Tag Archives: Youth Summer Video Production Workshop

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 … Continue reading

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Reel Asian celebrates AHM! Interview w/ Albert Zablan and Althea Balmes

Time for the final interview of our Asian Heritage Month School Tour filmmakers series. Last week I sat down to chat with Albert and Althea after dim sum and we covered everything from Deadliest Warrior, suman and of course their filmmaking experience … Continue reading

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Filmmaker update: Althea Balmes

Last year Reel Asian launched our first ever Summer Youth Video Production Workshop where we provided 6 youth with the equipment and mentorship to each create their own short video.  In addition to making their own work, they were also … Continue reading

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The Hidden Intricacies of Collaborative Filmmaking

The following is a post by Unsung Voices filmmaker, Albert Zablan based on his experiences at the Canadian Spotlight screening. Hitchcock, Spielberg and Ozu; these names are often mentioned and revered in the world of film, and with great reason. … Continue reading

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What to Watch at the 16th Reel Asian Film Festival?

I know trying to navigate a festival’s programme can be intimidating and it’s easier if someone can recommend you flicks based on specific preferences. Our staff members give their take on what films to choose based on different criteria. GALAS … Continue reading

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Youth Summer Workshop update: News from the finish line

Jason Kim has just finished his first short film at our inaugural Youth Summer Video Production Workshop. He shares insight as our special guest blogger and resident Gangnam Style master. His psychological thriller Turn to Whistle will premiere at this … Continue reading

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Youth Summer Workshop update: Cycle, Suman Ladies, Something

While the Youth Summer Video Production Workshop heads into its final stretch of shooting, now’s a fine time to highlight the stirling ladies in the group. The midnight oil was burning on Lisa Qiu’s Something last weekend. Her Director of … Continue reading

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Youth Summer Workshop update: Summer Child

Our Summer Workshop filmmakers are on fire! The 6 participants have been each other’s crew, sounding board, inspiration, Google map, etc. Here’s a quick snap on the set of the love story Summer Child (director Thila Vijayan), which actor Simu … Continue reading

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