Author Archives: Sonia Sakamoto-Jog

ED’s Countdown to the Festival: T-1

So much for one post a day…! Well this is it, last day before the festival, and thank god for daylight savings for that one glorious and much needed hour to catch up on sleep.   After months of trying to … Continue reading

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ED’s Countdown to the Festival: T-4

On the Friday before the festival, we have a now-annual tradition of holding an “All-Hands” meeting, where all the staff and lead volunteers get together to kick off the festival week.  Mostly this is a great opportunity to see each … Continue reading

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ED’s Countdown to the Festival: T-6

Total whirlwind day today, started with a decently fast drive up to Richmond Hill with Louanne, Christen, Virginia and Meaghan for a press conference to announce our inaugural weekend at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.  National Bank … Continue reading

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ED’s Countdown to the Festival: T-7

I’ll admit it – today felt frantic.  There just didn’t seem to be enough hours in the day and we had both a full staff meeting to go over our “Minute by Minute” schedule (basically who is where when) and … Continue reading

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ED’s Countdown to the Festival: T-8

We are just over one week to the festival so I think it’s fair to say the pressure is on. I’ll aim to do a blog post each day leading up to Opening Night to give a little view from … Continue reading

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Best of the Fringe – Kim’s Convenience

After 2 attempts to get tickets to Kim’s Convenience at the Fringe, I finally lucked out because of an added Patron’s Pick show.  Ended up in a back row seat because I lost track of time while eating at Ka … Continue reading

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Ryerson University Film Festival – WOW

Chris and I attended RUFF on Friday to celebrate the premiere of former RA Programming Assistant Anna-Marie Cheung’s film – THE DIAMOND SEA. The programme left me speechless with amazement, with incredible storytelling, casting, acting, and production elements. Anna’s film, … Continue reading

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Love for Celine Dion

On April 30, the RA family was proud to support our very own Joyce Wong at the World Premiere of her short film Power of Love at Hot Docs at the Bloor. They packed the biggest theater in Toronto for … Continue reading

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AmerAsia’s Co-Production Summit

This past weekend I was in Montreal to attend the 2nd annual AmerAsia Film Festival. Reel Asian was a proud co-presenter of SUITE SUITE CHINATOWN which kicked off its North American tour in Montreal. On the industry side, AmerAsia offered … Continue reading

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Meet you at the CanAsian Dance Festival

Louanne and I attended the opening night of the CanAsian Dance Festival last night, and were treated to an incredible range of dance performances, including the Mi Young Kim Dance Company and an incredible performance of Sufi whirling dance by … Continue reading

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