The Reykjavík International Film Festival is on from 28 September – 8 October 2017
Film enthusiasts visiting Reykjavík over the next couple of weeks should be in for quite a treat as the city celebrates the 14th edition of the Reykjavik International Film Festival. Opening today with a marvellous program of events, the festival invites guests to indulge their cultural appetites with some quality independent film-productions from Iceland and around the globe. Budding film-makers can learn from a few seasoned film-makers by attending masterclasses and panels and enjoy a number of concerts and exhibitions. Guests can also look forward to meeting some of the festival’s honorary guests, including the legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog, and award-winning director Olivier Assayas.
Opening with the premiere screening of the film Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre) by Hlynur Pálmason, this year’s event will be showing lots non-fiction films and a variety of dramas from over 40 countries. Categories include a Youth Program, International and Icelandic Shorts, Documentaries, Emerging Masters and New Visions. The Focus On category for the 2017 festival puts the spotlight on Finish film.
The main venues for RIFF this year are Háskólabíó (the cinema located on the university campus) and Nordic House (also located close to the University of Iceland). There will also be screenings at Hafnarhús (The Reykjavík Art Museum in the city centre); Loft Hostel (on the main high street) Studentkjallarinn (the Student Cellar located in the university building Háskólatorg on the first 1st floor) and the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina.
For more information and tickets visit the official Reykjavik International Film Festival website.