This fall, Iceland hosts a handful of art festivals, including the acclaimed Reykjavík Film Festival and many more. Check them out below!
Reykjavík International Film Festival: September 26-October 6, 2019
With independent films from over 40 countries, Reykjavík International Film Festival is one of Iceland’s largest and most diverse events. Locals and tourists alike flock to Reykjavík for this iconic event. Films are divided into the following categories: Documentaries, Youth Films, Icelandic Shorts, Icelandic Panorama, New Visions and more. While centered around film, the festival holds many other events such as panels, workshops, concerts and professional mixers.
The RIFF’s full schedule and film guide are available here.
Far Fest Afríka: October 1-6, 2019
Far Fest Afríka is an African music and dance festival founded by Cheick Bnagoura in 2009. This year’s 10th anniversary lineup includes performers from countries all over the world including Bamako, Conakry, Finland, Guinea, Iceland, Mali, Senegal, and Tanzania. Performances, workshops, seminars, and classes for all ages ensure that there is something for everyone! A multicultural and inclusive event, Far Fest Afríka brings together people of all ethnicities and backgrounds to enjoy the arts together.
For full venue and scheduling information, visit the festival website here.
Sequences Real Time Art Festival: October 11-20, 2019
Sequences is a biannual independent, international, artist-organized festival featuring progessive art. This year’s 9th edition features artist Kristinn Guðbrandur Harðarson, an Icelandic artist whose work spans several mediums including sculpture, embroidery, mural, cartoons, text and performance. Thirty-four local artists will be in attendance, showcasing visual art of the current time period. The festival will have exhibits across Reykjavík, in venues such as Ásmundarsalur, Bíó Paradís, Harbinger, Kling & Bang, Living Art Museum, and Open.
Dagar Mrkurs / Days of Darkness: October 30-November 3, 2019
As fall fades to winter, Iceland’s sunny days dwindle away, but rather than hibernating, Icelandic people welcome this season with open arms during the Dagar Myrkurs festival. Dagar Myrkurs is all about embracing the darkness of winter with a festival that brings people together to celebrate the changing of the seasons with warm company and light.
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