Author Archives: Chris Jai Centeno

Q&A with Fruit Fly director H.P. Mendoza

San Francisco-born writer-director, singer-songwriter H.P. Mendoza introduced his new musical Fruit Fly to Toronto audiences on Thursday. Film critics have called his film “filthy” and “utterly filthy” but that doesn’t faze the director in producing stories that really speak to … Continue reading

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Happening now: Financing for a low-budget feature film

Do you have an idea for a feature film but don’t have a lot of money? Come to the industry series at Innis College this afternoon to learn from a panel of finance experts, industry professionals, and filmmakers as they … Continue reading

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High school students create shorts for Reel Asian

Grade 10 students of William Lyon Mackenzie unveiled their short films that tackled social issues as part of the Animate the Issues workshop at the NFB. Students learned basic animation techniques and narration strategies that capped off the Blinded By … Continue reading

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Director Nadia Tan on her short film Secrets

York University film graduate Nadia Tan was one of the directors on hand at the NFB with this afternoon’s screening of the Blinded By Goodness series — a compilation program of short works that included humorous fiction pieces, a spoof … Continue reading

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“Screenings, events and series’, oh my …”

It is day two of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival with a schedule full of events. Starting at 1pm is the National Screen Institute‘s info session with experts from film, television and digital media attending at the National … Continue reading

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Packed Crowd Fills 2009 Opening Night Gala

About 700 film revelers packed the Bloor Cinema as they partook to the opening night gala screening of Canadian premiere Overheard from Hong Kong for the 13th annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. “Tonight was a fantastic evening,” says … Continue reading

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