Press

2018

Do SG Filmmakers Have A Colonial Hangup? Rifyal Giffari Wants To Know​

 

Rifyal Giffari on  why he made a Deepavali-themed film and his reflections on the local creative scene.

FLY Filmmaking Workshop Presentation & Master Class

Rifyal Giffari speaks at ASEAN-ROK FLY (Film Leaders Incubator) Workshop Presentation in Singapore

Today at Apple, with Rifyal Giffari and Viddsee

Rifyal Giffari interview/articles on Viddsee ' A Spectacular Sight'

Viddsee Originals completes launch of ‘Drive’ and ‘Scene City’ original series & celebrates 4 million views

In His Own Words: Rifyal Giffari On A Spectacular Sight

Scene City: A spectacular sight


Rifyal Giffari invited to Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN)'s Fantastic Film School

Fantastic Film School Participants 2018

'Departure' to screen at SeaShorts 2018

6 Shorts from FLY to Screen at SeaShorts 2018

Guest Speaker for All In! Young Writers Festival 2018

 

Panels:
The Power of Film and Your Will to Write It: Supported by the Puttnam School of Film, LaSalle

Writing Socially-Relevant Artistic Content: Supported by Singapore Creations Etc

Rifyal Giffari short film commissioned by Viddsee and IMDA

Viddsee Announces New Films, Documentaries and Drama With Ten Singaporean Filmmakers

Rifyal speaks on IMDA's efforts to advance Singapore's film industry.

FORBES -  Singapore Is Pushing For A Global Box Office Hit In 2018
 

2017

Speaker at the 28th Singapore International Film Festival 2017, Youth Jury and Critics Programme

 

Speakers for the Singapore International FIlm Festival - Youth Jury and Critics Programme

'Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers' wins Next Generation Award at the 19th Digicon6 Asia Singapore 

19th Digicon6 Asia Singapore Winners

'Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers' is selected for the 19th Digicon6 Asia Singapore 

19th Digicon6 Asia Singapore Official Selection

'Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers' and Rifyal officially selected for FLY Film Festival in Busan, Korea

FLY Film Festival Official Selection Announced 

'Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers' is officially selected for the Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival.

Cinebalu Selection for Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival 2017

'Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers' is officially selected for Scenecs International Debut Film Festival

SCENECS 2017 Official Programme 

'Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers' wins Platinum Remi Awards for Best Short Fantasy Film at 50th World Fest Houston Film Festival

50th Worldfest Houston 2017 Remi Award Winners

'Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers' wins Best Directing Award at Flicks Fiesta South East Asia 2017

FFSEA17 Best Directing Award

'Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers' nominated at Flicks Fiesta South East Asia 2017

FFSEA17 Nomination Announcement

'Departure' screens at Digicon6 ASIA special screening in Cambodia, vKirirom Pine Resort

Screen the winning works of the DigiCon6ASIA contest, as well as the films through the FLY project

Asian Filmmakers arrive in Higashikawa


Young filmmakers mentored by Japanese commercial directors

'Departure' screens at Opening Ceremony of Cambodia International Film Festival


7th CIFF At A Glance! #4: "Cambodia In Shorts" 
 

'Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers' screens at VIBRANT NTU 2017

NTU School of Art, Design and Media present VIBRANT NTU: ADM Visions.

Rifyal reviews 'Singing in Graveyards', 'By the Time it Gets Dark' and 'The Rifyal Report' for SINdie Quarterly Mag

SINdie Jan - Mar 2017 Magazine 

'Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers' selected at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema London 2017

Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers nominated for Best Short Film and Best Lead Actress

2016

Rifyal was selected to participate in Film Leaders Incubator (FLY) Higashikawa 2017

Film Leaders Incubator - Higashikawa 2017 trainees

Rifyal is featured on Youth.sg on what filmmakers and audiences in Singapore need.

Youth.sg - "Rifyal, 26, Filmmaker - Stories of Singaporean Youths and their take on social issues and the latest trends"

Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers selected for Hanoi International Film Festival, Main Competition

Hanoi International Film Festival Short Film Competition 2016

 

Rifyal and his family is featured in the newspaper 'Berita Harian' inspirational series

BERITA HARIAN - "Batman Sparks Interest"

Rifyal was selected to participate in the 5th edition of ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator: FLY2016

FLY 2016 Trainee Profiles

FLY2016 Unveils the 20 Finalists from 10 Countries

Rifyal was featured in MANJA Magazine 

 

September - "Young Director's Ideas"

Rifyal was nominated as a  Mendaki Outstanding Graduate Nominee

Meet Outstanding Graduate Nominee Rifyal Giffari!

BERITA HARIAN - Graduates Tea "Malay Youths urged to seek experience and knowledge from mentors."

"Sweet Bloom of Night Time Flowers" was nominated for six categories at the National Youth Film Awards. It won the Best Production Design Award.

TNP - 'It felt surreal'

TNP  -  "VETERAN CH 8 ACTOR STARS IN SHORT FILM DIRECTED BY SON"

ARTHOP REVIEW -  A Filmmaker's Platform | National Youth Film Awards 2016

BERITA HARIAN - First Class Effort

 

STRAITS TIMES  - "The second edition of the National Youth Film Award (NYFA) aims to help open doors for emerging auteurs"

TEENAGE - FEATURED NOMINEES OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH FILM AWARDS 2016

TEENAGE -  WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH FILM AWARDS 2016

TNP - "She relates to ghostly character"

BERITA HARIAN - ANUGERAH FILEM BELIA KEBANGSAAN (NYFA) 2016

SCAPEmedia - National Youth Film Awards nominees media briefing

2015

Rifyal Giffari is awarded the Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award by Minister Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts.

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