Tickets For RIFF On Sale Now

Published August 16, 2012

Tickets for the Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) are now on sale, and festival organisers have made a number of announcements regarding this year’s events.
RIFF is one of Iceland’s most popular cultural festivals, and organisers are continuously striving to make each festival better than the last. According to a statement organisers sent to the press, this year is no exception.
Among this year’s guests will be Iranian-French director and writer Marjane Satrapi, best known for the acclaimed film Persepolis. Geoffrey Gilmore, the director of Tribeca Film Festival, will be the chairman of RIFF’s international jury this year.
Organisers also say that applicants for the TransAtlantic Talent Lab – wherein “up-and-coming filmmakers make first hand contact with film producers and other professionals who can help and consult them with their first feature film” – are up 100%. The four-day event will feature “masterclasses and discussions with our guests, all of which are well established names in the film industry”.
As with previous years, the ever-popular Swim-In Cinema will be held at the Laugardalslaug swimming pool. There, the 1985 film Back To The Future will be shown.
RIFF will be held from September 27 to October 7. You can get your tickets and see a full schedule of events here.



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