Author Archives: Chris Chin

I’m On A Train!

My friend Janet Lumb heads up Accès Asie, Montréal’s festival of Asian arts and culture held during May of each year.  They just celebrated their 15th year, making them Canada’s oldest and longest-running Asian Heritage Month (AHM) festival.  This weekend … Continue reading

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Livin’ in the blogs of the common people

Stopped in at the Duke of York for the September edition of the Toronto Film Bloggers Meet-Up organized by James McNally of Toronto Screen Shots. This monthly pub night brings together a large cross-section of Toronto’s most passionate and articulate … Continue reading

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AFIN Reception 2010

The annual Asian Film Industry Network reception at the Japan Foundation was another jam-packed affair this year – word is getting around that the annual celebration of Asian films and filmmakers at TIFF is always well-catered with lots of food. … Continue reading

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Paul Wong visits!

Vancouver-based video artist Paul Wong dropped by the offices for a surprise visit and posed for a pic with Joyce Wong (director of communications) and Sonia Sakamoto-Jog (executive director). He’s here for a family wedding, not for TIFF, but says … Continue reading

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Festival friends in town for TIFF

Try as I might, I usually end up missing out on most of TIFF.  It’s a busy time of year for us at Reel Asian because we’re putting the final touches on our festival programme guide right around the time … Continue reading

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Saturday brunch + films at TELUS TAIWANfest

Reel Asian and imagineNATIVE are joint community partners for all the films being presented this weekend at TELUS TAIWANfest.  Subtitled CROSSOVER: Rise of Indie Nation, this is the Vancouver-based organization’s second year in Toronto. I headed down to the Studio Theatre … Continue reading

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Fortune Cookies + Films at Harbourfront

My iPhone pic doesn’t really do it justice, but a great crowd came out on Friday night for the Canadian premiere of The Killing of a Chinese Cookie, a light-hearted doc by Japanese American director Derek Shimoda. The film helped kick … Continue reading

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Opening Night at After Dark

Friday night (the 13th! Ooooooo…) was opening night of the 5th Toronto After Dark Film Festival and a big crowd turned out to see The Last Lovecraft, a comedy-horror-buddyflick hybrid.  While not one of the festival’s bigger pictures, I thought … Continue reading

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Asian films at BFF10/Toronto

The Toronto presentation of the worldwide Bicycle Film Festival includes several films from or co-produced by Japan, where cycling culture (particularly the emerging Japanese cyclocross scene) is being documented on film and digital video. Tweet this!

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Hundreds turn out for NBC-Universal’s diversity casting call

And look who’s in the front of the line…Asian Canadians! Full story from the Toronto Star (Original photo by Keith Beaty/Toronto Star) Tweet this!

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