Riffa Academy

The RIFFA Academy is an educational wing of RIFFA foundation Inc. which runs year around with different educational programs and workshops. The debut program being implemented under RIFFA Academy is named the Comprehensive Film and Fine Art (COFF) program.

Comprehensive film and fine art program:
COFF is a community based vocational training program, that helps individuals living with mental health challenges to cope through the power of artistic and cinematic expression. It offers beginner/entry level vocational training courses in Regina in the field of film and media production. COFF supports the community and operates in partnership with the health care and film/entertainment industry.

More about the COFF program:

This course is centred on individual self-expression through student-produced documentaries and short films. We will seek to discover the power of creative storytelling through the appropriate preparation of mind and material. We will endeavour to enlighten and challenge an audience with original stories that move beyond the traditional. Students will be encouraged to expand their knowledge of how story development, sound and pictures can strengthen audience connection to the material and affect social change through narrative.

In order to gain an understanding of the process, the theoretical modes that provide the foundations for filmmaking will be explored, along with hands-on instruction in producing a documentary or short film. Each student, with support from faculty/advisors and fellow students, will conceive, produce and edit a documentary or short film. The films may be experimental, poetic, performative or traditional. Importantly, this course will afford the creative freedom and encouragement necessary for each student to begin to discover their own voice as a storyteller.

This course will be of benefit to students interested in self-expression, storytelling and media. All students will gain hands-on experience in conceptualization, writing, filming and editing. It will also be beneficial for those with aspirations to work within the film industry.

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