Events - 2 Feb 13

    Tokyo Drifters: 100 Years of Nikkatsu
    Date: Sat. January 19, 2013 - Sat. April 6, 2013.
    Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox (Reitman Square, 350 King St W) - Toronto, Canada


    TIFF Cinematheque presents Tokyo Drifters: 100 Years of Nikkatsu to showcase 12 films from the golden age of Nikkatsu studio. Founded in 1912, the company had been forced to close down its production arm during World War II due to the government’s forced “rationalization” of the film industry. During the postwar production boom, however, Nikkatsu re-emerged as a force to be reckoned with. In 1954, Nikkatsu completed construction of a massive soundstage facility and lured young, promising talent away from such stodgily hierarchical rivals as Shochiku by guaranteeing these up-and-comers quick advancement from assistant to full director status. It was thus that such vibrant talents as Yuzo Kawashima, Seijun Suzuki, Koreyoshi Kurahara, and future Japanese New Wave icon Shohei Imamura were given an early chance to strut their stuff.


    For screening dates/times or to buy tickets, visit their website.

    Japanese Divas: Great Actresses of Classic Japanese Cinema
    Date: Thu. January 24, 2013 - Sun. March 31, 2013.
    Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox (Reitman Square, 350 King St W) - Toronto, Canada


    TIFF Cinematheque presents a retrospective of 31 works in Japanese Divas: The Great Actresses of Japanese Cinema’s Golden Age at TIFF Bell Lightbox from January 24 – March 31.  Part of Spotlight on Japan, a city-wide festival celebrating classic and contemporary Japanese culture, TIFF Cinematheque is pulling out all the stops with this in-depth, wide-ranging look at the best of the Golden Age of Japanese cinema.

    Films include:

    For more details on synopsis, screening dates and times, click on the film titles above.

    The Scene: Every Letter Counts, a Play by Nina Lee Aquino
    Date: Sat. January 26, 2013 - Sun. February 24, 2013.
    Location: Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst St) - Toronto


    Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture presents Nina Lee Aquino’s world premiere of Every Letter Counts!

    Score some tickets for the screening from January 26 –February 24, 2013.

    Please visit their website for screening time and pricing details.

    The Great Digital Film Festival
    Date: Fri. February 1, 2013 - Thu. February 7, 2013.
    Location: Various Venues (Toronto) - Toronto


    Front Row Centre Events presents the Great Digital Film Festival for one week only. Showcasing favourites in digital on the big screen, including films directed by Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Luc Besson, and Quentin Tarantino etc.

    Asian Films Highlight:

    Oldboy Directed by Chan-wook Park

    Battle Royale Directed by Kinji Fukasaku

    For more details on synopsis, pricing, screening dates and times, please visit


    Chinese Cultural Centre Chinese New Year events
    Date: Sat. February 2, 2013 - Sun. February 24, 2013.
    Location: Various Venues (various locations) - Toronto


    The Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto is celebrating the Year of the Snake with a series of events and activities:

    Chinese Cultural Heritage Day at Royal Ontario Museum
    Saturday, February 2
    11am – 4pm

    Chinese New Year Community Celebration at Chinese Cultural Centre
    Saturday, February 9
    12pm – 3pm

    Year of the Snake Banquet at Chinese Cultural Centre
    Saturday, February 16

    Chinese New Year Cantonese Opera Singing for Seniors at Chinese Cultural Centre
    Sunday, February 24
    1:30pm – 4pm

    For more info, visit their website or call 416-292-9293.

    Richmond Hill Heritage Centre serves up Chinese New Year tea
    Date: Sat. February 2, 2013 - Sat. February 2, 2013.
    Location: Heritage Centre (19 Church Street N) - Richmond Hill, ON


    Enjoy Richmond Hill Heritage Centre’s newest tea – Xin Nian Kuai Le – while learning about the Chinese New Year.

    The Heritage Centre’s intimate atmosphere is perfect for enjoying treats traditionally served during this cultural festival and for creating a craft to take home.

    Sittings: 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm
    Cost: $10.00(tax included)
    Reservations recommended: Please call 905 780-3802


    2013 HKCBA Toronto 29th Annual Chinese New Year Ball
    Date: Sat. February 2, 2013 - Sat. February 2, 2013.
    Location: Hilton Suites Markham (8500 Warden Avenue) - Markham, Ontario


    PLEASE REGISTER NOW – full information at –

4 Responses to Events - 2 Feb 13

  1. I am doing a school project on publicity, PR and Social Media promotional use in Independent Films and short films and this would help me very much! Thank you. If anyone is looking for interns to work at the Film festival…please help me.

  2. Cindy says:

    Thanks for listing our event! Advance tickets are available at:

  3. Lost Years says:

    Lost Years Named BEST DOCUMENTARY | Asians On Film Festival Winners 2013, Los Angeles

    Asians On Film Festival
    February 15-17, 2013
    Los Angeles, California

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