SMART7 is a new category at RIFF that is the result of a collaboration between seven European film festivals which have joined forces in a network that connects similar goals and visions. In this category we screen award-winning films by emerging directors from each of the seven participating countries.

The film festivals participating in the network are: New Horizons in Poland, IndieLisboa in Portugal, Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece, Transilvania International Film Festival in Romania, FILMADRID in Spain, Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris in Lithuania and Reykjavik International Film Festival in Iceland.

Summer with Carmen
(Zacharias Mavroeidis, Greece 2023)

(Helena Stefánsdóttir, Iceland 2024)

On the Go
(María Royo, Julia de Castro, Spain 2023)

(Maria Zbąska, Poland 2024)

(Leonardo Mouramateus, Portugal, Brasil 2024)

Five and a Half Love Stories in an Appartment in Vilnius
(Tomas Vengris, Lithuania 2023)

Where Elephants Go
(Gabi Sarga and Catalin Rotaru, Romania 2024)