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Banana Reviews: Silenced (Korea 2011)

Last year, Philbert Lui was the guest blog critic for several of our 2011 selections. Philbert also happens to be an emerging filmmaker AND a member of the Reel Asian Marketing Committee AND the founder of BananaTimes. If you don’t … Continue reading

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Job Posting: looking for Korean filmmakers

Two documentary students from Sheridan are seeking a Korean filmmaker who can assist with a 1-hour documentary about North Korean refugees living in Toronto.  The project is in the pre-production stages.  The filmmakers are are in the process of acquiring … Continue reading

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Review: BananaTimes on The Journals of Musan

BananaTimes strikes again!  Makes you wonder where they get the time to watch and review all these selections…Check out their review of The Journals of Musan. This film is screening on Saturday, November 12, 12:00 PM at The Royal. Watch … Continue reading

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Review: Fortune Teller

By Barnett Chow, 2011 Reel Asian Marketing Committee FORTUNE TELLER Director Xu Tong | China 2010 | Mandarin w/English subtitles | Toronto Premiere While the news publishes stories of the incredible pace of modernization in China, Fortune Teller is a stark … Continue reading

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15th Anniversary NFB Playlist!

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Film Board in recognition of our 15th anniversary, a playlist of NFB films selected to represent the depth and breadth of Asian-Canadian filmmakers that we have had the privilege … Continue reading

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Review: Docs at Reel Asian

By Grace Wang, 2011 Reel Asian Features Programming Committee SUMMER PASTURE Directors Lynn True, Nelson Walker | Tibet/USA 2010 | Tibetan w/English subtitles | Canadian Premiere | TRAILER For four thousand years, the nomads of the Kham region of eastern … Continue reading

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Barnett’s Picks

Barnett Chow is a member of this year’s 2011 Reel Asian Marketing Committee…he also happens to write a mean haiku.  Here are his picks for this year’s festival: Surrogate Valentine (Director Dave Boyle, USA 2011) Low-key charm from lead actor … Continue reading

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Review: BananaTimes on Bleak Night

Check out TheBananaTimes’ review of one of this year’s Korean selection, Bleak Night here. The Toronto premiere of Bleak Night will be screening at Reel Asian on Saturday, November 12, 2:45 PM at The Royal and again in Richmond Hill … Continue reading

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Review: Animated films at Reel Asian

By Grace Wang, 2011 Reel Asian Features Programming Committee The amazing line-up of this year’s Toronto International Reel Asian Film Festival include 55 films and videos from over 12 countries. In particular, the 15th anniversary of Reel Asian marks the … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Updates: Jeff Chiba Stearns is shooting a New Doc!

Check out the Mixed Match Blog for production updates on Jeff Chiba Stearns’ new feature documentary! Here is a synopsis of the project: “Mixed Match is an inspirational, emotional, and evocative feature-length documentary by multi award winning filmmaker Jeff Chiba … Continue reading

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