the world.
Documentaries – are becoming more and more popular. We screen films about #music, #art, #culture, #world, #digital …
Youth Programme – dedicated to our young audience and provides film-oriented entertainment, education and experience.
Focus On – We shine the spotlight on a national cinema; last year it was Poland, this year it’s Finland.
Emerging Master – This section offers insight into the oeuvre of a filmmaker just gaining considerable ground.
Honorary Retrospective – This section offers a rare opportunity to see the classic films directed by each year’s recipient of the RIFF Honorary Award glisten on the silver screen. Recent recipients include Darren Aronofsky and Deepa Mehta.
Golden Egg – Members of our Talent Lab compete for an award.