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Rihaan Patel is an influential film producer and director with six international accolades and over sixteen international festival nominations.

Rihaan relocated to Canada and established Rihaan Patel Films Inc. to promote ideas that were important to him: empathy, humanity, and global peace.

Rihaan Patel Films Inc. serves both the entertainment and commercial sectors, using video production to help organizations tell their stories more effectively.

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Rihaan Patel's documentary 'Footpath School is now part of the University of Toronto Public Library.

Biography

He started his career in 2010 by making his first short film titled ‘Dust of Orphan’ which won Audience Award at WNET REEL 13, USA. So far he worked on 125+ films and won 6 national and international awards and 16 official selections from all across the world. His documentary titled ‘Footpath School’ is now a part of University of Toronto Public Library. 

 

From year 2018 to 2020, he has been working on a feature film that deals with issues like superstition and black magic. Inspired by Italian-Neorealism, Rihaan made this film using real location, natural lighting, improvised dialogues and long takes. Currently, this film is in festival circuit and will be available on platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. 

 

Rihaan’s films are appreciated, endorsed and recognized by various individuals and organizations like United Nations, One International Organization, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malal Yousafzai, Amitabh Bachchan, PBS America, NDTV Prime, Youth Ki Awaaz, Zoya Akhtar, Diya Mirza. Rihaan’s achievement is covered by prestigious news media such as India Today, ABP News Network, DNA, Navgujarat Samay, Divya Bhaskar, Times of India and Ahmedabad TImes. 

 

Believer of power of cinema, after completion in Advanced Diploma in 3D Animations and Visual Effects from Cambridge University International Examination, Rihaan Patel has dedicated his life in making awareness films on global issues such as human right, environment, education and adapted to the contemporary distribution medium such as Youtube to reach global audience.After realizing his filmmaking potential and vision, Global Shaper Community of World Economic Forum has selected him to be Global Shaper at Ahmedabad Hub

 

In order to bring positive social change, he launched a online campaign called Lost & Found under which he made films on various national and international issues with positive message which garnered more than 22 Million views from all across. As a result, Lost & Found invited to be a content partner of leading media publications like Divya Bhaskar and theQYouTV.

 

Today, Rihaan Patel's work is actively followed and endorsed by community consisting more than 50,000 people.

2009

2009

Directing his second student short film: The Burial of Daughters

2011

2011

Won best short film non-fiction award. Receiving a trophy from Zoya Akhtar, a prominent filmmaker from India.

2011

2011

Posing with his team after receiving an award for a best student short film.

2014

2014

Rihaan is teaching filmmaking to underprivileged kids in Ahmedabad, India.

2016

2016

With his team while filming a short film 'Respect Her Expertise'

2017

2017

He believes in producing the result no matter what are the circumstances.

Awards & Recognition

India • Canada • USA • Italy • Australia • Iran • Berlin • Spain

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  • 'Veer Bahadur' (Short Film) Outstanding Achievement Award at Tagore International Film Festival, 2021, India 

  • 'Veer Bahadur' (Feature Film) Honorable Mention at Berlin Indie Film Festival 2021, Berlin, Germany

  • 'Footpath School’ – Official Selection at Ammar Popular Film Festival 2016, Tehran, Iran.

  • ‘Footpath School’ - Official Selection at Docademia - Documentary for Academia, 2016, USA

  • ‘Be Earthian’ Official Selection at 39th 39 th Elche International Independent Film Festival 2016, Alicante, Spain

  • ‘Majestic Ring’ Nominated at Goldensun Short Film Festival 2016, Malta.

  • ‘Majestic Ring’ Official Selection at Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne, 2016, Australia

  • 'Majestic Ring’ Official Selection for Best Trailer at Barcelona Planet Film Festival, 2015

  • 'Blood Monk’ Official Selection at Pare Lorentz International Film Festival, West Virginia, 2014, USA 'Champal’ Official Selection at Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, India, 2014

  • 'My Best Friend’ Official Selection at Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, India, 2014

  • ‘Champal’ – Nominated at 24FPS 2011, Mumbai

  • ‘My Best Friend’ – Nominated and Awarded Best Digital Film at 24FPS 2011, Mumbai

  • ‘MAAC Satellite Ratna (Star)’ – For a student who made a Special Contribution for Institute, 2011 

  • ‘Champal’ – Special Achievement Award from MAAC (Maya Academy of Advance Cinematics) Satellite, 2011

  • ‘Champal’ – Best Editing & Best Film at Ahmedabad Film Project 2011 (48 Hours Filmmaking Project), 2011

  • ‘My Best Friend’ – Official Selection at 3rd International Film Festival Ahmedabad 2011, 6-9 October, 2011

  • ‘The Burial of Daughters’ – 2nd Prize at 3rd Global Film Festival Noida 2010, 12-14 November 2010

  • ‘The Burial of Daughters’ – Official Selection at 7th SEDICICORTO International Film Festival, Italy

  • ‘The Burial of Daughters’ – Nomination and Screening at 3rd International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (Dept of Cultural Affairs, Govt of Kerala) 2011

  • ‘The Burial of Daughters’ – Winner at Sixteen:Nine International Film Festival 2011

  • ‘The Burial of Daughters’ – 2nd Rank Nomination – Grand Challenger Photography – Frameflixx2 2010 (Frameboxx Animation Awards)

  • ‘Dust of Orphan’ – Nominated and Screened at Toronto Student Film Festival, 2010

  • ‘Dust of Orphan’ – Official Selection in WNET Reel 13 New York / Audience Award WNET Reel 13 New York, 2009

  • SHORT FILM AWARD by Mr. Al Gore (Ex-Vice President, USA), 2009

  • Special Thanks for contribution in Antena Hispana at CHANNEL 31 Melbourne, 2007 

International Recognition

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Rihaan Patel Films Inc. 

Best videographers in Toronto, Mississauga and GTA providing video strategy & production service for businesses, corporates and families. Making corporate videos, business documentaries, testimonial videos as well as family videos. 

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