YouthRIFF

Since its very beginnings, RIFF’s key mission has been to introduce cinema as a powerful tool for Iceland’s youngest generations to understand themselves in the reflections of others. Throughout the years, YouthRIFF, a film festival for children and youths, has evolved, grown and become a much awaited celebration for our young ones. By offering a highly curated program of the very best cinema for kids and teens and organizing film workshops and a myriad of educational activities, we aim to spark the necessary conversations that will inspire and accompany them through adulthood, with the hope that some will grow up to be the emerging filmmakers of tomorrow. 

YouthRIFF offers children and youth audiences a diverse and inclusive programme showcasing films from around the world that are usually not screened in Icelandic cinemas; films that touch on social, environmental and youth matters so as to spark intellectual discussions after the screenings. Our goal is to inspire the younger generations and help them find their own solutions to particular issues, enriching their social consciousness along the way.

YouthRIFF has collaborated with preschools and primary schools in Reykjavík and around the country since its inception. Our film selection consists of short film programmes and feature films that are curated by age group suitability. All programs and screenings include supporting educational materials that facilitate the supervisor’s discussion with students in the cinema and the classrooms.

YouthRIFF embraces cinema as a fun and educational experience where the children are provided with film literacy insights. The implementation of the projects depends on the edition-specific topics, but in general, the study material is based on group work, discussion, reflection and critical thinking.

Nordic House Screenings

YOUTHRIFF 2021 PROGRAM

4+ Program 2021

The Witch & The Baby
- 5 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2021
Mishou
(2020)
Short Animation
- 8 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2021
Blood on the Fridge
(2021)
Short Animation
- 5 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2021
Art on the Fridge
(2021)
Short Animation
- 5 min
Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2021
Corona on the Fridge
(2021)
Short Animation
- 4 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2021
Lupino
(2020)
Short Animation
- 2 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2021
Kiki The Feather
(2020)
Short Animation
- 6 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2021
Blanket
(2020)
Short Animation
- 6 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2021
Bemol
(2021)
Short Animation
- 6 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2021
Cat Lake City
(2019)
Comedy
- 7 min
Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2020
The Concrete Jungle
(2019)
Short Animation
- 8 min
Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2020
Holly on the Summer Isle: The Exploration
(2018)
Short Animation
- 13 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2020
Pearl Diver
(2020)
Short Animation
- 8 min
Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2020
Overboard!
(2019)
Short Animation
- 12 min
Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2020
The Tomten and the Fox
(2019)
Short Animation
- 9 min
Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2020

6+ Program 2021

The Great Overflow
(2021)
Animation
- 14 min
Short Film Programs 6+
RIFF 2021
The Children
(2021)
Short Fiction
- 11 min
Short Film Programs 6+
RIFF 2021
Umbrellas
(2020)
Short Animation
- 12 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 6+
RIFF 2021
The Frolic
(2020)
Short Animation
- 5 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 6+
RIFF 2021
Matches
(2019)
Short Animation
- 12 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 6+
RIFF 2021
Ursa - The song of the Northern Lights
(2021)
Short Animation
- 10 min
Short Film Programs 6+
RIFF 2021
Leaf
(2020)
Short Animation
- 6 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 6+
RIFF 2020
Karla and Nordahl
(2019)
Nordic Premiere
- 20 min
Short Film Programs 6+
RIFF 2020
How much does a cloud weigh?
(2020)
Nordic Premiere
- 6 min
Short Film Programs 6+
RIFF 2020
Away
(2019)
Adventure
- 6 min
Short Film Programs 6+
RIFF 2020
Holly on the Summer Isle: The Exploration
(2018)
Short Animation
- 13 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 4+
RIFF 2020
Dalia
(2020)
Short Fiction
- 16 min
Icelandic Shorts I, Short Film Programs 6+
RIFF 2020

9+ Program 2021

Howling
(2020)
Short Fiction
- 20 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 9+
RIFF 2021
Hi, Grandpa
(2020)
- 2 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 9+
RIFF 2021
Trick or treat
(2020)
Short Fiction
- 16 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 9+
RIFF 2021
#lockdocs
(2020)
Short Documentary
- 22 min
Short Film Programs 9+
RIFF 2021
Cat Park
(2020)
Short Animation
- 1 min
Short Film Programs 9+
RIFF 2021
Adaptation
(2020)
Drama
- 15 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 9+
RIFF 2021
Octopus
(2019)
Nordic Premiere
- 12 min
Short Film Programs 9+
RIFF 2020
Lolo
(2019)
Short Fiction
- 14 min
Short Film Programs 9+
RIFF 2020
City NR. 13
(2020)
European Premiere
- 9 min
Short Film Programs 9+
RIFF 2020
Kimya
(2019)
Short Fiction
- 9 min
Short Film Programs 9+
RIFF 2020
Island Living
(2020)
Drama
- 30 min
Icelandic Shorts II, Short Film Programs 9+
RIFF 2020
En Route
(2019)
Short Fiction
- 10 min
Short Film Programs 9+
RIFF 2020

12+ Program 2021

Bambirak
(2020)
Short Fiction
- 13 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 12+
RIFF 2021
A Boy in a Window
(2021)
Short Fiction
- 11 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 12+
RIFF 2021
Orgiastic Hyper-Plastic
(2020)
Short Animation
- 7 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 12+
RIFF 2021
Shower Boys
(2021)
Short Fiction
- 9 min
Short Film Programs 12+
RIFF 2021
La Tecnica
(2020)
Short Fiction
- 10 min
Short Film Programs 12+
RIFF 2021
Thea & Tuva
(2020)
Drama
- 22 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 12+
RIFF 2021
Winter Lake
(2019)
Short Documentary
- 15 min
Short Film Programs 12+
RIFF 2020
Maja
(2018)
Drama
- 22 min
Short Film Programs 12+
RIFF 2020
The Kicksled Choir
(2020)
Short Fiction
- 18 min
Short Film Programs 12+
RIFF 2020
Aquaphobia
(2020)
Drama
- 17 min
Short Film Programs 12+
RIFF 2020
Sam and the Plant Next Door
(2019)
Short Documentary
- 23 min
Short Film Programs 12+
RIFF 2020

14+ Program 2021

The Night Train
(2020)
Short Fiction
- 15 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 14+
RIFF 2021
North Pole
(2021)
Drama
- 15 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 14+
RIFF 2021
When Night Meets Dawn
(2021)
Short Fiction
- 19 min
Short Film Programs 14+
RIFF 2021
Sisters
(2021)
Drama
- 23 min
Short Film Programs 14+
RIFF 2021
Black Hole
(2020)
Short Fiction
- 29 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 14+
RIFF 2021
Our Land
(2020)
Short Fiction
- 13 min
Short Film Programs 14+
RIFF 2020
The Walking Fish
(2019)
Drama
- 19 min
Short Film Programs 14+
RIFF 2020
Beast
(2019)
Drama
- 14 min
Short Film Programs 14+
RIFF 2020
XY
(2019)
Short Fiction
- 15 min
Icelandic Shorts I, Short Film Programs 14+
RIFF 2020
Gusts of Wild Life
(2019)
Short Fiction
- 24 min
Children & Youth Program, Short Film Programs 14+
RIFF 2020
The Legend
(2019)
Short Fiction
- 11 min
Short Film Programs 14+
RIFF 2020
Babydyke
(2019)
Drama
- 20 min
Short Film Programs 14+
RIFF 2020

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