RIFF is calling for entries!

Dear filmmakers and film lovers, we are thrilled to announce that the following submission categories are open for the 18. edition of the Reykjavík International Film Festival, which will take place between September 30 and October 10, 2021, in the city of Reykjavík.

We accept scripted, documentary, and animation film works, in all lengths and forms. The films must be produced after January 1, 2020, and must not have previously premiered formally in Iceland.

Please find the festival regulations here. The deadline for submissions is July 7. Please submit your films via Filmfreeway.


Reykjavik Talent Lab, running from October 5 to October 9, 2021, is a creative collaborative space for emerging talents who want to meet up with other like-minded individuals in Reykjavik and make first-hand contact with film producers and other industry professionals to help and consult on their first feature film. Through masterclasses, panels, workshops, mentorship, and numerous exciting activities we support up-and-coming filmmakers in developing their artistic voice while having an unforgettable experience.

Participants in our Talent Lab have the opportunity to submit a current short film for consideration to The Golden Egg short film competition. Please find more detailed information on our program here.

To apply for our Talent Lab and Golden Egg competition send us your request via our Visitors Page. For any inquiries contact us at talentlab@riff.is.


RIFF welcomes each year Press and Industry professionals to join our Industry Days Program, the Icelandic Market Forum, and a myriad of festival activities.

For any further inquiries or requests contact us at industry@riff.is


The festival couldn’t happen each year without the unconditional support of volunteers that join us from across the globe. Do you want to be part of an international team of film passionates and help with the organization of one of the most acclaimed cultural film events in Iceland? Send us your requests via our Visitors page. We’d love to hear about your personal paths and interests, hoping to help you further develop them with us.

Excited to discover your films and to welcome you to RIFF 2021!
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