Casting call for Will Kwan’s new video

castingcallCalling all actors/actresses! Toronto artist Will Kwan is looking for two actors to star in his latest video installation. Read more below if you’re interested in getting involved. Please share with your networks!

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Posted: Thursday 24 July 2014
Production title: If All You Have is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail
Production Type: Independent; video art installation for gallery exhibition
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Compensation: Yes. Project honorarium for 1.5 day shoot and 0.5 day rehearsal.
Project length: Short (20-30 minutes)
Project format: art installation, HD video
Production location: Toronto
Director and writer: Will Kwan
Production Co: Studio Will Kwan / Gendai Gallery / Trinity Square Video / Toronto Reel Asian Int’l Film Festival
Company websites: / / /
Shooting Location: Toronto

AUDITIONSSaturday 09 August 2014, 11AM—7PM (Please respond to email below to schedule audition slot.)
SHOOTING START—ENDSaturday 06 September 2014—Sunday 07 September 2014 OR Saturday 13 September 2014—Sunday 14 September 2014

If interested please send resume, headshot, and link to showreel (if available) to:

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2014 Reel Asian Special Events Committee

Reel Asian is looking for enthusiastic team players with an interest in Asian film to join the Special Events Committee.

Special Events Committee volunteers play a key role in making all of the special events that take place during the festival run smoothly and successfully. These events include the Opening & Closing Night Parties, the Filmmakers Brunch, and many more.


Previous experience with event coordination or special events and familiarity with local streets and venues in the downtown area are considered an asset.


  • ŸAttend all committee meetings (if unavailable, must submit updates to the chair prior to meeting)
  • Identify and brainstorm potential special event venues and opportunities
  • Report updates on venue research and/or the progress of committee work at each meeting
  • Carry out site visits to potential venues
  • Implement Reel Asian special events as an event captain (optional)
  • Work with teams of volunteers to execute the events
  • Assist the Marketing Committee in promoting Reel Asian special events using social media leading up to and during festival (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, film blogs, etc.)


  • Festival staff badge valid for screenings and events at the 2014 festival
  • Valuable hands-on coordinating and planning experience
  • “Plus-one” access for a friend to festival special events, where available
  • Post-festival volunteer appreciation party
  • Letter of reference (upon request)


Committee meetings will be held in-person biweekly from mid-July 2014 thru the end of September 2014 at 401 Richmond St West.

Special Events Committee volunteers contribute approximately 3 hours a month from July 2014 to September 2014.  Hours contributed from October through the end of the festival will vary depending on the event schedule and the committee member’s level of involvement.


Please submit a resume to Stephanie Law, Special Events Committee Chair, at

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Suite Suite Chinatown

Presented by Reel Asian Film Festival, Suite Suite Chinatown is a collaborative film and live music event.
When: July 11, 2014 @ 9:00pm
Where: Harbourfront, Redpath Stage (235 Queens Quay West)

Suite Suite Chinatown

The ultimate intersection between East & West, Chinatown is where immigrant communities made a home, and where their host countries came face to face with the new arrivals.

Suite Suite Chinatown turns to seven artistically diverse, award-winning Chinese-Canadians to answer the question “What is your Chinatown?” Accompanied by a special cast of live musicians, including Falling Line and Figalo (featuring members of the Worst Pop Band Ever), is an experience of a world where anything is possible and the unexpected becomes expected.

For more details check out the website.

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Next Week! Deadline to Submit to IDA Awards




Submissions are open for the 30th Annual IDA Documentary Awards, the world’s most prestigious event dedicated solely to the documentary genre and celebrating the best non-fiction films, programs, and filmmakers of the year. Award recipients are announced live at the IDA Documentary Awards ceremony in December in Los Angeles.

Entry is open to any documentary, non-fiction or factual program completed between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Projects submitted to prior IDA Documentary Awards competitions are not eligible. Please contact with any questions.

Deadline: Thursday, July 3, 2014

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Kpop Rooftop Hot Summer Party

Kpop Rooftop!

Kpop Rooftop


The Screen Lounge, located at Yonge and College is a great place to spend a hot summer night under the stars, singing and dancing to your favourite music with your best friends! Join Pop! Goes The World‘s own VJ Gee and DJ Noona along with DJ Chapppy for an all-request Kpop throwdown! The music will be louder, the videos bigger, the atmosphere; incredible!


Location: Screen Lounge – 20 College Street
Tickets: $10 advance, $15 at the door
For all the details visit Kpop Canada

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Taiwan Fest

When: August 22-21

Where: Harbour Front Centre

Harbour Front Centre is presenting Taiwan fest. This fest will host symphony of Movies by Ken Hsieh as the conductor. Other events include a 21st Century style puppet show by Pili Puppetry Fashion Live to a competition which will allow you to decide rice or noodles.

Pili Puppetry Fashion Live

Pili Puppetry Fashion Live

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Free Flicks at Harbour Front Centre

Harbour front Centre is hosting free block buster movies. For Wednesday, July 9th they will be playing Bend it like Beckham. It’s about a teenage girl’s love for soccer, finding out who she is, while being struggling to be a dutiful daughter towards her Sikh family. If your a immigrant, grown up in the west, this movie is totally for you!

Bend it like Beckham


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China Now

When: 11th July to 13th July

Where: Harbour front Centre

Explore China like never before. Explore Jazz music played infused with Chinese style or an classical and contemporary Chinese dance, by Little Pear Garden Collective. You can also indulge in local Chinese arts and craft such as paper-cutting or Kite making to Painting.

For more information and schedule Click Here. 

Harbour front Festival

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South Asian Calling: JoSH

JoSH! Yes!!!! JoSH the band is here, playing at Harbour front this Saturday, 5th July at 9:30 . JoSH is a Canadian Indo-Pakistani which has enjoyed world wide success. They have also worked with Nelly Furtado, on songs such as “Powerless” and “Maneater”. Some of their popular songs are “Josh naal pao bhangra” and “Aye Mausam“. I am sure it’s going to be a BLAST! See you there. JoSH

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Techno/Human: The Films Of Mamoru Oshii

Techno/Human: The Films of Mamoru Oshii

When: July 12 to July 25
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox map

Check out the Mamoru Oshii series at TIFF launching July 12th with special appearances by Oshii.

Ghost in the Shell with introduction by Mamoru Oshii
July 12th, 2014




The Sky Crawlers with introduction by Mamoru Oshii
July 13th, 2014




Patlabor: The Movie
July 18th, 2014




Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
July 25th, 2014




Don’t miss In Conversation with Mamoru Oshiia rare onstage interview with the visionary director. July 12th, 2014 at 6:30pm.

Complete schedule


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