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24 September - 4. October 2020
RIFF 2020

The Golden Puffin: This Is Not a Burial, It's A Resurrection by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese.
A different tomorrow: Songs of Repression by Estephan Wagner, Marianne Hougen-Moraga.
Best Icelandic Student Short: The Life of Bella by Andri Már Enoksson and Anna Knight.
Best Icelandic Short Film: Yes-people by Gísli Darri Halldórsson.
Best Foreign Short Film: Drifting by Hanxiong Bo.
Special Mention: Piedra Sola by Alejandro Telémaco Tarraf / The Earth is Blue as an Orange by Iryna Tsilyk / Animalia by Rúnar Ingi / Entre Tú Y Milagro by Mariana Saffon.

24 September - 4. October 2020
26 September - 6. October 2019
RIFF 2019

The Golden Puffin: The Orphanage by Shahrbanoo Sadat, Iran.
Honorary awards (Creative Excellency): Claire Denis.
A different tomorrow: Midnight traveler by Hassan Fazili.
Golden Egg: Muero por volver by Javier Marco.
Best Icelandic Short Film: Paperboy by Ninna Pálmadóttir.
Best Foreign Short Film: Invisible hero by Cristéle Alves Meira.
Special Mention: Corpus Christi by Jan Komasa / The last autumn by Yrsa Roca Fannberg / Maternal by Maura Delpero / Gods of molenbeek by Reetta Huhtanen / Carrots by Bergur Árnason / Les homards immortels by Kate Voet

26 September - 6. October 2019
27 September - 7. October 2018
RIFF 2018

The Golden Puffin: Knife+Heart by Yann Gonzalez.
Honorary awards (Creative Excellency): Mads Mikkelsen.
Honorary awards (Lifetime Achievement): Jonas Mekas.
Golden Egg: Vesna by Nathalia Konchalov¬sky.
Best Icelandic Short Film: Jörmundur by Maddie O´Hara, Jack Bus¬hell and Alex Herz.
Best Foreign Short Film: Gulyabani by Gürcan Keltek.

27 September - 7. October 2018
28 September - 8. October 2017
RIFF 2017

The Golden Puffin: The Rider by Chloé Zhao, United States.
Honorary award (Lifetime Achievement): Werner Herzog.
Golden Egg: Hold on (Houvast) by Charlotte Scott-Wilson.
Best Icelandic Short Film: Atelier by Elsa Maria Jakobsdóttir.
Best Foreign Short Film: Copa-Loca by Christos Massalas.

28 September - 8. October 2017
29 September - 9. October 2016
RIFF 2016

The Golden Puffin: Godless by Ralitza Petrova, Bulgaria.
Honorary awards (Creative Excellency): Darren Aronofsky, United States.
Honorary awards (Lifetime Achievement): Deepa Mehta, Canada.
Environmental Award: The Islands and the Whales by Mike Day, United Kingdom, Danish.
Golden Egg: The Duke by Max Barbakow, United States.
Audience Award: Mr. Gaga by Tomer Heymann, Israel.
Best Icelandic Short Film: Cups (Ungar) by Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Iceland.
Best Foreign Short Film: Home by Daniel Mulloy, United Kingdom, Kosovo.
Special Mention: The Giant by Johannes Nyholm, Sweden.
Honorary Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Chile.

29 September - 9. October 2016
24 September - 4. October 2015
RIFF 2015

The Golden Puffin: Wednesday, May 9th by Vahid Jalilvand, Iran.
Honorary awards: David Cronenberg og Margarethe Von Trotta.
Environmental Award: How to Change the World by Jerry Rothwell.
Golden Egg: Winter Hymns by Harry Cherniak and Dusty Mancinelli.
The Fipresci Awards: Krisha by Trey Edward Shults.
Audience Award: Cartel Land by Matthew Heineman.
Best Icelandic Short Film: Docyoumentory (Heimildaminnd) by Jón Ásgeir Karlsson, Rainbow Party (Regnbogapartý) by Eva Sigurðardóttir.

24 September - 4. October 2015
25 September - 5. October 2014
RIFF 2014

The Golden Puffin: I Can Quit Whenever I Want (Smetto quando voglio) by Syd¬ney Si¬bilia, Ítalía.
Honorary awards: Mike Leigh, United Kingdom.
Environmental Award: Waiting for August by Teodora Ana Mihai, Rúmenía.
Emerging Master: Ruben Östlund.
Golden Egg: Thirteen Blue by Jacqu¬el¬ine Lentzou, United Kingdom.
The Fipresci Awards: Bota by Iris Elezi and Thomas Logoreci, Albania.
Audience Award: Bota by Iris Elezi and Thomas Logoreci, Albania.
Best Icelandic Short Film: The Painter (Málarinn) by Hlynur Pálmason.

25 September - 5. October 2014
26 September - 6. October 2013
RIFF 2013

The Golden Puffin: Still Life by Umberto Pasolini, United Kingdom, Italy.
Honorary awards: Lukas Moodysson, Laurent Cantet and James Gray.
Environmental Award: Expedition To The End of The World by Daniel Dencik, Denmark and Sweden.
Golden Egg: Good night by Muriel D’Ansembourg, United Kingdom.
The Fipresci Awards: Still Life by Umberto Pasolini, Italy.
Audience Award: We are the best by Lucas Moodyson, Sweden.
Best Icelandic Short Film: Hvalfjörður by Guðmund Arnar Guðmundsson, Iceland.

26 September - 6. October 2013
27 September - 7. October 2012
RIFF 2012

The Golden Puffin: Beasts of the Southern Wild e. Benh Zeitlin. Bandaríkin.
Honorary award: Dario Argento.
Excellent artistry: Susanne Bier.
Up and coming Master: Marjane Satrapi
The Fipresci Awards: Starlet e. Sean Baker. Bandaríkin.
Audience Award: Queen of Montreuil e. Sólveigu Anspach. Frakkland og Ísland.

27 September - 7. October 2012
22 September - 2. October 2011
RIFF 2011

The Golden Puffin:Twilight Portrait e. Angelina Nikonova. Rússland.
Honorary award: Béla Tarr.
Excellent artistry: Lone Scherfig.
The Fipresci Awards: Eldfjall e. Rúnar Rúnarsson. Ísland.
Audience Award: Le Havre e. Aki Kaurismäki. Finnland.

22 September - 2. October 2011
23 September - 3. October 2010
RIFF 2010

The Golden Puffin:Le Quattro Volte (The Four Times) e. Michelangelo Frammartino. Ítalía.
Honorary award: Jim Jarmusch
The Fipresci Awards: Le quattro volte e. Michelangelo Frammartino. Ítalía.
Audience Award:Littlerock e. Mike Ott. Ísland.

23 September - 3. October 2010
17. September - 27. September 2009
RIFF 2009

The Golden Puffin: I Killed My Mother (J’ai tué ma mère) e. Xavier Dolan. Kanada.
Honorary award: Milos Forman.
The Fipresci Awards: The Girl e. Fredrik Edfeldt. Svíþjóð.
Audience Award:The Gentlemen e. Janus Bragi Jakobsson. Ísland og Danmörk.

17. September - 27. September 2009
25. September - 5. October 2008
RIFF 2008

The Golden Puffin: Tulpan e. Sergei Dvortsevoy. Kazakhstan.
Honorary award: Costa-Gavras
Excellent artistry: Shirin Neshat.
The Fipresci Awards: Home e. Ursula Meier. Sviss.
Audience Award: Electronica Reykjavík e. Arnar Jónasson. Ísland.

25. September - 5. October 2008
27. September - 7. October 2007
RIFF 2007

The Golden Puffin: Iska’s Journey (Iszka utazása) e. Csaba Bollók. Ungverjaland.
Honorary award: Peter Greenaway.
Excellent artistry: Aki Kaurismäki.
The Fipresci Awards: The Art of Crying e. Peter Schønau Fog. Danmörk.
Audience Award: Control e. Anton Corbijn. Bandaríkin og Bretland.

27. September - 7. October 2007
28. September - 8. October 2006
RIFF 2006

The Golden Puffin: Grbavica e. Jasmila Zbanic. Bosnía og Hersegóvína.
Honorary award: Aleksandr Sokurov.
Excellent artistry: Atom Egoyan.
The Fipresci Award: Red Road e. Andrea Arnold. Bretland.
Audience Award: We Shall Overcome e. Niels Arden Oplev. Danmörk.

28. September - 8. October 2006
29. September - 9. October 2005
RIFF 2005

The Golden Puffin: The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Moartea domnului Lazarescu) e. Cristi Puiu. Rúmenía.
Lifetime Achievement: Abbas Kiarostami.
Audience Award: Howl’s Moving Castle e. Hayao Miyazaki. Japan.

29. September - 9. October 2005
17. November - 25. November 2004
RIFF 2004
The first RIFF festival. This is when it all started!
17. November - 25. November 2004

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