Hrönn Marinósdóttir

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Hrönn Marinósdóttir has been the Director of Reykjavik International Film Festival RIFF, since its foundation in 2004.

Hrönn Marinósdóttir started RIFF as a school project. For her master’s thesis at Reykjavík University she decided to research what it would take for Reykjavík to host a major international film festival. Three weeks after her graduation, work began to bring the thesis to fruition. Seventeen films were screened at the inaugural Reykjavík International Film Festival in 2004.

This year’s program boasts nearly 140 films, many of them travelling to Reykjavík straight from other major film festivals on the global circuit.

Previously, she was a journalist and has been giving lectures on cinema at the University of Iceland and other schools.