Rihaan Patel is an independent filmmaker. 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.
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