Job Posting: DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR – European Union Film Festival

Job: European Union Film Festival
Deadline: March 21, 2014

The European Union Film Festival is a unique cultural collaboration of EU
Consulates and Cultural Institutes in Toronto. Celebrating cinematic
excellence with national and international award-winning Films.

The European Union Film Festival is currently seeking a dynamic, highly
organized fund development professional with a strong track record in
corporate sponsorship and individual donor programs to join the Festival
team. EUFF is seeking a Development Coordinator.  This position presents a
unique opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to help
advance a progressive, medium ¬sized non-profit to the next level. The
Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director in the development
of new festival sponsors. S/he is responsible for researching and pitching
new corporate and local sponsors.


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Job Posting: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – Sports Video Production, RTA School of Media


Sports Video Production
RTA School of Media

The RTA School of Media in the Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson
University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position, at
the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 2014, subject to final
budgetary approval.

Established in 1953 as the School of Radio & Television Arts (RTA), the RTA
School of Media is Canada’s preeminent school of broadcasting and media
production. Its faculty is a diverse mix of highly regarded creative
practitioners, innovators, and researchers; all committed to the education
of tomorrow’s industry leaders, thinkers, practitioners and storytellers.
RTA offers academically rigorous programs that attract and nurture
innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial students. For further information
on the RTA School of Media, please visit our website at RTA’s Sport Media
Program is a new four year program that is scheduled to commence in
September 2014. The course of studies will include a mix of hands on sport
media production work combined with sport theory, sport business and liberal

Deadline: Open until filled


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WIFT 2014 Development Incubator is looking for Producers & Writers!

Women In Film & Television Toronto

The WIFT-T Development Incubator (June 18 – 21, 2014) is a national initiative, designed to kickstart market-driven feature films and support the next generation of Canadian feature film professionals. Up to six emerging or mid-career producer/writer teams with feature length projects in development, receive the opportunity to work with Canadian and international producers, development executives and story editors.  Continue reading

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RA picks at ReelWorld Film Festival

ReelWorld Film Festival celebrates its 14th season, presenting more than 30 films and videos by filmmakers from Canada and around the world. With an opening night in Markham, the festival continues from April 11th-13th. Here are our picks from the festival:

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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 helping the festival organize. Since then, Saskatchewan-born Leo has settled in Taiwan, continued to tour across Asia and Canada and recently spearheaded Taiwan’s newest cultural hub #DYWM (Do You Want More?), which has resulted in an apparel collaboration with Taiwan’s leader in street couture, Remix. Continue reading

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Hot Docs – looking for videographers

Hot Docs is North America’s hottest documentary film festival and returns for its 21st year from April 24 – May 4. In and around the office and theatres, the festival relies on countless volunteers to help the festival run smoothly. They are currently looking for volunteer production assistants, camera operators and editors to document special events and screenings – a great opportunity for film and video students to gain more experience. Equipment will be provided at the start of each shift. 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 but would still like to support this project, please visit their website and donate through PayPal (top right corner).










Reel Asian is proud to co-sponsor Young and Queerly Rebellious: Panel and Screening of Girlfriend, Boyfriend, a discussion and film screening held by the Asian Institute Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

Saturday Mach 29 | FREE admission (register here)

The event will focus the discussion on Taiwan youth queer culture and show Yang Ya-Che’s film Girlfriend, Boyfriend - a poignant coming-of-age love story of three rebellious youths set against the political backdrop of Taiwan’s democratic reform in the 1980s. Trailer

Following the screening, join us at the afterparty reception where you will have a chance to mingle with friends and audience members. A raffle draw is set in place and all proceeds will go towards The Home Promised’s documentary production fund. More information. Facebook event

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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 picked up some shiny hardware were a couple Reel Asian-related wins!

Read more after the jump!

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2014 Newmarket Jazz+ Festival – Volunteer Opportunities




Arts Music Festivals York Region is a non-profit organization which is organizing the 2014 Newmarket Jazz+ Festival – August 1, 2, 3,4, 2014. We have many volunteer opportunities for which students can receive community hours.

FESTIVAL – August 1, 2, 3, 4

Friday Aug 1st – 8am-midnight; Saturday Aug 2nd -10am-midnight;

Sunday Aug 3rd – 10am-midnight; Monday Aug 4th – 10am-7pm

150-200 volunteers are needed over the four festival days to assist with set up and tear down; decorations; tickets at gate, children’s’ arts/crafts area; staging, admin assistance and running errands around festival park! There are also leadership opportunities available.

Saturdays 9am-1pm – Newmarket Farmers Market, Community Booth – hand out festival flyers (NJF & Beatles Tribute Flyers) Sat, June 15th – Sat July 26th inclusive.

July 1st – Canada Day Newmarket – 10a-6p – Newmarket jazz+ Festival Booth at the Canada Day Main St. Celebration – hand out information there and also at Fairy Lake

July 1st – Canada Day Richmond Green 10:30a-5:30p Richmond Hill Canada Day Celebrations – hand out festival information (NJF & Beatles Tribute)

July 19th - Sat 9:30a-4:30p Around the World Multicultural Tour, Fairy Lake, Nmkt.

July 26th- Sat 10am-noon – Mandatory NJF Volunteer training for all festival volunteers at Newmarket Farmers Market at Riverwalk Commons, Newmarket

FESTIVAL – August 1, 2, 3, 4

Friday Aug 1st – 8am-midnight; Saturday Aug 2nd -10am-midnight;

Sunday Aug 3rd – 10am-midnight; Monday Aug 4th – 10am-7pm

Newmarket jazz+ Festival is also looking for volunteers who have Smart Serve Certificate, First Aid, Accounting, Banking, Customer Service and Retail Experience

Visit for more info and to register @newmarketjazz fb:

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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 Oscar nominated Hoop Dreams and Tribeca Grand Prize winner The War Tapes.

Saturday, March 22, 2:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Masterclass with Steve James followed by a reception and a private screening of yet to be released Life Itself, about the late film critic Roger Ebert. Continue reading

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