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 TomorrowAmérica – Erick Stoll og Chase Whitesi­de

The Golden Egg : Vesna – Nathalia Konchalov­sky

Best Foreign ShortGulyabani – 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.

JURY 2018

Anne Hubbell

Film producer and founder of Tangerine Entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Stütz

Film producer and curator at Berlinale Film Festival.

 

 

 

Shailene Woodley

Actress and producer.

 

SHORT FILM AWARDS JURY

 

Jordan Cronk

Film critic and Programmer at the Locarno Festival in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

Egill Eðvarðsson

Producer and filmmaker

 

 

 

 

 

Þóra Hilmarsdóttir

Icelandic filmmaker.

 

 

A DIFFERENT TOMORROW AWARDS JURY

 

Amy Hobby

Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Institute.

 

 

 

Laila Pakalnina

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.

 

Hlín Jóhannesdóttir

Reykjavík based film producer.