The schedule for Industry Days at RIFF 2023.

RIFF's Industry Days will take place between October 3rd and 7th 2023. A great program for film professionals and students and cinephiles alike. 

Don't miss out on enlightening panel discussions on topics such as co-production and distribution at film festivals and master talks with honored guests like Isabelle Huppert, Luc Jacquet, and Luca Guadagnino

The Industry Days pass is only 4,990 ISK for professionals and students in the film industry, and it includes access to over 20 unique events, which you can read more about below. 

Film industry professionals and film students can also purchase a festival pass at RIFF, which is valid for all the festival's films and includes access to all 20 Industry Days events in addition to the screenings.

This pass is available at the price of 17,990 ISK for film industry professionals and 12,990 Icelandic króna for film students and those studying film.

You can purchase passes for Industry Days through Eventival here: .

See our schedule for Industry days here below:


Exciting panel discussions at Industry Days on October 4th-6th!

Reykjavík City Hall 4.10. @ 09:30

Animating the Future: Exploring the Convergence of Technology in Animation

A panel about the changes that are taking place in animation with the emergence of artificial intelligence and how animations are moving more into adult content. 

Panelists include Gísli Darri Halldórsson, Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Vladimir Leschiov.


Reykjavík City Hall 4.10. @ 11:30

Stories with Impact: Urgent Topics Through the Cinema Lens

Discussions between different filmmakers who all make films that focus on important topics

Panelists: Luc Jacquet, Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir, Emile Hertling, Alexia Muiños and Benjamin Shapiro.


Reykjavík City Hall 4.10. @ 14:00

AI & Cinematic Sounds: Blessing or the Devil in Disguise?

Discussions between composers and music professionals about the working environment of composers, music rights, the emergence of AI music and more.

Panelists include: Herdís Stefánsdóttir and Þorleifur Gaukur Davíðsson.


Reykjavík City Hall 5.10. @ 09:30

Lights! Camera! DISTRIBUTION! - Festival strategy & Distribution for Emerging Filmmakers

Discussions specifically aimed at young and emerging filmmakers about the process that takes place after a film is completed and is sold and distributed to film festivals.

Panelists: Christian Jeune, head of the film department of the Cannes Film Festival, Maud Amson, director of sales and operations at the Marché du Film, the world’s largest film market, Alessandro Raja, CEO and co-founder of FestivalScope, Bruno Muñoz, head of the short film program at Cannes and Frederic Boyer, program director at RIFF. Muñoz, yfirmaður stuttmyndadagskrár Cannes, og Fredéric Boyer, dagskrárstjóri hjá RIFF. 


Reykjavík City Hall 5.10. @ 11:00

French-Icelandic Co-Production: Post Pandemic Production Across the Ocean

A panel on co-production, with a focus on Iceland and France and the challenges that have arisen as a result of the pandemic and possible solutions to them.

Panelists include: Michel Plazanet from CNC, Gísli Snær Erlingsson, director of Icelandic Film Centre, Baltasar Kormákur, director and producer and Anton Máni Svansson, producer.


Luca Guadagnino, Isabelle Huppert & Vicky Krieps.
Luca Guadagnino, Isabelle Huppert & Vicky Krieps.


In addition, passholders receive access to fantastic Masterclasses with our guests of honor, Isabelle Huppert, Luc Jacquet, Luca Guadagnino, Catherine Breillat, Vicky Krieps and Nicolas Philibert. 

Slippbarinn 29.9. 10:30

Master Talk Nicolas Philibert

Moderator: Helga Rakel Rafnsdóttir

Háskólabíó 29.9. 18:50

Extended Talk Nicolas Philibert, eftir myndina On the Adamant.

Moderator: Helga Rakel Rafnsdóttir

Reykjavík City Hall October 3rd at 4 PM

Master Talk Luc Jacquet

Moderator: Sverrir Norland

Part of RIFF and BIODICE symposium.


Háskólabíó 3.10. 20:20

Extended Talk  Luc Jacquet, after the movie Antarctica Calling.


Reykjavík City Hall 4.10. at 15:30

Master Talk Vicky Krieps

Moderator: Arndís Egilsdóttir


Háskólabíó 4.10. kl. 19:20

Extended Talk Vicky Krieps, after the movie Corsage.

Moderator: Arndís Egilsdóttir


Norræna húsið 5.10. kl. 17:00

Master Talk Isabelle Huppert & Luca Guadagnino.

Moderator: Frederic Boyer


Háskólabíó 5.10. kl. 19:10

Extended Talk Luca Guadagnino, after the movie Call Me By Your Name.

Háskólabíó 6.10. kl. 18:30

Extended Talk Isabelle Huppert, after the movie Sidonie in Japan.

Moderator: Vera Sölvadóttir

Luc Jacquet & Nicolas Philibert



Reykjavík City Hall October 6th at 4 PM

RIFF Talks

Young and promising filmmakers come forward and give short talks in the vein of TedX Talks, with the aim of inspiring film students and young filmmakers. Panelists include Ninna Pálmadóttir, director and screenwriter, Sol Berruezo, director and screenwriter, Þorsteinn Sturla Gunnarsson, director and screenwriter, Kári Úlfsson, producer, and Arndís Ey, costume designer.


Bransa eða hátíðarpassi gefur einnig aðgang að frábæru Bransapartýi með Franska sendiráðinu, á Slippbarnum 4. október kl. 17:30, hófi með Tromsö Film Festival, 6. október kl. 19:30 í Háskólabíói The festival pass also gives access to a great Industry Days Party hosted with the French Embassy, at Slippbarinn on October 4th at 5:30 PM, an party with the Tromsö Film Festival, October 6th at 7:30 PM in Háskólabíó and the RIFF Closing Party after the screening of the closing film Poor Things, Saturday October 7th. Poor Things, laugardagskvöldið 7. október. 

Frá síðustu Bransadögum RIFF árið 2022
From Industry Days in 2022.



Nordic House 2.10. @ 16:00

An open talk with Gísli Snær Erlingsson

The new director of the Icelandic Film Centre, Gísli Snær Erlingsson, will answer questions at RIFF on October 2nd at 4 PM in the Nordic House and discuss his future vision for the organization. Representatives of Icelandic professional associations will ask him questions and panelists include Anton Máni Svansson, Margrét Örnólfsdóttir, Ragnar Bragason and Steingrímur Dúi. 

A FREE event that takes place in Icelandic. 

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Registration takes place at Eventival here:


Reykjavík City Hall October 3rd at 4 PM

RIFF and BIODICE Symposium

Masterclass with Luc Jacquet, followed by a symposium on the impact of films on the protection of biodiversity and climate change in collaboration with BIODICE, an association of organizations working to promote and understand biodiversity in Iceland. The Minister of the Environment, Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, will present Luc Jacquet with RIFF's environmental award, the Green Puffin, for his contribution to environmental issues and filmmaking. The event is open to everyone, and admission is free.

Panelists include: Luc Jacquet, Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Andri Snær Magnason, Hafdís Hanna Ægisdóttir and Unnur Björnsdóttir.

Moderator: Sverrir Norland Sverrir Norland

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