After a sparkling year celebrating R.E.D. 10th anniversary we are now opening our call to receive fabulous films related to dance for RIFF EIGHTH EDITION. It will take place from May 31st to June 2nd, 2024, 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 and exhibitions by visual artists.
•Workshops for kids and youngsters.
•Expert panel on film.
•2024 shooting star.
•Drive-in cinema in the woods, which will be revisited because our audience has been asking for this fantastic experience.
•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,


RIFF EIGHTH EDITION will take place from May 31st to June 2nd, 2024.

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 SEVENTH EDITION in 2021 we showed 26 films from all genres at our main venue, the R.E.D. ARENA and we filled the festival with extra music, dance activities and artistic experiences.

During the eight years that the festival has been running, we have offered live performances, outdoor screening, shooting stars exhibitions, concerts, red carpet paths, panel conversations, laboratories, festival-painter exhibitions, and much much more.

Short Films: art-dance-cinema
“Herbarium” by Iwona Pasinska. Poland.
“On Mending” by Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern & Emilie Lariche. USA-France.

Long films:
Feature film: “Elegy of Lost Things”, by Stefano Mazzotta. Italy.
Documentary: “Why I Dance”, by Andreas Strand Renberg. Norway.

“The Swan at the Mouth of the River”, by Daphna Mero. Israel.
“TRIXIE”, by Bastien Genoux. Switzerland.

**AUDIENCE AWARDS: “Why I Dance”, by Andreas Strand Renberg. Norway.
Jury: Odd Johan Fritzøe (NO), Francesca N. Penzani (IT/USA). 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 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.

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 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 January 1st to March 20th, 2024.
-If your film is accepted, we will need your film in good quality before May 1st.
-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
  • 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
  • Kate Mitchell

    I was very honored that my film, GOLDEN, was included in the 2020 festival. As we all know, 2020 was a terrible year for film festivals because of the Covid-19 pandemic, so live festivals were almost impossible, which is why I haven't commented on hospitality and networking. But RIFF worked hard to figure out some solutions. I loved that one of them was creating an outdoor venue and drive-in theater in order to show the films live, which which enhanced the excitement of the online version. Although I missed the opportunity to meet other artists and people in the community in person, on the other hand, the films were undoubtedly seen by more viewers. Thank you, RIFF!

    February 2021
  • It was an honor to have my documentary Born Just Now participate in the 5th edition of RIFF: the R.E.D. International Film Festival in Eina, Norway. This unique festival celebrates Dance/ Art/ Cinema, and I have nothing but praise for the Festival's director Ella Christina Fiskum and the guest curator and choreographer Yolanda M. Guadarrama. Communication was consistent throughout and the jury members Mari Nørstegård Tomren and Margaret Williams provided thoughtful feedback regarding the award winning films. The jury wrote the following in response to my film.

    "This documentary gives voice to a brave woman who has abandoned a "normal" domestic life in a conservative social environment for being a performance artist using her own body as a vehicle and main tool of her art and expression of freedom. The film has very interesting and beautiful, yet sometimes disturbing images, well collected, composed and told by the filmmaker."

    July 2020
  • Fu LE

    A very positive place in the Norwegian forest for dance, cinema and many other artistic events. I wish to come back there :)

    January 2020