RIFF 2023


REAKTOR International Film Festival

14.09. - 18.09.2023

REAKTOR International Film Festival will celebrate its 6th anniversary.
The five-day festival screens high quality films that have an unusual point of view, which are not frequently shown in film festivals. Concentrating on something that has friction and shares an original and authentic art position, with focus on directing, storytelling, cinematography, and editing.

Award Categories & Winners

Best FilmThe Tashkent Files directed and produced by Vivek Agnihotri

Best Director – Yannis Aivazis for Abyss in

Best Actor – Reena Aggarwal in Alpha Beta Gamma directed by Shankar Srikumar

Best Supporting Actor – Asif Basra - The Tashkent Files

The Reaktor 2023 AwardTo Caterpillar, from Butterfly by Aakarsh Sansanwal & Agrim Sansanwal

Best Screenplay – Paula Lussi – Seven dogs directed by Rodrigo Guerrero

Most Innovative FilmNotes to a Lover from Jenny Adam and her beautiful family/Astidah Al-ruh directed by Sudeep Ranjar Sarkar

Most Compelling StorytellingLeaks directed by Alain Declercq

Best performance – Ensemble CastUnpacking directed by Alexandra Clayton & Michal Sinnott

Best EditingTo Caterpillar, from Butterfly directed by Aakarsh Sansanwal & Agrim Sansanwal

Best MusicThe Tashkent Files – Satya Manik Afsar

Best Short filmWoman on the hill, directed, produced, and written by Surbhi Sharma


14. September 2023


Opening | Award Ceremony


To Caterpillar, from Butterfly (IN, 2021) by Aakarsh Sansanwal & Agrim Sansanwal


Notes to a Lover from Jenny Adams and her beautiful family/ Astidah Al-ruh (IN, 2022) by Sudeep Ranjar Sarkar


15. September 2023


Tramway (PL, 2021) by Bartosz Reetz

I am not down (IN, 2023) by Jyoti Madnani Singh

Spellbound (CH, 2022) by Robin Rippmann

Re-record (UA, 2022) by Kyrylo Zemlyanyi

Zarzal (CO, 2022) by Sebastián Valencia Muñoz

Reprise (DE, 2021) by Kenji Ouellet

Hair Tie, Egg, Homework Books (CN, 2021) by Runxiao Luo


Four Nights (NP, 2021) by Deepak Rauniyar

Fatih The Conqueror (TR, 2023) by Onur Yagiz

Woman on the Hill (IN, 2022) by Surbhi Sharma


Alpha Beta Gamma (IN, 2021) by Shankar Srikumar

16. September 2023


You can't automate me (NL, 2021) by Katarina Jazbec

Preserve (AT, 2022) by Manuel Baus

Survivor (IR, 2022) by Karim Azimi

Bubbles (IT, 2023) by Meri Dishnica

Dead Man Dancing (AT, 2022) by Elias Kilgus

Moonskin Fever (US, 2023) by Hannah Bisewski & Tara Elliott

Giti jan (IR, 2022) by Shayan Shahverdi


Leaks (FR, 2023) by Alain Declercq


The Tashkent Files (IN, 2019) by Vivek Agnihotri


17. September 2023


Negative/Positive (IT, 2023) by Federica Foglia

Skyscraper (IT, 2023) by Federica Foglia

Geisha (IT, 2022) by Antonio Longobardi

Wet Paper (ES, 2023) by Mercè Hernández Carbonell

Off-Season (FR, 2023) by Francescu Artily

The Sower of Stars (ES, 2021) by Lois Patiño

Innesti Neri e Bianchi (IT, 2022) by Federica Foglia

Damp Moss (US, 2023) by by Christopher Thompson

Fixing Things (AT, 2022) by Jan Prazak


Abyss in (GR, 2022) by Yannis Aivazis


Searcher (IN, 2022) by Divya Sachar

Reverse (FR, 2023) by Christophe Lenoir


Seven Dogs (AR, 2021) by Rodrigo Guerrero


15 Seconds A Lifetime (IN, 2022) by Divya Kharnare


18. September 2023


Unpacking (US, 2022) by Alexandra Clayton & Michal Sinnott


A Passenger in Love (IN, 2022) by Abhishek Bhatnagar


Amit R Agarwal
Bernhard Kammel
Anastasia Maltseva
Vivek Singhania
Kasra Tirsahar

Doors open one hour before the first screening.