Festival Passes and Coupon Cards for RIFF 2017 Available

RIFF 2017, Reykjavík International Film Festival, is just around the corner. The festival will take place from September 28th through October 8th.

Festival passes, which give access to every screening, is now available at our web store. Coupon cards, which give access to 8 different screenings are also available.

The price for the festival pass is unchanged from RIFF 2016. Special discounts will be on offer for students and senior citizens when the ticket office formally opens in the middle of September.



RIFF takes place every year in September and October for eleven days. The festival shows a wide range of dramas and non-fiction films from over 40 countries. It highlights independent filmmaking from all over the world with an emphasis on up-and-coming filmmakers. RIFF encourages the interaction of film with other art forms by organizing concerts, photo exhibitions and more.

RIFF was founded in September 2004 by a small group of film professionals and film enthusiasts led by Festival Director Hrönn Marinósdóttir with the goal of presenting new and progressive quality films, supporting innovation in filmmaking, networking between professionals from various parts of the world and fostering social and cultural dialogue



Special Events

RIFF emphasizes on having a diverse and exciting special events program every year. The festival is proud to have live events combined with films.

Our special events have included film concerts, a swim-in cinema where we screen films in a swimming pool decorated according to the film’s theme, cave-in cinema where short films were screened in a cave just outside Reykjavik, cinema themed stand up, cinema pop quiz,  movie at a restaurant, etc. etc.

Here are the highlight of the 2016 special events program.

Film Concerts

Yearly, RIFF hosts the ever-popular film concerts.

  • Film concert Fantasia with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra

5. OCTOBER AT 19:30 – 6. OCTOBER AT 19:30 – 7. OCTOBER AT 17:00

At Harpa – Eldborg. Price: 2.500 – 4.500 ISK. 20% off with Festival Pass

Few animations have evoked as passionate a reaction in the general public as Disney’s Fantasia. The film marked a change in popular culture when it came out in the year 1940, where classical music and animated film were mixed together in a memorable way. Now, fans of classical animation and music have a chance to attend a series of concerts of superb quality, performed by the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, where the music from the original Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 will be played with accompanying visuals. The conductor of the cinematic concerts is Broadway-master Ted Sperling, who has worked in the world of musicals with great success for over thirty years.

  • 2014, Sólstafir played music during the film ‘Hrafninn flýgur’ by Hrafn Gunnlaugsson.
  • 2013, Hjaltalín played music during the film ‘Days of Gray’ by Ani Simon-Kennedy.
  • 2012, Damo Zuzuki played music during Fritz Land’s film ‘Metropolis’ from 1927.