The Second City Outreach & Diversity Weekend (and Auditions)

APRIL 5- 7, 2014 @ The Second City Training Center, 70 Peter Street, Lower Level

Are you an actor of colour looking for an opportunity to share your comedic voice?

The Second City would love to meet you!

Activities are open to all performers, students or improvisers, regardless of comedy experience. Continue reading

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Sid Adilman Mentorship Programme: Want to write about films @TIFF?


TIFF, a vibrant not-for-profit arts organization, is accepting applications for the Sid Adilman Mentorship Programme. The Sid Adilman Mentorship Programme was established in memory of Toronto Star’s veteran entertainment journalist Sid Adilman. This programme will develop the journalistic skills of one emerging journalist who demonstrates a strong interest in film and the arts. The Sid Adilman Mentorship Programme is made possible through philanthropic donations to the Sid Adilman Mentorship Programme endowment fund.

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Toronto Korean Film Festival Announces ‘On the Fringe’ & Call for submissions!

Toronto Korean Film Festival celebrates its 3rd annual festival with 5 features and 2 short film programs within 5 days. This year’s festival will take place at Cinecycle and Art Gallery of Ontario from May 27 to 31.

This year’s festival will explore the theme of ‘On the Fringe’ because contemporary Korean society is often mistakenly represented as being largely homogenous, while various minority groups are underrepresented and marginalized. With this year’s slogan ‘From Bounds to Bonds’, TKFF 2014 aims to break these boundaries and form bonds between these groups and Canadian communities. Continue reading

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Call For Submissions: Scarborough Film Festival, York Region Multimedia Film Festival, Toronto Korean Film Festival

After a successful inaugural year, the Scarborough Film Festival is gearing up for its second run!

Submit your film today for a chance to screen at 2014 Scarborough Film Festival. Deadline is on Monday Feb 24.

For more information on call for submissions, click here


Multimedia Film Festival of York Region opens their call for submissions!

Deadline is quickly approaching! Submit your work by Friday March 7, 2014

Click here for full instructions and submission form.

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Job Postings: Scarborough Arts, TIFF

Scarborough Arts
Executive Director Deadline: Feb 25

Toronto International Film Festival
Marketing Intern (TIFF Kids) Deadline: Feb 14
Senior Coordinator, Philanthropy & Membership Events Deadline:  Feb 14
Senior Ticket System Administrator, Ticketing Services Deadline: Feb 21
Festivals Guest Coordinator, Guest Services Deadline: March 5, 2014
Submissions Assistant, Programme Services Deadline: March 5, 2014
Manager, Membership and Engagement Deadline: March 6, 2014

Harbourfront Centre
Integrated Communications Specialist Deadline March 6, 2014
Development Officer, Individual Giving Deadline March 7, 2014

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Creative Workshops at Charles Street Video

Film, Video and Media Art Workshops at Charles Street Video

For the past 30 years CSV has provided technical workshops on various aspects of film, video and media art production. Whether you are just starting out, or you are a veteran of the industry, CSV is thrilled to provide you with the tools and necessary skills to advance your arts practice and career.

This winter/spring CSV is offering a wide range of workshops including, but not limited to, grant writing, screenwriting, RED EPIC, lighting, cinematography, and software workshops such as Avid, Premiere, and After Effects.  Workshops range from beginner to advanced levels. Click here to see the full schedule and to register!

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Kpop Star Henry Lau makes his acting debut!

Food Films. We can’t get enough. If you know Reel Asian, then you know we love food. Cakes are never limited to birthdays. There are fast food coupons at the front of the office. We’re constantly talking about where to eat next. There is serious grubbin’ here.

We’ve also shown multiple food-related films at Reel Asian before too including Night Market Hero, Oxhide, Fruit Hunters, Dal Puri Diaspora, and most recently Zone Pro Site.

This month, Reel Asian will be co-presenting another food film, Final Recipe, at TIFF Next Wave Film Festival! What a surprise to see that this film features Kpop star, Henry Lau! Well it was a surprise for me, anyway… an ex-kpop fan who knows allllll about Henry Lau’s story. In the end, it makes perfect sense for Toronto boy Henry Lau to present his acting debut in front of hometown audiences.

FINAL RECIPE screens at TIFF NEXT WAVE this Saturday February 15 at 6:30pm. Buy tickets here! Find out more after the jump!

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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 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:

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Thank you National Bank for supporting Reel Asian’s Youth Programmes!

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.

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Internships at Kapisanan

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.

You may view the latest post HERE

Video Production Internship Deadline: EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, FEB 12, 2013 at 5pm.

Marketing and Communications Deadline: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 at 5pm.

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