Riffa Foundation

Regina International Film Festival & Awards (RIFFA) Foundation Inc., is a non-profit cultural art organization offering programs to enrich the community while celebrating film and diversity. These programs include The Regina International Film Festival and Awards (RIFFA), the RIFFA Academy, the RIFFA Studio and the RIFFA Classic Awards Show.


To inspire and motivate people to discover the world through the art of motion pictures.

To build an internationally recognized film art organization that empowers, entertains and educates our diverse community.

To build community capacity in the cinematic arts that encourage human connection, innovation, and self-expression through storytelling.


1. Depict and promote world cultures through the art of cinema in Saskatchewan.

2. Garner local, national and international media attention to showcase our unique festival programs and the best of world cinema.

3. Enlighten, motivate and entertain the public by bringing powerful personal, inspirational and imaginative stories to Saskatchewan.

4. Support and nurture Saskatchewan’s vibrant filmmaking community by bringing quality panels, workshops, and networking events to the festival.

5. Honour outstanding achievements in Canadian and international cinema with our annual Awards show in Regina.

6. Provide publicity to the RIFFA Foundation's charity of choice.

7. Provide a quality platform to engage, educate, and encourage marginalized cinematic artists to be creative and innovative in self-expression.