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Reykjavík Film Festival Launched

The fifth annual Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) was formally launched on Thursday by chairman of the City Council Vilhjálmur Th. Vilhjálmsson. During the 11 days of the festival, around 100 films will be screened from 27 different countries.

The films screened during the festival are divided into eight different categories, one of which is dedicated to Icelandic films. The main category is entitled “Vitranir” or “Visions,” which includes films competing for the Golden Puffin, the festival’s highest award.

There will also be screenings outside the formal program, like a Kung Fu night with Icelandic pop icon Páll Óskar and a drive-in theater screening Icelandic comedy classic Sódóma Reykjavík (Remote Control) from 1992 and comedy series Dagvaktin (the follow-up to the popular Naeturvaktin television series), which premiered on Stöd 2 last weekend.

There will also be a special children’s program.

Tickets can be ordered on www.riff.is and www.midi.is or bought at the festival’s information center in the Ida building on Laekjargata 2a in 101 Reykjavík. Click here to read more about RIFF.

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