Festival: The Riviera International Film Festival (Sestri Levante, Italy)

About the festival


The Riviera International Film Festival is an informal and original event with a specific dynamic path: to present only the work of young filmmakers and to get to the root of cinema inspiration.

What themes and stories inspire under 35 directors today worldwide? What inspires the professionals and technicians working behind the scenes? What path does inspiration follow to create the magic of a movie?

Riviera International Film Festival seeks to make such a path appreciable and stimulating for cinema professionals and keen amateurs, where they can find their own inspiration with us!

When? 26 – 30 April 2017

Where? Sestri Levante, Italy

Festival Website: http://www.rivierafilm.org/?lang=en


Autumn Lights

Directed by Angad Aulakh

An American photographer adrift in a remote Icelandic community becomes entangled in the lives of a mysterious European couple.

Festival Link

Nordic Film Database



Sami Blood

Directed by Amanda Kernell

Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930’s and race biology examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life.

Festival Link

Nordic Film Database

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.