Twelve films will compete for the Golden Puffin award at this year’s Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF). The festival’s New Visions competitive section contains debut or student works by new directors. Last year’s prize went to Angelina Nikonova from Russia for Twilight Portrait.
This year’s nominations include 90 Minutes (90 minutter) from Norway, Eat Sleep Die (Äta sova dö) from Sweden, The Interval (L’intervallo) from Italy, Broken from the United Kingdom, The Shine of Day (Der Glanz des Tages) from Austria, Mobile Home from Belgium, Moon man (Mondmann) from France/Germany/Ireland, Mold (Küf) from Turkey, God’s Neighbours (Ha-Mashgihim) an Israeli-French production, Sofia’s Last Ambulance from Croatia/Bulgaria/Germany and Beasts of the Southern Wild and Starlet from the United States.
Italian horror film director, producer and screenwriter Dario Argento will be the guest of honor at this year’s festival and Danish director Susanne Bier will receive an honorary award when she visits the festival on September 29.
Bier is considered one of the world’s top female directors and is known internationally for her 2010 Oscar and Golden Globe award-winning film In a Better World (Hævnen).
RIFF 2012 runs from September 27 to October 7.