Rifyal Giffari is a writer and director.He graduated from Nanyang Technological University's School of Art, Design and Media with a First Class Bachelor's of Fine Arts (Honors) in Digital Filmmaking.
He is also an alumni of the BIFAN (Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival) Fantastic Film School, ASEAN-ROK FLY (Film Leaders Incubator) programme organized by the Busan Film Commission as well as SGIFF's (Singapore International Film Festival) Youth Jury and Critics Programme.
His works spans commercials, broadcast, web series and short films, both personal and commissioned. When he is not doing any of that, he is an associate editor for the online Singapore film magazine 'SINdie'.
Guiding Light (2018)
UFC Refresh (2019)
SINDA - Prepare (2019)
SINDA - Heroes (2019)
Blu - The Extra Mile (2019)
A Spectacular Sight (2018)
Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers (2016)
Family Tree (2020)
Sights and Sounds (2020)
The Beast from the Trees (2022)
BIFAN Fantastic Film School
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival - Fantastic Film School 2018
Hosted by Asia's premiere genre film festival, the Fantastic Film School is a professional training programme and provided filmmaking know-how from renowned experts of the international film industry; FFS focuses on the core process of filmmaking reflecting the rapid change in current genre filmmaking trends.
Digicon6 Asia 2017
Won - Next Generation Award
FLY Film Festival 2017
Organized by the Busan Film Commission and the Asian Film Commissions Network, the FLY Film Festival selected 20 alumni to celebrate its 5 year anniversary. Participants screened their works, hosted round table talks and forums. It was held in Busan, South Korea in 2017.
Film Leaders Incubator (FLY) in Hikashigawa 2017
Annual programme for FLY participants to shoot a film in Hikashigawa, also known internationally as the Town of Photography in Sapporo, Hokkaido - Japan.
18th ASEAN-Korea Future Oriented Youth Exchange Programme 2016
Organized by the National Youth Council of Singapore and the National Council of Youth Organizations in Korea
ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator (FLY) 2016
Organized by the Busan Film Commission and the Asian Film Commissions Network, film industry-supporting agencies in ASEAN member nations take turns each year to co-organize the event in their region. It was held in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia in 2016.
Mendaki Excellence Award - 2016
Awarded to the top graduates of the year's cohort with an ahcievement of First Class Honors with an award of $1,000SGD.
Outstanding Graduate Award - 2016
Awarded to Singapore's top graduates of the year.
National Youth Film Awards - 2016
"Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers" - Writer/Director
Won -Best Production Design
Best Film, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design,
Best Sound Mixing.
Youth Jury and Critics Programme
26th Singapore International Film Festival
SGIFF Youth Jury & Critics Programme seeks to nurture a new generation of critical writers on cinema from the region. The Programme includes writing on a live film journal on the festival’s website, Youth Meets Film, extensively covering the works in competition in the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition.
Finally, the Youth Jury will vote on the Youth Jury Prize-winning film during the Silver Screen Awards.
Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award - 2015
The award was introduced in 2005 in honor of the then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong. It is given to students who display potential in both academic studies as well as beyond it such as film, music and sports. Each participant is granted SGD$10,000.
Education and Experience
2016 - present
2012 - Present
2018 - Present
UFC Refresh - TVC
SINDA Prepare for Life - TVC
SINDA Superheroes - TVC
The Moving Visuals Co.
2017 - 2018
'Cantik Detektif' - 2018, Suria
'Savouring the Future' - 2017, Channel News Asia
'Special Delivery' - 2018, Channel 5
'Gotong Royong', 2018, Suria
Nanyang Technological University
BFA(Hons) in Digital Filmmaking
2012 - 2016
First Class Honors
Deans List - 2013/4 and 2015/2016
End of Semester Shows - 2012, 2013, 2014
Exchange Programme - McGill Univeristy, 2015
Diploma in Digital Media Design (Animation)