Reykjavik International Film Festival hosts couch film fest

This Saturday will see the world’s largest ever international one-day short films festival take over the Icelandic capital as part of the Reykjavik International Film Festival. It may be big, but it is also undeniably cosy…

This unusual and unique feature of the Reykjavik International Film Festival has received surprisingly little attention so far; but Couch Fest Films is interesting in that it takes place entirely in residential homes — mostly, but not only, in the festival’s host city.

Couch Fest Flim is in its fourth year and the world’s biggest international one day short film festival will be based in Reykjavik this Saturday; but films will also be screened in residential homes in 30 cities around the world, including in Oman, Brazil and Australia. The previous three festivals took place in Seattle.

The one day event this year will feature over 100 short films from around the world.

Couch Fest Films’ founder and organiser Craig Downing seems to be a fan of the three-years in one city theme and has already committed to keep the festival in Iceland for the next three years.

Tickets went on sale yesterday and the website is