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RIFF Industry Days takes place from October 6 - 10

Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) reveals a multifarious program for RIFF Industry Days, running from October 6 - 10, 2021. The program will team up with established and rising talent in an inspirational series of seminars, workshops and events.

The Industry Days offer an impressive lineup of international speakers, including Trine Dyrholm, Joachim Trier and Mia Hansen-Løve who are all offering masterclasses during the festival.

Producers Day will be a series of panels, moderated by industry expert Wendy Mitchell. Among speakers in the event are Baltasar Kormákur, Ragnheiður Erlendsdóttir, Erik Glijnis and Jón Hammer just to name a few.

Work in Progress this year will also shine a light on the pan regional voices of the Arctic, including projects from Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Work in progress offers experts from previously released and unreleased projects, such as Fractures by Eva Sigurðardóttir and produced by Hörður Rúnarsson and Arnbjörg Hafliðadóttir and 12 Hours To Destruction by Nanna
Kristín Magnúsdóttir produced by Julíus Kemp and Ingvar Thordarson. RIFF programming director Frédéric Boyer will be the moderator of this event.

Music in film will be prominent at the festival. Sigtryggur Baldursson from Iceland Music will present the benefits of recording music in Iceland while partaking in a panel discussion, along with renowned industry professionals, Herdís Stefánsdóttir, Þorvaldur Bjarni Þorvaldsson and Atli Örvarsson, Cheryl Kara will moderate.

Special focus this year will be on Dutch Cinema showing a great selection of new films from Holland, a prominent number of guests from the Dutch film industry will be present in Reykjavík during the Industry Days.

The achievements of Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir will be honoured at RIFF 2021. She has been presented with a plethora of awards, including an Oscar, BAFTA, Academy Award and a primetime Emmy for her film scores. One of the highlights of the festival will be a screening of Joker in Harpa
Music Hall, accompanied by SinfoniaNord playing Guðnadóttir's award winning original music score to the film.

The main Industry events will be held at the Nordic House in Reykjavik, a cultural institution that aims to foster and support cultural connections between Iceland and the other Nordic countries. Most of all industry events will be recorded and online live-streamed, enabling participation even from those who cannot travel to Iceland at this time.

For further information on Reykjavík International Film Festival and RIFF Industry Days visit the festival's official website.