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Award winners at RIFF - Reykjavík International Film Festival

This year's winner films at RIFF Reykjavik International Film Festival 2021 have been announced. French-Greek film Moon, 66 Questions by Jacqueline Lentzou received the Golden Puffin, Reykjavík International Film Festival‘s main prize, this year. The Golden Puffin is awarded to one film from the New Visions category, that focuses on director‘s debut or sophomore films.

All in all, the festival gives out awards in six categories. Zinder by Aicha Macky, received the A Different Tomorrow award, the category is composed of documentaries that deal with environmental and/or human rights issues.

Best International Short was Strangers by Nora Longatti and Best Icelandic Short was Free Men by Óskar Kristinn Vignisson. The Golden Egg was awarded to Drowning Goat by Sebastian Johansson Micci and Best Icelandic Student Short was Aftersight by Björn Rúnarsson.

The Young People‘s Award was awarded for the first time, and every award was followed by a digital edition, NFT, and is RIFF‘s proud to be one of world‘s first film festivals to explore the metaverse.

The New Visions Jury Statement on Moon, 66 Questions: „The Golden Puffin is awarded to MOON, 66 QUESTIONS by Jacqueline Lentzou, a film that paints a multilayered and intriguing tapestry of love and reconciliation, of secrets and painful truths, of family bonds and a hard earned freedom. A film that is not afraid to take risks, that is as subtle as it is heartfelt, directed with a distinct vision and brought to life by performances that are honest, brave and moving.“

The New Visions Jury members were: Trine Dyrholm, actress and RIFF‘s honorary guest, Yorgos Krassakopoulos, Head of Programming at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, Gagga Jónsdóttir, filmmaker, Aníta Bríem, actress, og Gísli Örn Garðarsson, actor/director.

The New Visions Jury gave a special mention to Wild Men by Thomas Daneskov and Clara Sola by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén. Clara Sola also received the Young People‘s Jury Award.

The Last Date received a special mention in The Iceland Student Short category and State of Elevation by Isabelle Prim received a special mention in the International Short Category

For further information on this year's winners visit RIFF's official website.