Awards and Juries
Over the years we have screened many outstanding films by brave and artistic voices at RIFF. The ones that show artistic excellence and break barriers will win awards. The films in our New Visions section will compete for the most acclaimed award of the festival: The Golden Puffin, whose recipient will be named Discovery of the Year. An award will be also given the most outstanding film in the documentary competition section A Different Tomorrow. Short films from the participants in the Talent Lab will compete for the Golden Egg. And we also award the best of our national cinema with our Best Icelandic Short and the Best International Short in our International Shorts competitive section.
OUR 2019 JURY
DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: THE GOLDEN PUFFIN
Jakub Duszynski is a film distributor, festival programmer and former co-president of Europa Distribution
Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir
Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir is an Icelandic actress.
SHORT FILM AWARDS JURY
Zeina Abi Assy
A DIFFERENT TOMORROW AWARDS JURY
Hanna Björk Valsdóttir
Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir is an Icelandic filmmaker.
THE GOLDEN EGG JURY
Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson
Ása Hjörleifsdóttir is an Icelandic screenwriter and film director.
The award-winning films of last years festival were:
The Golden Puffin : Knife + Heart – Yann Gonzalez
A Different Tomorrow : América – Erick Stoll and 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