“Rarity among events of its type”
Reykjavík International Film Festival 2017 is over! The festival was a success with thousands of guest attending to see films, art exhibitions, panels, masterclasses, concerts and an improv show!
Among our guests this year was journalist, film critic and one of the founders of Indiewire, Mark Rabinowitz. Mark was a member of our New Visions jury this year and in an article he wrote for Paste Magazine he says he really enjoyed seeing the island, watching interesting films, talking with people, and yes, meeting Björk.
Mark also speaks well of the festival itself in the article, calling it “a rarity among events of its type” and praising the programmers and director for the great program!
“RIFF is creatively and expertly programmed by a multinational group that consists of festival founder and director Hrönn Marinósdóttir (Iceland), main programmer Giorgio Gosetti (Italy), documentary programmer Gabor Pertic (Canada) and shorts programmer Ana Catalá (Spain). It’s also one of the smoothest run festivals I have ever attended, and besides Gosetti and Pertic, is entirely run by women. Furthermore, six of the nine films that won awards or honorable mentions where directed or co-directed by women.”