Reykjavik International Film Festival
“Reykjavik International Film Festival” was formed in 2004 by a small number of professionals and film aficionados, under the guidance of director Hrönn Marinósdóttir, as a non-profit, limited liability company.
Its main activities include the presentation of high-quality, new and innovative films, supporting of cinema productions, creation of a network of professionals from various parts of the world, and promoting social and cultural dialogue. The festival takes place every year in late September and lasts 11 days.
During this period, film productions selected from over 40 countries are categorized, broadcast, watched, and evaluated. The festival also places high emphasis on promoting independent productions, and is reputed for its confidence afforded to debutant professionals. Due to the company’s activities, known as the “Reykjavik International Film Festival”, the general public in Iceland can make contact with local and international film production, thus having access to diverse cultural performances expressed through film.
Since its creation, over 1,200 films from around the world have been broadcast during the festival, and over 900 film professionals, hundreds of journalists and reporters, and thousands of filmgoers were able to meet and exchange ideas about culture, traditions, values, and everyday life in different parts of the world. In this context, the non-profit company contributes significantly to the international visibility of Iceland and to raising awareness of cultural diversity among the audience.