See below for ROM’s Friends of South Asia Committee call for volunteers.
Are you passionate about South Asian history, art and culture? Do you love looking at authentic artifacts and imagining the stories they tell? Would you like to get involved? Then we want to hear from you!
The Friends of South Asia (FSA) Committee is a group of dedicated volunteers at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). We work alongside the curator and the collection to deepen understanding and appreciation of the diverse and rich history of South Asian art and culture. Founded in 1990 and now affiliated with the membership department, we create links between the FSA and the wider community through programming and social media.
The FSA committee is looking for dynamic, committed individuals of all ages and backgrounds who would like to share their skills and enthusiasm for South Asian culture. Continue reading
Are you a young artist who wants to manage events and arts projects?
Or a youth entrepreneur looking to expand your network in the arts industry? Do you want join an innovative collective of other like-minded youth and artists and get real career-related experience?
Apply to the East Arts Management Collective!
Presented by Scarborough Arts, the East Arts Management Collective is a FREE, four-month-long series of intensive workshops in event planning, funding, networking, marketing and media relations to help young people build project management skills specific to a career in arts and entertainment industries.
Youths age 16-24 are encouraged to apply. Deadline: Thursday January 30
Click here for the application form and for more information.
Do you know an emerging media professional interested in deepening or refreshing their media education? Someone who is transitioning to a new area of the business? Someone that is new to the Canada screen-based industry and needs an in-depth overview? The WIFT-T Business Management for Media Professionals Program is Continue reading
Only one week left to help crowd-fund filmmaker Shasha Nakhai’s latest project Weekend Warrior!
Weekend Warrior is a new short comedy from the Casey Brothers and Compy Films.
Weekend Warrior follows Bobby Reddick as he tries to adjust to life in the Canadian army reserves, and the friction he encounters when his instructing officer discovers he’s abusing the system for his own personal therapy.
Help support emerging filmmakers! Visit the Weekend Warrior Indiegogo campaign page and help them reach their goal.
In 2010, Shasha Nakhai won the Reel Asian “So You Think You Can Pitch” competition in the Emerging Filmmaker category. The following year her short documentary “The Sugar Bowl” premiered at the festival and was the winner of the WIFT-T award. Shasha’s latest short film “Paruparo” premiered at Reel Asian in the SPRUNG live film and dance presentation.
This Friday is the early-bird deadline for Hot Docs 2014 Festival submissions. Hot Docs accepts Canadian and international documentaries of all lengths and subject matter. Submission guidelines and FAQs are available online.
Early bird deadline: Friday November 19
Deadline: Friday December 13
TIFF, a vibrant not-for-profit arts organization, is accepting applications for the full-time position of: COORDINATOR, FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING Continue reading
Planet in Focus is Canada’s largest environmental film festival and this year their annual event returns on November 21-24, 2013 with filmmaker and activist Zacharias Kunuk and Chris Hadfield as the recipients of their Eco-Heroes Award. Here are our picks of the fest: Continue reading
TAAFI, Toronto’s Animation Fest is excited to announce that the 3rd annual TAAFI Call for Submissions 2014 has officially opened and submissions remain free of cost now until December 15 via taafi.com/submit. TAAFI will be back at TIFF Bell Lightbox and Corus Quay next Spring 2014!
TAAFI celebrates and explores the world of animation arts across a wide range of styles from all across the globe. The 2012 festival showcased over 100 short films from all over the world, including Grand Prix winner dir. Rony Hotin (Le Vagabond De Saint Marcel - France, 2013), and welcomed almost 100 speakers over the course of the three day festival. TAAFI 2014 will be held Mid June, 2014 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and Corus Quay in spectacular downtown Toronto.
dir. Betty Xie
Part of Shorts Presentation: Unsung Voices 2 screening at Reel Asian on Wed Nov 6
“what if we make a short in which there is only one scene. Two girls meet in a cafe, and just talk. “
“who are the two girls?”
“they come from different cultural backgrounds, but they don’t fit the stereotypes.”
“So they come to tear down the facades of each other? ”
“—and the facades of cultural stereotype itself.” Continue reading