Category Archives: Filmmaker Updates

Asians Keep on Rock’n in the ReelWorld

While we are not officially co-presenting anything at this year’s ReelWorld Film Festival, we are happy that our filmmakers (and some of our films!) are all over the programme. Here is a rundown of films with connections to Reel Asian, … Continue reading

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Artist update: LEO37 releases another single

I had the pleasure of meeting LEO37 in the first year I got involved with Reel Asian as a volunteer on their Special Events Committee. Leo was one of the musician/artists performing at the Canadian Moviemakers Party that I was … Continue reading

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“The Home Promised” thanks you for all your help!

They did it! After a month-long run, The Home Promised successfully reached their crowdfunding campaign goal on Indiegogo. Big thank you to all the funders who helped The Home Promised reach their goal of $5,000!!! If you missed the deadline … Continue reading

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Congrats to all the winners at the CSAs!

It was a fantastic week of celebrating homegrown Canadian talent in film, television and digital programming. The week-long event, culminating to last night’s red carpet Awards Gala, displayed a wealth of talent dedicated to honouring Canadian stories. Amongst those who … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Steve James: Masterclass, Screening & Lab!

Acclaimed US filmmaker Steve James is launching THE DOC INSTITUTE’s 2014 Masters Series from March 22-23 with a Masterclass and special private screening of recent Sundance Festival premiere Life Itself plus a one-day Master Lab! Steve James is the director of documentaries including the … Continue reading

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Help Support Reel Asian’s 2013 Pitch winner “The Home Promised”

            Generations ago, a small neighbourhood in Taipei was settled by soldiers fleeing a Communist China. Now, forced to leave, they are confronted with the age-old question: where is home? Filmmakers Betty Xie and David … Continue reading

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Bring “The Silk Road of Pop” to Your City

“If we don’t do it, nobody else will. We love this music. We have to keep this music going.”   An eye-opening film about the thriving underground music scene taking place in Uyghur communities of Xinjiang, China. If you missed … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Update: Shasha Nakhai

Only one week left to help crowd-fund filmmaker Shasha Nakhai’s latest project Weekend Warrior! Weekend Warrior is a new short comedy from the Casey Brothers and Compy Films. Weekend Warrior follows Bobby Reddick as he tries to adjust to life … Continue reading

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Asian picks at Toronto After Dark

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival kicks off its 2013 edition on October 17 at its new home, the Scotiabank Theatre. A number of Reel Asian alumni have work in selection this year. Tweet this!

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Filmmaker Update: Lily Eng and Richie Mehta

Lily Eng, Reel Asian’s 2011 Canadian Spotlight Artist, is featured in a new book publication highlighting her work as a dance and performance artist. Come celebrate the launch at the Missing Associates: Lily Eng and Peter Dudar Performance Art and Experimental Dance. … Continue reading

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