After a great 8th edition with an expansive festival program and artists form all over the world, we are now opening our call to receive films related to dance, movement, art and cinema for RIFF 9TH EDITION. It will take place from May 30th to June 1st 2025, at our venue in Norway: R.E.D.

In addition to its rich and carefully selected national and international film program, the festival will also contain:
•Dance performances
•Exhibitions by festival artists.
•Workshops for kids and youngsters.
•Laboratories for filmmakers, dance and visual artists.
•Expert panel on film.
•Film exhibitions.
•Drive-in cinema.
•Shooting star.
•Café and bar
•And much much more…

Thanks for your interest in the festival. We specially thank creators participation in RIFF OPEN CALL.
Let's keep our interest in Art Alive!!!

Ella Fiskum,

dance- art- cinema

RIFF 9TH EDITION will take place from May 30th to June 1st, 2025.

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 exceeds boundaries and contains strong elements of movement and dance including expressions such as screendance, art films, more traditional and conventional short films, documentaries and full feature films.

*Cinema is from the French cinématographe which comes in part from the greek kinema, meaning movement. So, cinema is really just another word meaning moving picture.

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 8TH EDITION in 2024 we showed 35 films from all genres at our main venue, the R.E.D. ARENA and we filled the festival with outdoor and indoor screenings, concerts, exhibitions, live performances, red carpet, and various activities.

Short Films (under 20 minutes): art-dance-cinema
“Circology” by Tero Peltoniemi. Finland.
“Somber Tides” by Chantal Caron. Canada.
“Prisoner” by Chanchan Gou. China.

Feature films and documentary films (over 20 minutes):
“Revealing the Invisible”, by Tony Chong and Marlene Millar. Canada

“Urban Genesis”, by FuLe. France.

**AUDIENCE AWARDS: “Circology” by Tero Peltoniemi. Finland.
Jury: Christian Lo (NO). The jury also consists of curator Yolanda M. Guadarrama (MX) and director Ella Fiskum (NO).

As the Hollywood sign was erected in Los Angeles in 1923, Einawood was founded as a neighborhood where the motion picture industry is emerging. EINAWOOD sign was inaugurated in Eina, Norway, on July 20th, 2017. The event was led 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 regional competence centre for dans in Innland County, and an international arena for arts and culture, running with a full year residency program, production house and stage for dance, circus, film, art and interdisciplinary cultural expressions, located at Nyland farm in Eina, Norway. It was recognized as a Regional Competence Centre for Dance since 2018, and is now founded by The Government, Innland County, Vestre Toten Municipally and Østnorsk Film Centre. It is located one hour from Oslo.
R.E.D. was founded by Ella Fiskum in 2013.

All the selected films will be part of the official selection and will get the RIFF PALM LOGO and a publicity poster.

- Jury Award.
- Honorary Mention.
- Audience Award.
All the winners will be granted a residency at R.E.D. in Norway.
The residency consists of free lodging, free work space, and an official showing and or/a workshop arranged by R.E.D.
Check information about R.E.D:

We are opening the submission to find those hidden crucial films we need to select, those films out of our normal reach and more.
-We are looking for films which have strong elements of movement and dance, including expressions such as:
Art Films
Short Films
Feature Films
Documentary Films on Dance
-We call for films with open meanings and universal contents, ranging from abstract to strong narrative elements, from experimental and poetic to action driven, having different styles and genres, but always composed with solid visual elements.
-The length of Screendance, Art Film and Short Film pieces must be from 1 to 20 minutes.
-The length of Documentary Films must be from 1 to 60 minutes.
-The creator or who submits the film needs to declare to owe the total author rights of the film.
-If needed, add English subtitles to the film.
-The fee to participate with Screendance, Art Film and Short Film is 22 USD in Early Deadline, 27 USD in Regular Deadline and 37 USD in Late Deadline.
-The fee to participate with a Documentary Film is 27 USD in Early Deadline, 32 USD in Regular Deadline and 40 USD in Late Deadline.
-The fee to participate with a feature film is 37 USD in Early Deadline, 42 USD in Regular Deadline and 47 USD in Late Deadline.
-The submission will be open from October 1st 2024 to February 1st, 2025.
-Notification date March 20th 2025.
-If your film is accepted, we will need your film in good quality before March 31st.
-Ask for a Waiver Discount to if you have been part of the official selection in previous editions.
For further questions write to:

Overall Rating
  • Kari Hoaas

    Great festival in idyllic setting in the countryside of Norway

    June 2024
  • tony chong

    Couldn't make it but what a wonderful Festival!

    June 2024
    Response from festival:

    Great having your wonderful film here in Norway. Great respons, and congratulations!!!

  • Soraya Vargas

    I feel honored to be part of your official selection! Thank you for choosing my movie. the best for your Festival.

    June 2024
    Response from festival:

    Dear Soraya,
    It was a pleasure to show your strong, interesting and important film at this years edition of RIFF. It was screened in the program: Documented Diversity and was well received.
    Hope you see you here in Norway some day.
    Ella Fiskum
    Festival Director

  • Mistaya Hemingway

    Excellent festival! Only wish I could have been there in person. Thanks so much for having At Lake.

    September 2022
  • 裕哉 吉崎

    It's a great honor to join RIFF -Festival- Norway!
    Very smooth communication and I feel their passion for festival!!

    July 2021