News
Reykjavík International Film Festival Bigger, Better Than Ever

Reykjavík International Film Festival Bigger, Better Than Ever

Photos by
Paul Fontaine

Published September 25, 2017

The Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) will be kicking off this Thursday, and promises to be an even grander affair than it has been in years previous.

Numerous aspects of the upcoming festival were revealed at a press conference held at Hlemmur Square today. 86 feature-length films and 68 short films (along with additional material such as children’s films) coming from 43 different countries will be shown during the course of the festival.

In addition, films will not only be shown at Háskólabíó and the Nordic House; they will effectively be shown all over the city, at locations such as Loft, Stúdentakjallarinn, Marina Slipp and more. This includes the showing of 34 Icelandic feature films, short films and documentaries.

Further, the festival welcomes families to participate, with a special Children’s Film Festival to be held at the Nordic House on September 30 and October 1.

The full programme can be found here, which is also where you can go to buy tickets, starting October 26, in addition to tix.is. The festival itself kicks off on September 28.


News
Total Of Icelandic Women In Movies Hits Lowest Number Since The 1970s

Total Of Icelandic Women In Movies Hits Lowest Number Since The 1970s

by

From the year 2010, the number of Icelandic movies directed by women has been slowly falling. It currently stands at

News
Weather Warning: More Storms To Come!

Weather Warning: More Storms To Come!

by

Don’t get too used to today’s beautiful sunshine. Wind, rain and snow are about to make a comeback and it’s

News
Truckload Of Pig Parts Blocks Traffic In Iceland

Truckload Of Pig Parts Blocks Traffic In Iceland

by

A trailer full of large pig parts tipped over on Sæbraut this morning, snarling traffic and prompting frustration and amusement

News
Sigur rós Involved In A Lawsuit Over Millions Of ISK Missing From Concert Revenue

Sigur rós Involved In A Lawsuit Over Millions Of ISK Missing From Concert Revenue

by

The 35 million ISK that went missing from the tickets sale of Sigur rós’ Norður og Niður festival were never

News
East Icelanders, Fed Up With Busted Roads, Take Matters Into Their Own Hands

East Icelanders, Fed Up With Busted Roads, Take Matters Into Their Own Hands

by

When national authorities ignored a badly damaged road that has virtually isolated an east Iceland village, these Icelanders decided to

News
North Iceland Earthquakes Increasing In Strength, Still Very Frequent

North Iceland Earthquakes Increasing In Strength, Still Very Frequent

by

The tremors around the north Iceland island of Grímsey have been ongoing for the past few days now, and have

Show Me More!