Events - 8 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.

    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.

    Japanese Film: 1897 to Today, A special 7-week lecture series
    Date: Tue. February 5, 2013 - Tue. March 19, 2013.
    Location: Bahen Centre (behind the University of Toronto Bookstore) (Room B025, 40 St. George Street) - Toronto, Canada


    Since its beginning the Shinsedai Cinema Festival has been about changing the way audiences see Japanese film by introducing the work of Japan’s emerging independent filmmakers; but in order to look to the future of Japanese film it’s also important to understand its past. Now the Shinsedai Cinema Festival is offering you a unique opportunity to do just that.

    Starting on February 5th and continuing for seven consecutive Tuesday evenings Shinsedai Cinema Festival co-founder and Festival Director Chris MaGee will be giving a series of 2-hour lectures on the University of Toronto campus which will trace the history of Japanese film. Starting from the very beginnings of motion pictures in Japan to the most recent film innovations, Japanese Film: 1897 to Today, is an exciting and involving look at the key films and major cinematic movements in the context of the past century of Japanese history.

    Enrollment for this don’t miss opportunity is now open, but space is limited so act quickly to secure your spot for the lectures of your choice, or all seven lectures at a special discount. *Please note that these lectures are non-credit and strictly for personal interest.

    When: February 5th and March 19th, Tuesday evenings, 7:00PM to 9:00PM
    Where: Bahen Centre, Room B025, 40 St. George Street (behind the University of Toronto Bookstore)
    Cost: $12 per lecture ($9 for students & seniors) or all seven lectures for $75 ($56 for students and seniors)

    Specific Dates:

    • February 5th – The Beginnings & The Silent Era: 1897 to the 1920’s
    • February 12th – Talkies, Early Masters & WW2: The 1930’s & 40’s
    • February 19th – Rashomon & The Golden Age: The 1950′s
    • February 26th – Slashing Swords, Giant Monsters & The New Wave: The 1960′s
    • March 5th – Revolutionary Visions & The Anime Boom: The 1970′s & 80′s
    • March 12th – Thugs, Ghost Girls and the Lost Decade: The 1990′s
    • March 19th – Millennium Dreams and Japan Post-3/11: 2000 to Today

    Buy tickets here.

    CIBC LunarFest at Harbourfront Centre
    Date: Fri. February 8, 2013 - Sun. February 10, 2013.
    Location: Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) - Toronto


    CIBC LunarFest at Harbourfront is a celebration of this year’s Lunar New Year and the Year of the Snake. This year’s event will include an array of events the whole family can enjoy including a Lantern Jungle where children and adults are invited to follow a treasure map, Eastern Legends from Chai Found Music Workshop, Dumpling Fest, Lantern Cinema, Lion Dancers of the World, LunarSkate and the CIBC Pavilion offering attendees the chance to use the free photo booth! For more info, click here.

    Chinatown BIA Chinese New Year Celebration
    Date: Fri. February 8, 2013 - Sat. February 9, 2013.
    Location: Chinatown Downtown (Dundas St. W and Spadina Av.) - Toronto


    The Chinatown BIA is hosting their 2013 Chinese New Year Celebrations, and invite you to come and celebrate this significant moment of Chinese Culture with us!

    Celebration Event:
    When: Feb. 8th and 9th, 2013 12-6pm
    Where: Chinatown Centre (222 Spadina Ave. Toronto)

    Opening Ceremony:
    When: February 10th, 2013, the first day of Chinese New Year
    12pm – 12:45pm @ Chinatown Centre
    1pm – 2pm @ Dragon City Mall
    Where: Dragon City Mall (280 Spadina Ave. Toronto) and Chinatown Centre (222 Spadina Ave. Toronto)

    For more info about the Toronto Chinatown BIA, visit their website.

4 Responses to Events - 8 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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