Welcome to our 6th ANNUAL live edition of the Ravenheart International Film Festival (RIFF), held in the heart of Oslo, Norway!

We are Norway's only film festival focusing solely on all fantastic cinema—the only film festival in Scandinavia to be ranked a "Top 100" Reviewed festival on FilmFreeway. The growth of RIFF has been exciting and mind-blowing every year, and it has been listed on and off FilmFreeway's top 100 best-reviewed film festivals in the world for the past five years.

Aiming to connect all domestic and foreign filmmakers through film's universal language. Celebrating all cinema but particularly spotlighting fantastic genre films (Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy, Thriller, Dark Comedy and more.) RIFF is an event where all filmmakers, fans of the art of cinema, and creatives can come together to share their experiences and love for fantastic cinema genres.

RIFF submissions are open to all types of genre films. We are looking to showcase the best in genre film. Guest speakers, Q&As, booths, and networking opportunities will all be held at the live event. We also invite aspiring filmmakers and students to inspire one another and others to become better filmmakers.

Please visit our website for more information and updates as we get closer to the event. (www.ravenheartfilmfestival.com)

So, if you love high-quality genre films and want to join the Northern Flock, send us your film, pack your bags, leave your nest, and FLOCK ON over to Norway!

We are the FLOCK...


• Festival Choice
• Best Feature Film
• Best Short Film
• Best Horror Short Film
• Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Film

• Best Dark Comedy
• Best Animation
• Best Student
• Best Documentary
• Best Micro-Short
• Best Music Video
• Best Director
• Best Actor
• Best Actress
• Best Cinematography
• Best Special Makeup FX
• Best Nordic Short Screenplay

Films submitted must be completed AFTER January 1st, 2022. We will notify you no later than MAY 20, 2024, if your film is officially selected. Please ensure your email and contact information are correct and current on FilmFreeway. All submissions must be received no later than MAY 13, 2024. All films that deliver their films after May 13th, 2024, will be considered for the following year's festival unless negotiated beforehand.

All entries officially selected grant Ravenheart the right to use any footage from the screener. You also grant RIFF permission to screen your film at the event and use any material sent to us for Ravenheart's promotional purposes without constraints.

Physical Screeners such as DCP or BLU-RAY will not be returned (Unless further negotiated; don't send us your master copy). Physical screeners must arrive at least two weeks before the event and be postmarked well before the event's date.

• All entry fees are non-refundable.

• RIFF WILL NOT pay screening fees. (Unless negotiated)

• RIFF WILL NOT cover any travel expenses. (Unless negotiated)

• RIFF WILL NOT cover any SUBTITLING or DCP expenses. Although, we do offer a DCP service at an additional cost. (Please get in touch with us for further information.)

• Any film NOT previously SCREENED at a previous edition of Ravenheart is eligible for consideration.

• All student submissions must provide proof of your current studies or valid student ID on FilmFreeway. You must be currently studying or finished studying in the last year.

• Feature films must be completed, not "works in progress."

• Short film online screeners may be "works in progress," but only during the submission stages. The film's final cut must be delivered by the final submission deadline, or it risks being disqualified from the festival.

• If any eligibility requirements are not met, we reserve the right to disqualify any submission from the event.

By submitting, you represent and warrant that you have full legal right and authority to submit the film/video project for consideration by RIFF and that all necessary consents, licensing, and approvals have been obtained legally and willingly. You agree to hold RIFF and its sponsors harmless in any matters about all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court). This may be incurred because of any claim involving copyright, trademark, consents, licenses, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the videos entered. You understand that your submission is not a guarantee of acceptance into RIFF. No one from RIFF or its sponsors has guaranteed your admission into the festival. Should your film be accepted, you grant RIFF the right to use any footage from the preview screener, all submitted publicity photos, and any other materials about this entry for RIFF's promotional, non-commercial purposes without limitations.

Overall Rating
  • Jude Goldrei

    We were over the moon to have our Norwegian Premiere for STOP DEAD at Ravenheart 2023, although sadly couldn't go. Communication and with the team was excellent and exchanging materials no problem at all.

    They cover both shorts and features on socials and it was all really
    nicely presented. It's great to be part of the "Flockers" alumni page on FB. We will definitely keep in touch and hopefully return with the feature version of our short next time!

    Flock on!

    October 2023
  • Tony Olsen

    The kiwi crew of Aotearoa New Zealand short film ‘HOT WOOL’ were honoured to participate in the 2023 edition of Ravenheart International Film Festival and were flocking thrilled to share our picture with Scandinavian sci-fi and fantasy fans. All the very best for future editions!

    October 2023
  • I was absolutely thrilled to have my short film "D.O.D." screen at Ravenheart, and on top of that winning "Best Dark Comedy" was the cherry on top. Very proud to display those laurels on the trailer. I unfortunately couldn't make it to Oslo for the festival, but one of the actors in the film went, and the handoff of information was smooth and efficient. Any questions were answered almost immediately, and the actor who was reaching out throughout the entire festival had an amazing time, and couldn't stop raving about the quality of films that were screened at Ravenheart. The actor felt welcomed and had an amazing time. Would definitely recommend, and I look forward to going back in person at some point. Thank you for everything, Ravenheart!

    September 2023
  • Alejandro Mathé

    I wish I could have been there! Thank you for programming our short, it's been an honour to be bale to show our short to Oslo audiences!

    September 2023
  • Joe Stakun

    Great people & great films all in the great city of Oslo. I had an excellent time at Ravenheart! I hope to make it back in the years to come.

    September 2023