Awards and Juries
Over the years we have screened many beautiful and artistic films at the RIFF festival. It is up to our Festival Programming Team to choose which films will take part at the festival each time. Some of them will get the change to win some of our amazing awards that are handed out to those who are thought to have broken barriers and shown artistic excellence. The most acclaimed award of the festival is The Golden Puffin, which is handed out to a film in the category New Visions and will be named Discovery of the Year.
Short films from participants in the Reykjavík Talent Lab will compete for the Golden Egg and an award will also be given to an outstanding film in the documentary category Different Tomorrow. Then there is and award for the Best Icelandic Short and The Best Foreign Short.
The jury also chooses who will receive a special Jury award.
The jury for this years festival will be revealed shortly.
The award winning films of last years festival were:
The Golden Puffin : Knife + Heart – Yann Gonzalez
Different Tomorrow : América – Erick Stoll og Chase Whiteside
The Golden Egg : Vesna – Nathalia Konchalovsky
Best Foreign Short : Gulyabani – Gürcan Keltek
Best Icelandic Short : Jörmundur – Maddie O´Hara, Jack Bushell & Alex Herz
The Jury award : Styx directed by Wolfgang Fischer and Black Line directed by Mark Olexa & Francesca Scalisi
DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR:
THE GOLDEN PUFFIN
The films in our competitive category New Visions are all debut or sophomore efforts.
Film producer and founder of Tangerine Entertainment.
Film producer and curator at Berlinale Film Festival.
Actress and producer.
SHORT FILM AWARDS JURY
Film critic and Programmer at the Locarno Festival in Los Angeles.
Producer and filmmaker
A DIFFERENT TOMORROW AWARDS JURY
Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Institute.
Filmmaker from Latvia and honorary guest at RIFF.
Pétur Óskar Sigurðsson
Icelandic film actor, known for And Breathe Normally and Grimmd.
THE GOLDEN EGG JURY
Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson
Icelandic film director.
Helga Rakel Rafnsdóttir
Reykjavík based filmmaker that works on both documentaries and narrative film.
Reykjavík based film producer.