Category Archives: Filmmaker Updates

Asian picks at Toronto After Dark

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival kicks off its 2013 edition on October 17 at its new home, the Scotiabank Theatre. A number of Reel Asian alumni have work in selection this year.

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Filmmaker Update: Lily Eng and Richie Mehta

Lily Eng, Reel Asian’s 2011 Canadian Spotlight Artist, is featured in a new book publication highlighting her work as a dance and performance artist. Come celebrate the launch at the Missing Associates: Lily Eng and Peter Dudar Performance Art and Experimental Dance. … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Update: Luo Li & Leslie Supnet

Images Festival will be returning to East and South East Asia this fall to present their film tour! This year Images will be partnering with ARKIPEL Festival to present two programs of films/videos featuring work from a group of artists, … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Update: Elaine Poon

I was first introduced to Elaine Poon‘s work when it was screened at the Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival back in 2010. In 2011, she participated as a finalist in Reel Asian’s So You Think You Can Pitch? competition where … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Update: Sonia Hong

Toronto-based filmmaker Sonia Hong is currently working on a new film, WAACK REVOLT, that is part of “SPRUNG”, our new dance/film commission project that will premiere this fall as part of the 17th edition of our festival. The piece features and is … Continue reading

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Canadian Animators Down Under

It’s wintertime in Australia, and the Melbourne International Animation Festival is on now through the end of June.  Canadian animation is held in high regard around the world thanks to the strong efforts of the National Film Board, but it’s … Continue reading

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Casting Call open for short film “The Trip”

Toronto writer and filmmaker Grace Wang, winner of the Emerging Artist category of Reel Asian’s 2012 “So You Think You Can Pitch” competition, has opened up casting call for her short film, The Trip. The Trip will have its world premiere … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Updates: Min Sook Lee, Christopher Yogi

        Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Min Sook Lee is working on her latest feature documentary, MIGRANT DREAMS, and needs your help to crowdfund the film on IndieGogo. Visit here for more information on the film and Indiegogo campaign. … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Update: Tadashi Nakamura

Last year, Reel Asian screened Tadashi Nakamura‘s documentary on the legendary ukulele musician Jake Shimabukuro.  Not only were audience members were treated to an awe-inspiring story, they also enjoyed a live performance by Toronto based ukulele prodigy Adrianne Chan and … 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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