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RIYFF 2019

RIYFF is an annual international film festival aimed for filmmakers and the broad public. This years` festival program will offer:

- excellent films from all over the world

- stimulating international environment

- many fun activities for everyone and families

- exciting workshops

-interesting attractions in the region of Ringerike

The RIYFF will be held 6-10th of November in the city of Hønefoss, Norway.


Our RIYFF is a unique film event and very important platform for young people as film and video is the strongest medium nowadays. The Festival showcases films made by young filmmakers 14-26 years of age from the entire world. The “Ringerike International Youth Film Festival” is an important platform for new talent and cinematic creativity. The Festival accepts a broad selection of work made by young filmmakers in the categories: short fiction, documentaries, animation and music video. Selected filmmakers will receive festival passes to attend the festival and the opportunity to participate in the directors`Q&A after their screening.



This year`s festival offers a great variety of screenings and activities for everyone. Out of more than 700 submissions 44 films from 21 countries are selected to be part of the international competition! With our special screenings more than 50 films are screened throughout the festival. The Winner films 2019 will be awarded with the prestigious RIYFF AWARD, the “Oppgangssaga” – symbol of Hønefoss.

There will be workshops for filmmakers and students as well as a "Music Video Day".  At our "Family Day" we are looking forward to screening exciting films made by our RIYFF Juniors, the students from the Ringerike Kulturskole. There will be a DRop-In Photo workshop and many fun activities for all ages.

This year`s edition is a "plastic-free film festival". RIYFF will not use plastic during the festival days.

Enjoy the festival!


Practical information

Unique screening location – cinema in Stiftelsen Ringerike Kultursenter,  Hønefoss Bru 3, 3510  Hønefoss

Meeting Point & Festival Office – Foyer in Stiftelsen Ringerike Kultursenter ,  Hønefoss Bru 3, 3510 Hønefoss

Opening Times: 10.00- 18.00 p.m.

Tickets available at