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Reykjavik Film Festival

By Philippa Burne, UK, September 2012

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The Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) is held every year in Reykjavik and takes place over 11 days in September. The festival was first held in 2004, organized by a small group of locals who loved or worked in film. By the next year, attendance reached 13,000 and then soared to 20,000 by 2007. It may not seem like a huge number, but consider that it represented about 7% of the country’s entire population at the time.

In 2012, the event will be held from September 27th to October 7th. This is the festival’s ninth year. What sets the Reykjavik International Film Festival apart from festivals held around the world is not the glamorous stars who attend (there are some) but the special awards and events that include talented filmmakers of all genres, ages and experience levels.

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