Section: A Glimpse of Iceland in EFA

EFA, The European Film Awards, will be awarded in Iceland this forthcoming December and RIFF will take part in the awards ceremony. It can therefore truly be said that RIFF has earned its place among the world’s leading film festivals. The EFA’s are held in Berlin biannually in odd-numbered years but in different European cities in even-numbered years. It’s a great honor for Iceland to host the EFAs and a recognition for both Icelandic filmmaking and RIFF.

2 birds

2 Birds

The film takes place during one bright summer night and follows a group of young teenagers on a journey from innocence to adulthood. The main character is a timid boy …

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Sparrows is a coming-of-age story about the 16-year old boy Ari, who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik and is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords to …

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Dancer in the dark

Dancer in the Dark

An East European girl travels to the United States with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.



In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them – their sheep.

Whale Valley

The film shows a strong bond between two brothers who live in a remote fjord with their parents. We look into their world through the eyes of the younger brother …

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The Deep

The Deep

Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland. The film is based on the unique …

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101 Reykjavik

Will the 30-year-old Hlynur ever move out of his mother’s apartment in Reykjavík? Social welfare keeps him passive but things change when his mother’s Spanish friend, Lola, arrives and stays …

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