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 Wang has recently launched the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for their film, The Home Promised. The Home Promised was the winning pitch from 2013 Reel Asian “So You Think You Can Pitch” Competition in the “Emerging Filmmaker” category. The documentary aims to capture the story of the residents in the Shaoxing Neighbourhood of Taipei while exploring the question “Where is home?”
Only a couple weeks into the crowdfunding campaign and they’ve already surpassed the halfway point. Help Betty and her team reach their goal to make this film production possible! Visit The Home Promised Indiegogo campaign page to donate.
Here is why you should support the project. View campaign video:
Did you know that last year at our festival, National Bank donated $1 for every bag of popcorn purchased? In total, National Bank contributed $500 through their One for Youth program, which will go towards Reel Asian’s Youth Initiatives such as our Asian Heritage Month School Tour, Summer Video Production Workshop Unsung Voices, Youth Shorts Programmes and more. All the more reason to buy popcorn at the movies!
Check out the shenanigans from the 2013 Asian Heritage Month School Tour here! We also did a series of interviews on the blog with last year’s participating filmmakers: Leslie Supnet, Stephanie Law, Albert Zablan and Althea Balmes.
Dates for the 2014 edition of Unsung Voices Summer Video Production Workshop have not been announced yet. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to receive the latest information.
Internship Opportunities at Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture
Kapisanan is looking for motivated Filipino youths whose goal is to advance their artistry and experience in Video Production or Marketing and Communications. You will have the opportunity to enhance your skills while working with professional mentors as you carry out essential programming, events, and projects.
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Video Production Internship Deadline: EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, FEB 12, 2013 at 5pm.
Marketing and Communications Deadline: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 at 5pm.
“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 this must-watch documentary at Reel Asian last year, now is the chance to bring The Silk Road of Pop (dir. Sameer Farooq) to your city! From January 9 – March 20, you can host a free private-public screening and share the story of Uyghur music scene with your community. Click here for more information.
The Silk Road of Pop - Winner of the 2013 Reel Asian’s Best Canadian Film Award.
Calling all filmmakers! Producer Avi Federgreen (Moon Point, One Week) and distribution company Indiecan Entertainment have launched INDIECAN10K, an inaugural initiative aimed at first-time feature filmmakers.
Selected winners will get to work closely with mentors in development, financing, pre-production, production and post-production stages of each feature. Click here for more information.
Deadline to submit applications is on February 16, 2014 at 11:59PM EST
The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) has released their Winter 2014 workshop schedule. Ever wanted to dabble in animation, paper puppets or stop-motion? Check out the classes TAIS is offering this season – no animation experience required! More information here
Communications Manager Deadline: January 29
Volunteer Manager Deadline: February 14 at 5pm
Events Coordinator Deadline: February 13
TAAFI is excited to announce that submissions are open for the next edition of the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International next Spring, June 2014 at TIFF Bell Lightbox and Corus Quay.
We are now accepting shorts and feature-length submissions of all genres and techniques into the competition for this year’s event. From advertising to motion graphics, visual effects to game cinematics, and traditional animation. All films are eligible for the Grand Prix awarded by an International Jury. FULL SUBMISSION DETAILS HERE.
Final Deadline: January 31, 2014
Our friends at Kapisanan are accepting applications for CLUTCH! CLUTCH is a FREE six-month intensive arts-based and cultural immersion program for young Filipinas (aged 17-24) to start a dialogue with each other, get mentorship from professional artists, and have access to professional tools to hone their creativity.
Do you picture your future self working as an artist? Do you wonder how professional artists make it work? Are you looking for a place to learn more about your Filipino roots and history, too? Then apply for CLUTCH!
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