RIFF- 6th Annual Ridley Independent Film Festival

Students in Ms. Thomas’ Grade 12 Film Studies Course recently showcased a collection of their films in the 6th Annual RIFF – Ridley Independent Film Festival.


The festival is the culmination of months of hard work in pre-production, production and post-production. Below are four of the twelve films that were featured in the festival:

Documentary: The Hospital Clown
Shannon Foss
It takes a special group of people to do what the Shriner’s Hospital Clowns do.  The Hospital Clown offers a behind-the-scenes look at the joys and beauty that can spring from even the most difficult of circumstances.

Stop Motion and Claymation: Tracks
Yael Humui Yedid
After his father’s death, Noah has no will to live and he finds himself starring down at the metro tracks in the Times Square subway gathering the courage to jump.  However, he will find himself enveloped in a world of his memories that may persuade him not to take his life.

Drama: Kipfield and Wren
Brigitte Pawliw-Fry
Fifteen year old Wren returns home from school to find a mysterious letter that spells out her brother, Kipfield, eminent metamorphosis.  Wren leads the oblivious Kipfield on an adventure on his final hours as a human.

Comedy: The Last Donut
Chelsea Brewer
What happens when two friends are left with only one donut? Join Will and Denrieke on their madcap adventure to attain the last donut.