RIFF INDUSTRY DAYS is the title of a series of events and talks where professionals and new talents in filmmaking come together to expand their knowledge. Designed as a tool to create new spaces for the exchange of ideas and to serve as an open gate for the circulation and promotion of the Icelandic film industry.
RIFF INDUSTRY DAYS are here to encourage meetings, generate debates and establish dialogues, providing the support that makes original ideas last. Speakers from world-class sales agencies and distributors are invited to lead workshops on a number of emerging subjects relevant to film industry professionals.
RIFF INDUSTRY DAYS celebrates all angles of filmmaking with events such as RIFF Talks, Producers Day, A Hub for Youth Talents, Work in Progress showcase (WIP), Nordic Panels and The Icelandic Market Forum (IMF). All for the love of movies.
Industry Days 2020
In 2020, events during Industry Days were a hybrid program between online and on-site activities. Small physical events were held at the Nordic House and other events were streamed through RIFF’s channels. Eric Reis, an acting teacher, held a very successful coaching workshop for actors.
Who can attend RIFF Industry Days?
Professionals and new talents in filmmaking who want to expand their knowledge.
What goes on during RIFF Industry Days 2021?
Series of concise and polished presentations by established creative film professionals who are willing to share their knowledge of “how to breakthrough”, to inspire filmmakers and audiences. Riff Talks are held in the spirit of TED Talks but with a sole focus on filmmaking. The aim is to educate, inspire and motivate creatives, as well as challenge decision-makers and those in power to rethink and reflect on important issues.
In 2020 speakers included Ugla Hauksdóttir, Aníta Briem, Sunneva Ása Weisshappel, Vigfús Gunnarsson, and other professionals in the field.
Where professionals from the Nordic Region will share their insights and debate about the challenges and changes the industry is facing at the moment. Each Nordic country will have its representative.
A Hub for Youth Talents
RIFF Industry Days want to have an emphasis on young talents and film composers. In regards to this, Industry Days are preparing a workshop for composers and a side masterclass about the importance of film scoring and sound designing.
Work in Progress showcase (WIP)
WIP will be held in collaboration with the Icelandic Film Fund where experts from the most recent and upcoming film and TV productions will be presented to distributors and representatives from world-class sales agencies. In order to encourage cross-border networking, international and national professionals will be invited to attend the events, enabling them to respond directly to the priorities of an expanding and ever-changing film industry. WIP is curated by Frédéric Boyer, RIFF’s head of programming.
Each year we grow the focus on screening Nordic and Arctic projects. Our plan is to screen at least one film from each Nordic country and have the projects’ representatives present on the panels and in other events during the Industry Days.
The Icelandic Market Forum (IMF)
In 2021 RIFF presents, for the second time, the Icelandic Market Forum. IMF is set as a space for Icelandic professionals to showcase their work in progress to sales agents and other relevant audiovisual professionals and partners, enabling them to respond directly to the priorities of an expanding and ever-changing film industry.
Industry Days 2020
Industry Days Program Brochure 2020
Browse our exciting program of panels, RIFF Talks and other events occurring at Industry Days of 17th Reykjavík International Film Festival.