Dear Art Lovers
During this special time we all are experiencing with COVID-19, we will continue celebrating our dance-art-cinema festival in 2021 in two versions for our upcoming RIFF; R.E.D. International Film Festival, 6th edition.
FIRST VERSION: a virtual festival where we will launch our on-line RIFF MAGAZINE with a month access to the films of RIFF SIXTH EDITION Official Selection.
We will keep on celebrating the RIFF Award, where the creators might win a residency at R.E.D. for 2021 or when this emergency is over. See more information at: https://reddanz.com
SECOND VERSION: RIFF 2021 will be celebrated as a Drive-In festival and an Outdoor -festival at the farm in Einawood, for those who shall enjoy our programs inside their cars, and on different venues on our farm. From June 25th to July 3rd. Note: there will just be allowed a limited amount of cars/audience, and we will, at all times, follow the government regulations* keeping everybody safe in healthy distance. (*Subject to change.)
Thanks for your interest in the festival. We specially thank creators participation in RIFF OPEN CALL.
Due to a record of submissions this year, we have extended the notification date to May 17th 2021.
Stay Safe and Let's Keep Art Alive!!!
RIFF: R.E.D. INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL —dance-art-cinema.
RIFF: R.E.D. INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
RIFF SIXTH EDITION will take place on June 25th to July 3rd, 2021.
This festival was born in July 2015. It is settled on a farm overlooking Eina Lake, just outside Oslo. Surrounded by breathtaking Norwegian countryside.
Its mission is to build a bridge between the different fields of performing, as well as visual art, and the film industry; hence the subtitle: dance-art-cinema. The festival aims to show films that have a strong element of movement and dance including expressions such as screendance, art films, more traditional and conventional short films and full feature films.
We are aiming to develop RIFF as an important arena to show films of excellence; a platform to give workshops and master talks; a place for special guests and public to share thoughts, knowledge and experiences.
We have celebrated RIFF PRELUDE EDITION in 2015, RIFF FIRST EDITION in 2016 and so on. During the FOURTH EDITION in 2019 we showed 35 films from all genres at our main venue, the R.E.D. ARENA, as well as we built a Drive-In-Movie-Theatre, an outdoor cinema in the outskirts of the farm in the woods where we screened some feature films on a huge screen at midnight. In our FIFTH EDITION we showed 23 films, had live outdoor screenings and performances as well as a festival artist that was exhibiting installations and paintings.
During the six years that the festival has been running, we have offered live performances, shooting stars, concerts, red carpet, panel conversations, laboratories, and much much more.
The awards list in 2020 is:
-Short films (under 20 min,):
REPLAY, by Bridget O´Driscoll, UK
HANDS ON / OFF, by Katrine Kirsebom & Michael Mellemløkken, Norway
HOME, by Larkin Poynton, Chris Martin, Andrew Ellis & Ben Stampler, USA
ELEPHANTBIRD by Masoud Soheili ; Iran
-Feature-length/documentaries (over 20 min):
WHY DO WE DANCE-TO PROVOKE by Marco Pianigiani, Italy
-Short films (under 20 min): CLÉMENTINE by Chantal Caron, Canada, COSMIC FLING by Jonathan Langager, USA
-Feature-length/documentaries (over 20 min): BORN JUST NOW y Robert Adanto, USA
**AUDIENCE AWARDS: REPLAY, by Bridget O´Driscoll, UK.
Jury: MARGARET WILLIAMS, MARI NØRSTEGÅRD TOMREN. The jury also consists of curator Yolanda M. Guadarrama and director Ella Fiskum.
As the Hollywood sign was erected in Los Angeles in 1923, Einawood was founded as a neighbourhood where motion picture industry is emerging. EINAWOOD sign was inaugurated in Eina, Norway, on July 20th, 2017. The event was leaded by Ella Fiskum, Yolanda M. Guadarrama and Madeline Wood, RIFF Team: director, curator and visual creator of the sign. It is a playful action and also it is reality, as everything happens in the motion picture world.
RIFF is based at R.E.D. (Residency Eina Danz), which is an international, national and regional arena for arts and culture, running with a full year residency program, production house and stage for dance, film, art and interdisciplinary cultural expressions, located at Nyland farm in Eina, Norway. It has been recognized as a Regional Competence Centre for Dance since 2018, founded by Arts Council Norway, Norwegian Film Institute and Oppland County. It is located one hour and ten minutes from Oslo.
R.E.D. was founded by Ella Fiskum in 2012-2013.