Industry Days

Industry Days 2018

RIFF Industry Days is the title of a series of workshops and talks to be held during the Reykjavík International Film Festival. Speakers from world-class sales agencies and distributors are invited to lead workshops on a number of emerging subjects relevant to film industry professionals. The aim is to facilitate better mutual knowledge and understanding between important players in the international audiovisual market and to form a basis for a joint direction within the industry to pursue in the face of mutating markets.

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The progam for this years festival is still in development but below you can see last years program



Program for industry days 2017

Saturday 30. September – 14:00 – Háskólabíó 1
Werner Herzog – Master Class

Wednesday 4. October – 15:00-17:00 – Nordic House
Panel Discussion- Reykjavík Film City
Presentation and discussion about the vast amount of opportunities available in Reykjavík for shoot location and film production.
The event will be moderated By Laufey Guðjónsdóttir, Director of The Icelandic Film Centre.
Conference Manager: Vera Sölvadóttir
Amongst participants: Baltasar Kormákur, director and producer, Dagur B. Eggertsson, the mayor of Reykjavík, Kristinn Þórðarson, Chairman of the Association of Icelandic Film Producers, Leon Forde, Associate Director of Olsberg·SPI, Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Former Minister of Industry, Sveinn Birkir Björnsson from Film in Iceland, Thomas Gammeltoft CEO at The Copenhagen Film Fund, Thierry Potok -Chairman of the Board of ISOLD (the first Icelandic private film fund), film-producer and former CEO of the Babelsberg film studio in Berlin and MPN studio in Cologne (Germany).

Thursday 5. October – 15:00-17:00
Reykjavík City Walk 
The wonderful Dr. Gunni takes guest out for a walk to film locations of classic Icelandic films amongst other cultural  important locations in hip and cool Reykjavík. Dr. Gunni is a guru and the author of Blue Eyed Pop, the only book available in English about Icelandic popular music and a devoted movie fan since 1975.
Departure from Hlemmur Square
Arrival at Hlemmur Square
NOTE: Be dressed for the Icelandic weather

Saturday 7. October – 14:00 – Nordic House
Olivier Assayas – Master Class