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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.

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Hazel McCallion and Rihaan Patel

at Bread and Honey Festival, Streetsville, Canada.

Biography

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

 

From 2018 to 2020, he worked on a feature film about superstition and black magic. Inspired by Italian Neorealism, Rihaan made this film using real locations, natural lighting, improvised dialogue, and long takes. Currently, the film is on the 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 the United Nations, One International Organization, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai, Amitabh Bachchan, PBS America, NDTV Prime, Youth Ki Awaaz, Zoya Akhtar, and Diya Mirza. Rihaan’s achievements are covered by prestigious news media such as India Today, ABP News Network, DNA, Navgujarat Samay, Divya Bhaskar, Times of India, and Ahmedabad Times. 

 

A believer in the power of cinema, Rihaan completed the Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation and Visual Effects from Cambridge University International Examinations. Since then, he has dedicated his life to making awareness films on global issues such as human rights, the environment, and education; and has adapted to contemporary distribution mediums such as YouTube to reach a global audience. After recognizing Rihaan’s filmmaking potential and vision, the Global Shaper Community of the World Economic Forum selected him to be a Global Shaper at Ahmedabad Hub.

 

To bring positive social change, Rihaan has launched an online campaign called Lost & Found under which he makes films with positive messages on various national and international issues. So far, the campaign has garnered more than 22 million views around the world. As a result, Lost & Found was 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 a community of 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 

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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. 

Email us at hello@rihaanpatel.com