Reykjavík Talent Lab
Reykjavik Talent Lab is for talents who want to meet up with other like-minded individuals in Reykjavik and make first-hand contact with film producers and other professionals for help and consulting on their first feature film. This year’s Talent Lab will run from the 29th of September until the 3rd of October 2020.
Participants in the Reykjavik Talent Lab come from various backgrounds but every year around 40 individuals are accepted to participate in the program.
The Golden Egg
Participants have the opportunity to submit their short films to The Golden Egg competition. The Golden Egg is an award given to young and aspiring talents. The films selected for The Golden Egg competition will be screened in the festival’s official program.
The films submitted for The Golden Egg should not be longer than 30 minutes and should be made after January 1st, 2019. A jury will select a number of films for the competition. You can upload it to Vimeo and send us the link when you apply.
The threefold motto of the Reykjavík International Film Festival (Innovation – Networking – Dialogue) is perfectly manifested in the activities of the Talent Lab. The lab highlights and promotes the innovative works of young filmmakers and fosters as well as facilitates the networking necessary to promote their work to buyers and distributors. The attendees further gain the opportunity to participate in a dialogue and exchange ideas and thoughts with young people from across the world.
The program of Reykjavik Talent Lab has varied between the years. Last year we had a good combination of masterclasses, panels, workshops and fun.
The fee for participants from abroad is 121,500 kr. The fee covers accommodation and breakfast, a festival pass, parties and all seminars and discussions. Please note that airfare is not covered. The fee for permanent residents in Iceland is 75,000 kr.