About Rita

Rita Ferrando is a Toronto based multidisciplinary artist, primarily focusing on film, photography and video installations. Central themes to her practice include the manipulation of high and low technologies, the impermanence of memory, and the experience of the female psyche. Her studies have brought her to work on various films in Canada, Argentina and the HFF in Munich. 



  • BFA — Film (2013 – 2017)
    Ryerson University
    Graduated with Distinction
  • Business of Film — Intensive (2016)
    HFF University Munich
  • Ursula Franklin Academy (2009-2012)
    Graduated with Honors
  • National Ballet of Canada (2008-2012)
    Senior Associates Program 


  • The Women in Film and Television Award (2017)
    Ryerson University
  • Ronald W. Mason Memorial Bursary (2016)
    Ryerson University
  • Nominated, Peter Gerretsen Film Awards (2013)
    Ryerson University